Remastered and remake seems to have become a trend carried out by various game industry developers in recent years. Aside from being a form of fanservice to loyal fans, this is also done by the developers to ‘perfect’ their old games with the latest technology that is capable.
One of them which proved to be very successful was the Resident Evil 2 Remake by Capcom, which sold more than 5 million units in its first month. And even recently the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake by Square Enix which also seems to have succeeded in stealing the hearts of old and new fans, where the game has sold more than 700,000 units.
But there are other games that also deserve a remake after being ignored for so long.
The Resident Evil series seems to be prioritized by Capcom, certainly not a few fans who also fell in love with the first and second Dino Crisis which was released on PS1. But until now there are no signs that Capcom will present a remake or sequel to the dinosaur shooting game that similar to the classic Resident Evil.
Dino Crisis 3 which was released on the Xbox itself is arguably less liked by the fans, because the taste of the game is very different. Dino Crisis 3 just feels like an alien shooter game, and minimal sense of horror as presented in the first two games.
Therefore, of course, we hope that Dino Crisis will get a sequel or remake with the latest engine and technology, with the same treatment as Resident Evil remasters that still use a fixed camera perspective, or Resident Evil 2 or 3 Remakes to become third-person shooters.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Rather than making a Resident Evil 4 remake, we would rather agree if Capcom made Resident Evil 8, or make a Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake that seems to be quite underrated compared to other classic Resident Evil.
This is considering that Resident Evil 4 itself is arguably the revolutionary phase of the Resident Evil series and 3rd person shooter games in general, and has not so old visuals. So it seems that it is still too fast for Capcom to decide to make the most popular Resident Evil series remake.
Code: Veronica itself is released close to the first, second and third Resident Evil. So it makes more sense for Capcom to remake the classic games first before deciding to go directly to Resident Evil 4.
L.A Noire offers open world game elements such as GTA, but with minimal chaos and focus on the seriousness of the narrative of a detective’s story on uncovering various criminal cases in the city of Los Angeles.
As you can expect a game with a detective theme, most of the contents of the game are investigating a case by looking for evidence at the crime scene, asking eyewitnesses, and determining a suspect. When interacting with witnesses or suspects, you are given the choice to believe their statements or not. And in the end, you will be given a rating according to your performance while investigating a case.
But unfortunately, Team Bondi as the developer has broken up after its release, allegedly due to poor management for 7 years of development. However, L.A. Noire itself is held by Rockstar, so there is still the possibility of a sequel to this cool detective game in the future.
Still from other Capcom games that can be considered quite underrated, Dragon’s Dogma is an open world RPG game with a story that can be considered similar to the Monster Hunter game, but is more focused on fantasy themes and elements of single player or story-driven experience.
Like RPG games in general, you can create your own character and choose one of several classes or jobs, then carry out various quests. In Dragon’s Dogma you can also climb large monsters to reach a monster’s weak point. There is also a Pawn system where you will create additional characters that will be your partners during the game. Your Pawn also can be used by other players. The pawn can later be given a rating whether it is useful or not.
We hope that Capcom is not only focused on making remakes or new Resident Evil games, but also other games like Dragon’s Dogma. But of course they also have to learn from experience why this interesting game is less able to attract the attention of the world.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Games with the theme of skateboarding have rarely entered the spotlight in the video game industry in the past 10 years. Almost no one can match Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games as skateboarding games that are casual, chaotic, but still fun.
Of course there are some other interesting skateboarding game alternatives such as Skate, Session, or Skater XL with graphics that are certainly newer. However, these games tend to focus on simulation elements and are more technical, which may be less attractive to casual players.
We hope that there will be a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game or other skateboarding game similar to American Wasteland, where the game itself doesn’t just come as a casual arcade game, but also has very interesting character customization and story progress.