Playing old school games in new ways is pretty damn awesome. But what could be better? Playing a game which is structured as an old school game but online with other people. A game where you can design your own sprite and character from the ground up. For those with no artistic ability there would be default characters they could pick. Picture a side scrolling game where you meet other people. You could be a villain or a hero. The concept can be taken way further than crappy Maple Story. Basically even calling the game 8 Bit Universe could be cool cause thats what it would be. I would think structuring the game like Zelda 2 or Castlevania 2 could work.