I too played a titloaf of the games on the eligible list and am having to leave off some games I genuinely enjoyed the ass off of.
Pretty satisfied with my list though.
My rebooted series also would have had continues musical scores (instead of depressing silence and walk and talk shit) like the old games, a narrator, gory violence, sex, nudity and wide fields of view (perhaps a combination of fixed cameras and fully controllable cams that are pulled much farther back). You would have had different weapons and a new character with different motivations, but it still would have been God of War. The soul was torn out.
The series has dealt with different pantheons since the second game (does a montheist religion like Christianity actually have a pantheon?) and it is all in the same universe. The game references previous entries regularly, and it is all very much connected.
GoW 2018 did have leitmotifs.
Kratos literally killed the narrator in the third game.
I'm pretty sure I ripped many, many people clean in half in the new God of War.
Sex and nudity were not as prevelant in Norse culture as they were in Grecian cultures. It would make very little sense for the game to feature those things just because.
Your rebooted game doesn't sound much like a rebooted game, and more just a retread of the exact same things that the previous games did.
But hey, how bout dat PS5?
With all the talk of the next PlayStation having no loading screens thanks to the steroid injected SSD and some neat RAMfuckery, I hope this means we'll see the end of "crawl through this enclosed space/open this heavy door slowly so we can mask the obvious background loading" in games.
Treasure will have no choice but to make Guardian Heroes 2 when I hit em with da SUCC
@dipset While I think Sony doubts how much clout the SOCOM name still has (seriously if they just made a new one that was actually good people would go bananas), the rest of those games died because people didn't want them.
Don't get me wrong, I would suck unprecedented amounts of dick to get a new Motorstorm and I'm probably one of the only people who thought Apocalypse was fucking incredible, but people clearly want more from their games than noisy action, and Sony's absolute sales dominance this generation is a terrific indicator of that.
Also, we still get plenty of silly fun games from Sony. Ratchet & Clank, Tearaway, Dreams, Helldivers, Everybody's Golf, basically anything Housemarque makes, etc etc etc. We just pay more attention to the serious stuff because it makes a bigger cultural splash.
@ezekiel And I would disagree right back.
God of War needed a tonal shift. While I still absolutely adore the original games, Kratos was very one note, and bringing him into this generation as the same old rage filled killing machine he was at the end of the series would have been ridiculous and tone deaf, especially considering there was nobody left for him to be angry with since he killed them all.
God of War 2018 featured much more varied and in-depth gameplay elements than any previous GoW before it, and features a similar gameplay to cutscenes ratio to 3, perhaps even more considering the non-linear nature of the game and open ended hub style design of the world.
Speaking of Die Hard, that is a series that SERIOUSLY needs a change up. The last few entries in that series have been absolute garbage exactly because they are still trying to be "badass" action films and nothing else.
If anything, John Maclain has de-evolved with every new entry. The first movie was incredibly progressive for it's time, with John having a full character arc revolving around how his machismo and stubbornness had been one of the main contributors to his failed marriage. Now he is just a big dumb shootyman who is angry because he is supposed to be on vacation can't you tell by how many times I repeat that in the movie?
@ezekiel The TLOU2 trailer started the way it did as a way of contrasting the tenderness of the kiss with the absolute brutality Ellie displays throughout the rest of the trailer.
Believing it was just because "lol lesbians" is silly, especially considering that Ellie had already been established as batting for the other team in the last game.
Like, the way the scene is edited, with the kiss fading into Ellie slitting somebody's throat and then fading back in with Ellie's girlfriend commenting how people should be terrified of her literally spells that out to you.
I just really wish people would stop using the word "pretentious" to describe any form of media that tries to have more than none emotional substance.
For instance, games Kamiya makes are pretentious because he has openly admits he thinks he and his games are better than a lot of other people.
Games where characters kiss or a scene is given time to breath for emotional effect =//= pretentious.
DS4 is great but if they are going to redesign it I would say let one of thier controller partners like Nacon or Astro help out. Steel sticks and back buttons make such a huge difference.
Give me another Wipeout, Gravity Rush, SOCOM, and maybe go totally out of left field and give is a new Legend of Dragoon or remake.
I want video chats back. I used that feature soooo much on PS3 and genuinely miss it.
Out of the gate Move support. Playing Killzone and Resistance with the Move controllers last gen was great.
Also, go full steam ahead with the "pretentious" film games. Personally I quite like it when developers respect the emotional intelligence of their players. Just give me all of that. Turn Tearaway 2 into a walking simulator. Give Wipeout evocative and emotional campaign mode. Make me really feel Sir Dan's emotional pain.