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Nightingale’s GP Picks 7/24/15: HD Remakes

Posted July 24, 2015 by Felisha "Nightingale" Silva in Features

It’s been sometime since I’ve done a GP Picks, and that’s due to the lack of new games coming out each week, but I just had to leave you guys with something this week, so we’re going to do something a bit different. Typically on my GP Picks I give you guys three new titles that has come out this past week, and one retro title, all in suggestion of what you should check out and play this weekend. Since there wasn’t anything too awesome to come out this week, instead I’m going to pick four titles that I think should be the next HD remakes. Themed GP Picks may become a habit in the future for weeks that are ‘weak’ in the new game deliveries.

As of late, HD remakes have become quite the commodity in the gaming world, with gaming companies churning out HD remakes left and right, such as Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Capcom’s HD remakes of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry 4, and several HD collections. It’s a neat concept I think, allowing new gamers to play what others consider classics. So without further banter, I present you with four titles that I’d personally LOVE to see HD remakes of.

1. Super Metroid (Super Nintendo, 1994) 

One of my all-time favorite games on the Super Nintendo, a game that I played as a child that helped mold me into the gamer I m today. In my opinion, it is the best out of all the other Metroid games, hence my reasoning as to why it should see an HD remake. Metroid fans have been clamoring to see a new Metroid game, and even though I know one day Nintendo will give us the Metroid game we want and deserve, I think in the meantime they should grace us with an HD remake of the one that turned many a fan onto the series. A 2D-side-scroller where you play as Samus Aran and go from planet to planet hunting down all sorts of aliens, all in the search for a metroid. This would make for an awesome HD remake!

2. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver II (PlayStation 2, 2001) 

Even though I played the first installment for the PS1 and loved it, there was just something about the second one on the PS2 that I loved even more. Perhaps it was the updated graphics, or maybe the story was better, whatever the reason, this game has stuck with me throughout the years. You play as Raziel, a lower jawless, once vampire turned Wraith, who’s main intent is to exact revenge on Kain, his former master, and the one who murdered him. In Soul Reaver II, Raziel seeks out some higher truths about his existence and learns more about his soul purpose in this world. The game is fun, different, and slightly weird – everything I love in a video game. I’d cry happy, happy tears if they were to release an HD remake of this game.

3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo, 1991)

Oh come on now… anyone who knows me should have expected me to have at least one Legend of Zelda game in here. I adore the Legend of Zelda series, and I always have, and the very first Zelda game I ever played that turned me into a lifelong fan and hardcore gamer was A Link to the Past. The Super Nintendo was the very first Nintendo I ever had access to, and A Link to the Past just happened to be the cartridge inserted to it. Now, you’d see no complaints whatsoever from me if Nintendo were to just go out an remake every single Zelda game, but if it were to be only one, it’d have to be this one, for the sheer fact of the nostalgia it holds for me, and the fact that to this day, it still stands as my favorite Legend of Zelda game.

4. Onimusha Warlords (PlayStation 2, 2001) 

Released on the PS2, I give you a game that very few know of and very well SHOULD know of. If you played Capcom’s Onimusha, you’re awesome. Think of the game as the samurai answer to Resident Evil. The game takes place in ancient Japan, and deals with the supernatural and lots of Japanese lore. You play as Samanosuke, who receives a letter from his cousin, Princess Yuki, who has some concerns about recent disappearances in her kingdom. The game just unfolds further from there. Expect lots of hacking and slashing, along with puzzles that are pretty similar to what you’d do in Resident Evil. This game I think would be well received in this day and age, and should most definitely make its comeback as an HD remake.

What games would you like to see make a comeback and why? Tell us in the comments below!

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About the Author

Felisha "Nightingale" Silva

Salutations! I'm Nightingale, also known to the internet world as 'Geek Mom of Awesomness'! I'm an avid gamer, artist, anime enthusiast, cosplayer, & blogger! I'm a huge Nintendo fan, & a Legend of Zelda fanatic. Growing up, while average little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy mastering the Legend of Zelda, & battling Mother Brain on Super Metroid... I live for my family, my video games, and my art! Hey, wanna game with me? Here are my gamertags, feel free to add me! PS3: Myojin_of_Souls Xbox 360: xXSadisticaXx Wii U: SkywardPrincess

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