8 classic games in need of Sony's HD treatment
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The Syphon Filter games were a big success on the PS1, but ever since the series shifted to new territory, Sony backed down on the releases quite a bit and left us wondering if it would ever come back to PS3, outside of a re-release of the classic games. At this point in time, we think it’s best that, instead of tackling a new project, the team turn its attention to providing some HD love to the original releases. The first three Syphon games were fantastic, and, for that matter, the PSP games were pretty sweet too. Bundle those together with a few extras — including online multiplayer options — and we’ll really be getting somewhere.
Spyro the Dragon
Before Insomniac Games went to work on the Ratchet and Clank games (as well as other projects), they were a smaller team working on a creative platforming series called Spyro the Dragon. Featuring a fire-breathing dragon full of spunk and plenty of exciting situations, the legacy continues to live on today through the Skylanders games, produced by Activision. That said, it wouldn’t hurt for Sony to team up with Activision on re-releasing the original PS1 adventures with a coat of high-definition polish, and maybe a few online leaderboards for good measure. And speaking of forgotten mascots…
Before he started appearing in a number of overly complicated platformers produced by Sierra, Crash Bandicoot was the darling of Sony’s first PlayStation — thanks to some help from the up-and-comers at Naughty Dog, who have since moved on to greener pastures with Uncharted and The Last of Us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit the past with some of Crash’s better adventures. Re-releasing his first three games, along with Crash Team Racing, would hit the spot for gamers of all ages. And at a decent price, at that.
Last but not least, who are we to forget about the awesome Robbit, the heroic bunny who appeared in not one but two unforgettable Jumping Flash! games? These were big hits on the PS1, featuring innovative first-person shooting action, crazy visuals (for a 90s release) and lots of ridiculous hopping fun. So obviously, Sony bringing these games back for a $10-a-pop re-release, complete with the kind of graphics we could drool over, would be a pretty sweet move. Oh, and don’t forget those Muu Muus!