What's The One Classic RPG You Really Wish Got Remade?
Yes, we're finally getting the Final Fantasy VII Remake, after about twelve years of begging. Despite what Square Enix says, I'm pretty sure they're going to ruin it.
But put that aside for a minute: If you had your choice, which classic role-playing game would get a remake? As a follow-up question, how would you want the game to be remade? Would you basically just want a graphical upgrade and no change to the gameplay, or would you want a complete overhaul?
I've been thinking about this and while Legend of Dragoon was atop my list for a while, I'm leaning more toward either Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross. The long-rumored Chrono Break game never happened and really, it's the one RPG franchise I most miss these days. On top of which, the concepts within these titles would make an excellent transition to modern-day gaming. I mean, Chrono Cross had a ton of playable characters to recruit, and the time-traveling aspect is a definite draw (no matter what generation we're in). A remake of either would be epic.
I also thought about Phantasy Star but I was never quite enamored with that series and I never felt as strongly about Secret of Mana, either. But I really miss the good ol' days of GameArts during the PlayStation era, because I'd love to see a new Lunar or Arc the Lad. Oh, and Parasite Eve could be awesome if remade properly (as an action/RPG and not an action game ala Resident Evil like the sequels). All pipe dreams, I know, but that's part of the fun. :)
8/18/2015 9:51:51 PM Ben Dutka