By EightBitWarrior 2 Comments
Here's a list of games that should be made, according to me. Sorry this one came out a day late, but yesterday was my birthday, and I couldn't predict not getting the time to do it. So anyway, here's the list!
10. Another Square Mario RPG Game
I remember I rented the original game back in the day, and cracked out on it until I completed it, it was that good. Since then, Nintendo has partnered with other companies and such, and tried to revive this franchise in the form of Mario & Luigi, but the results have not been the same at all. This game has a specific quality and feeling to it that I believe only the minds at Square could put into it. The time is right, Nintendo and Square, make it happen. Bring me Super Mario RPG 2.
9. Metal Gear Solid 5
Metal Gear Solid 4 seemingly wrapped-up the entire MGS story line, but with the crazy mind of Kojima, I'm positive he could eek out at least one more Metal Gear Solid game. Every time a new one comes out, he says it's his last one, but it never is. I'd love another one with the absolutely amazing cinematics from 4 please.
8. Psychonauts 2
With one of the most original ideas for a game and many untapped possibilities, this is a no brainer for a sequel (especially with how the game ended). Due to the game's poor sales and Tim Schafer's struggle with publishers in general, a sequel doesn't look like it's going to come... probably ever. Oh well...
7. A Crysis game with online co-op
There's no good reason why I can't choke-slam korean soldiers through buildings with a friend, is there? Crysis 2 is on the horizon, and I'm hoping to hear them announce online co-op at E3. One of my favorite game series of all time.
6. A NEW Punch-Out game
You're probably looking at this and saying out loud "But Mike, they DID make a new one, it's for the Wii." No, they didn't. That's a remake with all the same fighters and a couple throw-away new ones for a nostalgic charge. I want a FULL-ON new game with all new boxers, perhaps slightly mixed up game mechanics, and dare I ask for... HI-DEF GRAPHICS??
5. Another Classic DOOM game
DOOM and DOOM 2 were both absolutely excellent games, both for their times and still to this day. However, when id decided to follow it up with DOOM 3, they changed the formula and slowed things down. It's an ok game in its own right, but I miss the way it used to be. Mass killing, interesting scenery, puzzles, amazing music, and that sense of "OH MY GOD, HOW AM I GOING TO DEFEAT ALL OF THIS?" DOOM 4 has been announced, and I can only hope that they went back to their roots.
4. Battletoads 3
One of my absolute favorite games of all time just because of how unique and creative it is, coupled with its legendary difficulty. Yes, there was a Super Nintendo sequel, but that was what... more than 15 years ago? The demand by the fans is there. I don't care if its the hardest game I ever played in my life, I want it. BRING IT!
3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2
Probably the most likely game on my list, but dammit, I want another one. The original Wii game showed me that Nintendo is still seriously good at making 2d platformers. They've worried me with how easy they made both Yoshi's Island 2 and New Super Mario Bros. for the DS, but they came back with a vengeance and scored big points with me. Just so that again and I will be happy as all hell.
2. More Retro 8 and 16-bit games!
Imagine if we could get brand new, original retro games just like Super Metroid? Sure, there's Shadow Complex, but I don't mean it THAT literally. Just... new games that stand up to the ones of old that blew our socks off in our childhoods. There's just something about the way those games look and feel that is unparalleled. Hell, if they were to announce that they were going to revive the NES or the SNES and start selling cartridges for them again, and developers were going to work on new games.. I would be the biggest fanboy in the world of that.
1. A Virtual Reality Role-Playing Game
I've said for years I would love a game that you could go into, in virtual reality, and basically do whatever you want like you could in real life, talk to whoever, just let your innermost thoughts run wild in a world that is capable of accomodating it. No, I'm not talking about Fable or Oblivion or anything like that, I'm talking deeper than that. Basically a real-life simulator that doesn't feel at all like a video game. Maybe Natal can be a step in the right direction. Seeing stuff like the Milo demo at least E3 was a big step in the right direction, and actually gave me chills. Perhaps this one isn't as far fetched afterall? Hope not!
Tomorrow things wrap-up with my favorite games of all time.