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Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« on: December 07, 2008, 07:51:28 pm »

Star Control has been listed by IGN PC as the #4 game that they want to be resurrected.
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With a title like Star Control: Famous Battles of the Ur-Quan Conflict, Volume IV, you had your first hint that this was a special game, and it was. With its colorful universe and superb combat system, Star Control and its sequel burrowed a place in many gamers' hearts. Based on Spacewar!, one of the earliest computer games ever made, Star Control let you participate in an interstellar war where you commanded a starship. What made the game great was the design system, which let you customize your starship's components. Star Control II introduced space exploration, as you had to explore alien worlds as well as interact with a wide range of alien species. Star Control let you feel like you were exploring an incredible galaxy full of both danger and wonder.

The full article is at http://pc.ign.com/articles/935/935428p1.html
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 02:27:59 pm »

Their list, 10 to 1:

    Master of Orion
    Road Rash
    Planescape: Torment
    Syndicate
    Kid Icarus

    Vagrant Story
    Star Control
    Chrono Trigger
    Wing Commander
    Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Syndicate would be nice, I remember setting (all) civilians on fire with the Gauss gun. I'm still working on my MoO1 project. Kid Icarus is being developed/produced by Shiggy? I liked the first Wing Commander with the round Dralthi.

If developers actually were able to do faithful sequels/remakes, I'd like to see:

    X-com / Laser Squad / RebelStar
    Elite 1.5
    Quake 1
    Z
    Sim Ant
    Dogs of War
    Super Cars
    Stunt Car Racer
    Mega lo Mania
    Solar Jetman
    Blaster Master
    Bomber King / Robo Warrior
    Secion Z
    Fester's Quest
    Excite Bike
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 04:55:23 pm »

And Thief! I'd love to see a Thief 4... Thief 1 is my second best game of all time, right after UQM! Grin

Heh, there are some striking similarities between the two series:

Each has 3 games so far, with one being good (SC1, Thief 2), one being AWESOME (SC2, Thief 1) and one being the illegitimate bastard-step-child (both 3rd installments). Also, Thief 3 was developed by a different company than its two predecessors... and many of the fans of both series dismiss the 3rd game as non-canon Tongue
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 05:06:04 pm »

Personally, I'd love to see another Descent or another Freespace, even though I realize that they both would probably be a huge commercial failure, with another Freespace possibly being a bit less of a probable commercial failure. I mean, a Descent or generic Space Shooter in today's era? I doubt that't ever be a reality. A faithful Freespace sequel would be great, though, as Freespace and Freespace 2 are -in my opinion- the two games that took the 'best space shooter' award due to their extreme immersion, eventually perhaps causing the space shooter genre to completely die out, with no or extremely inadequate games in that genre following them (I mean, come on, Freelancer was crap, right?).. Either way, whoever comes up with a modern sequel to Descent should probably be awarded the "extreme balls!" award...

And let's not forget Deus Ex, perhaps the only game to ever challenge Star Control 2 into a deadly battle of deciding what game was the best game on any platform ever released (at least, in my mind. Tongue). Though I doubt Deus Ex 3 is going to be faithful to the original Deus Ex... Sad

Also, what's happened to the FPS-RTS hybrid games? I remember that there was a period where a lot of those were released back when Battlezone 2 got released. Another game which I'd love to see a faithful sequel of, since Battlezone 2 was great (damn immersive, too) yet kind of buggy and it had some way too rough edges and horrible design choices (jetpacks. ugh).. Hell, I bet that a sequel of that would do pretty well, seeing as more and more games are going for the cooperative multiplayer gameplay thingy nowadays, with some (Left 4 Dead) even making that the entire reason for the game's existance..

Also, man, I'd love to see a faithful remake of Tetris...
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 07:17:05 pm »

I would definately like to see a Vagrant Story sequel ...
LBA would also be great
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 09:02:51 pm »

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Also, what's happened to the FPS-RTS hybrid games?

There were FPS/RTS hybrids?  Shocked I never knew they existed. That would be pretty sweet.
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 09:50:04 pm »

I'd love to see a final fantasy sequel...oh wait
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 10:05:48 pm »

Personally, I'd love to see another Descent or another Freespace, even though I realize that they both would probably be a huge commercial failure, with another Freespace possibly being a bit less of a probable commercial failure. I mean, a Descent or generic Space Shooter in today's era? I doubt that't ever be a reality. A faithful Freespace sequel would be great, though, as Freespace and Freespace 2 are -in my opinion- the two games that took the 'best space shooter' award due to their extreme immersion, eventually perhaps causing the space shooter genre to completely die out, with no or extremely inadequate games in that genre following them (I mean, come on, Freelancer was crap, right?).. Either way, whoever comes up with a modern sequel to Descent should probably be awarded the "extreme balls!" award...

Nonsense. A company could make a space shooter and have it be very profitable. You probably wouldn't like the solution, though, and that is to consolize it.
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 10:02:51 am »



If developers actually were able to do faithful sequels/remakes, I'd like to see:

Stunt Car Racer


Wowie, I remember that game, had AWESome fun, even though it was quite flawed in many respects, and felt half-finished. I loved the leagues.

I'd be keen for a jazzed up version
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Re: Star Control #4 in IGN's "Top 10 Franchises We Want Resurrected"
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 03:18:16 pm »

I just wanted to say, I agree with the topic of this post.  A friend showed me this game years ago on Windows 95, and in all my years of gaming (20), no game has ever compelled me the way this one has.  Imagine this game online, you get a home planet and there's thousands to choose from........fighting the Ur-Quan with your friend from Mars (friend online).  It could be HUGE.
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