Video Games You Wish Existed

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Wiwaxia, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Following recent discussions by abookofcreatures, I suddenly find myself in dire need of a Pokemon fangame where the dex is written like a medieval bestiary.
     
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  2. Musarex

    Musarex Active Member

    Stuff I've always wanted:

    An MMO with no NPCs, no stats, no levels, no XP, no quests, no safe towns, no significant loot. Just players and an overarching goal, such as an underground railroad through enemy territory. Your winningness is based on a function of how far you've got and how many you've helped on their way. Persistent environment, with reinforcements eventually getting sent down the line to retake cleared/conquered areas. If a pass needs to be taken, a supply convoy raided or a bastion stormed, someone needs to organize that. You'd need scouts to actually scout and report movements, troop numbers, etc. You'd need *actual* leadership skills to plan missions, collate intelligence, organize troops, hire assassins, etc. You could totally sell people out to the enemy as well - and so have a rep system to keep track of competence / trustworthiness levels.

    Dwarf-fallout-rimworld-banished: loot and reboot. Colony-management game in a very-suddenly-depopulated earth. Maybe a hundred random survivors of some rapture-like event in a big city. Set up a base, organize looting expeditions to gather food, supplies, survivors. Organize labour. work out critical skillsets, critical paths, etc. All the fuel in all the cars is slowly turning to varnish, so you'll need to be done with major transport requirements within six months. Does anyone here know how to grow potatoes? What books do we need to save from libraries? Did anyone rescue any livestock from farms before it all starved? What are they feeding them? What skills do we need to preserve? When should people need to start having children (and how many unproductive mouths can we feed, how many resources can we spend on looking after them?) How many calories a day can we grow or loot. and how many calories will it take to gather them? Has anyone organized supplies by shelf-life and nutritional content? How the hell do you restart the supply chain when you need a supply chain to have a supply chain? Is our only mechanic on latrine duty again?
     
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  3. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

     
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  4. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    oh shit i forgot this thread existed THANK you
     
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  5. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    are there any games with a Truman Show plot? something that starts out as a normal RPG and you gradually learn that the npcs are all aware that they’re playing characters designed specifically to entertain you. could be on a meta level, where they know they’re literally fictional characters, or something more like the Truman Show where the PC is being bamboozled into thinking they’re the leader of an epic quest for some reason.

    I know there are a lot of games with meta themes but I can’t think of something that fits this exact bill. if it does exist I would love to know!!! and if it doesn’t exist, *points at thread title*

    something that’s always fascinated me about vidyagames is how the worlds can feel very real, but they’re always filled with characters who don’t act like actual people, at least when they’re interacting with the PC. they say and do things no one would say or do because in order to keep the player invested, the whole world needs to revolve around them, be open to them. not just the main quest but the details of anyone’s life who they care to butt into! the only refuge is in irrelevance, to be so devoid of personality that all you do is repeat the same four sentences over and over again. Bethesda games and the Dragon Age series are the culprits standing out the most to me atm but I know that like every RPG does this. I’m very tired and maybe not explaining this well but I would really enjoy a game that digs into this dissonance.
     
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  6. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

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  7. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    that sounds INCREDIBLY COOL and if it wasn’t just for playstation I would buy it right now
     
  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Just gonna quote this over from Fic That Needs To Exist because Ace Attorney fangames that need to exist count as both:
     
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