No game will ever be perfect, but according to IGN, they’ve been giving out 10 out of 10 ratings left and right, which I believe is pretty crazy. There have been games that have been outstanding, don’t get me wrong, but they are not perfect. If a game reached the perfect status then there would be no need to make another game. Every gamer would go out and by the so-called perfect game, and everyone will play happily ever after into the sunset.
Since no game will ever be perfect, well in my opinion, I have come up with a few things that I would like to see in my ideal game.
1. Character Development
Why do people watch movies and television series?
Answer: They are emotionally connected to the characters in the movie or television show and they want to watch the next episode to watch how the story progresses.
The same applies to video games. I want my main charter to have flaws, and to have a goal. The goal needs to be almost impossible to achieve because if the goal was easy, there would be no point of playing the game.
2. Controlled, Mixed Action Scenes
OK, I know it’s a lot to ask for, but I like my action and I liked it in a specific way. Let me explain, action movies are awesome because there have a ton of things exploding every second. That’s cool and all, but a little too much, especially if it’s all explosions. In my ideal game, I want a mix of action. I want some button timed sequences like in Heavy Rain. I want some hand to hand combat, similar to the new Batman Arkham City and I want gun fire, but not too much gun fire. I’ll make it similar to Call of Duty, but tone it down a bit. Running around guns blazing is fun, but there is no point to it.
3. Simple, Simple, Simple
No one wants to play a game, when they don’t know where or what to do next. This is why games like Mario and Pac-Man are so popular. They are the essential pick up and play games. No instruction manual needed (even though they are not included in as many games any more). I want a game with a complex storyline, but please tell me what I need to do next. There needs to be a tips option in-case the gamer gets stuck because no one likes to be stuck and frustrated.
Those are my choices for my perfect game. Let me know what you would include in yours!