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Me, I just keep waiting for that sequel to Oni.
Interestingly enough I read (on a norwegian site) that EA is planning on returning to some of its old titles Like Dungeon Keeper (and Magic Carpet is mentioned in the article)Shamus Young said:Experienced Points: Games That Time Forgot
Shamus wonders why some games don't get the franchise they deserve
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Shamus Young said:Descent
Don said:One word: Yep.Nitram22 said:May I suggest Republic Commando as a game that definitely should have got a sequel.
In my opinion, that was one of the last good games before LucasArts started stagnating. Basically anything that came out after 2005 (when Commando and Battlefront 2 were released) was, for me, somewhere between mediocre and crap. A good sequel could have easily brought LucasArts a considerable audience, but everything since 2005 hasn't really gelled with me. Pity, because some of their games from the late 90s and early 00s were really good.
No bud, it's subgenres that don't get any more development that is the point. If a game has five sequels and is abandoned for ten years, a franchise it has not. And I reassert: it's Shamus Young dammit. What have you done with your life that makes you nearly as worth listening to?Neogeta said:I was beginning to write a well thought out response using quotes from the article to support my point and such, until I re-read your post. (Which I think you should do with the article and tell me that the tone and shunt of it didn't change midway. Which is bed writing, and my point.) Your statement that nonsensical ramblings should still be listened to just because of who said them proved you are beyond the reach of reason and understanding. Perhaps you should take a second and think things out before posting.SmileyBat said:It says 'games that time forgot', ie not titles that never had a sequel, it's entire sub-genres that have been abandoned with no spiritual successors. While we have a sickening amount of cover-hugging shooters, no one is tapping into the space voyager/carpet flier resource. And besides, those sequels you're pointing out are all things that happened quite a while ago. And fuck, even if Shamus made absolute nonsense, his ramblings would be worth listening to anyway. Take a second and think things out before posting.Neogeta said:So... Am I the only one who noticed that this was about games that don't get sequels/franchises, yet three of the four titles highlighted HAD SEQUELS?!?! Even several?? Bad writing, or at least bad titling. Bad show Escapist, we expect better.
And by the way, Games That Time Forgot: Shamus wonders why some games don't get a franchise.
Been playing The Ur-Quan Masters recently myself. You're dead on with the Mass Effect similarity. You know, even though you've gotta track back to earth most of the time to refuel and hand in your resources, so far it's never felt like a chore to me like Mass Effect 2's resource collection does. And this is odd, since you'll visit maybe three or four times the amount of planets in SCII than you would Mass Effect, considering you've got an entire galaxy to explore.Snake Plissken said:I'm glad to see Star Control 2 getting some love on this thread. I didn't know people remembered that game. My first experience with it was on a *gasp* 3DO.
For those of you that are out of the loop, it was Mass Effect before Mass Effect existed. Except it was funnier. Imagine all of the dialogue coming from Mordin Solus. And I think it might've been bigger, too. Sort of...
Magic Carpet is *now* out on GoG tooDjed Moros said:FreeSpace 2 went Open Source some years ago and has spawned tons of high-quality mods and total conversions. One of the more prominent examples is the Babylon 5 Project.Irridium said:Well, if you want space action, Freespace 2 is on GoG.com for $6.99.
Not exactly Starflight, but its still really fun.
I'm still hoping for a successor to the series. The ending to the game was incredibly well done (I got blown to bits by the supernova while heroically defending a medical transport) and one of the rare occasions where mankind simply lost. In my opinion, this game is the pinnacle of space simulators up to this day.
Anyways, really nice article. If someone hasn't played UFO: Alien Invasion, I'd highly recommend it. The game runs very stable and offers lots of features in its current build. Only downside is that it's still in development.
Magic Carpet with a contemporary engine ... oh, sweet dreams ...