It's no real surprise that gamers can act like little children at times in both positive and negative ways. While we can be child-like in our anticipation and hype over something seemingly insignificant, we can also act like spoiled brats by throwing tantrums because something didn't turn out the way we wanted. We can pout when that game we were hoping for doesn't get announced (coughPokemonZMother3cough), or we're just being flat greedy and wanting more and more. I... don't intend to address this whatsoever. In fact, I'm here to be one of those greedy little kids who's just wanting more from his games.
So, yes, that is today's topic. This is my own personal
Top 10 Games Or Ideas That Need To Happen
This is my own personal list of stuff that I particularly want to see based on my own gaming interests. If it's not something that I generally play or are interested in then it won't be making it to the actual list of 10. I will try to NOT double dip in a franchise or idea as much as possible. That being said, there will be 2 pokemon entries. The reason for this is due to my love of the pokemon franchise, and because my attempt to consolidate ideas left me one short. A secondary pokemon idea was all that came to me that was worth putting on the list.
Before we get started, let's have some Honorable Mentions
A more unique Call of Duty Title - While I don't actually play Call of Duty something to breathe new life into the stagnation would be very welcome. Though I have no ideas what that breath of fresh air would be, something very unique might actually get me to play the game.
Silent Hills or a spiritual successor to Silent Hill - Again I don't play this franchise, but I'm more interested in it than other game franchises I don't play. I know many people were outraged at the Silent Hills cancellation so it would be nice to get something out there for those fans
Kingdom Hearts Styled Game for Nintendo Franchises - I love Kingdom Hearts and I would absolutely so bananas if a series came along doing the same thing with Nintendo worlds as Kingdom Hearts does with Disney Worlds. It didn't make the list however because it was just a little too similar to something else I have on the list.
Pokemon Online MMO - Everyone's been asking for this for years. It would be great to have an online Pokemon MMO with full 3D graphics and models but that would be such a strain on the Nintendo servers and consoles that I'm not sure if it's feasible.
Half Life 3 - Just because I want those stupid memes to stop
Now that I have those out of the way, let's dive right in to the list shall we?
|Ba DUM Tiss!|
It took me only about 20 minutes to compile a list of pokemon that cover one or both of the categories listed above from various sprites that either I have created or modified in my boredom or that I have found online. Just take a look at them.
I see no reason that all of these couldn't be pokemon and I'm quite frankly surprised that many of them aren't already.
Enter the 3DS and WiiU versions of Smash Bros and we find out that more characters actually do have alternate costumes, many of them with their own separate name in the announcement such as Alph and the other Koopa Kids. With all of these alternate people as costumes one would have thought that everyone would get an alternate costume or at least there would have been a DLC to add an extra costume for everyone. That didn't happen and it's a shame. They are really missing some great opportunities to add flavor to the roster by giving alternate costumes or alternate people to everyone in smash. Just think of how awesome having Shiny Charizard, Hyrule Warriors Zelda, or blue pajamas Toon Link would be if it were in the actual game! Maybe we will get that in the next installment.
These games were wonderful but even back then I knew the graphics were pretty terrible... far worse than what these brilliant games deserve. With technology quickly pulling away and the ability to play these old PC games becoming more and more difficult to do, we should have some sort of remake or remastering of these games. This would allow those of us who truly loved them to see them the way they should be, and allow a whole new generation just getting in to Star Wars thanks to Episode VII, a chance to experience the adventures of this awesome Jedi!
With the exception of the Mothership Zeta, all of the Fallout games (as far as I know) take place in the United States. While I love the United States and identify more with the landmarks there as it is my home, I would love to see how the rest of the world has dealt with the apocalypse. How have the pyramids in Egypt held up? What has become of the Taj Mahal? How would people have survived the irradiated oceans surrounding the Philippines? I would love to have a full game or even just a DLC expansion that explored one of these other locations around the world just to see what it's like somewhere other than the United States just for once. It would be nice to have a change of scenery to be something we haven't seen yet in a Fallout game.
|Well...maybe not the EXACT same purpose|
What we need is something brand new and awesome for both of the series and I think this right here would be the key. The story almost writes itself. Both Star Fox and Metroid are set in space with multiple planets and space stations dealing with alien menaces. It would pull the best from both worlds. Obviously it would pull the puzzles and various artifacts from Metroid, but it would also pull galaxy travel and vehicle battles from Star Fox. It would incorporate the best parts of ground combat from both series. Due to the differences in both franchises the story wouldn't have to be THAT original to still be awesome. It could just simply be that somehow the space pirates, metroids, aparoids, Team Star Wolf, Ridley, Kraid, Andross and all other unspeakable atrocities have started havoc across the galaxy but the job is too big for just one hero so both Samus and Team Star Fox team up to save the galaxy. With a premise so great and simple why hasn't this been done yet?
|Seriously, why do I have 3 versions of this wretched game?|
|...seriously? Is this a joke?|
I seriously do question why this hasn't been done yet. Are both companies afraid that it wouldn't be profitable? There is no way in Hades that this game wouldn't sell millions of copies. It would sell so many copies that would practically print money for everyone involved. Are they concerned that their characters wouldn't be well represented? Well they don't seem to mind sharing the screen fighting against Mortal Kombat and Capcom's line of goons so there's no harm in the characters being misrepresented. Are they against collaborations with their competitors? Clearly not because they created a set of comic books that were specifically created around this premise right here. There is absolutely no reason for this not to exist and I hope that one day soon while the super hero boom is still alive and well we will get to play something so marvelous.
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There you have it. That was my top ten list of games and gaming ideas that need to happen. It is my genuine hope that I get to see all of these ideas come to fruition. I hope to one day play these games and be exceedingly happy that such greatness was finally made available to us. Sadly, if I know the gaming industry as well as I think I do then the majority, if not all of these, will never even be considered. In the end, these companies have their own ideas about what they think will sell and do well, and they are going to follow those ideas. It often doesn't matter what the consumers want. The tragedy of that mentality is that generally it still works. The consuming public may want one thing but will still purchase something that's not what they want so they can at least experience some game in the franchise they love. So while I remain hopeful for these ideas, I won't be holding my breath.
What sort of games or gaming ideas do you think should be implemented? Let me know in the comments below.
This is Ghost, fading into the darkness.
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