Talk about games you feel are worth remaking, or perhaps they're so good remaking them would be a bad idea. Or maybe remaking the game is a good idea, but it might not be worth it because the times are different and it seems more likely a bad effort (either cheap, or poorly designed) will be the end product.
I came up with this idea after a tangent that lead up to a discussion on Tie Fighter, LucasArts' finest Star Wars game. Feeling nostalgic, I looked it up and supposedly there's some efforts to remake the game.
I'm all for this. TF is a classic in that the storyline elements are so powerful, they would resonate with an audience from any era, just like the original movies could. But the gameplay, while revolutionary (and ridiculously fun) for its time, wasn't without flaws and could seriously be updated using modern physics engines and giving the whole game a graphical face-lift, all of which could be done without limiting the unique experience.
But the fear is if that unique experience will be tampered with. I have no doubts that the gamplay in a modern context will be fantastic, but many including myself would be worried someone would screw with the storyline as some sort of effort to give the TF remake a personalized feel. The original dev team at Totally Games are totally up for the remake, but it seems more likely LucasArts will hire someone new, perhaps in-tune with the prequels (or if not, they have their own ideas for how they want the game to go) who doesn't understand what made the original game appealing in the first place. This is supposedly a recurring problem with the single-player campaign in StarCraft 2 and was definitely a problem with WarCraft III.
So would a remake be worth the risk?