Dormant/Dead franchise and what killed them -- discussion

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by R.Graves, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    This is literally the best news I've had all year. Blessings upon thy house, a boon upon thy loins, etc.
     
  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I can't find any news about a new armored core anywhere so uh... Pbltt.
     
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Hey, take it with a grain of salt. I remember some articles about it being in works a while back, and From has stated that they're working on several titles at the same time. On of which is Elden Ring, so that leaves space for AC.
     
  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    They were working on elden ring and Sekiro at the same time so that might be the multiple titles thing. Unless they had three projects going at once which seems unlikely.
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Three projects actually.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, seems like it's just using an updated engine with widescreen support and slightly better textures, and some gameplay improvements.
    But I sure hope that if this remaster gets some recognition they make a sequel or remake or really anything from the IP. It just makes me slightly happy that it's not completely dead.
     
  7. edit_au

    edit_au First time out of the vault

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    Jan 18, 2020
    Descent :(
    Tenchu (Console I know but Tenchu was fantastic)
    Tribes

    but most of all - Unreal/UT.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's a shame Descent: Underground is apparently in publisher hell.
    Full agreement on Tribes and Unreal/UT, too. Tribes: Ascend was pretty good as far as I could tell, but it never ran on my computer.
    The Metaltech universe is quite fascinating in how they went from like 25th century in Earthsiege over 29th in Starsiege to 40th in the Tribes games.
    It's a shame Unreal has been left to rot. Unreal 2 was kinda not good, and while I enjoy UT as much as the next guy, that series has reached its peak with UT2k4, and I just miss the vibrant strangeness of the original Unreal.
     
  9. edit_au

    edit_au First time out of the vault

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    Jan 18, 2020
    I'm holding out hope that if Diabotical can capture the imagination of the Fortnite playerbase - that and the popularity of Doom2016 and Eternal might get the arena FPS ball rolling again. I just CAN'T imagine a world where Unreal stays dead. I won't do it! :D
     
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I really wish that the original Unreal had a genuine sequel as I found Unreal 2 very disappointing.
    Years ago I heard a second expansion pack had been planned for the PC version that would have been an original Unreal game on the original PSX.
    Sadly that project never got finished which I found a shame as it would have further expanded the world and even add some Lovecraftian elements to Unreal.

    There are some fan made expansions but I wish they would expand the universe than return to Na Pali yet again.

    Sadly Unreal will never have a new official Single Player game.
     
  11. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Played it to death and loved every minute back in the day...this is actually a pretty difficult game when played at higher difficulty, tried the hardest difficulty once and couldn't complete the first area. Looking forward to get this new addition.
     
  12. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Michael Ironsides had cancer so that's why he opted out of SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST. He asked Ubisoft to not mention he was DYING and that it was mocap issues. He's actually recovered mostly and says he'd be happy to return to the role given his schedule.

    NO ONE LIVES FOREVER is dead because somehow the license ended up in the hands of Warner Brothers who have said they have no interest in making a game OR selling the rights.

    Bloodrayne seems dead and that sucks ass because I love those games. I assume it's because of Uwe Boll. Albeit, those are the only watchable movies of his because of the....well, I don't want to say because of the incredibly hot women on screen but that's the only reason.
     
  13. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    Surprised no one mentioned Thief getting fucked.

    But I too heard a rumor of Armored Core happening. Don't remember where.
     
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  14. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, it was pretty unforgiving. Especially if you're a noob who doesn't know how to holster a weapon or not shoot everyone on sight.
    Postal is Uwe Boll's best movie and you know it. Incidentally another dead franchise that is getting magically revived.
     
  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Silent Hill died on PT.

    A shame.
     
  16. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Silent Hill died with origins. Hasn't been a truly great silent Hill since 2003. Best we coulda hoped for from PT was a one off good game ala new Vegas.
     
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  17. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    Oni [mentioned previously] Effectively abandoned.



     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Gungrave needed a revival but it's getting one, I only wish the revival didn't look all live action and darb, Gungrave was more like a 90's anime turned into a game in terms of looks.
     
  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Shame Max Payne 3 killed the franchise.

    Honestly, it was fine with just the first two.

    Hate that Alan Wake 3 was killed.
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I liked Gunman: Chronicles. Started as a HL-mod, turned standalone, and did some fun things with story, setting, and gameplay. Can't go wrong with space western. ded
    Interstate 76. There was a sequel, and lots of vehicular combat games, but nothing ever came close to Interstate 76 and its brilliant soundtrack and atmosphere.
    Hey Stampede, how about a poem?
    "ded"