So we see how Killer Instinct has gone from the mid-90’s to it’s current incarnation. I’m just curious if there are any other MS series you’d love to see brought back and if so, how would you bring the game/series in to 2016? Would it change genres? Conventional retail release? What elements would add to the gameplay and what would you tweak about it? Any modern comparisons?
I’ll start off:
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
How I’d bring it back: A hybrid exploration / 3rd person shooter / air-born dogfighter
Comparison: 50% Uncharted, 50% Crimson Skies
Tone: Mixture of drama with light comedy elements and some Romancing the Stone style romance and characters
Release Style: Full retail
-Multiple skill trees for the main character lets you specialize in certain areas ala Tomb Raider
-Ability to hire different co-pilots that would affect both the plane’s performance, weapon load-out and certain story beats.
-Ability to purchase and upgrade different types of plane ammo
-Ability to purchase, upgrade and customize several different types of planes
-Ability to explore in air and find hidden side missions while flying
-Ability to take to your plane and use it for ground missions in open areas or abandon them entirely (if they’re not part of the main story)
-Battles that take place both on the ground and in the air, and you’re 100% in control of where you want to be and for how long during each skirmish. In other words, you can transition from the ground to the air, then land someplace else and keep fighting, if you so choose.
-Local and online multiplayer arena style death matches that can be customized with turrents, planes, weapon loadouts, etc.
-Entire suite of customization options let you build your own land-to-air arenas with multiple settings from serene islands to snowy bases.