The games in this page do not exist. They're the games /v/ always get hyped about, dreaming them to be real. These are the most loved concepts, the brotips about existing games that can be built into the gods of games.
Game developers looking for new ideas out there: this page is your fucking gold mine. Give /v/ something in return for the the inevitable mountain of cash you'll gain for taking on one of these by actually releasing them instead of just giving up on them.
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These games are almost too awesome to exist. Are you awesome enough to make these games and actually release them? If so, please, go for it! Don't make us beg.
This category is for games that do not feature characters from copyrighted sources. For example, a fighting game in which Alucard fights Turok would not go here because both characters belong to existing copyright holders. World generating games that do not feature characters with copyrights can go here (ex: Dwarf Fortress style game).
This is the original thread (the description is longer). Even if this started pretty much as a creepypasta (There's even a page on the Creepypasta Wiki) nothing like this is around by far.
Alien Abductee the game made well
Battle Royale: The game
There's nothing like this by far- closer you get is Day Z, which nails down a few of the realistic survival traits mentioned. There's also The Ship, which is supposed to put you in a And There Were None kind of situation, but it plays more of less like a wacky game of garry's mod- there is in fact this Garry's Mod mod that sounds like it. But no BR... well, have some good time with the awesome manga,good book and not-so-good movie of Battle Royale and the equally terrible Condemned.
There's actually a mod for battlefield called like that, it's obviously the best you can have. Mod for Mount and Blade: Warband takes place during The Napoleonic Wars. Musket, Horses, and Canons galore!
Biological game (Pathogen?)
Let's see... human biology and videogames... Trauma Center? Nah, not the same thing.The basic microorganism conflict concept is shared by flOw. There's also Warcraft 3 map like this called Virus Infection and Plague Inc., but that again it's not about moving inside of a body. There is a voxel game called Cell: Emergence which is pretty much exactly this, but one it is indie-ish, for lack of better words.
Blind is the concept for an intuitive and immersive puzzle platformer that gives the player only audio cues to indicate what is in the surrounding environment. Blind wouldn't be developed for the blind, but would be developed such that a blind person could get from start to finish as well as someone with sight. As such, the game could be developed with visuals, but none would be necessary for the completion of the game. The game would have a set of five to ten core sounds that vary in terms of pitch and volume to indicate size and proximity of imminent pitfalls, overhead platforms, and other environmental objects/hazards. Additional sounds could indicate player-specific information, such as heart beats indicating remaining life based on their rate. The challenge in development would be engineering differentiable audio cues that make an environment requiring no more trial and error than a game of the same nature, but with visual cues, would.
Blind is intended to be a platforming game, but here are a couple games developed under the same principle.
Cast Away: The Game
Minecraft's survival mode fills all of the checks, though it developed into this sort of game completely by accident. Just get a seed for a secluded tropical island, add some animals that are harder to hunt, install a high definition skin and water mod, and you're done. The tradeoff is that everything is blocky and pixellated, though people tend to get used to it.
There are Stranded and Stranded 2 but they're both not very complex, and pretty old and low budget so they're bad looking by modern standards and get boring quickly. And then there are casual "stranded on an island" themed games, like Sims Castaway, Lost: Via Domus and the Lost In Blue series (did you know is actually a sequel of Survival Kids for gbc?) but they have nothing to do with survival and are all absolutely terrible (yo lost in blue is cute).
Under the Ocean is a 2012 Indie Game taking this basic idea to the 2D plane, and adding your typical indie feels and somber mood. It's fun, but nowhere near as expansive as a full on game should be.
Stranded Deep is a game that strongly resembles this idea. A link to the game can be found here: http://beamteamgames.com/stranded-deep/ It's probably going to be on Early Access on Steam which basically means it might not even get released.
