Seven Star Wars games that need to exist
Beyond a game where you get to repeatedly punch Jar Jar Binks in the face, these are the seven Star Wars games we’d like to see released in a galaxy close to home…
Quit or Continue – Star Wars games that need to exist
1) Uncharted-style Han Solo game – Arguably (although not by much), Han Solo is the best character in the Star Wars universe. He’s a rogue, a pirate and a wise-cracking hero all rolled into one – in fact you have to wonder how he’s not already been given a digital outing.
We’d love to see an adventure game starring Mr Solo, maybe involving him hooking up with Chewie and Lando for the first time and getting into all kind of galaxy-spanning scrapes. The good news is that Visceral Games is hotly rumoured to be working on just this, with former Uncharted writer Amy Hennig helming the project – just please don’t make a rancor’s dinner of it.
2) Fallout-style Star Wars RPG – Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remains reasonably popular, but it never gave us that huge, explorable Star Wars expanse – in the vein of a Skyrim or Fallout – that we always wanted. What if they made the player character Boba Fett and had to take down bounties to progress? Just tell us where to send our money.
3) LucasArts point-and-click adventure – It seems rather bizarre that LucasArts blazed a trail with games such as Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis but never took on the Star Wars universe. There is just so much potential for a point-and-click Star Wars game. Imagine playing as Lando and Chewy at the end of Empire Strikes Back as they track down Han by following the clues towards Jabba’s Palace. Or punching Jar Jar Binks repeatedly in the…
4) Lightsaber swinging game – During the SNES and Gamecube eras, Nintendo consoles hosted all kinds of Star Wars games, but it mystifies us why a lightsaber game was not made when the Wii came in. It would have been incredible to use the WiiMote as the famed weapon, hearing the iconic noise as you clashed in duelling battles. There’re not much life left in the Wii, but surely another motion peripheral, perhaps combined with VR, could take it on? Just as long as we don’t end up with another Star Wars Kinect we’re all in.
5) A VR-based X-Wing vs TIE Fighter game – Virtual reality systems like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus (add podcast link) have huge potential for a wide variety of games, not least Star Wars. We’d love VR to be used on a new flight-sim game involving X-Wings and TIE Fighters. It would be mind boggling to get a full 360-view from the cockpit as you engage in a huge space battle. Just ‘don’t get cocky, kid.’
6) Star Wars single-player FPS – Battlefront plays like the Star Wars first-person shooter we always wanted, but the fact that it doesn’t have any single player story content feels like a missed opportunity. There are just some many amazing battles in the full six (soon to be seven) Star Wars films and we’d love to play through them as part a bigger story. Just take the Battlefront engine, write a good story and don’t resort to cramming it full of Jedi knights – it’s been done and there’s plenty more original content we could see in a galaxy far, far away.
7) Star Wars indie game – We don’t just want blockbusters, indie games should get in on the Star Wars act, too. Imagine a game about the guy who failed to shoot down the droids’ escape pod in Star Wars: A New Hope. You live his descent into guilt and depression at having spurned the chance to snuff out the rebellion. There could be turn-based battles with the demons in your head, but could there be a chance for this faceless man to taste redemption?
So that’s our wishlist. Feel free to add any extras to the comments section or tweet them at us @QuitorContinue.
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