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In issue 236, we asked readers what classic video game genre would they revive and why. The number one answer surprised us. Here are some of the responses.
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I would love more beat 'em ups and Metroidvania style games. A remake of EarthBound would be great as well as I have not yet played an EarthBound game.
I completely agree with more Metroid style games.
Text adventure would be nice, especially if it were accompanied by some ASCII pictures to show you surroundings.
Awesome pic Jeff.
What ever happened to the vehicular battle games? There used to be some good ones out there, but they have pretty much vanished.
2D Metroid would always be a welcomed addition
I would definitely revive the JRPG. It's my favorite genre and it has sadly fallen into disarray as of late (at least in the Western world, can't speak for Japan themselves). Final Fantasy is my favorite series and I would some more of the classics, but I also love the new stuff like the sort-of new FFXII and FFXIII (although the latter isn't anywhere near the best), but probably the best one I've played recently is Persona 4. These games are just a few examples of what we need more of.
I agree with the first two. A new text based game would be awesome. Also, I have been DYING for a GOOD JRPG. I have been going back and playing old ones lately cause of the lack of quality.
If someone has an idea for a game like one of the above, where does one go to pitch the idea?
I'm not sure what they meant with text-based videogames using new technology. Text games existed because the tech wasn't enough to show what they wanted, which is very possible today.
mr. mosquito... that is all.
XBLA and PSN are great places to relive some old style games that no longer have big box releases. Shadow Complex for instance is a Metroidvania game.