The Forest is an Early Access game on Steam that's been in development since May 2014. It takes place on a tropical island where you survive a plane crash and are hunted by tribal mutants. In order to survive, you must build a shelter, as well as stay nourished and hydrated, in many ways similar to Minecraft. It should be noted the mutants are pretty damn tough to kill, and they employ teamwork pretty well, expect a wide range of encounters from small hunting patrols to a Helm's Deep-esque siege on your fortified camp. A peaceful mode exists if you just want to get comfy; and a multiplayer mode is out, although it isn't well-polished yet. It has a wide range of graphical options from high-end realism to a mode designed for potatoes. It isn't for everyone, but it's likely as close as we'll get to a realistic survival game in the foreseeable future.
Crab Nicholson Extreme Sleepover Text Adventure
First of all, original post archived. A team started working on it, but dropped the development due to laziness by the end of 2010 (there are a few 2011 posts anyway, so maybe there's still hope) with the demo of the build 0.005, made with game maker. Six months later, a new team took the project that the previous team left, this time not made with game maker. There are rumors that is still in development, but there's actually no website or anything to follow the project (except for an old thread on developer's forum but is 404).
Cute but dark game with stuffed animalLet's just quote the idea from the thread: You are the stuffed animal of a preteen girl suffering from many stereotypical teen issues (friends, boyfriends, growing up, going out, etc.) but also some not so normal issues, such as abusive parents, grabby teachers, bullies intent on killing her, etc. She comes home each night, sometimes in tears- she has just been punched in the face by her father, sometimes overjoyed- the boy she likes asked her out, and she confides the entire day to you. You can only move/act while she is out at school. Your aim is to better her life. You can, perhaps, kill her father. But it might end her up in a group home. You can pass messages to the boy she likes. But it might end up with him thinking she's creepy. You can beat up the bullies tormenting her. But it might just make her abuse worse. Game has multiple endings, game ends when the girl is either A) Dead, B) Graduated, C) When she's done so well with her life that she decides having a stuffed animal is child's play. You also have to sabotage parts of her life just to keep her dependent on you.
Chibi-Robo! has something like it, but it's just in terms of a few themes and it doesn't really deliver much of the forementioned premise. Naughty Bear is a game where you play as a teddy bear and kill other bears in gruesome ways. It was a good concept, but a shitty game.
Ghost Creator: scary game
Ghost Master is an awesome, underrated game that pretty much it plays like that, but without that much player customization in terms of creatures 'n shit.
Dinosaur Alien Laser Shooter
The Turok saga is the closest game you can ever find. Also there is Dino D-day, but its crap. Oh yeah, there is also a little PC title called Nanosaur, you are a raptor that has traveled back in time to kill dinosaurs with lasers and collect dinosaur eggs.
Dwarf Fortress 3DDwarf Fortress. During development, the developers looked at the insane realism of Dwarf Fortress, said "Screw that", and thus Minecraft turned out to be nothing at all like Dwarf Fortress. Now, it is a simple survival/sandbox game and with the addition of achievements, so its pretty clear that Minecraft will never be what /v/ really wanted: a complex 3D rendition of DF or a game very similar to it.
Minecraft with mods. The Builders Mod came close, with your ability to give orders to builder mobs, and some mob vs mob fighting, Millénaire is more passive, with trading goods between mobs and new crafts. As an alternative, there's FortressCraft. It started as a minecraft classic clone, but that's supposed to be just the Chapter 1 of the game and to became, actually, a 3D DF (this is actually a test of minions). Oh, and don't forget this sweet application to turn DF worlds in Minecraft, or this one to see them in 3D. Check those two new project too. And check Stonesense too, it may not be 3D, but is really great to see.
