In the modern era, most fans get all the sequels, reboots, remakes, and remasters they could ever hope for. Some might even say it’s getting out of hand with the likes of Cobra Kai, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Bill & Ted Face The Music. However, not every franchise gets the same treatment.
As a matter of fact, some of the most deserving titles never get the chance to follow up to the greatness they’ve created. So, here in this article, we’re going to take a deep dive into a few games we’d love to get more of.
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Jet Force Gemini
During the time of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini was the other shooter game developed by Rare. With such competition coming from its own developer, Jet Force Gemini became somewhat of a black sheep with a bit of a cult following.
However, it’s a shame that it wasn’t a bigger deal as the range of guns and quirky features such as being able to play as a dog were fun, unique aspects that not many games could boast at the time. While a “spiritual successor” was released in 2020, it didn’t star the cast we came to know and love from the original title. A proper sequel could alleviate that and would be a perfect match on the Switch for all of us old Nintendo fans that played the original N64 shooter.
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Many online slots leave us wanting an encore, and in many cases, we get the much-needed sequel we’re looking for. Take Epic Ape II: Jackpot Blitz, for example. It took the formula from the original game and threw in a 4096-way slot and a 1-in-4 Blitz jackpot to make things more interesting for fans of the original.
Royal Tiger should take a similar approach and add in more reels as well as a change of scenery in the game. The developers did such a good job bringing players to a jungle-like setting that it would be worth revamping the animals and visuals. With a proper reskin, it might be possible to bring us to Siberia so we can see a whole different breed of the majestic big cat.
Folklore flew under the radar for a lot of people back in 2007 but gave interested players a magical experience. Set in the Irish seaside town of Doolin, Folklore had players controlling one of two protagonists. These heroes could then use spirits to overcome enemies that set out to stop them on their mystery to uncover a great mystery. Although the plot gets obscure at times, it fits with the eerie, fantastical vibe the game sets up with music and setting. You’re never quite sure what is happening and why, but there’s always a force compelling you to move forward.
In this same way, we’re compelled to request a new entry into the series. Apparently, we’re not the only ones asking for more, however, with developer Game Republic closing its doors in 2011, it seems highly unlikely, which is a shame because a sequel was originally approved by Sony and then canceled due to low sales from the first title. Just because a game isn’t popular doesn’t mean it isn’t good.
With a little luck, we should at least see one of these games get a sequel in the coming years. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait too long.
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