18 November 2011

Game Reviews

If I had more time, weren't married, things like that I would start a video game review site called "100% Reviews."  The main point of it would be that I wouldn't review a video game until I'd completed 100% of it, or at least as close as possible while still retaining my sanity.  Some games offer way too much side stuff to be completed 100%, but you get what I mean.  That way I could take a step back, examine everything I liked, everything I didn't like, and the game as a grand whole.

On top of that, given the time it would take to get to this point it would allow the kneejerk reactions of "this game is AWESOME!!!!!11!11!!" and "OMFG THIS GAME BLOWS!!!11!11!" to be boiled away and the review to simmer to a proper flavor. I think this would make for much better, more complete review and a much more honest look at the game as a whole.

I may do this anyway, just as a side project, but it would take so long to get reviews out that I really don't know if it would be worth the effort.

03 November 2011

Character Creators

Call me crazy, and it wouldn't be the first time, but with the character customization that most games are coming with nowadays and how much people LOVE this... why has no one just released a stand-alone Character Creator? Seriously, it's a friggin' gold mine just waiting to happen. Just take all the best parts of things like City of Heroes, Soul Calibur, Saints Row, and so forth that make good character creators/modifiers and just expand on it. Let people choose from premade faces and bodies, alter them, make their own, dress them up, tattoo them, color them, so on and so forth... then be able to save their characters and export them into transparent PNGs, flash assets, what have you so they can be used or shared easily.

Add more value by releasing costume and prop packs. But make them big, themed packs, not just micro-transactions. I'd feel cheated by that and I'm sure many others would too. But seriously, a character creator. Why does this not exist yet?

Gameplay Revolution in MMOs

Someone had mentioned that Shadowrun would make an excellent MMO.  I agree.  I also think that most RPG systems out there could be made into...