Murder simulation game
Does it sound like a good idea for a game to you? Then you are fucking sick and you should ask help to a therapist. Naughty Bear kinda have the basic idea, but it's supposed to be funny. Maybe Fallout 3 or Oblivion would be ok for stalking and killing people. If you are into guro, you will like this one (if you are not, stay the fuck away from it, it's disturbing). Also, CrimsonKing is working on a roguelike originally based on Dexter that is pretty much this. Also, Lucius (and its sequel) may be of interest to those looking for a game where you kill innocent people, but it's not that great. You play as the Devil's son, and start brutally murdering everyone in the mansion that you live in, without any of them knowing it's you doing the killing (think The Omen: The Game). Of course, if you want to ignore the "stalking" part and go for maximum, uncensored violence there's the first Postal, 2015-Even-More-Edgy-and-Indie-Postal (Hatred) and the two Manhunt games.
Remember this, /v/? Pressure was an imaginary game set in an underwater base/lab, kind of like an open-world RPG/survival horror and based on surviving a leviathan/underwater creature attack. Also, the events are randomly generated each playthrough. It's an old /v/ idea, and people got really hyped for it, resulting in some good threads with greentexted story about the game.
Time passed, and people seem to have forgotten about this idea. But hey, you will not believe how succesfull this idea was. This is the most complete thread about it, there's a whole wiki on this project and yes, someone really tried to create the game (it even looks good) but looks like they just gave up. Don't forget this blog that is still up and running. Still an awesome concept and overall the best idea /v/ ever had.
Ship simulator/Economy game
Be a pirate or merchant on the high seas! Manage a crew, upgrade your ship, avoid the navy/pirates, plunder ships and hunt for buried treasures! Strong emphasis on wind flow and sea conditions. Manipulate wind flow for speedy traveling and brave deadly storms with huge waves that can capsize your ship effortlessly. Third-person with an eagle's nest view to further immerse the player. You'd also be able to walk about the ship, play mini-games with the crew, let your navigators steer you to port or simply take in the sights of a sunset or especially tumultuous storm. Soundtrack by alestorm.
Avast! 'course yer the pirate captn' of a ship! Merchandry is fer pussies and landlubbers! Mangle yerself a crew, and take on the fearsome oceans! Plunder, drink rum, pillage and then drink some more rum! Presuade your mateys to give ye their treasure map and set course to deserted isles! Be wary tough! No ordinarry scallywag will be able to master the wast oceans that lies before you! Ye'll have to consider thee course of the waves, the direction of the wind, how much booty you've got. And when yer done with sailing the seven seas ye can tie up to a port and purchase wenches and rum!
While it's more Star Trek than Pirates of the Caribbean, and a generally 2D experience, FTL (Faster Than Light) has you command and micromanage an entire ship to battle other ships with pirates and rebels on them, obtaining plunder from their destruction. Sid Meier's Pirates is very close to what you're looking for. Anno 1404 is also similar, but too focused on building, not being a captain. Also, don't forget the Port Royale series and Patrician. Oh, and that ship part in Monkey Island 3! No, wait... that's nothing like that. But it was funny as hell. Pirates of the Caribbean (Sea Dogs 2 with a different name) is pretty much this minus the mini-games. Hell, you can even take your officers on land to back you up. Startrek Online is somewhat this, if you can get past futuristic setting. Uncharted Waters and its sequel New Horizons fit this concept quite closely, although they are both from the SNES era. You could look towards Germany and try a game of Hanse - Die Expedition.
Zombie - The Definitive, fucking best game EVAR
Considering this page was made in 2011, it came right in time where everyone started to go for the DEFINITIVE ZOMBIE GAME concept following DayZ, and sort of died trying (ar ar). The Dead Rising saga got the amount of zombies right but fails at realism and survival, and Dead Island has a neat crafting system but is buggy, repetitive and confined on a tropical island. Resident Evil Outbreak kinda had the basic multiplayer idea, but shit's too shallow. On the other hand, Dead State looks promising enough, but it's isometric and turn based (which doesn't mean it's a bad game, just that it's not THAT dreamed game). Also, Fort Zombie is something like this and Project Zomboid is probably the biggest and most detailed of this all at the moment (again, isometric). Oh, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. should be the Bible of this game.Rogue Survivor and Cataclysm might be the closest thing to this though, albeit in roguelike form. The Dead Linger is a new game that promise pretty much everything we're looking for, so we can just wait to see where it goes. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us also shares some concepts. State of Decay almost pulls the idea off and has some nice management features with building up your base, but makes things too easy, too melee-centric, and has poor graphics and clunky controls. Lastly, DayZ is an arma2 mod that almost entirely captures this concept, check it right the fuck out if you like the idea of this game.
