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Video Game Remakes We'd Love To See

Feb 19, 2018

By: Max Cannon

This far into the current console generations it's no secret that we're swimming in remakes, remasters, and reboots. While it feels like every game possible has seen another release, there are certainly some notable gaps that we'd like to see filled. Here are the three games we'd love to see remade.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

This game is certainly inevitable for some sort of rerelease on the Nintendo Switch because of how perfect the platform is for bringing the game to more modern gamers. Skyward Sword was originally released on the Nintendo Wii and definitely split some players with the divisive motion controls that the game centered around. Using the Wiimotes to control Link's sword swinging arm was a feature that could only work on a console that allowed for competent motion controls in each hand and the Switch's Joy-Con could perfectly bring over that experience. 

Wii - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Trailer

With both The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD getting releases for the Wii U, there is clear evidence that Nintendo has their eyes on classic Zelda games and if we're going sequentially then Skyward Sword is next in line. Here's what we had to say about the game back in 2011 when the game first came out.

"At first, it can take some time to get used to the motion controls of the game...but they are still fun to use anyways. The dungeons in Skyward Sword are masterfully designed to test your ability with all your items and are never boring. Overall, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an amazing game that should be in everyone's collection."

Skyward Sword's combat heavy motion controls would work even better on the Switch.Skyward Sword's combat heavy motion controls would work even better on the Switch.Courtesy of Nintendo

2. Crash Team Racing

We loved last year's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy but there was a notable absence with Crash Team Racing sticking behind on the PlayStation 1. While Mario Kart will always hold onto the crown for the best family-friendly racer there are many that argue that the Bandicoot could give Mario a run for his money. It also wouldn't hurt for PlayStation, a company with a decent pool of first-party games, to give players another game in a series that players would love to return to. 

Now imagine this classic looking as good as the N. Sane Trilogy.Now imagine this classic looking as good as the N. Sane Trilogy.Courtesy of PlayStation

The last Kart racer on PlayStation to really have some resonance was LittleBigPlanet Karting but it didn't exactly set the world on fire. Bringing back a character that players loved, like Crash, is a fantastic excuse to strap PlayStation players into a Crash Kart. 

3. Spyro the Dragon

This one seems like it's going to be happening if rumors are to be believed. Spyro the Dragon, which was the first Insomniac Games mascot platformer before Ratchet and Clank overtook the purple dragon. If last year's Crash Bandicoot was an indicator that gamers have a fondness for those classic characters from yesteryear and Spyro the Dragon seems like the logical conclusion.

It's time for Spyro the Dragon to make a proper return.It's time for Spyro the Dragon to make a proper return.Courtesy of Insomniac Games

There's nothing confirmed, but come on, and it seems like another chance for developer Vicarious Visions to follow-up from Crash. My guess? We'll see that game in 2018.

Spyro Returns - Kidzworld Weekly News


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