What's Your Dream Video Game?

With the recent release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its particularly decent success for a new IP I began to think about what other project could be rather fantastic if a crack team of proven "imaginative creators" were band together to make another dream game much in the same fashion as Ken Rolston, Todd McFarlane, and R.A. Salvatore were put together for Kingdoms of Amalur. Well here it is, my dream team for my fantasy gaming franchise.

Developer - Rockstar and BioWare

Rockstar (Red Dead Redemption) and BioWare (Mass Effect) would bring an excellent level of competence to the intellectual property and between the two of them the game would have the technical finesse to pull off a game that felt open-world while giving it the personal connection of a small group of comrades adventuring through a universe on a boat that is surrounded by life-ending subzero vacuums.

Lead Art Director - Cain Kuga

I am not the biggest fan of an anime stylization but Cain Kuga has already proven himself with an ability to artistically blend turn of the 22nd century futuristic spacefaring aesthetics with the more grounded in contemporary familiarities through Cowboy Bebop's bounty hunter cast. Oh yeah, in the mean time he created one of the best animated stories and visuals to come out of...well, anywhere and wrote and illustrated the graphic novel for Cowboy Bebop after the 26 episode season.

Lead Writer - Joss Whedon

Firefly was, quite frankly, one of my favorite television shows to ever grace any network. It was sadly very short-lived and was canceled only after a 14 episode run. It had a universe that was rich with a fascinating culture and history and the narrative exuded intrigue with a brilliant mix of high-tech and rudimentary humane survival plot situations which were sprawled across that interesting universe and its planets.

The Game - Firefly

I'd love to see a game based off of Firefly's mythology with this team of creators who have had their hand in this type of sub-sub-genre before in some form or another. Quite simply a futuristic sci-fi western would be a genre nearly untouched by the gaming industry and with the developers of Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption behind the development you know that at the very least it would have a fantastic production value and be able to mix the best gaming has offered on both a science fiction and a wild west video game front. Cain Kuga's art styling brought forth some subtle excellence to the 'Cowboy Bebop' series and gave the show a feel that was aesthetically authentic. Finally, Joss Whedon's vision of an allied galactic space western which supported a cast of characters that were amazingly realized with a varying degree of noble, gray, and questionable ethics would make for an immersive gaming narrative that would feel fresh yet familiar to the gaming world. Taking these groups of proven sci-fi western artisans and meshing them up with one another would make for one hell of a gaming experience.

I'm fairly positive that these groups of people will not come together to create what could be an amazing new gaming franchise. But hey, I can dream can't I?

What's Your Dream Team and Game?

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Edited by TerraMantis

With the recent release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its particularly decent success for a new IP I began to think about what other project could be rather fantastic if a crack team of proven "imaginative creators" were band together to make another dream game much in the same fashion as Ken Rolston, Todd McFarlane, and R.A. Salvatore were put together for Kingdoms of Amalur. Well here it is, my dream team for my fantasy gaming franchise.

Developer - Rockstar and BioWare

Rockstar (Red Dead Redemption) and BioWare (Mass Effect) would bring an excellent level of competence to the intellectual property and between the two of them the game would have the technical finesse to pull off a game that felt open-world while giving it the personal connection of a small group of comrades adventuring through a universe on a boat that is surrounded by life-ending subzero vacuums.

Lead Art Director - Cain Kuga

I am not the biggest fan of an anime stylization but Cain Kuga has already proven himself with an ability to artistically blend turn of the 22nd century futuristic spacefaring aesthetics with the more grounded in contemporary familiarities through Cowboy Bebop's bounty hunter cast. Oh yeah, in the mean time he created one of the best animated stories and visuals to come out of...well, anywhere and wrote and illustrated the graphic novel for Cowboy Bebop after the 26 episode season.

Lead Writer - Joss Whedon

Firefly was, quite frankly, one of my favorite television shows to ever grace any network. It was sadly very short-lived and was canceled only after a 14 episode run. It had a universe that was rich with a fascinating culture and history and the narrative exuded intrigue with a brilliant mix of high-tech and rudimentary humane survival plot situations which were sprawled across that interesting universe and its planets.

