Pick a game, any game. Now imagine you were given the cash to take the reins and make a sequel. What would you do? Would you add more guns, change the main character, rework the plot? The choices are endless, so start thinking and let’s start a discussion.
My pick will not surprise rawDLC fans:
Vampire: The Masquerade
I’m sure that many fans of this game have spent long nights dreaming up sequel ideas to but here are my thoughts.
1) Bigger city
Vampire: The Masquerade was built on the Source Engine, needless to say it had its limitations. Besides being buggy as hell it also was limited to loading small areas at a time and even though they did an amazing job with what they had. I would love to see this game reinvented with a giant open city complete with alleys to prey on victims, more pawn shops, seedy motels and all accessible without loading screens.
2) Better combat
This game offered a ballsy amount of options for you to use, however the system around using these tools was broken. Knifes, guns, magic and brute strength all sound good but the execution sadly lacked polish. I would give my left nut to have seen more work on combat physics, gun mechanics and maybe add some dynamic hand to hand combat. Think Sleeping Dogs but with vampires. Yeah, that would be sweet.
3) Graphics overhaul
The first game is starting to get on in years, so now would be a perfect opportunity to bring this game back with that HD shine with a focus on improved lighting, better character models and maybe more atmosphere.The locations in the first game were terrifying and twisted with a little more work it could give games like Dead Space a run for their money.
Ok, gang, what would your choice be and what would you do with it?
Take some time with it and let’s start a discussion!