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What re-envisioned game is your favorite, but NOT a reboot.
I'll give you mine, or at least one that very easily came to mind today.
On a whim, I put in my Metroid Prime Trilogy and really started in on Prime again (I played it back on the GC days and loved it, but never got to play Echoes, so that's why I'm glad to have this version), and it reminded me of the strong reactions the game got when it was first announced.
Metroid, in the first-person view?!?!? What?!??? Some people were livid. I was cautiously worried and hopeful that it would be good, and Retro delivered in a BIG, MASSIVE way. They took the game from side-scrolling to first-person view, and it's still the SAME Metroid game. It's still about exploration and discovery, the weapons and power ups and awesome levels and level design are all there. They just did a fantastic job.
So not a remake or reboot, what game was one of the better/best times a game was re-vamped, maybe with a new viewpoint, such as Metroid to the Prime series, for example?
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Mega-man Legends series, People hated it for being in 3D and RPG elements, but It became my favorite Mega-man series.
Also like Wii Castlevania Judgment, it was a fun Fighting game,
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I also have Command Mission which I've yet to really put any time into yet, I think I played like an hour or two of it. I picked it up in perfect condition and complete for 15-20 bucks, same thing with Kingdom Heats and Final Fantasy X.
Then I found out like a week at most later that they were coming out with the PS3 versions....I was not happy.
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I'd have to say Metroid Prime as well. Also Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, if those count.
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I alsonvote for Metroid Prime, that series is just classic all around.
Gotta love Mega Man X, really. And Battlenetwork. Zero might be my favorite overall. All those are their own vision of megaman that ran alongside others.
Resident Evil 4 was a masterpiece and I still love RE5 to death. This is preferable to the old series for me, but I see why oldschool fans hate them.
I love the lack of seriousness and sense of humor Metal Gear Rising has about itself, too. And love the new gameplay as much as Solid.
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I suppose Resident Evil 4. Not that I prefer it to the classics.
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Fallout 3 I suppose
Still love the isometric Fallouts though
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