10 Great Remakes that Deserve Another Remake

3. Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals is one of those cult classic RPGs. While the original Lufia title isn't described as much other than generic, Lufia II is raised as one of the greater RPGs on the Super Nintendo. Of course, it cannot top masterpieces such as Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy VI, but the game is remembered fondly all the same, and for good reason. Lufia II had a great story, with a heart-breaking ending that any that played the original game knew already, with good gameplay and awesome music. Translation issues besides, it's really a solid title.

Lufia II's DS remake, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is a terrible game.

Curse of the Sinistrals took the Super Nintendo game and completely rebuilt it from the ground up, in all the wrong ways. The characters were redesigned from their medieval inspired looks to an odd half-grunge looking style, like Maxim and the others stepped out of a low-budget Final Fantasy VIII. Instead of being a turn-based RPG, Curse of the Sinistrals goes for an action-RPG route, though unfortunately the gameplay ends up being a bit shallow and unbalanced as a result. Oh, and the voice actors seems to mispronounce everything.

For fans of Lufia II, Curse of the Sinistrals is a travesty, and even for those who had no nostalgic attachment to the original (like myself), the DS game was barely near average. Being one of Natsume's better known titles (other than their work on the Harvest Moon games), the game really deserves a better and more faithful remake than the one it got.

Posted: 7th Nov 2014 by gaiages
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