At Konami’s Gamer’s Night last week in San Francisco, I was struck by how many franchise reboots the publisher has in the pipeline. Between full on reinventions like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow to revisions like the downloadable titles Rocket Knight and Rush’n Attack: Ex-Patriot, Konami is clearly in a nostalgic kind of mood these days.
But they certainly aren’t the only ones, and that’s why I wanted to see what classic franchises you’d like see revisited with modern technology and modern gaming sensibilities in mind. Obviously, I’d take an original IP over a reboot any day, but considering the reboot craze isn’t going away any time soon, might as well make the most of it.
So how about it? Which games would you most like to see remade for today’s consoles? I’m still pulling for a badass Rampage game. Rampage: Total Destruction was just sad, and probably ensured that my wish never comes true. But come on. How amazing would it be to ravage a fully destructible, Liberty City-sized map using oversized beasts? I’ll tell you how amazing: quite.