Remakes and ports of older games is really starting to become a trend in gaming. Square Enix alone must have a whole team dedicated to retreads of their older games. With the PSN’s PS1 Classics, Xbox Live Arcade and the Virtual Console, retro gaming has never been stronger.
But there are ports and there are remakes and there is a difference between the two. A port is simply porting a game from an older system to an existing system with little or no changes to the actual game. A remake is updating the graphics, translation, adding new story or gameplay elements and things of that nature.
So with that established, what games do you want to see remade, with new graphics and updated gameplay? As previously noted, Final Fantasy VII is the big one we all hear about, but I would prefer Final Fantasy VI. The jump from PS1 to PS3 is not as great as SNES to PS3, so I would rather see something more substantial. Or even FFVI remade for the DS in the same way that Final Fantasy IV was. Then you could do FFVII for the PS3 and not overkill things.
With online play, I think Secret of Mana, which allowed for 3 players to play on the SNES with the use of a Multi-Tap, would be a fine game to update. Or imagine if Nintendo made a 3D version of Super Mario World or one of the other 2D Mario games. There are tons of games out there we all loved and just for fantasy’s sake, lets indulge:
What games from your past would you want remade? On what system would you like to see it on and what updates would you want to see? Go!