P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:18:43        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Following the release of the thrice cursed GoldenEye: Rogue Agent we wanted to know what you thought of the concept of remakes in general. Are they an intrinsically bad idea or is it just a case of doing them right? @Most of you seemed to think the latter. For the record the most popular choices for a remake were Elite, Final Fantasy VII, various Zeldas and Desert Strike. Any publishers listening? ——————————————————————————————————1/14— e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk DAILY LOTTO AND EUROMILLIONS p122 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:19:40        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I would love to see some of my old Spectrum games being remade. There was talk of a new Back 2 Skool coming out but other games like Dizzy, Trashman, Green Beret and Renegade, to name but a eew, would be superb. Just don't ask EA to do them. Backdraft There's a great unofficial remake of Skool Daze at the website home.no.net/uffen/info/ko99.htm. And a not so good one at muckybaby.com. ——————————————————————————————————2/14— GameCentral index 375 ELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:19:16        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I'd like to see Shogun and Medieval remade with the Rome: Total War engine, and all new remakes of TOCA 2(the original not the abominations that are the Race Driver games) and Sports Car GT for the PC. Almost forgot, a remake of Elite would be great and hopefully with better combat than X2: The Threat. R W McBroom We're with you on Total War. Ancient Rome is great and all, but we'd prefer to be fighting the Battle of Agincourt. ——————————————————————————————————3/14— Reviews Round-Up 377 Make your mobile cool Visit the PhoneZone ITV1 p590 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:15:33        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Remakes work only when they improve upon the original a la Metroid: Zero Mission. If anyone has tried to play the original recently they will find it to be unplayable as there is no map and you end up going round in circles. Recent games should not be remade, such as FFVII, as they will be improving the graphics rather than the gameplay. Alek Kazam You're dead right about Zero Mission - it really does get everything right. ——————————————————————————————————4/14— Land on Planet Sound 350 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:16:00        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Game updates can and have been well executed. Take a look at Resident Evil on the GameCube. Capcom showed that with a bit of effort, you can take the eramework of a classic game, add new elements to the gameplay, apply a lick of next-gen paint and update the experience for the demands of a new audience. Keith Reilly Resident Evil is certainly the high watermark for remakes. ——————————————————————————————————5/14— Multiformat Games Charts 378 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:16:16        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Uelda: Ocarina Of Time needs to be remade. Not with Wind Waker cel-shading but with the new Zelda graphics. Also, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is just terrible, I wish the cynic inducing EA would hand the Bond licence to a company who could do it justice. It's outclassed by its seven-year-old N64 namesake, 'nuff said. Lee Hayes We're surprised at just how many people asked for Zelda remakes. ——————————————————————————————————6/14— Ace teen mag 380 CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p370 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:16:13        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC All I want is for Microsoft to give a shedload of cash to David Braben and Ian Bell to patch up their differences and give us the Live enabled 8,000+ planet version of Elite on our Xboxes! Imagine it, every ship you come across, piloted by a human in a world where you can do what you want. Forget GTA! Elite was the original free-roaming game!! Optimas Frag If only the Americans knew what it was we'd be drowning in clones by now. ——————————————————————————————————7/14— Travel the world with Teletext 170 ITV1 CATCH OUR HOLIDAY GETAWAY GUIDE p170 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 13:16:27        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Most of the games I'd like remade have already been done but they all lack that certain something that made them special the first time around. Doom, Wolfenstein, etc. have all had competent 21st century makeovers, but they are a bit showy and transient. I'd like to see remakes of D/Generation, Legend, Syndicate, Elite and Speedball - all of which were games which appeared to be good ideas flawed by the technology of the time. Phil Dickson ——————————————————————————————————8/14— 4Player feature 376 TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:17:06        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I don't actually mind remakes, as long as they improve on the original game in some way. I'd love to see remakes of some old text/graphic adventures from the Spectrum days, such as Urban Upstart and The Hobbit. If they're treated with the respect they deserve, then there's no reason why they can't be great. Captain Ketchup Our favourite text adventure was Quest For The Golden Eggcup. ——————————————————————————————————9/14— Big Screen 310 TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:17:03        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I think remakes are like a lot of game related things, a bit of a douale edged sword. Unfortunately games like GoldenEye: Rogue Agent are an obvious cash-in that will probably be bought as a Christmas pressie for some poor kid. But not all remakes are bad. Games like Prince Of Persia and OutRun 2 for example. As for specific games I would like to see as remakes, I suppose the classic Elite would be my first choice. John Bolton ——————————————————————————————————10/14 e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:17:39        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I surely speak for a fair few when I say that we're due a Final Fantasy VII remake. And then how about Soviet Strike? I loved that game. Tentacular PS: Will you be reviewing the new Mortal Kombat? Square Enix seem to be going out of their way not to remake FFVII right now, we don't understand it. Oh, and we reviewed Mortal Kombat: Deception ages ago. We liked it and gave it 8/10. ——————————————————————————————————11/14 Travel the world with Teletext 170 ITV1 TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:18:54        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I'd like to see Cannon Fodder remade. Now that was an Amiga classic. Unfortunately developers these days seem intent on wrecking the legacy of once great games: Sentinel, Sensible Soccer, GoldenEye, etc. It is not as if it is impossible - Ubisoft showed how it was done with Prince Of Persia. Developers seem to think that they can use the name to cover up a shoddy game. The only solution to this problem is to stop buying these poor games. Ben Beresford ——————————————————————————————————12/14 4Player feature 376 TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:18:50        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC Not all updates are bad, I mean think of Prince Of Persia. That was a brilliant game (if a little too short), even if the combat was a bit dodgy. I always wanted an update of the Desert Strike series, they were good games. Of course the problem with this is that the games were made by EA, so they'd surely end up a disappointment. Dr Namgge We're pretty sure EA said they were working on a new Strike game. ——————————————————————————————————13/14 Big Screen 310 TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids
P379 Teletext 379 Dec11 23:18:27        ——————————————————————————————  THE WEEKEND HOT TOPIC I'm completely against the whole notion of remakes of popular games from the past. In my opinion, they do nothing more than sully the good name that the game once had. It's nothing more than people trying to cash in on the name of the original game and they should be ashamed of doing it. I just wish more gamers would ignore these remakes and maybe then publishers/developers would get the hint. Morkin ——————————————————————————————————14/14 e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk TURNER THE WORM p394 Soap TV Guide Kids