1) Die Hard (or similar franchise)
OK. I know what you're thinking. Cheesy old school movies…who cares? Well after playing Uncharted and being awed by its ability to feel like a big budget movie adventure, I began thinking about movies that would fit well into this type of game play. Who wouldn't want to play as a wise cracking McCain as he kicks terrorist azz and has plenty of smart azz comments to make along the way. 9mm duct taped to the back anyone? How about some "SHOOT DA GLASS!"?
2) Uncharted 3, 4, 5, 6…..
As mentioned in the Die Hard entry, Uncharted really strikes a chord with me. My love for cinema and story driven media is really tickled in these Naughty Dog masterpieces. I will agree with those that say game play is lacking. But the fun and excitement these titles provide hide any flaw that can be found. I look forward to each and every future adventure Drake endeavors on, up to and including his discovery that alligators really do live in the sewers of New York in Uncharted 26.
3) One Sports game to rule them all and in the darkness bind them
I've mentioned this in previous blogs. I want a single sports title for each sport that is subscription based, rather than pay year after year for each new iteration for a roster update and a tweak here and there. People were pissed about Halo 3: ODST not being worth the full price of $60, so why is it ok that Madden does the same thing?
4) Halo 1.5
Combat Evolved set the standard for console shooters when it was released alongside the Xbox. The story was engrossing and the game play was near flawless. Not to mention the multiplayer was extremely competitive and difficult. In the more recent versions of this game, multiplayer suffers (IMO). CE separated the noob from the elite; whereas, Halo 3 allows for any guy with a spartan laser to one shot kill. The gap has been filled and the hordes of thirteen year old hormonal kids dominate the world of Halo. I would love to see a re-release of this epic title with updated graphics and Xbox Live matchmaking. Don't change one other thing in this game.
5) Final Fantasy VII remake
You've all heard this before. No surprise. Square Enix…gimme gimme gimme gimme….
6) A realistic multiplayer sword fighting game with motion controls
Who hasn't watched a movie or cartoon about samurai and immediately looked at your little brother or cousin and wanted to sword fight. I know the anime Ronin made me rip a tree branch off my grandparent's tree and proceed to "swordfight" my defenseless little cousin until I earned myself a week of no cartoons.
With Sony's new motion controller coming out, I want to relive those days by getting my little cousin in a multiplayer swordfight and pummeling him virtually, rather than the actual method he is so used to. Hmmm, I wonder if TV and video games made me violent. Damn you Power Rangers!!!
7) Zelda MMO
I love the Zelda series. I mean, who doesn't? But seeing as how new iterations are on an unimpressive Wii system and I don't own a DS, I would like to see a Zelda MMO. Ride your trusty steed across the Hyrulian plains as you acquire new items on your epic battle against the evil forces of Ganon. There are plenty of races, zones, items, and storylines to pursue. Match this with an artistic cartoony graphic system that will withstand the test of time and I think you have an MMO with mass appeal.
8 ) A greek myth MMO
As you can tell I have a thing for MMOs. I haven't actually played one in a few months due to the fact that WoW has just lost its appeal after the many grueling hours that it drained out of my life. Since then I have not been excited for any of the newer MMOs (fingers crossed Old Republic doesn't suck!). When I think of story lines that could drive a new title, I immediately think Greek Mythology. I have been a big fan since I was little and even now I still open up the Iliad every so often. An MMO of this nature has endless possibilities. Players could play as the mortal offspring of each greek god, each one with its own different abilities and ****s. Factions could be split between different gods at war with one another. I can see Zeus and Athena battling Hades and Ares. Monsters would not be hard to find in greek myth and there is plenty of ideas to work with. Blizzard, are you paying attention? Let's try something new.
9) Half Life: Episode 3…
Valve...what's the deal? We were promised future episodes available for download. Left 4 Dead is cool and all, but if you haven't checked out Gamespot in a while, Gordon Freeman is pretty popular. Get on it.
10) Clarinet Hero
A rhythm game based on the clarinet based on the inspiring music of Anthony McGill. Ok, I'm kidding. The world does not need another rhythm game. PSA here…play real instruments!