Besides having the best graphics and sound on the Genesis, Vectorman also had some of the best gameplay. Basically a platformer-shooter, Vectorman used computer generated 3-D graphics to make the game world more believable. The first Vectorman game involved man-made ‘orbots’ to clean up the mess humans made on Earth due to pollution and littering. While this is happening, the humans have boarded space ships so they can colonize other planets. Hmmm… That sounds an awful lot like that movie Wall-E, you have some explaining to do Pixar! Anyway, one of the orbots (named Raster) goes insane and declares himself ruler of the Earth, and prepares a plan to execute any human who returns to Earth. Vectorman himself is a simple cleaning bot who makes several trips to the sun to drop nuclear waste there. On one of his return trips home, he finds Earth in ruin, run by the evil orbot, Raster. And so the game begins! The action was fun, and reminded me a bit of Gunstar Heroes. Vectorman 2 was more of the same, but took place on a giant jungle planet. I think. I haven’t played the game in awhile, but I still remember it being awesome. A downloadable sequel on PSN would be great, especially if they had an optional graphical option that let you keep the original’s visuals.
10. Hey You, Pikachu!
Yeah, this game was bad. The graphics and sound were okay, and having you’re own pet Pikachu was great and all, but the game’s one defining feature, the ability to speak to your Pikachu using a packed-in microphone, was horrible. The microphone just didn’t work. 99% percent of the time, Pikachu would wander off and do his own thing, and the other 1% of the time, he would interpret what you said as something completely different. Why does this game need a sequel? Because the concept is still cool, and the Wii U’s controller seems like a natural fit for this type of game. It would be just like Nintendogs, but with a Pikachu! It would be great!
Okay. Stop reading this. Now click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwZBdWRSBRs
Don’t you want to play this right now? It’s amazing, and Amanita Design deserves major props for this game. It’s only $15 on Steam, giving you no excuse not to play it. The only complaint I have with this game (if you could call it a complaint) is that it ends. I would give anything for a sequel, especially if Tomas Dvorak returned as the main composer. This game has one of the best soundtracks in gaming, just look up ‘Machinarium Glasshouse with Butterfly’ on YouTube. You’re welcome. Amanita Design is currently working on a unique little game titled “Botanicula” that is very similar to Machinarium, be sure to buy it when you get the chance, and show some Amanita Design love!
8. World of Goo
This game NEEDS sequel. The puzzles are so fun, and the soundtrack is zany and fantastic, and the game makes no sense at all, it created world peace…… This game is freaking awesome. No, better than awesome. RADITACULAR! I mean, it’s goo! And in it’s in world! What could be better?! Seriously, this game is probably the coolest goo-based game ever! Just buy it! And play it! And then tell your friends about it! And end all your sentences with exclamation points!
7. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
So this game is pretty boring in 1-Player, but the 2-Player mode is epic. Having a Wizard and an Archer/Warrior combo allows you to decimate foes if you have well thought-out strategies. As a matter of fact, having an effective strategy at all times is necessary on the latter difficulty levels. The sequel to this game added more classes, levels, and a weapon-forging system. If a sequel is ever released, they should include online co-op, more levels, and maybe even the class customization options available in Baldur’s Gate: Shadows of Amn for the PC.
6. Fallout (Classic)
A game I actually just got, Fallout 1 is a classic CRPG with strategic gunplay, loads of choices to make (which influence the world around you), and a brilliant art style. After Fallout came Fallout 2 (which I haven’t played yet), a vastly improved sequel that provided more of what made Fallout 1 so good. Then came Fallout Tactics (which I have played!), an interesting spin-off that had more in common with Baldur’s Gate and X-Com than with Fallout. Then the Fallout series went 7 years without a game, and many assumed the series was dead….. Until Fallout 3 came! Basically, it was Elder Scrolls: Oblivion with guns, and was NOTHING like the Fallout games before it. There have been some Fallout games since then, but they have all followed the same pattern as Fallout 3. That needs to change. Come on Bethesda! Make Fallout 4 a direct sequel to Fallout 2, keep the classic RPG combat, and give it HD graphics.
5. Final Fantasy Tactics
Am I the only one disappointed by the GBA/DS sequels to this game? They made this strategic, adult, and epic SRPG into a rather childish ghost of it’s former glory. Square took a step in the right direction with Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, a remake of the PS1 original, now all they need to do is improve upon that. Make it a prequel to the original, and have it detail the 50-Year War. It could show Ramza’s father throughout his years in the war, detailing what caused it, how it ended, and even provide some details on Orlandeau’s past. It could show the Beoulve family’s relationship with the Heiral family, how the Zodiac Stones came into existence, etc, etc, etc. You see all the different ways the story could go, right? Now tell me, why hasn’t SquareEnix done this yet?
4. Chrono Trigger
Please Square, haven’t we waited enough? The DS remake showed you that there is still tons of interest in this series (if you can call two games and a spin-off a series), so why hasn’t this happened yet? On one hand, I feel Chrono Trigger deserves to be as popular as Final Fantasy. But on the other hand, I’m a little afraid that SquareEnix would make this series’ brilliant narrative into a jumbled mess; á la Final Fantasy XIII-2 (which is the stupidest title for a game ever). If Square was brave enough to put the necessary funds into this series, it would totally pay off. This game deserves a sequel more than just about another RPG ever. That is, except for this one……
3. Vandal Hearts
THIS GAME IS PURE GENIUS! Don’t bother with the two sequels, just play the brilliant original. Ash Lambert, Diego, Clint, Eleni, Zohar, Huxley, and the rest of this game’s brilliant cast oozed more character than most Final Fantasy characters. If Konami would only release a sequel with about 50% more content, up the challenge 15%, keep the game’s classic combat, and finally put that freaking epic dragon from the game’s box art in the game, they would have an instant classic. This game had plenty of interesting secrets as well, namely the ability to make Ash a Vandalier, a lengthy quest that I was never able to complete due to my disc finally biting the dust from so much use. Please Konami, make a sequel.
Such a fun game. This game was everything Perfect Dark was turned up to 11. Over 100 characters, dozens of weapons, a fun single-player mode, hundreds of hours of extra content, and the best split-screen multiplayer modes out of every FPS EVER. And a Map Maker. No, not like Halo’s boring Forge mode. An amazing Map Maker that lets you create just about any type of level you could want. Want to make a complete recreation of Doom’s first level? With enough practice, you probably could. It’s just too bad you weren’t allowed much space to build the levels. Timesplitters 4 could fix that. Allow bigger levels to made, let us share them with other people online, let us play the multiplayer online, a longer single-player mode, the ability to make custom gametypes, and more.
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