The Game - Firefly

I'd love to see a game based off of Firefly's mythology with this team of creators who have had their hand in this type of sub-sub-genre before in some form or another. Quite simply a futuristic sci-fi western would be a genre nearly untouched by the gaming industry and with the developers of Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption behind the development you know that at the very least it would have a fantastic production value and be able to mix the best gaming has offered on both a science fiction and a wild west video game front. Cain Kuga's art styling brought forth some subtle excellence to the 'Cowboy Bebop' series and gave the show a feel that was aesthetically authentic. Finally, Joss Whedon's vision of an allied galactic space western which supported a cast of characters that were amazingly realized with a varying degree of noble, gray, and questionable ethics would make for an immersive gaming narrative that would feel fresh yet familiar to the gaming world. Taking these groups of proven sci-fi western artisans and meshing them up with one another would make for one hell of a gaming experience.

I'm fairly positive that these groups of people will not come together to create what could be an amazing new gaming franchise. But hey, I can dream can't I?

What's Your Dream Team and Game?

Posted by BruceLeeSoapdish

Developer - Either Bethesda, SCE Japan Studio (Shadow of the Colossus and ICO), or whoever made Myst

Artist - Wayne Barlowe (Hellboy movies and Dante's Inferno game)

Writer - Guillermo del Toro

Game - Pan's Labyrinth

Posted by AlexW00d

My dream strategy game would be something like EU3 as the map world, Total War style unit stuff, then mount and blade combat.

Edited by Chop

Hrmm...

An action rpg developed by Platinum and From Soft (Platinum would handle the gameplay, From would handle EVERYTHING else). It would be in a modern day or future setting with a heavy emphasis on the Soul's games subdued style of storytelling. It would have non-linear progression and the exploration aspect would be in the forefront.

So uhh..basically Vanquish/Bayonetta crossed with Dark Souls.

Posted by RagingLion

Go go gadget pre-made-answer-from-an-old-blog-I-wrote: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/raginglion/dream-design-docs-open-world-buddy-road-game/30-68733/

That's just a dream game. There are many more besides. Firefly game does sound rather could but it could be done in so many ways - would it be linear or open-world for example.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

I like your idea!
 
I really loved Red Dead Redemption's multi, but it lacked in some places.
Something like that, but with towns, money and purchaseable stuff would be great.
Something of a third person shooter mmo thingie.

Posted by lockwoodx

My dream video game would require dreams to play. This way I would have enough time to enjoy a life and my hobby.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

@AlexW00d said:

My dream strategy game would be something like EU3 as the map world, Total War style unit stuff, then mount and blade combat.

Oh, man. That's close to what I would like to see. My dream strategy game would be something like Civilization 4's tech trees and cities, with maps and unit movement similar to EU3, with battles like Final Fantasy Tactics... actually, no... more like Ogre Battle Tactics. But with "armies" (3 person groups like the Civ4 map) forming the individual units. That's be the 2nd game I'd make if I win the lottery and decide to start pissing money away.

My number one dream game is hard to describe. So I won't even bother. Think Skyrim meets a 20x better version of Dragon Age 2 crossed with The Sims.

Posted by Xpgamer7

Yeah I could see that, but coming together with such an awesome crew is nigh impossible.

Edited by believer258

A game with Devil May Cry quality hackey-slashey action, a Bethesda style open world, and drawn in a cel-shaded anime style (think Yu Yu Hakusho, only much cleaner animation).

And its goal would be fun, crazy shit. Just whatever you want to do with some insane powers, abilities, weapons, and enemies to use them on, along with some really awesome RPG-style progression. Start with a fireball and a small sword, end with the magical equivalent of a nuke and a sword that would make Cloud's look like a lowly dagger. And of course what Bethesda-style RPG wouldn't be complete without some good quests? Something just completely nuts - this is why I chose a shonen anime as an example of the art style because they generally are that kind of nutty.

And a final boss that fills the screen.

...OK, so Asura's Wrath in Bethesda RPG form. Who doesn't want that?

Posted by themangalist

Dream game: A game with war and one MIRRION TROOPS.

Posted by Heartagram

I don't know who I would want to make it but I always wanted an officially licensed Fighting game in which you play as the famous movie monsters. And no darkstalkers does not count. I'd love to have the more recent ones like freddy and jason as well as classics.

Maybe Netherrealm would be good so it could be nice and bloody.

Posted by Pixelationist

Bayonetta.