Sometimes more is more. Here's what /v/ wants to see more of.
This category also includes all games that include licensed characters as, chances are, any developing company that would make such a game (ex: crossover) will want to somehow tie it into existing titles even if just a little. Remakes are also covered here as most remakes do include a little extra stuff added after the fact to keep continuity with past games.
Banjo ThreeieRemember what Grunty said at the end of Banjo-Tooie? Well, she said that she will come back in Banjo-Threeie, the same way we already knew there would be Banjo-Tooie at the end of Banjo-Kazooie. Now, all people want is to see the bear and the bird again on a truly platform game, with a kick-ass soundtrack and funny dialogues. You know, another Banjo-Kazooie game not wrecked by Microsoft.
Certainly not Nuts and Bolts. If you have missed it, there's a sidestory of 1 & 2 on the gba, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge. Also, there's a spin-off on the same console, Banjo Pilot and obviously the two Xbox ports of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, with some new content. We'll have to wait until Microsoft finish raping Rare to have a real Banjo Threeie. Donkey Kong 64 and Conker's Bad Fur Day don't count despite using the same engine.
A small team of ex-Rare members have set up this twitter account to gauge how much support they have for creating a new Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor. It won't be a true sequel due to copyright issues, but if this project comes to fruition we will, at the very least, have a new Rare-ish game. "Core members of the original team", composer Grant Kirkhope and artist Steven Hurst, are apparently on the team. If you like the idea, either follow them with your twitter account, or create a twitter account and follow them to show your support!
Crash and Spyro co-op game
2 It must be developed by Naughty Dog and Insomniac.
3 It must be a platformer game.
Every Classic Game that Wasn't Originally Localized: Remade and Localized
Playing translation patches of the originals or learning the language they are in. Those are pretty much the only two options unless y'know, you remake the game yourself.
GTA Gotham City
Someone is working on a wikipedia-style article here.
In Gotham City Impostors you can customize your character and play on the Joker Team or the Batman Team. Sadly, the game is a dead multiplayer FPS which is poorly balanced and optimized for dlc (a $200 "free" game).
Half-Life 2: Episode 3
Legend of Zelda: Universe
People are probably gonna think i'm stupid for this, but the next Zelda for Wii-u , not Wind waker, The next Original. I want it to be called something along the lines of, but not as blunt "The Legend of Zelda : Universe" A generic idea for the Wii-u, yes but hear me out. It takes place as the latest Zelda game (So at the bottom of the timeline) in any of the timelines, doesn't matter, but it's called universe because it's the game where the world "Corrects" Itself and brings all timelines back into one. It would have a Demons souls kind of multiplayer, where Links of different universes can send hints to each other, and the game is based around switching between the dimensions of the timeline to correct everything until The timelines are able to reconnect. Perhaps the game could be about like the goddesses directly tasking link with this, and giving him an item that allows him to jump between timelines.
wake up timmy is time for school
Mega Man Legends 3
- With Keiji Inafune parting ways with Capcom, the best you can hope for is a shitty "Mega Man Battle Network Collection" on the 3DS.(Which would be nice too.)
- I found that Kid Icarus: Uprising was very similar to what I want from Mega Man Legends 3. Note that I didn't use the past tense of the word "want." --Cleveland Rock (talk) 21:44, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
A gritty, dark Megaman reboot. It would be open world, set in the ruins of futuristic city where Dr. Wily has complete control. You play as a redone version of Classic Megaman. He'd be a realistic Android, ala Adam from Dude Sex. Dr. Wily would send realistically redesigned Robot Masters to start killing off the people of the city, they'd be found in certain parts of the city. You would have to defeat them to gain new weapons and other upgrades. The city would be about the size of one of the islands from Grand Theft Auto 4, and the gameplay would be a mix of Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, and Arkham City. The soundtrack would be remixed 8-bit songs and The Protomen. Oh and it's made by Insomniac with help from Keiji Inafune, and a small team of guys who worked on past Megaman games. No Day-one On Disc DLC, or any other bullshit.
