7 Games we want to see on “next-gen”

A new generation comes out, and the old ones get swept to the side. Our back catalogues just don’t get the air time they used to. What about all the great games that we just probably won’t play any more? They need to be brought up to date with a next-gen remaster, of course! Re-releases and remasters are ten to the dozen now, with so many games being released on Xbox One and PS4 from the last generation. They get a lot of stick, but it means we get to enjoy awesome games one more time, with better graphics (and, ahem, a new trophy/achievements list!) Here’s our list of games we wish would get a remaster (or at least a sequel!) sometime soon…

1. South Park: The Stick of Truth

This was, hands down, one of my favourite games of 2014. It’s just a shame it was brought out on PS3/360 after the release of next gen, with no upgrade mentioned. The game was an absolute gem, though its rocky production history and multiple release delays (á la THQ) might have something to do with the lack of a remaster. But we can live in hope.
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2. Catherine

Catherine was awesome. It had everything you’d want in a game. Well, apart from shooting, action-packed sequences, loot… okay, it didn’t have any of those things, but it was still an awesome game. It’s always nice to play something a little different once in a while, and the interactive story kept you gripped, whilst the puzzles kept you shouting at the TV for hours on end (or was that just me?) Either way, Catherine deserves a place on the current-gen shelves, or at least a sequel. We’d settle for a sequel.

Being chased by this big-ass freaky giant baby in Catherine is one of the scariest things ever. Apart from gettiing chased by a giant arse. Yeah, that happens.
Being chased by this big-ass freaky giant baby in Catherine is one of the scariest things ever. Apart from gettiing chased by a giant arse. Yeah, that happens.

3. Lego Harry Potter

There’s more Lego games than there are hot dinners lately, but to me, the newer iterations fall a bit short of the “classic” formula they used to have. For me, the Harry Potter games hit the mark perfectly. I 100%’ed them both on Xbox 360, so I suppose I could play them through again on PS3, but I’d love to see a complete release of years 1-7 on PS4 and Xbox One.

4. Guitar Hero

Come on. It’s time to rock by now, surely? Guitar Hero has long been a staple feature of any gamer’s house party. It’s time we had new songs and new guitars for the new generation.

5. The Curse of Monkey Island

The third Monkey Island game never seems to get much recognition and is completely overshadowed by the first game for some reason, but it’s by far my favourite, and one of the best point-and-click games out there. Its simplistic 2D cartoon style graphics mean that it has stood the test of time well, so it could be brought up to date with minimal effort. With Grim Fandango being released later this month, I can only hope that its the beginning of a whole host of the LucasArts’ back catalogue.

The world needs more Guybrush Threepwood!
The world needs more Guybrush Threepwood!

6. Katamari

When I first heard the description of a Katamari game, I thought “what on earth is this load of crap?” Then I played it. And I realised I was playing one of the most awesome (and typically Japanese-crazy) things ever made. Who doesn’t want to destroy entire world by rolling it all into a giant ball? NOT ME. More Katamari, please, thanks.

7. Burnout

Burnout barely even featured on last gen – not since the days of PlayStation 2 have we experienced the true glory that is driving around the streets recklessly crashing into everything – and being rewarded for it. It’s undoubtedly one of the highest regarded arcade racers out there, so we’d love to see it in the full glory of PS4 or Xbox One. Imagine those crash times in full 1080p, 60fps glory… *drool*

 

Who knows how likely any of them are, but we can live in hope, right? What games have I missed that you’d love to see make an appearance on current gen?