STOP RIGHT THERE.
Tell me how to make my games good again or I'll BLOW YOUR REBEL ARMY HEAD OFF.
They were never goof in the first place. The only reason people paid any attention to them is because they had good graphics for their time, which by today's standards are horribly dated.
The gameplay was generic arcade shoot everything in sight riddled with artificial difficulty and god awful controls to milk naive kids of their pocket change.
Only fedoras think this series was ever good.
... nope. didn't believe you for a second.
That's how good these games are.
>I'm bad at these games therefore these games are bad
Make new game from scratch with original assets.
Just make a basic high quality run and gun game with a few essential vehicles. No gimmick vehicle segments. No autoscrollers. Just good level and boss design.
Maybe actually try to finally outdo MS1's presentation and attention to detail, or MS3's animation.
Maybe try to compete with the insanity of Gunforce II a little as well.
Might also be some good ideas in Demon Front and Dolphin Blue to learn from.
Make everyone gay and accept that violence is wrong even in your imagination.