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On this revived edition of EBC, we honor Easter by discussing the games or franchises we’d like to see resurrected. Plus, The Last of Us gets remastered, Civilization is Out of this World, Dragon Age makes us shout, Watch Dogs gets a season pass and much, much more! Don’t blame us for your basket filled with broken eggs! We’re hoppy to see you on this Easter edition of EBC!

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TOPIC: RETRO RESURRECTION: In honor of Easter, team EBC evaluates which old-school or recently unrealized franchises are worthy of being resurrected and discusses which elements we’d like to see take a next-gen leap forward!


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Glad to hear that there was actually a Discussion happening, as opposed to three people flat out saying Nintendo is F**ck** and needs to release games on other platforms. Really appreciate hearing multiple opinions, despite my refusal of the whole idea.

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Comment by Kamil Adamski on April 17, 2014 at 1:39pm

Hell yeah!

Comment by Ice21 on April 17, 2014 at 4:09pm

WHOOOO!!!!!

Comment by Ivan on April 17, 2014 at 5:03pm

I wonder about the future of video games...while each past generation was marked by graphical leaps.  We can all remember walking passed an EB Games (Gamestop) or Best Buy and seeing a PS1, Dreamcast, or 360 and staring in awe.  The PS4and XBOX1 have not had a great graphical leap as compared to the past generations; worse yet, the marketplace and market buzz stir around games currently available on last gen systems, are remakes/re-enhancements games available on last gen systems, or are prequels or arguably derivative of other game experiences.  And, sadly, poor AI, awkward game mechanics, and mediocre games still abound.  Perhaps my expectations are too high or the new console incubation period of creativity will last a lot longer than usual.  But I ask the question....what if it never gets better than this my brothers?... I am hopeful a hero will emerge to inspire us all beneath these wretched stars. 

Comment by Aussie Legend on April 17, 2014 at 10:14pm

I am shocked Brent hasn't played Civilization before (or at least that is the way I am inferring from his comments here and from what I know he's said in the past), it seems absolutely right up his alley considering his affinity for history and emergent narrative. Also Firaxis has plenty of teams so I'm sure a new XCOM is also in the works, Jake Solomon who is the lead on XCOM is not working on this project the guys behind the last two Civ expansions are behind it (one of which was just okay and one which was fantastic and you should never play the vanilla game ever again without it). So yeah, I wouldn't worry about Beyond Earth eating up a potential next gen XCOM sequel just yet.

Also I am totally behind Tony on the Super Mario Sunshine train of thought, it would seriously go a long way to me picking up a WiiU or at least considering one (something which I'm not considering currently)

Comment by Rowan - AzureCantabile on April 18, 2014 at 12:45am

Tony, they /did/ remake Mario 64, on the DS. Graphics were actually smoothed out a lot and besides other additions they also had a bunch of new minigames and let you play as 4 characters.

Comment by Equinoxe on April 18, 2014 at 1:49am

To me the PS4 version of The Last Of Us is simply the best possible way of releasing the GOTY-edition I've been waiting for.

Comment by Lance Latham on April 18, 2014 at 7:37am
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-looking-into-the-last-of-us-p...

Might get an upgrade rather than buy the whole game again. I'd appreciate that.
Comment by Averagus on April 18, 2014 at 7:39am

I think Star Citizen is setting the bar for this generation. If there was one thing last gen was missing it was space-sims. The technology is really there now to deliver a hell of a deep experience and these are the sort of titles I will be keeping my eye on. Not just space sims mind you but shooters as well. Where were the space/flight shooters last generation? The tech is so there for new Rogue Squadron, X-wing, Panzer Dragoon, Starfox and Crimson Skies titles.

Also Dinosaurs. I heard they were coming back. In game form.

And I second with Tony and AL for a Super Mario Sunshine HD. It was a great game but it didn't have the polish it should have. An enhanced upgrade/remake could be a wonderful game in its own right.

Comment by Fabian Winkler on April 18, 2014 at 8:32am

I am one of those that did not play The Last of Us because I had already sold my PS3. So maybe I will check it out now on PS4.

Regarding remakes I would like to see Commander Keen again. An a 2D sidescrolling shoter thing where I don't know the name anymore :( It was on the C64. You were a soldier and walked from left to right (and back?) and there was a automatic shots powerup das was a big "A" and a damage powerup that was a big "P". I also would like to see some Turrican.

I love the Battlecry of Brent. I am a backer of Star Citizen, too. Brent, I hope we will fly together in my bigger multi crew ships.

Comment by Supersymmetric Singularity on April 18, 2014 at 11:00am

@Aussie Legend: ditto on Civ and X-COM.

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