Remake It So: Start in the Dark – The Horrible Show 041311

The Horrible ShowLet’s talk about something we aren’t close to being qualified for, remaking video games. Justin, Cole, Ethan, Gifford, and Christina throw out their ideas for and break your memories of X-COM, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Blast Corps, and Eternal Darkness. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We’re not going to pretend that we know what we are talking about, but the fact is we love a lot of games and have ideas on what would make them better to us. Of course we can’t get to those ideas without goin off-topic first with our Threesomes of the Week and Christina’s adventure into voice acting against a 4 year-old. The On the Spot question asks if remakes should stick to their original’s genres which begs the question, what the hell happened to StarCraft: Ghost? In our first (of multiple) Remake It So discussion the cast delves into some dangerous territory by attempting to infuse some fresh ideas into fix some classics in Zelda and Final Fantasy. Then we return to the game that started this topic on the site originally by going insane over Eternal Darkness once again. We let you know what to expect for the Horrible Night Out this Friday and ask for your input into choosing a game for our next Horrible All Nighter. Cole takes us home by getting a little too excited about all of these new fighting games and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin (JDevL), Cole (Colefacekilla), Ethan (Wizardtrain187), Gifford (GiffTor), Christina (Jadetiger CG)

Guide:
Intro and Threesomes (1:06 – 27:04)
On the Spot Question (27:06 – 35;11)
Remake It So (35:12 – 1:29:07)
X-COM: UFO Defense (36:43 – 46:35)
Final Fantasy VI (46:37 – 55:19)
Zelda: Ocarina of Time (55:21 – 1:04:46)
Memorable Remakes (1:04:48 – 1:10:56)
Blast Corps (1:11:03 – 1:16:53)
Eternal Darkness (1:16:55 – 1:26:40)
Which One? (1:26:41 – 1:29:07)
HorribleNight.com Updates (1:29:11 – 1:30:18)
Shout Outs (1:30:21 – 1:38:39)

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole – The Fighter, Arm Cannon (Video game music on Bandcamp), NinJump
Gifford – Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs and Some Other Things That Aren’t As Scary Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures From the Sky, Parents who Disappear in Peru, A Man Named Lars Farf, And One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish So Maybe You Could Help Us OutPissed Off CatfishMLB 2K11
Christina – Kingdom Hearts, Archer, Fetus Talking
EthanEyes of the Mothman, StarCraft 2 mods, The Wonderful End of the World
Justin – Prison Break, Whitney Cummings, Crysis 2

Games:
NinJump, MLB 2K11, MLB: The Show, Kingdom Hearts, StarCraft 2, Crysis 2, StarCraft: Ghost, X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Terror from the Deep, Final Fantasy Tactics, Civ 3, Dawn of War, Civ 5, Revenge of the Titans, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Hard Corps: Uprising, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Darksiders, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, The Elder Scrolls, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Metroid: Zero Mission, Perfect Dark Zero, Resident Evil, NBA Jam, Blast Corps, Trials HD, Angry Birds, Super Meat Boy, Eternal Darkness, Too Human, Assassin’s Creed, Portal 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Street Fighter X Tekken

References:
Marky Mark, Twelve Monkeys, Neil Gaiman, Deertick, Reel Big Fish, In Gaming We Trust, Home Movies, Bob’s Burgers, Bearhammer Investigations, Potato Sale, Mario FPS, The Magnet Gun

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9 Comments Remake It So: Start in the Dark – The Horrible Show 041311

  1. Spicer

    Sterling Archer = H. Jon Benjamin

    Eternal Darkness is why I bought a Gamecube. So good.

  2. GiffTor

    Oy! Silicon Knights! Are you listening? Quit working on Too Human II and get on it or we’re turning it over to GearBox.

  3. JDevL

    Silicon Knights is busy with X-Men Destiny. And I love Gearbox, but wouldn’t give them a game with that much story.

  4. GiffTor

    (I wasn’t serious about GearBox, just making a DNF/Too Human reference/connection)

  5. Spicer

    I don’t know how SK could do an Eternal Darkness sequel. It’s one of those paradoxes where I want a sequel but I’m sure it’d be awful. Maybe just do a graphics update a la Good & Evil 3D so a new generations of gamers gets a chance to play it?

  6. GiffTor

    Yes, we’re looking for a re-make or even a “reboot” (or frankly, just a “freshening” like w/ BG&E HD) plus maybe a little tweaking – cameras, controls…

  7. JPizzle151

    Life Force! Why doesn’t anyone want to see that in the style of Bionic Commando Rearmed?

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