7. Star Fox Wii U
Why we need it in 2014: Because we deserve an honest-to-goodness reboot of the space fighting fox and friends. Not “Star Fox Becomes King of the Dinosaurs.” Not “Starfox On Foot With A Bazooka.” Not “Star Fox 64 with Different Voice Actors in 3D.” We need Fox, Peppy, Falco, and yes, even Slippy back in our lives, better than we remember them. Star Fox Command kinda had that, but it was burdened with gimmicky touch controls. This is the year to get it right.
Who should make it: Nintendo, clearly. Despite our gripes with previous games, they’ve yet to truly messed up Star Fox--it’s just that Nintendo added things that weren’t the best fit for the series. Strip away all the new and strange mechanics, put the little critters back in their jets, give us Bill and Kat back, and you have yourself a new blockbuster. Of course, we’d also be fine with Nintendo handing this big boy over to Platinum Games. Fans have been rumbling about this potential mash-up for a while, and with the developer’s track record, it might just be the refreshing pair of eyes that this old franchise needs.