Category: ENTERTAINMENT
10 Video Game Sequels We Want To See On Next-gen
There is nothing like a new console. New tech, more powerful hardware, better graphics and innovative ways to play are always a must for gamers when upgrading to what is usually an expensive investment. But for all the advances in resolution, connectivity and engines, consoles still depend on games the most and with new consoles, come new possibilities.

Whereas most people would solely focus on the big name, million-dollar franchises when making their list of the ten video game sequels they want to see on next generation consoles, we decided to focus on the games most people haven’t been talking about. These ten games are truly deserving of a sequel so why not have them on our shiny new Xbox One and PS4 consoles?

10. Star Wars: Republic Commando


From 2003 to 2005, the gaming industry was populated with Star Wars games, but most of that had ended with the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in theaters. Unlike Battlefront, Republic Commando wasn’t a large-scale war game, it was a tactical shooter that in which players played as the leader of an elite commando squad.

It is kind of like Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon versus Battlefield. I would love to see another Republic Commando on next-gen with second-screen capabilities.

9. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale


C’mon?! All your favorite PlayStation characters in one place, battling it out ’till the death, how can you not want another one of those? Just like Nintendo’s famed Super Smash Bros. series, Sony’s PlayStation All Stars was a fighting game that released in 2012 with many iconic characters from games like God of War, BioShock, DMC, LBP, Killzone, inFAMOUS, and many, many more. Now, I would love to a see a next-gen sequel with characters from some of the new series’ like The Last of Us, Knack, maybe Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell. That would be the fighting game I’d buy.

8. Black


Black was a sort of revolutionary take on first person shooters back in 2006. Criterion has said that they intended to do with Black what Burnout did with racing, and that is simply to have completely destructible environments, sort of. A sequel was in the works at one point, but was eventually scrapped due to creative differences with publisher EA. Dammit, EA! I think a next-gen Black would actually allow the creators to realize their vision with the first game by having fully destructible environments.

7. Timesplitters


Free Radical Design–now known as Crytek UK–once developed a groundbreaking concept for first-person-shooter video games in which players would fight in various time periods and centuries, a feature made possible by time-travelling components in the game. There have been three games released since 1999, but none of them were particularly great sellers. They didn’t get phenomenal reviews or break records, so marketers didn’t know how to adequately promote a fourth installment, so it never got made. But that was back in 2007, what about now? What about this new generation of consoles and gamers? Perhaps it’s time to revisit this old game, huh…

6. Legend of Dragoon


I spent countless hours playing this game on my PlayStation all those years ago. It was one of those classic games that actually had tough bosses, including the final boss–man that dude was a pain in the ass to defeat. I’m quite shocked that a sequel has not been made yet. The Legend of Dragoon has potential to overtake Final Fantasy and become the dominant epic RPG, but for some reason Sony has decided to avoid the series all together, except for one re-release on the PSN a few years ago.

5. Burnout Paradise


Yeah games like Forza and Gran Turismo are awesome, but they are very realistic racing games. I want to play a racing game that is just ridiculously fun. You can drive with other players through traffic and simply blow shit up. There are games like Need for Speed and DriveClub, but really, those aren’t the same thing as Burnout.

4. Jade Empire


BioWare has always been good to me–with releases like Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, The Old Republic, and of course, Jade Empire. I played many games on my original Xbox, but Jade Empire was definitely up there with my top 5 most played. Despite all the RPGs and action-adventure games that release every year, it’s rare to find one that is set in Ancient China. Jade Empire was one of those rare games. BioWare filled that world with an astonishing story and an lovely amount of lore that makes the game one truly extraordinary and rare experience.

3. Turok


I don’t really know what I can say about this game that would make sense, but honestly, I just want a decent dinosaur game…

2. Shenmue


Shenmue is by far one of the greatest RPGs I have ever played. Gamers played as Ryo in his journey to avenge his father’s death. The sequel, which was released on Dreamcast and Xbox, left off on a cliffhanger and series creator Yu Suzuki had previously said that the franchise could have anywhere between 11 and 16 chapters so why haven’t we gotten a third installment yet dammit!

OK, I need to calm down. I know there are many reasons why a threequel has not yet been released, but I would like some closure for this franchise. It’s similar to how I feel about KOTOR 2.

1. Knights of the Old Republic


I know guys, I’m a Star Wars freak, I get it; but I just can’t help it! Of all the games I’ve played in my life–especially the Star Wars games–and there have been many, BioWare’s Knights of the Old Republic is by far the best. First off, to have two endings to a game–one lightside and one darkside–was unheard of at the time. It had revolutionary touches to it, by allowing players to choose their specific dialogues that would also impact the morality of the character and influence your ending.

I can’t tell you how many times I beat that game, but I would happily play it 11 years later if only the Xbox One had backwards compatibility. Plus, I need to know what happened to Revan and the Jedi Civil War. We need answers after the cliffhanger left in The Sith Lords.