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This week’s topic: What classic one-shot game do you think needs a sequel?
Keith Myers (Twitter)
Xenogears – Yes, I’ve know that the Xenosaga series exists, but anyone who has played it knows that it has nothing to do with Xenogears other than having a similar name (And I don’t care what the makers of Xenosaga say on the matter). No, Xenogears deserves a true sequel.
Xenogears had it all: an epic (though slightly overcomplex) story, a great cast of characters, and most importantly, giant robots. It is also a story which includes multiple levels of reincarnation for the main characters, so putting the plot pieces together for a sequel wouldn’t be too difficult.
Fei, Elly and the world of Ignas need a true sequel, or at least a modern update. Surely that isn’t too much to ask for one of the greatest RPGs of all time.
Eric Chrisman (Twitter)
For me that’s a pretty easy one. Rogue Galaxy. I listed it as my number one game that needs an HD remaster. It’s my favorite RPG of the PS2 era. It was developed by Level 5, one of the best RPG developers. It had a wonderfully realized universe & characters with a tremendous story. Really the only fault I see these days (because I still have the game and played it not that long ago) is the battles run a little slow by today’s standards, but that can be quite easily remedied on just about any current system these days.
Bottom line, it’s a shame that this isn’t a series on par with the likes of Persona or Final Fantasy because it absolutely should be and it deserves a shot at a new audience. Who knows, maybe with Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo all desperately vying for exclusive content we’ll see something somewhere down the line.