Top Ten: Games We’d Like to See Reimagined in HD

Robin explores which Nintendo games deserve a high definition reimagining!

By Robin Wilde. Posted 10/03/2012 14:00 6 Comments     ShareThis

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5. Metroid Prime

GameCube – November 17, 2002

In these days of brown worlds, cover based shooting and bloom lighting, it’s a real shame that Samus Aran’s first foray into full 3D never blossomed into the huge series it rightly should have been. More of an action-adventure than a true shooter, it sidelined the combat (which used an efficient lock-on system and unlimited ammunition) in favour of richly detailed worlds, a wealth of information on almost anything you cared to scan, and incredibly rewarding exploration that perfectly harkened back to the 2D games of old. The game looks incredibly nice anyway (to think it ran on the GameCube!) and a little increase in scale of the graphics could easily make it look astounding, There is one niggling worry that the procedural loading system that eliminated most loading screens might suffer from the larger world sizes, but a fast disc reading speed or installed game data could make short work of it.

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6 Responses to “Top Ten: Games We’d Like to See Reimagined in HD”

  • 183 points
    Williaint says...

    I downloaded Super Mario 64 last weekend, because I had somehow lost the original… (I still have the box…)
    In any case, I can remember back when I first played it, how amazing it was!
    The Not having the C-stick above the buttons feels really weird.

    • 183 points
      Williaint says...

      I’d also like to mention: If Windwaker is remade, I think it should have a complete re-hall of it’s system. I loved being able to use anything as a weapon. I loved Beedle (And tingle). I think there should have been a pirate-esque feature, in that you can conquer larger vessels, to go faster…
      I don’t think just making an HD version with Wii-control would be good enough…

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Is Xenoblade Chronicles too recent to wish for an HD remake? One of my favorite games in a long, looong time… but the one weakness that can be pinned on this beautiful and ambitious game would be the graphics. Improve the textures, make the character models smoother and more realistic, get rid of pop-in all over the place, and maybe smooth out some of the rough spots in the environments. These changes would turn an incredible game into a sublime experience.

    Then again, do I really need to get sucked in for another 100+ hours? Does this game really need to be more beautiful than it already is?

    • 7 points
      Katharine Byrne says...

      I’d buy it, ejamer! An HD Xenoblade… now that’s something I’d definitely like to see!

      • 1244 points
        lukas85 says...

        YES! Im at the end of the game (think so) im 82 hours into it, its by far the best game i have played this year, the best rpg i played this generation and my seconf favorite rpg of all-time, only behind final fantasy VII. Xenoblade is amazing, and i would love to see an hd version of it. Its a no-brainer.

        Im dreaming about a sequel or something in the xenoblade world on wiiU, please Monolith/ Nintendo make it happen!.

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    I would like to see on hd.

    Mario galaxy 1 & 2
    Metroid prime trilogy
    Twilight princess
    Resident evil 4
    Rogue squadron II
    Wave Race Blue Storm
    F-zero Gx

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