A gritty FPS reboot called "Maverick Hunter" was in developement in 2009 by veterans of Retro Studios (development house of Metroid Prime). They had the demo in around 6 months (you can search the demo footage online) but then Capcom canceled it, shortly followed by Inafune's departure. His Kickstarter project - Mighty No. 9 isn't dark or gritty, but it's a Megaman reboot all right. Made by none other than Inafune. You could also listen to The Protomen to get an idea of a dark, gritty Mega Man universe, and would ultimately be an acceptable translation to a more serious Mega Man (DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON THE CITY)
Fact: there's a pong version for almost every console ever, google it. Also, Shufflepuck Cafe.
Obliviously the simple idea of Nintendo and GameFreak developing a MMORPG is pretty crazy. Well, fans have already made a pokémon mmorpg, Pokémon World. There's also another one in development, Pokémon Universe. There is also a pokemon game that is a mod of Tibia (huehuehuehue), PAdventures.
Princess Disney Fighting Game
The only way to play something like it is with M.U.G.E.N. and the Disney Princess sprites, but there are none on the internet. This can be interesting, though... An official Disney sponsored game is out of the question however as they have reported that they do not like the idea of their characters fighting each other (which was why Kingdom Hearts characters couldn't be in Dissidia).
Resident Evil 2 REMAKE
The best you can find if you want to play with Leon again in the streets of Racoon City is The Darkside Chronicoles for Wii. Fun fact: a Re2 GBA remake was originally planned, but later abandoned.
SEGA's Franchises: Sequels
We actually have quite a few they finally made (see Games They Actually Made for list). As for the others, you can only wait.
Based off of the multi-Academy Award and Golden Globe film. An action packed sandbox game where only one man is brave enough to fight the nazi empire from within. With hilarious one-liners such as "You're on my list you nazi motherfucker" and scenes such as where Schindler stands under the gates of Auschwitz , lights up a cigar with his flamethrower and goes "Work's over, it's time to go home" and the Auschwitz signs falls down from it's hinges and rock music starts to play.
Use throwable stars of david that can decapitate limbs while Schindler says stuff like "I'm an All-Star player baby" or "Looks like he got... Star Struck" when he headshots someone with it. Instead of hand grenades you get a dreidel with saw blades that spins around randomly and chops off people's legs. "Dreidel dreidel dreidel, I made you out of steel and old woodcutting machinery, he he he." Also, a menorah with burning candles that you can slap enemies around with, including a finishing move where Schindler first kicks his enemy in the groin so he goes down on his knees and then punches the menorah into their skull so that two of the candles penetrate through their eyes, while he says stuff like "Light's out, and it's not even Hanukkah yet!" or "Step into the light dickcheese!" Think Jewish Duke Nukem.
Shadow Hearts 4
Unfortunately, the company that produced the Shadow Hearts games have long been disbanded. So unless someone buys the rights and seeks out the original creators, we are out of luck. But if there are games that combine Lovecraftian horror, offbeat humor and historical in-jokes, we would like to hear it.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army. Not necessarily Lovecraftian but features demons that can be recruited to fight other demons. Considering both Raidou Kuzunoha games take place in pre-World War II Japan, it is naturally filled with historical in-jokes.
