Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Game Predicter #1

Now I'm not clairvoyant, psychic, or able to see into the future, but what I have been thinking about lately is possibilities in the videogame industry. Specifically titles and franchises that may produce games in the near future. So without further ado, here is the first of what I'm calling The Game Predicter.

Lego games have been a very popular idea lately with games like Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, and the upcoming Lego Batman. Chances are that any franchise popular enough to be done in Lego will find its way to a game.

Harry Potter has been lego-ized in the past and has a Lego Creator game for the PC, so its no stretch of the imagination that a Lego Harry Potter (based on the movies) may coincide with the release of the next or a future Harry Potter film.

Lego Spiderman sounds like a potentially fun game, but even with talks of another film the chances still feel slim.

Guitar Hero is one of my favorite games, and the sequels have been just as good continuing to providing the experience of playing some of my favorite songs. Aerosmith even has their own Guitar Hero game. I'm also a big fan of Adult Swim's Metalocaplypse and the music of the band Dethklok. Considering their song Thunderhorse was playable on Guitar Hero 2, and that Adult Swim has already produced a game based on Harvey Birdman, I'd love to play a Guitar Hero Metalocalypse game.

Finally, like so many other gamers I played the first Pokemon games when they came out. While it was somewhat innovative then, the basic gameplay hasn't changed. The fact that each Pokemon can learn only 4 abilities is something that I still find a little annoying. Since Pokemon shows no signs of going away any time soon, the best way I think to take the game to the next level would be a way of increasing the number of abilities that you can raise your Pokemon to do. Given the memory that this would probably require, the best solution would probably be some kind of Pokemon MMO. In addition, a special pokeball shaped controller that you can connect to your PC would be a good addition to the experience. However, this is something that might only find success in Japan and not here in the US.
That's all for now. I'll try and make this a weekly post.

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