Okay, time for a bit of nostalgia. The positive kind, i would like to see again, new and improved of course. A fair warning, this post maybe lengthy. I may have been mildly critic in the past. Maybe to critic to stand out after all. let’s talk about good things. The things i love that are still around, and the things i loved that went of the grid of publicity.
To put it mildly, i did like the olden day RTS’s. The ones where you built a base, explored tech trees, and where you did it over and over again, as you proceded through a story driven campaign. I would love to have Command&Conquer back. Especially the branch that rooted out into the Red Alert Series. With all it’s wonderfully weird weaponry like Mind Control towers and and super soldiers. And NUKES! I think when the time comes for a new generation of base-building RTS, i will be the first in line to buy the wierdest, and funniest Alternate History scenario there is. They don’t have to be as deep as the current 4X games that are around now. They just have to do one thing: Let me explode stuff with even weirder stuff. Like… Parchuting Bears shot out of a Cannon….! for extra credit: give them Uniforms.
Another thing i loved about games where imaginative scenarios. I never was big on a score hunts. But i love exploring Kingdoms, worlds for that matter. i love the interactivity the Elder Scrolls provide. I love doing things just because i can. I may be a sucker for open worlds. I love the occasional joke in Storytelling. A cute little reference that makes me smile. Oh.. and make your scenarios colorful. I don’t want a game to be realistic. i got reality down. Make them colourful. All those pretty colours in all the palettes. Use them ^^ it’s lovely. Give me the Impossible, let me command my ships again like in Sid Meiers Pirates! Let me fly my Space Fighter in enourmous Battles to save the universe. Give me Characters i can like. Let them grow at my command. I loved commanding great Armies just for the Scale of the game. Give me more than tactical skirmishes on a map the size of someones backyard.
I’d love more Dishonoreds, more Brütal Legends, more outstanding out weirding and estranging scenarios and games. Please… make them. You would make quite a few gamers very happy.