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    Question Your perfect video game (basic features)

    Shortly describe basic "must have" features for your perfect video game. I'm not talking about games that last for a few hours, but games you would play longer than WoW or even more.

    Here are a few of my very basic needs a game should have:
    • online game (MMO preferred, connected servers)

    • game account (progression saved to account and accessible anywhere you log in)

    • protected against cheating (no save game edits, no trainers, bot protection,...)

    • detailed character creation (sliders, but protected against extreme creations)

    • economy (Auction House, trading, stuff storage...)

    • content/gameplay/gametype (So far I can think of 4 game types I would play. Medieval/fantasy(WoW type), Medieval/realistic(Chivalry type mmo), Space related(Star Citizen type) and Modern life style(gta mmo type) game. 3rd person view is required while 1st person maybe in some special cases, but not as main view and not without 3rd person option.

    • possible to make money out of game (I think this is the key and future. Look at "sandbox", "economy" and conclusion text)

    • sandbox (I want to be creative, make stuff in game and change the world, build stuff, dig holes, plant trees...)

    • housing (to own property, decorate it, visible to others E.g.: city apartment)

    • true professions (not just click button and you make stuff, but an actual production process, from learning to making)


    After all what I want is that once I quit after years of having fun playing the game (because no game can be fun forever), I don't want to feel like it was waste of time (one of solutions would be to make it possible to make money out of it is important part to even start playing such large mmo, for example Steam workshop is on the right way towards such goal).

    Maybe some Game Designer finds this thread helpful, so lets fully express our futuristic wishes!
    Last edited by Sorrxz; 2015-02-20 at 11:28 PM.

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    No bullshit RNG/"I didn't even see that coming!" scenarios outside of plot.
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    Age of Empires 2, but with some added features like buildable roads, bridges, and a emphasis on diplomacy. Boom perfect game.

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    A lot like Beyond Good or Evil, Batman: AA, Legacy of Kain, and Star Ocean 2.
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    I... there's no way I can do this. I have likes in everything. There is no 'one' perfect game as genres all have their own perfections. A perfect shooter? Perfect fighter? Puzzler? Driver?

    The closest game I thought to absolute perfection is probably a sleeper most people never bothered with:



    It had everything; tons of shit to unlock. Insane difficulty, but great rewards. There were no crap cars, I spent time mastering the Hotrod and no one could touch me. Records to set for people to beat. Smash people. Do team stunts. Race. Whatever! It had a perfect mix of multiplayer mayhem and single player intensity. Best part? This was probably the last EA game before DRM was a thing. You didn't need an always online connection to play single player and connecting to multiplayer was smooth and near instantaneous. In fact you did it while driving around!

    This was the only game I devoted to finding every possible secret and unlock. I only missed one car =( Toward the end of the life cycle I couldn't find enough people willing to do the one 8 player stunt I needed for the final unlock.



    And of course the best theme song ever:



    Jesus Christ EA, why can't you make amazing games like this anymore? REMASTER THIS FOR CURRENT GEN! It's a fucking Mona Lisa of driving fun that needs a lot more attention than it got =(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeno View Post
    No bullshit RNG/"I didn't even see that coming!" scenarios outside of plot.
    Yeah RNG concept is outdated in my opinion too

    Quote Originally Posted by icausewipes View Post
    A lot like Beyond Good or Evil, Batman: AA, Legacy of Kain, and Star Ocean 2.
    How can you play such games for 10 years?


    Also Teebone, would you play Burnout for 10 or more years? How is that possible
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    It'd be impossible for me to list a 'perfect game' because I have no set in stone view of 'perfect' and then different genres and whatnot..

    But a couple of features I love in a game (online) is:

    High skill cap - the difference between a good player and a bad player is terribly obvious.

    Individual merit/reward - When I play well, I like to be rewarded. (e.g. loot, more kills, more items, ect.)

    I think the only thing about single-player games that's a must is that it must:

    Prioritize gameplay over all facets of the game - Don't care about a story in a game, that's why I read books; not looking for a 'cinematic' experience, I could go watch a movie; when I play a game, it's for a gameplay, and to have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrxz View Post
    Shortly describe basic "must have" features for your perfect video game. I'm not talking about games that last for a few hours, but games you would play longer than WoW or even more.

    Here are a few of my very basic needs a game should have:
    • online game (MMO preferred, connected servers)

    • game account (progression saved to account and accessible anywhere you log in)

    • protected against cheating (no save game edits, no trainers, bot protection,...)

    • detailed character creation (sliders, but protected against extreme creations)

    • economy (Auction House, trading, stuff storage...)

    • content/gameplay/gametype (So far I can think of 4 game types I would play. Medieval/fantasy(WoW type), Medieval/realistic(Chivalry type mmo), Space related(Star Citizen type) and Modern life style(gta mmo type) game. 3rd person view is required while 1st person maybe in some special cases, but not as main view and not without 3rd person option.

