@brannox said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2000!:
@chocobop Until that magician can will it into existence like he's done with Shenmue, RE 2 Remake, Onimusha, and a host of others, I still don't see it.
I'm talking about the forest, you are talking about the trees. The response to this I would like to make --- the philosophy I'm trying to get across --- is simple: just find a way --- any way -- to keep believing. It us, the fans, obligation to keep the candles lit. As long as we do so we can always light more candles when others burn out. But if the last candle is extinguished, it is all over.
I'm going to digress on this topic because it feels dear to me.
It feels like every other EZA podcast one of the allies will express a long shot desire for a game, but then almost immediately they pause and there's that visible and audible regret when that low probability actually kicks into their mind. What usually happens next? Another ally will jump in to say something along the lines of "It's always okay to dream." or "It's never wrong to believe it can happen".
Recall or rewatch EZA's coverage of E3 2018 and you can easily see a microcosm of this philosophy playing out even more prominently and frequently. Remember how many times during E3 an ally on stream had a wish, and even if it was crazy they'd get unanimous support from the others that, yes, you can have that wish. You have that permission! "It's E3 baby!", "Make it happen ___", or "It's going to happen, let's go!".
Below are a couple Huber videos that may help people refresh this philosophy that I like to describe as keeping the candles lit:
That second video (pre-E3 2017 community wishes) is really worth rewatching in full. Timesplitters. Onimusha remake. Streets of Rage 4. New Metroid hopes constantly throughout the video --- WHEN THERE WAS NO HINT, NO RUMROR. NO NEWS OF MORE METROID.
If you have a dream, keep believing! If it's too hard to believe with all your might, then find another way -- any way. Find that small rock of hope and cling to it with as much hope as you can spare.