The HD remake binge we've witnessed from Sony the last couple years has been by all accounts a great success. Fans rejoiced at the ability to replay their favourite moments from both God of War and Sly Cooper in glorious HD on PS3. With the Team Ico collection on the way, things are looking bright, but there's still plenty of franchises that need revisiting. The following is our PS3 HD remake wish list, in alphabetical order.
Everyone and their brother has been clamoring for a Final Fantasy VII remake, even before HD face lifts became fashionable for Sony, so Final Fantasy needs to be included. VII, VIII, IX, X and X-2 would all be great to see. Although, it's unlikely Square would agree to having so many potential cash cows sold on one Blu-Ray, but we can dream!
Jak and Daxter
While Naughty Dog has moved onto bigger and better things with Uncharted, Jak and Daxter remains a great series that largely got left in the dark with the current console generation. Out of Sony's three mascot series on PS2 (Jak, Ratchet and Sly), Jak was always my personal favourite.
Metal Gear Solid
This one is an absolute no-brainer. Fortunately, Konami and Kojima Productions have shown a willingness to take Metal Gear Solid to new places with a MGS3 remake on 3DS and MGS1 on the PlayStation Store. There's even been rumours of a HD collection of the first three games. Although, any MGS remake needs to have MGS4's control improvements and camera in mind.
Kingdom Hearts has only really seen two outings on the PlayStation 2 and it'll likely be ages before we see Kingdom Hearts III. For the story alone, it'll be great to see Kingdom Hearts remade in HD for the PS3 with improved game mechanics.
Ratchet & Clank
We've seen what Ratchet & Clank can do with the current console generation, and the results have been fantastic. Both PS3 iterations received high praise, feeling like interactive Pixar movies. If A Crack In Time was indeed the conclusion of Ratchet's journey, revisiting the PS2 classics would be an ideal way to keep the series going.