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Which PS1 classic should be remade next?

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 165 11.55%
 
Dino Crisis 204 14.29%
 
Final Fantasy VIII 150 10.50%
 
Final Fantasy IX 107 7.49%
 
Final Fantasy Tactics 76 5.32%
 
The Legend of Dragoon 117 8.19%
 
Metal Gear Solid 240 16.81%
 
Parasite Eve 95 6.65%
 
Silent Hill 215 15.06%
 
Other: Please leave a comment with choice 59 4.13%
 
Total:1,428
BraLoD said:
SammyGiireal said:

Those would be my two choices. Brad will attack me for this, but Legend of Dragoon is no classic. The game was pedestrianly received during its hey day, and it still boggles my mind that it gained a loud cult following in the following decades lol

Do you mean one of the best selling RPGs from that system that still has a following until now is not a classic because some reviewers didn't like it not being Final Fantasy?

Ok then.

It holds a 74 Metacritic rating. It wasn't just some reviewers, the game was really average. I myself rated the game in the 7s in this site. It sold well, over a million units, because RPGs in general sold well in that era, and there was a massive marketing campaign behind it. A list of RPGs that sold better or comparable units (over a million):

Chrono Cross

Final Fantasy Tactics

Dragon Quest/Warrior VII

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Tales of Destiny

Xenogears,

DQ IV,

Arc the Lad,

Star Ocean 2

Saga Frontier

Arc the Lad 2

It was the golden era of the genre, it wasn't uncommon for JRPGs to sell well. Most complaints weren't about LoD not being FF. Most complaints are about its pedestrian story, and the fact that the game actually tries to be like FF. It was the only 4 disc game that I can recall, that if I wanted to go back to a certain town I had to swap discs, the world map was uninspiring (most games allowed for free roaming over a 3-D world map and LoD didn't), and while did enjoy the combat I could say the same for a dozen other JRPGS that I played during that time. 

It has built a cult following though, and it is probably more popular now than it was back when it was released which I guess is impressive, but it really deserved that 7ish score especially when compared to other RPGs of the time.



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Azzanation said:
Ill be in the minority but ill say it.. Colony Wars.

I see you're a man of culture as well.

Colony Wars is a long-dormant Sony franchise I'd love to see rebooted. So long as they kept the branching mission structure, multiple endings, and expansive database of info on the systems, planets, and ships, I'd love to see Sony bring back this space combat classic.

Oh, and the original game also had outstanding audio design for the time. Back in 2000 when I bought my first (and still current) audio system, I would use Colony Wars to demo it (along with the "machine gun deforestation" scene in Predator).



SammyGiireal said:
BraLoD said:

Do you mean one of the best selling RPGs from that system that still has a following until now is not a classic because some reviewers didn't like it not being Final Fantasy?

Ok then.

It holds a 74 Metacritic rating. It wasn't just some reviewers, the game was really average. I myself rated the game in the 7s in this site. It sold well, over a million units, because RPGs in general sold well in that era, and there was a massive marketing campaign behind it. A list of RPGs that sold better or comparable units (over a million):

Chrono Cross

Final Fantasy Tactics

Dragon Quest/Warrior VII

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Tales of Destiny

Xenogears,

DQ IV,

Arc the Lad,

Star Ocean 2

Saga Frontier

Arc the Lad 2

It was the golden era of the genre, it wasn't uncommon for JRPGs to sell well. Most complaints weren't about LoD not being FF. Most complaints are about its pedestrian story, and the fact that the game actually tries to be like FF. It was the only 4 disc game that I can recall, that if I wanted to go back to a certain town I had to swap discs, the world map was uninspiring (most games allowed for free roaming over a 3-D world map and LoD didn't), and while did enjoy the combat I could say the same for a dozen other JRPGS that I played during that time. 

It has built a cult following though, and it is probably more popular now than it was back when it was released which I guess is impressive, but it really deserved that 7ish score especially when compared to other RPGs of the time.

