person action game.
is one of those licenses that baffles me. Why hasn’t anyone undertaken
this one? Anime and video games are Japan’s two largest forms
of entertainment, and yet one of the best anime movies has never
been adapted. Ghost in the Shell, while not too related
to the movie, was a pretty good game, I have to admit…and it only
made me wish someone would get off their butts and make an Akira
game. Can you imagine what a great Playstation 2 game this would
make? The motorcycle scenes alone would make for a great game.
Once the giant guns get pulled out…well, you’ve got great fodder
The Vampire Slayer: third person action.
another baffling one. I would have expected a cheesy shovelware
game by now, but even that hasn’t happened. Hey Warner Brothers
- give someone the Unreal Tournament engine, a decent sized budget,
and let them go nuts. If the game were playable from a number
of characters (Buffy, Angel, possibly Willow?) it would be tons
of the Rings: real-time strategy.
a tough time thinking of game that would make for a decent real-time
strategy game, since that’s a tough nut to crack. Dune 2,
I’m convinced, was total luck. Who knew how well that was going
to work? Lord of the Rings, on the other hand, just screams
for a strategy game. You’ve got a detailed layout of the land,
a great (and large) cast of characters, and hey! There’s even
a new movie coming out. It’s definitely tough to make a strategy
game based on a license (look at Braveheart as an example
of how not to do it) but Dune 2 proved it can be done.
Let’s see something done right here, people.
& Cheese: third person action.
so maybe this doesn’t need to be a full-fledged game or
anything, but I sure would love to see someone try. If you’ve
never read the comic, here’s the concept – there are two characters,
a milk carton, and a wedge of cheese, that go around beating the
crap out of everything in sight, and generally terrorizing the
populace of the tri-state area. Sound like a great idea for a
game to you? Well, it’s better than Grand Theft Auto or
Postal, and those games got made, didn’t they? Frankly,
I don’t think there’s a chance in hell that this will ever happen,
but I’d settle for a mod that lets me take on the body of one
of them and run through a supermarket with an axe. But hey…that’s
Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: third person
in the Infocom days, Douglas Adams made a couple of : The Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy (in my opinion the single best game ever
made) and Bureaucracy. His return to gaming, Starship
Titanic wasn’t bad by any means, but it wasn’t particularly
good, either. Work has begun on a new game in the Hitchhiker’s
Guide universe, and while I think that could very well be
fantastic, I can’t help but think that Adams’ other series
could very well be better suited to adaptation. With Dirk, you
get a bumbling film-noir hero, plus a wild plot that includes
the extermination of the human race. What more could a game ask
there you have it. Ten games, that if you ask me, need to be made.
I wouldn’t be too surprised if a couple of them are announced
at this year’s E3…but some of them (Milk & Cheese,
for one) I don’t ever expect to see. But boy, it sure would be
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