Breathing new life into our favorite classic games is often a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the game has familiarity with audiences, so it will already have a fanbase that will be excited to see it make a return. Still, there is always the risk that the updated version won’t live up to the memories we have of the original.
Successful or not, year after year, we see more and more developers attempt to breathe life into an older franchise in the hopes of returning it to its previous glory days. Recently we’ve witnessed Chrono Cross, Destroy All Humans, Alan Wake, and plenty of others make a resurgence thanks to remasters.
We also know that there are plenty more on the way as this trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. So, what classic franchise would you like to make a comeback, and get the remaster or remake treatment?
What minimum amount of time should pass before a game or franchise gets the remaster or remake treatment? What remastered games have come back and captured the original’s essence for you?
What are some of your favorite games that came back after a long hiatus? Which franchises would you like to come back that aren’t in our poll? Let us know in the comments.
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