The fact you think its an average or what it deserves doesn't mean it's not a classic.

Metacritic score is much of an argument as it ever was: none.

I can go on about the game story with you for as long as you want, tell me why is it pedestrian.

About the world map, well, pretty good on can roam in a bunch of nothing in those games, sure there are some secrets you can find here and there, but not having it is also a non issue, its not like it loses anything because of it, actually you don't have many reasons to go back to places most of the times so its not a bother either. I understand you might want it, its ok, but its definitely not a problem.

About the combat, yeah, maybe some here and there can also be interesting like Chrono Trigger or Grandia are also cool but the majority of RPGs where text lists battles and that's it, so you hardly can say it about dozens of rpgs from that time, the same way you are probably making a massive generalization of the story to make me less important you are doing with the combat. Both are excellent and very creative in LoD.

You can see LoD being mentioned quite often from people talking about games from that gen. In fact from that list you passed here the only games more talked about than LoD are the FF trio, and all because of the impact of 7.

If that game is not a classic FF7 would probably be the only single classic JRPG from that decade. Which is not nearly true by any means.

FF8 would likely have performed similarly to LoD and Chrono Cross, was it not FF7 sucessor.

FF9 is fantastic, and sadly sleeps in the shadow of FF7.

It's ok if you think its a 7, or even 90% of the reviews had given it a 2 or something back, I'm not disputing personal tastes here, the point is, why is it not a classic?

It sold very well back then, and people are still talking about it a lot to this day, with it getting a lot of love from them, so why is it not a classic?



Not that it will ever happen because of Fuckonami, but I pick Metal Gear Solid.



LoD was very mediocre to me. FF8 is the worst FF of that decade. I have seen people talk about Xenogears nonstop for 20 years as a true cult classic. Xenogears Perfect Works for the longest time cost more than the game. Never even seen people bring up LoD much at all on forums til I got here. Vagrant Story is another that truly feels like something unique and fantastic. If someone loves LoD...fine with me. But I can't see it as a classic when it just didn't really stand out. Threads of fate stood out more in my memory and that game is just okay to me. The best RPG with the title Dragoon in it is Panzer Dragoon Saga. Now that is an RPG classic where few have played,just because it was on Saturn and had a low US print run. PDS is one of the best games ever made.

Last edited by Leynos - on 14 April 2020

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

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My pick would be Other - because the game I want remade the most from the PSX era is Xenogears.

On that list, only Final Fantasy 8 would appeal to me. I love FF8, probably my favourite FF game of all time; with FF4, 6, 7, tactics, and X also being among my favourites. I would love to see FF6 and 8  remade, I think FF4 would need a significant rewrite in order to work (the DS version felt weird), and FFX’s recent remaster is sufficient. FF Tactics might be a weird one to remake since tactical games don’t benefit a lot from graphical upgrades - and they often do more harm than help. I think 3DS’s 3D display would have benefitted the game the most. This is why I don’t consider it a viable option for remake right now.

MGS and Symphony of the Night are great games. I worry an MGS might lose the spirit of the original, they tried and failed miserably on PS2 with a highly forgettable remake that didn’t capture the soul of the original. Symphony of the Night is like FF1 in that changing the art will do more to remove its appeal rather than add to it.


I could be remembering wrong, but I think Silent Hill was already remade for the Wii. Might be better to just remaster that version

Last edited by Jumpin - on 15 April 2020

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Any answer that is not Vagrant Story is wrong.



jonager said:
vagrant story

This guy gets it



Too many remakes lately, most major gaming news in the past couple of years seem to have been remakes or re-releases of major games on new platforms. It's getting more than a little stale at this point and I'd much rather have some riskier and fresh IP's and concepts presented.



The demmand os there for metal gear. It's there for silent hills and it's Kojima still has selling power. Just need to get the fuckers in boardrooms to agree to collaborate on the money printing machine that would be the remake of MGS and creation of Silent Hills.



 

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