With Square Enix announcing that the classic Fear Effect from the PS One era will be getting a remake, many were pleased and excited as it was one of the cult classics that everyone loved. That being said, many had begun putting up wishlists on what games a developer should remake next.
Let’s face it, this generation of consoles has seen a lot of remakes as of late. With Fear Effect being the newest one to join the remake bandwagon, we have decided to come up with our own list classic games that deserve the remake treatment:
Crash Team Racing/Crash Bash
While there is a lot of love for the original trilogy, the two party games are just as great. With mini-games based off the beloved boss fights and a similar hijinks as Mario Party/Kart, these two games would be amazing on the PlayStation 4. Not just to replay these classics, but online multiplayer would make them a must have.
There were a lot of unique games on the PlayStation One, but among the most unique was Monster Rancher. At its core it was a game where you, well, raised a monster and took it to battle. These elements were fun, though at times frustrating, but what made Monster Rancher so interesting was how you obtained most monsters. Among the many conventional ways to get monsters, you could read a disc and get a monster. This required you to remove the Monster Rancher game, insert a disc, any disc, which would yield a monster. It was a cool mechanic that made the game, if nothing else, memorable.
Legend of Dragoon
When Legend of Dragoon was first released over a decade ago, many fans were clamoring for a remake. The generation of PS2 and PS3 have passed and yet, no news of the sequel. While everyone seems to have given up on the sequel, a studio should at least remake it and get the new generation of gamers to experience the epic story of Dart and the legendary dragoons. Well, Legend of Dragoon was one of the best PS One games back then and there are lots of fans hoping for a comeback.
Resident Evil 3
We know that Resident Evil 2 remake is currently in development and it will be awesome if Capcom were to remake Resident Evil 3 as well. Back then, Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3 have been the hallmark of survival-horror games. Sure, time has changed the way survival-horror games are now made and it will be awesome if developers of these classic horror games pays homage to the genre. We’ve seen the original Resident Evil remade, and with Resident Evil 2 remake coming, what’s stopping Resident Evil 3 from being remade?
Capcom wasn’t the only company back then that developed survival-horror games. Actually, the company that brought classic RPGs also bring survival horror games with Parasite Eve 1, 2, and 3. Aside from the Resident Evil games being the games that defined the survival-horror genre, the Parasite Eve series is one of them as well as they implement two genres in one being a survival-horror genre with a mix of action-RPG. The reception of the Parasite Eve games were well received but we never saw a follow up title being released after the last Parasite Eve game was released back in the PSP era.
Final Fantasy IX
Due to fan feedback, Square Enix has decided to remake Final Fantasy VII and it was great news for fans of the Final Fantasy series. Hopefully if all goes well with the Final Fantasy VII remake, Square Enix will consider remaking Final Fantasy IX. The game may not have that mature themes like Final Fantasy VII and VIII but the game is good overall as the game was received very well by fans. Who wouldn’t want to see Zidane and Queen Brahne in glorious HD and in the quality of graphics like in Final Fantasy XV?
While we know that there is a slim chance that Suikoden VI will be possible at all, many are hoping that Konami or at least someone else will remake Suikoden I or II. Yes, both Suikoden games on PS One are one of the most under-rated games but there are so many fans around the world who have appreciated these classic masterpieces.
Spyro the Dragon
Another game that hopefully will get a remake someday is Spyro the Dragon. Back in the days of the PS One, Spyro the Dragon was the rival of the Crash Bandicoot games. Sure, we already got the Crash Bandicoot remake, thanks to Activision/Vicarious Visions, but hopefully the next classic platform they do is Spyro as the series are great and many gamers from the ’90s will surely be happy with the announcement (if it happens).