    • possible to make money out of game (I think this is the key and future. Look at "sandbox", "economy" and conclusion text)

    • sandbox (I want to be creative, make stuff in game and change the world, build stuff, dig holes, plant trees...)

    • housing (to own property, decorate it, visible to others E.g.: city apartment)

    • true professions (not just click button and you make stuff, but an actual production process, from learning to making)


    After all what I want is that once I quit after years of having fun playing the game (because no game can be fun forever), I don't want to feel like it was waste of time (one of solutions would be to make it possible to make money out of it is important part to even start playing such large mmo, for example Steam workshop is on the right way towards such goal).

    Maybe some Game Designer finds this thread helpful, so lets fully express our futuristic wishes!
    Maybe google Second Life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senjinone View Post
    Maybe google Second Life?
    Not sure if you are serious, but I listed basic features the game should have for me to take a look at it seriously. Second life gameplay doesn't attract me. Gameplay of such game from the future is hard to predict, but it should be far better than second life and probably wouldn't remind you of it either.

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    A combination of FiFA, PES and Football Manager which had the best gameplay of both FIFA and PES and the depth and choice of Football Manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrxz View Post
    Yeah RNG concept is outdated in my opinion too



    How can you play such games for 10 years?


    Also Teebone, would you play Burnout for 10 or more years? How is that possible
    Have you ever even played Paradise? My god the hours I spent dodging attacks by the masses, doing them myself always trying to perfect the 7 roll... I did it twice. And a 2800 flat spin once... kinda needed a toy car for that one though =( could never pass the 1400 mark in a normal. This was what it was like. It was a car club for gamers in the fact you could just hang out and do.. nothing! Or everything! So many cool modes they added down the line too. I did play it for a good 4-5 years. It deserved a sequel.

    It really did -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teebone View Post
    Have you ever even played Paradise? My god the hours I spent dodging attacks by the masses, doing them myself always trying to perfect the 7 roll... I did it twice. And a 2800 flat spin once... kinda needed a toy car for that one though =( could never pass the 1400 mark in a normal. This was what it was like. It was a car club for gamers in the fact you could just hang out and do.. nothing! Or everything! So many cool modes they added down the line too. I did play it for a good 4-5 years. It deserved a sequel.

    It really did -_-
    I played but..you never had a wish to step out of the car for example? Then it becomes like GTA mmo and it could be improved to something much more. I think you are very limited, while you could think of something more. Or maybe you are just more realistic.
    I mean in future a game like GTA could have racing which looks like burnout, except it would offer more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelk View Post
    A combination of FiFA, PES and Football Manager which had the best gameplay of both FIFA and PES and the depth and choice of Football Manager.
    Sounds like a side game you play inside GTA too
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    There are quite a few ideas I'd love to see done, but just for one example, I'd love to see something like shadow of mordor done in warhammer 40k or warhammer fantasy, with expanded nemesis like system, think that could work really well in warhammer for some interesting characters.

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    I would love a crossover between skyrim and monster girl quest. Here you go, perfect game.

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    EvE style, but with improvements, in the direction of Darkfall but with a decent implementation.

    I'm all in about, players do their stuff, casuals already got a lot of games for them.
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    Just so we're clear...Casuals don't post to forums and threaten to quit. They quit the game without a word said and go find other games to play. That's why they're casual. Because they're not invested.

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    An open world serial killing simulator. Drive around in a creeper van, pick up hitchhikers, set houses on fire, bury the bodies in the woods, etc.

    For no real reason other than because I like to see moral guardians work themselves up into a tizzy.

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    I call it "MassRim" because it takes what I love about Mass Effect and what I love about Skyrim and mashes them together.


    Why it is like Skyrim:
    It's an open world sci-fi epic. You have countless side quests and missions you can do in any order. Weapons and armor can be modded and customized to your liking. There is no real "class," you pick talents according to your desired playstyle. You can join different factions and do quest lines for them and get rewards. Altogether it would take the same 200-500 hours to finish, as does Skyrim, though the main questline would be targeted for 15-20 hours.

    Why it is like Mass Effect:
    You get to explore a galaxy in a space ship (customizable as well.) The characters who join your crew would be well developed. The villains and the storytelling would be thought out.

    Why it is like both:
    The background lore would be rich.

    Of course my idea for this game would require much development time and a lot of money so it will never see the light of day.

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    Secret of Mana 2 remade with the fox engine. My wet game dream.

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    An "open world" Half-Life game where you could explore the entire Black Mesa Facility. That would be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acelius View Post
    An "open world" Half-Life game where you could explore the entire Black Mesa Facility. That would be amazing.
    Source engine is not made for huge open world mmo. Maybe source2 ^^

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