This year my sister bought a PS4 and my game consumption has increased immensely. As a result, I’ve gained a new appreciation for this visual mode for story telling. It’s made me start thinking of all the stories I’ve read that I’d love to play through just to immerse myself in the world and story more!
The Nevernight Chronicles
The first time I started playing Dishonored, I got strong NEVERNIGHT vibes, especially once we met the Outside and got our powers. It’s so easy to picture playing a Nevernight game with a similar vibe, especially with her shadow powers (I don’t want it to play in first person though because I suck at aiming in that view). Mia’s quest for vengeance and assassin training is a popular game theme (heyyyy Assassin’s Creed) and it’s so action packed with plenty of fight scenes. Imagine all the weapons you could choose!
Stalking Jack the Ripper
This come from my desire for more mystery adventure games done in the point & click style of Nancy Drew! I don’t want any of that hidden object crap, but a proper sleuthing game. Interview suspects, explore lots of locations, solving puzzles. The historical period and Jack the Ripper element only increase the draw!
Guys, open world RPG. Elemental magic. Do I need to say more? You could create your own character with their own elemental magic and explore the world fighting the insane monsters, or we could follow the story and pick one of the MCs (or play as all). But really, it’s the magic and the world and those epic action scenes that make me want to visualise this in a game.
Yet another vengeance story that would be great to play, this time in a historical Western setting. Red Dead Redemption has a lot of hype around it (I need to play it!), why not play into that excitement?! Kate is hot headed, a sharp shooter, and her story so exciting. Throw in gangs and gold and it’s going to be a fun ride.
There are so many ways this could be played as a game. The trials where superheroes are selected to join the Renegade program would be a fun way to battle your friends/ other online players, but the story has a lot of appeal too! It could have Anarchist and Renegade lines with different options and endings (maybe at the start you could choose to play as Nightmare or the Sentinel and follow their story line through). It would be a challenge, learning how to use your powers against a range of enemies, completing missions to fulfil your group’s agenda.