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    Default The future of the Skies of Arcadia franchise

    I think Skies of Arcadia is a franchise which SEGA seems to have largely forgotten, but could easily resurrect. I know not everyone who played the game necessarily wants a sequel (since the original was so good and so self-contained), but I think an HD remake (NOT a straight port from DC or GC) that can be downloaded on XBLA and PSN would be a good way to re-introduce the IP to a new batch of gamers and test the waters regarding support for a possible sequel. I know Ubisoft has recently tried this with Beyond Good & Evil HD, although I don't know if that was a success for them or not.

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    I think Skies of Arcadia is a game that definitely needs to be resurrected, it is easily one of the best RPGs ever and many inferior games have had sequels or remakes. It also has a very loyal fanbase, many of whom want a sequel. Although it does stand alone as a great game, I do think the ending does leave it open for a sequel ('more adventures' etc.) which would be great if they could do it right, though I can't really think of how a HD version could work, since the blocky and colourful style actually worked quite well in the original. I don't really think it needs to be remade because the original didn't have many problems at all, but it would probably need to be brought to more people's attention if a sequel was to be a commercial success. Whatever they do I think they should release a version of it for the Wii (or the Wii2 if it takes that long) since Legends was on the Gamecube and it does seem the type of game that works well on a Nintendo console (also the Wii needs some good RPGs)

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    Skies of Arcadia was easily one of the best RPGs I have ever played, so I would be thrilled if they decided to revisit it. I understand that it isn't the most popular game but that didn't stop them from releasing a sequel to NiGHTS. I don't personally think it needs a full "remake" treatment, but it wouldn't hurt to release it on PSN and XBOX Live arcade since we are revisiting Dreamcast classics.

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    I'd love to see a Skies of Arcadia 2 and Shenmue 3. I'd buy ports of Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue I/II if they were put on PSN, WiiWare, and XBLA.

    Just use the audio from the Dreamcast version when porting Skies of Arcadia. The audio of Skies of Arcadia Legends (gamecube port) was just awful sounding when you've already played the Dreamcast version.

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    It's dead as Vectorman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGA Pingas View Post
    It's dead as Vectorman.
    Don't make me threaten you with a rocket-propelled chainsaw headshot with such a cynical thing >> .

    Skies of Arcadia should definitely have a sequel, the matter is what kind? Should it have an after-years sequel with Vyse and company, or take place in a further in-game generation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGA Pingas View Post
    It's dead as Vectorman.
    Good idea! Bring back Vectorman, too OH, and Sketch Turner needs to make his triumphant return with a new version of Comix Zone, maybe one that isn't completable within 25 minutes.

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    As much as I loved the game, I suspect there is not future for the name (not calling it a series since there was only one). If the odds were defied and another was made, I would gladly accept it for the 3ds or NGP. The current console market just isn't friendly toward turn-based games.
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    I don't expect it to be coming any time soon, but I would love for another entry.

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    hell yeah I'd buy a remake or relaunch of the game. It gives me a chance to give my friend back the game as well, since she wants to play it too. I don't mind having it on xbox live, gives me a chance to enjoy a great game that skies truly is.

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