Franchises That Deserve A Reboot / Refresh

If someone can tell me why we can't have a decent Looney Tunes, Pixar or Jeopardy game I'd love to hear it. Enjoy this mix of forgotten and ill-treated franchises.

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  • The genesis and SNES shadowrun games were RPGs that were way ahead of their time. They didn't follow typical JRPG formulas and on the whole were difficult and original games. The FPS Shadowrun game released recently was mediocre at best. The steampunk world of Shadowrun is too good to not have a giant gaming franchise to back it up.

  • Not much to say. Can't think of one release worth mentioning n 2009. For all the hype around 4E we haven't seen one game using the ruleset.

  • Video Games are for kids right? You'd think there would be big releases in this franchise ever year. It's an untapped goldmine.

  • Pixar makes awesome movies that are aimed at kids but enjoyed by adults. Weird that you can't say the same about the games. I'd easily buy a Pixar themed game if they spent some money trying to not make it dogshit.

  • OK sure, this franchise shouldn't really have made it to a second game but damned if I can't love the concept. Interstate '76 was a great take on the Mechwarrior format and while I didn't like '82 I was always kind of bummed the franchise didn't continue.

  • The first Deus Ex is one of my all-time favorites. The second dropped all the interesting bits and went out as a generic shooter in the Deus Ex world. Someone can pick this one back up like Bethesda did with Fallout.

  • Everyone loves Jeopardy! In this world of connected gaming machines how come I'm not going home and playing Jeopardy every night live with Alex? Seems like a no-brainer.

  • The first game was everything you liked about pure run-and-gun shooters and the rest were what you hated about them. I don't see Painkiller making it to another game.

  • ROBOTS shooting lasers and missles and stuff. Likely the biggest franchise that still isn't around that I can think of. I'd love to see a new one that didn't require a goofy controller.

  • I played the shit out of both Pilotwing games. It's always been weird that this one didn't make it past the 64-era.

  • OK, I know that turn-based-strategy isn't the hot genre like it was 20 years ago but Jagged Alliance was the best franchise of that genre and it seems weird that we don't have games like it anymore.

  • I never played any of the old-school, early computer Prisoner games but I can't imagine they were any good. I'd love to see an Adventure game in the vein of Indigo Prophecy where you're trying to figure out what the hell just happened.

  • Sure, I loved BioShock, but give me the sci-fi world over the Ayn Rand inspired Rapture any day.

  • I'm sure we'll get a new X-Com game eventually but until then I still have a bad taste in my mouth from the horrible action games that came out near the series' close.

  • Before Close Combat was a mediocre First Person Shooter it was a pretty awesome and strategic RTS game that launched Microsoft into the gaming realm.

  • Is there a bigger Sci-Fi series more mistreated than Alien? Sure AvP2 was a pretty solid game, but outside of Alien 3 for the Genesis I can't think of anything that wasn't dissapointing.

  • Mechwarrior 2 is beyond a doubt one of my favorite games of all time. It's up there with Quake and X-Wing as one of those life-defining games. Would absolutely love for someone to reshape as FASA licensed game.