We are in a market saturated with game sequels, and that is both a good and bad thing. Good because if there is a game world you like that did well on the market, there is a chance you will be able to visit it again. Bad because the influx of sequels tend to keep some truly original game concepts at bay. But you know what I have noticed lately? There are plenty of good current games getting sequels but there are a TON of seventh generation games that, as great as they were, got ignored or shuffled aside. Maybe now would be a good time for developers to start looking back to move forward. What I am talking about is giving us some awesome eighth generation sequels to some badass and much beloved seventh generation games.
What the shit? How is it that one of the BEST survival horror games that came out in the 7th generation only got one sequel (that was also awesome) and then just got ignored? This makes no sense to me. Evil Within and the trove of horror games that came after it could not touch the Condemned series.
In Condemned, you play as crime scene investigator Ethan Thomas, who is trying to figure out what is causing the local homeless population to go feral and insane. The catch with this game it is was first person, but focused on brutal melee moves and finishers instead of guns. Brilliant, scary, and in need of a modern sequel bad.
Red Dead Redemption
Oh no, not this again.
Remy is not talking about f*cking Red Dead again, is he? Remy, you need to let it go. We all know it is coming, and you bringing it up every week will not make it come any faster. Okay?
I catch some heat for this from time to time, but even as testosterone driven as the game was, the leash mechanic and achievement system set up for the game made it an absolute blast to play. Think Serious Sam with better weapons and graphics you have a decent idea.
Though Bulletstorm’s story was weak, the gameplay was so addictive and fun that it more than made up for the cliche’s in writing. An FPS with an electric leash for exotic kills? Hell yes! Give us another 10-14 hours using that leash to get us even MORE insane kills. Maybe upgrade the leash so it has some new features. Add another 100 or so riotous achievements, and just let us loose in that world again.
While playing Rage I remember thinking: this is the Mad Max game I ALWAYS wanted. Although the Fallout series and Borderlands series play with the same looks and themes, Rage was one of the best looking games from the seventh generation. Plus, it was Id and Bethesda. That is like the perfect Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of game making.
The big problem was that ending. You are playing, the game is rocking balls, and suddenly it ends without warning. Really, they ran out of money and the game just kinda ends. I think fans of this awesome game deserve a game that is a bit longer and more flushed out. Don’t give us a wasteland just to take it away without warning.
Will admit, new Mad Max game looks dope and may fill this need, to be honest. Time will tell, though.
Hey, while all of you were busy playing the Gears of War series, a better cover shooter came out called Binary Domain. It had some of the best enemy destruction ever seen in a game. Check the above video for proof of this. Like I said, classic cover shooter formula with cool A.I story about robots uprising or some shit.
Truth is, I barely recall the story, but remember being jawed by graphics, gameplay, and presentation. This and Enslaved might be the most underrated games of the 7th generation, to be completely honest. If you have not played this game yet, no excuses.
Shit’ll be like ten bucks in the bargain bin right now.
Yup, I totally just said that. Sometimes, I like my nachos cheesy, and I want more of them!
*Drops mic and starts whistling