April 24, 2013
Top Games In Need Of Sequels (Part 2)
In part one of this list, we took a look at some very worthy games deserving of a sequel (or an entire reboot when you think about it). It’s right about time we conclude this list with the other half. Who knows, maybe your favorite might be here this time.
It’s time for the home stretch, and here we go.
Star Wars: Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II – Long title, but it paralleled the fun. This game came out over a decade ago as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube (yes, the GameCube) and still can stand up to any modern game any studio puts out. Alongside battlefront, this game had its spur of sequels, but just isn’t relevant with the current times. The game was too much fun, outstanding graphically and the mechanics were so smooth that the commands would simply roll from the controller to the game in the form of very responsive actions.
This needs a sequel, Pronto!
Left 4 Dead 2 – If you are a frequent reader of my blogs, then you’d know I can’t give this game enough praise. So, here it is, straight to the point: more levels, more co-op, more Left 4 Dead, simple as that.
Mirror’s Edge – This game is the one that changed the way I looked at the first person shooter genre. It made me think that they didn’t have to be just mindless shootem’ up nonsense. It made me think that they too can be art, as well. As beautiful and elegant as this game was, the fighting, action, and mechanics run about as smooth as 3 piece combination from a professional boxer in the ring. With rumors from EA about a sequel, it’s time to just show us at least something.
Beyond Good and Evil – When it was on store shelves it didn’t sell too well. But due to a cult audience, the game has become a cult classic that lead it to enjoy a re-release over the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services. Ubisoft has to be the biggest third party developer in all of gaming, beside Activision, and they have shown teaser after teaser of a sequel for this game. Rumors have been swirling that the folks at Ubisoft are waiting for the new generation of gaming to debut the sequel because the current systems couldn’t handle the engine at work (or the awesomeness at work). Co-op in the sequel would be a definite and online competitive multiplayer is… uh… I don’t really see it for this game, but if they can make it work then it should be a welcomed addition to this game.
StarFox – Last, but not least, we have the StarFox series. Nintendo has been toying with the franchise for the past few years, but it’s time for the team of flying space animals to make a proper return to gaming. Come to think of it, the Wii U is in need of a straight system selling game among their fanbase. It’s time for another round of barrel rolls.
And there it is guys. Hopefully E3 will bring all of these dormant franchises out of the woodwork and back into the limelight.
But until then, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Image Credit: Ubisoft