I’m currently in the middle of my bi-yearly ‘reminisce about Ragnarok Online’ phase, and I’ve just found out that the creator of Ragnarok Online and his studio are making a kind of sort of spiritual sequel to the game called Tree of Savior.
I say kind of sort of because it looks more like an action RPG, and apparently combat is done entirely with the keyboard. As far as the aesthetic goes however, it’s basically somewhere between the original Ragnarok Online and a Vanillaware game. They’re even getting the old sound team to do the soundtrack.
It’s me, I’m the middle schooler getting hyped about an MMO.
I’ve always been interested by old portable ports of console games. Honestly, the gaps in power and memory were so much larger back then I can’t really call it a port; they were pretty much whole new games.
In some cases I kind of prefer the portable version; they were usually made after the console version came out, so they had time to either refine the game or add something new, like the whole RPG section in Mario Golf. Then again, in a lot of cases the gameplay would lose something compared to the console version, unless it was something mostly turn based. Incidentally, three of the four examples I posted here are turn based games. I haven’t played much of the pocket King of Fighters games, but I know people liked those too.