Shin Megami Tensei Crossover Fighter
HOLY FUCK. Persona 4 fightan gaem with some P3 characters (Aegis, Mitsuru and Akihiko confirmed). Will be a joint project with Arc System, you know there's no way they're going to screw this one up (don't think we forgot what you did, Cave). Sadly no other characters from other SMT titles will appear. Sorry fans of the main series. Sauce: http://www.gamesradar.com/persona-5-persona-4-remake-vita-and-persona-4-2d-fighting-game/
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. MMORPG and/or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
With the cancelling of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, the dev team has announced that they are working on a game called Survarium, which supposedly will contain many of the ideas planned for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. It's in Beta Testing but is currently just a run-of-the-mill arena shooter. The devs promise an open world eventually.
GSC, the studio that made S.T.A.L.K.E.R., has reopened its doors and started a new project. Rumor has it that it will be S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. We can only hope and pray.
Star Wars Battlefront 3heard a rumor, always hoping for this game.
Well... there's actually a fucking website that contains all the rumors and fanbases about this long-dreamed sequel. But for now you're stuck with the first two games, that, by the way, have a strong mod community to extend the gameplay.
Wish granted. Let's just hope Disney doesn't fuck this up.
The Last Guardian
The World Ends With You 2
CAPTAIN, WE'VE BEEN TROLLED. Turns out, it's HD-remix of original game for iPad/iPhone. Such disappointment.
There are a lot of rumors about a sequel coming on the 3DS, but for now nothing is confirmed. Go play this game if you haven't already. HOLY FUCK. Kingdom Hearts 3D will be having characters from TWEWY. Go check out the trailer if you haven't already.
^ This turned out to be less important then we had hoped. Maybe they were just gauging popularity?
It's currently postponed because TimeSplitters: Future Perfect didn't do well. But in the mean time, all three current Timesplitters games are by no means dated and obsolete. Must-plays for the PS2, right up there with SOTC. An HD Collection would be welcomed, too.
^ Crytek says if there is enough interest they will make one, AKA if at least 300K people sign this official petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/crytek-uk-create-a-timesplitters-hd-collection
why dont they just make a Kickstarter?
^ Crytek gave the green light to TimeSplitters: Rewind, a free PC remake of all arcade and challenge content. The team is collaborating with core FRD members and is planning to remake the campaigns after the initial release, with a potential fourth campaign later on. Get hype.
And not a new fucking World of Warcraft either.
We mean the actual RTS Warcraft that spawned the shitty grindfest MMO. The far superior and much more fun game that you really need to play if you haven't already.
Arguably Starcraft II is the closest you'll get to a current gen Blizzard RTS, and they'll be on this new franchise for 2 more episodes before returning to Warcraft. In the meantime, you'll have to do with Warcraft: A New Dawn.
Vampire (Crossover) Fighting Game
Yume Nikki 3D
Haven't played the 2D version yet? Do it. There was a Yume Nikki- Half Life mod project going on on Uboa-chan, but then the site crashed and thread was lost (all we have left is this pic). No one know if the author will come back, but we do have someone else working on the same project, with also a prototype demo available.
Then there's LSD (no no, not the drug!) but a physical copy would cost $200. You can get it on PSN, that is if you could navigate a Japanese site because that's the only place you can get it for $6.
It's real. Yume Nikki 3D is being developed on an old 3d engine, and is more of a spinoff than a remake, though the possibility of adding a 3D version of the original game is not ruled out. Anyway, if you want to be an oddly 2D Madotsuki lost in an awesome 3D world, here's the Uboachan thread. Version 0.02 is currently out and playable!
Games They Actually Made!
On occasion we get very, very lucky and one of the ideas on this list ends up being made into an actual, playable, released to the public game. This brief list salutes the few, the ballsy, the awesome people who make these games real.
Poker Night at the Inventory 2
'What we had in mind
More like the first game, of course.
Or, you know, POKER NIGHT AT THE INVETORY 2 .
What we Got
It's more poker night with a new set of characters including...
- Sam and Max
- Ash (Army of Darkness)
- Brock Samson
Playing this Poker night gives unlocks for Team Fortress 2 and Borderlands 2. Generally it's just masks and skins for your character in-game, but it's something!
