July 14, 2010

Reboot of 2600 game, with mixed results.

News came from Atari that they are remak­ing the Atari 2600 Haunt­ed House, for the Wii, Xbox live arcade, and the PC. Haunt­ed House was one of the first games to pio­neer the suvi­val hor­ror genre. The orginal game a bit dat­ed by todays stan­dards, the updat­ed ver­sion of thea game will be a scary romp the whole fam­i­ly can enjoy. Yes anoth­er fam­i­ly romp through a child­ish hor­ror game, I thought Grabbed by the Ghoules was enough nev­er to bring this crap back.
Should we even reamke games any­more? Should we reboot or just let our mem­o­ries serve us well and keep the past in the past? Do the remakes and reboots that come to mar­ket worth the time and effort put into them? What if any games would you like to see remade or revamped?
 Here is a pic­ture of the 2600 game

Haunted House - Screenshot
Haunted House - Screenshot
Haunted House - Screenshot

Here’s the new one due out this fall.



  1. T8 - July 15, 2010 12:36 am

    Im a total nostalgic(ist). Leave the game the way it is and build a new game with a slight­ly dif­fer­ent plot, and have it stand­alone.

  2. AceOfNades69 - July 15, 2010 2:30 am

    I don’t mind a remake as long as they stick to the core of what made the orig­i­nal so great.

  3. ScrotusKilmystr - July 15, 2010 1:11 pm

    the only prob­lem with stick­ing to what made it grat is that when you get old­er it just might not seem al that great in the first place! and I want booger­man on xbl!! haha

  4. CABXYZ - July 15, 2010 9:38 pm

    I agree a lit­tle bit with every­one, if they can keep what made the orig­nal great and maybe just update the visu­als, i.e. Per­fect Dark on the XBLA, or if they can just make sut­tle changes to the game play and keep the core ele­ments, i.e. Pac Man Cham­pi­onship Edi­tion, then by all means an update would be wel­come. But such remakes like Gold­en Axe or Bion­ic Com­man­do are ones that were bet­ter left back in the gold­en age of gaming.(that’s exclud­ing the Bion­ic Com­man­do Rearmed that game was fantastic.)But some­one please, I want a re-tooled ver­sion of Advent Ris­ing. It was one of my favorite if not my favorite xbox game but the tech was not up to the chal­lenge. Great music, epic sto­ry, good voice act­ing, sol­id con­trols, the engine just could not keep up.

  5. DianaQ - July 17, 2010 9:59 am

    I am also in agree­ment that if they can make a new ver­sion that reflects the orig­i­nals core ele­ments, then go ahead. There are some remakes that should have been left alone, but oth­ers that made us go WOW! So, it all comes down to how well it is remade and what updat­ed graph­ics will catch the atten­tion of todays buy­er.

  6. ScrotusKilmystr - July 18, 2010 6:12 am

    cabxyz Advent Ris­ing? real­ly? what ever hap­pened to the mil­lion dol­lar give away? No seri­ous­ly would­n’t mass effect be the game Advent Ris­ing nev­er was?

  7. CABXYZ - July 18, 2010 3:54 pm

    Scro­tus in a way, yes it is. But the mil­lion dol­lar give away was Majesco’s blun­der. The same guys that did Advent Ris­ing made one of my favorite games of last year, Shad­ow Com­plex. As it’s been shown give these guys the right tools and time frame, a Advent Ris­ing reboot and it could be epic!

  8. ScrotusKilmystr - July 20, 2010 3:18 pm

    It’s fun­ny you say epic been­ing that shaw­dow com­plex is a great game but with out the back­ing of EPIC no one would have heard of it. also, I find it hard to believe that you would put advent ris­ing above Knights Of The Old Replblic as being one of your favorite games on the xbox!


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