So last week we counted down the first 10 games (out of 50) that may come to fruition or stay as distant fantasies in our gaming dreams. Nevertheless, it's still fun to request the types of sequels/remakes that we'd give our good gaming hand for.
Let’s get back to business and continue counting down the top 50 video game franchises and sequels fans are dying to play. We now present to you Part 2!
40. NBA Street 5
We’re a huge fan of arcade-style sports games. Sometimes, it’s more fun when we’re pulling off outrageous dunks in NBA Jam instead of getting all simulation-like in other basketball games. The one series that gave players a mixed together element of both arcade and simulation was NBA Street. It provided players with the basics of the sport, but it also let you pull off some of the wildest maneuvers, three pointers, and dunks on the court. Gamers are ready for this series to take them back to the streets. A release along the lines of the downloadable NFL Blitz reboot makes the most sense for this hardtop sequel.
39. Bayonetta 2
Oh how we missed lady Bayonetta. Her video game debut happened to take place in one of the most insane action/adventure titles to release this generation. Players controlled the Umbra Witch as she slashed angels, summoned giant stilettos out of the sky, and laid other fools to rest while swinging on a stripper pole. Platinum Games knows how to craft a great action game, but we don’t see many franchise followup’s from the studio. Thankfully, Nintendo has partnered up with the dev to craft this well deserved sequel for the Wii U. The witch is back.
38. Marvel vs. Capcom 4
We all know this game is coming, but we also know it’s not coming anytime soon. But still, it’s fun to speculate what Marvel and Capcom will have up their sleeves when they eventually get to work on this crossover fighting game series. There’s a ton of characters from both franchises who didn’t make the cut for the last couple installments, so we’re sure some of them will show up for this game. Could the 3 on 3 team format be changed to…*GASP*…4 ON 4 TEAM GAMEPLAY? I’ll just keep dreaming about this game’s roster and advancements until we see the first official trailer…someday.
37. Jak 4
Naughty Dog has done some grand things this generation. The Uncharted series has made Nathan Drake a gaming icon and the studio’s upcoming game The Last of Us looks to be another fine project. After the studio finishes up their apocalypse survival epic, they should return to a group of characters that platform game fans have been patiently waiting to see return. Jak and Daxter on the PS4 would look phenomenal. Lord knows the worlds that we’d all be tasked with exploring in this sequel would be massive. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was awesome; we’re quite sure this game would be, too.
36. Rival Schools/Project Justice Sequel
Fighting game fans have been calling for this series to be revisited for years now. The first two games featured one of the most likable casts of characters in a fighting game ever. High school stereotypes were transformed into living, breathing folks who were adept at martial arts. The double and triple team super moves were amazing and quite hilarious at times (SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING FTW!). Capcom should bring back Batsu and Co. for a third round of teenage angst driven beatdowns.
35. Dino Crisis 4
Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield have certainly received enough love from the survival horror devs at Capcom. Isn’t it time Regina got a fair shake in another Dino Crisis game? This series dealt with Regina’s intense battles with ravenous dinosaurs. Players always bit their nails in fear since these violent reptiles could knock them and their weapon straight to the ground. It would be ill if Capcom took the new control scheme and graphics of the last few Resident Evil’s and applied ‘em to this series. Prehistoric survival horror needs to make a comeback.
34. Onimusha Sequel
Now why has Capcom gone so quiet with this grand hack ‘n slash? This samurai-tinged take on survival horror games let players cut up undead minions. Most of the fun for this series derived from using your elemental weapons to fend off the game’s larger demons. Samanosuke Akechi took over the lead hero duties for the first three games while Soki handled the Dawn of Dreams adventure. We’d love to play with a new hero, handle new blades, and do it all with a friend, co-op style. Pass on that Oni Gauntlet to us one more time!
33. Viewtiful Joe 3
Clover Studio is the development team behind this innovative take on side scrolling, beat ‘em up games. That studio was closed, but its members went on to form the excellent dev squad known as Platinum Games. We hope they haven’t forgotten about their big headed, Power Ranger-esque hero. Viewtiful Joe was a super humorous game, but it was also a super fun one. You could beat up baddies with slow motion and fast forward abilities while hitting ridiculous poses. A proper third game in the series is something that we feel can be done right by Platinum Games.
32. Def Jam Sequel (Fighting/Wrestling Game Style)
Anyone have fond memories of Def Jam: Icon? Anyone? *crickets* That explains why there are so many copies of the game in Wal-Mart bargain bins across America. The first two Def Jam fighting games were the best ones. Most regard Def Jam: Fight for New York as the top dog out of all three games. EA needs to holla at Def Jam and get this fourth fighting game for the rap label rolling. If it plays like the second game and looks like the third game, then it should do just fine. Just imagine the roster, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Rick Ross, Pusha T, Big Sean etc.
31. Street Fighter V
Okay, so it’s pretty much common knowledge in the FGC that Street Fighter IV and its many upgrades are incredible fighting games. Anyone who attends a fighting game tournament, big or small, will see and play that it at least once. Capcom may be working on a bunch of new IP’s and reboots, but we all know they can’t wait to start working on the next Street Fighter. New characters are a given for this sequel, but we’re more intrigued at the thought of the graphics engine and new techniques. How could Capcom possibly top their bread and butter fighting game series…again?
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