What we had in mind
As this is a creepypasta, there is obviously no game like this. It would be funny to see someone work on it just to match the creepypasta and create a "creepypasta-game". There are other creepypasta videogame-related that would ne cool, like The Theater (which actually recently DID get a fan-made free-for-download game here: http://ge.tt/7a0pPmZ/v/0) or the one about the Morrowind mod (fun fact: that morrowind mod DOES exist, so in this case the author probabily did the mod to create more suspence about the creepypasta). Another case of a game edited to make a creepypasta about it's "Ben Drowned". Anyway, you will probably like Nanashi no Game (insert PS3 joke here), which is a japanese ds game translated by fan that it plays almost like a real creepypasta. Also, if you want to count the SCP as creepypasta, there's SCP-087.
What we got
We wanted all this, and then, SCP - Containment Breach came out and we pretty much got it. Series of rooms you must go deeper into be able to progress? Check. Things ripped right from Creepypasta and done correctly? Check. It gets worse the further you go? Check. Despite the similarities, however, Containment Breach is actually based off one of the numerous "scientific" creepy-pastas written at The SCP Foundation, a wiki originated from /x/ that pretty much dedicates itself to creating stuff like the things that kill you through the game.
What we had in mind
Farmville (durr hurr lol). No, ok, seriously... you can have quite fun like this with a Animal Crossing for DS, Wii and 3DS in online mode. Pic is Monster Forest, that is pretty much this, except that THERE is some rpg turn-based fighting.
What we got
So, you are tired of killing monsters, griefers doing player-killing, and the endless level grind? If so, welcome to "A Tale In The Desert". Timewarp back to ancient Egypt and visit a world full of promise! Start with a tiny house and etch out your life in a wold populated by 100% real players who are trying to do the same. Will you become a farmer specializing in the finest crops, travel the sands seeking rare medicinal herbs, or befriend your fellow man and work your way up to being elected ruler? The choice is yours!
As you can guess, there are no monsters here. The biggest threats are wild animals, illness, and the rare natural disaster. Getting food and surviving by itself can be tough when you're new, so players work together to build a harmonious world. Those who break the law with violence, theft, and other unsavory tactics are brought to trial and can be fined or jailed.
Pokémon Spirit Chronicles
A Pokémon game re-imagined in true JRPG format, with soul-infused weapons/armor/accessories that gain experience and level up as battles are won. Also, it's up to you to save the world a few times over. Characters are (semi) based off of their counterparts in the Pokémon Special manga, and the story will be enjoyable and incredibly long and in-depth (and hopefully avoid/poke fun at some of the traditional JRPG clichés).
What we Had in Mind
The project spawned on /v/ back in October '08, and progress on the project continues, albeit slowly and you can see them on the blog and forum. There are a handful of games out there with equipment that levels up with you, although only one or two come to mind. The closest ties go to Pokémon, Monster Hunter (in spirit if not in gameplay), and various JRPGs (Final Fantasy and Breath of Fire among the most influential to the creators).
What we got
Apparently GameFreak surfs the Chans, because they ended up rolling out a Pokémon Meets Nobunaga's Ambition JRPG in which you team up with an Evee to take over Japan, defeating assorted warlords along the way. The game? Pokemon Conquest. It's both insane and awesome at the same time with nods to both pokemon fans and JRPG fans. It's even based off one of the biggest, most popular JRPGs of all time.
SEGA's Franchises: Sequels
What we Had In Mind
Moar of the stuff that makes us nostalgic.
What we got
- NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
- Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
- Shining Force Feather
- Streets of Rage remake (on the OpenBOR's engine)
- Space Channel 5 Special Edition. Also on PSN & Xbox Live.
- Jet Set Radio Future
- OutRun 2
- Samba de Amigo (Wii Release with updated content & DLC)
- Crazy Taxi 2, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
- Ecco the Dolphin is on Steam now
- Streets of Rage: Free remake here!