|Sci-Fi/FPS/RPG (Ghost In The Shell/Shadowrun/Fallout)||Locked|
|Jan 27 2009, 10:22pm Anchor|
Lately, I have been playing a bunch of classic games lately because all the new ones are fairly short and not fulfilling. While watching Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex, I was playing a oldschool game for the Sega Genesis called Shadowrun. If you haven't played it, its a original American RPG that basically plays very similar to the Mass Effect/Fallout/Elder Scrolls game but in a top down view. What got me thinking in a couple different ways was it would be awesome to play a game thats not too far in the distant future where one could play as a mercenary running different missions throughout gang ridden town that used to be Seattle(Which was the setting for Shadowrun) while ultimately trying to solve the mystery story of the game. There is too much details about both Shadowrun and Ghost In The Shell to list but here is some ideas or concepts that would be pretty cool in a game.
I dont know but look at the games and show and see how this would not be a killer game to play. Think of this, it starts as a single player game and if it takes off, then it could become a MMORPG based in the future and not the medival times like the other 5 million MMORPGs. Tell me what you guys think or what would be a good addition to a game like this.
Midnitte Visual Prophet
|Jan 28 2009, 2:14pm Anchor|
|Jan 28 2009, 6:39pm Anchor|
And what exactly does an "American RPG" consist of?
Right there is where you will most likely fail unless you have access to an engine that can support it- My suggestion would be use something like Deus Ex to make this game.
Its been done before. This isn't new.
I want to suggest to you to go and play the following games:
These games will give you some excelent ideas as to how to make a Cyberpunk RPG.
I think he's refering to GURPS Cyberpunk, Shadowrun and Cyberpunk 2020- PnP RPGs as opposed to actual video games.. If he wasn't then he must be refering to Western RPGs which are clearly different from Japanese RPGs.
|Jan 28 2009, 6:59pm Anchor|
sorry about the confustion, when I say American/Western RPG, I kinda refer to similar game styles that typically are made by an american team who's gameplay style is open ended ranging from plot to character development. Whereas most JRPG are pretty linear as far as the character development and story goes.
I like some of the styles of cyberpunk but then there are the ones that focus a little too far into the future and have ogres and elves running around. Dont get me wrong, I played a little of the PnP style Shadowrun before I played the Video Game Console versions and loved the game to death(Besides the magic part of it all).
I studied a bunch of different engines and mod tools out there and yes, Deus Ex was one of those that fits perfectly into the grande scheme of everything except the graphics are a little out of date. I do a lot 3D modeling in my free time and thats why I opt for a newer engine but I know that opting for an engine like Oblivion would take a lot of work redesigning all the models, texture and etc from the ground up for a sci-fi theme, but thats the beauty of the interweb, you can find anything.
The only thing that is stumping me right now from starting development of any sorts is I am trying to figure out a script that would lauch in Oblivion to change from the real world setting to a cyberspace like map. I had a couple of developers that play around with UT3 saying that it could be easily done using the UT3 engine but that would kill any computer in a busy city enviroment level because of the demands of that enging.
I am open to suggestions if anybody has em?
|Jan 28 2009, 7:33pm Anchor|
Replace Oblivion Gates with Cyberspace. I wouldn't use Oblivion or Fallout though, simply because they're buggy and can't do Cyberpunk enough justice (I mean Fallouts idea of Hacking is a random number generator lol). Deus Ex or UT3 is the way to go IMO.
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