Since everyone seems to be enjoying my “History of” articles, I’ve decided to write yet another. However, I’m not sure which video game series I’ll tackle next. There’s obviously plenty to choose from!
This is where you come in. Here’s some ideas, and you can vote for your favorite by emailing me. So, without further ado, here are the nominees:
- Dragon Warrior. The leader of the pack as far as “old school” RPGs are concerned. The highest-selling RPG series in Japan has had plenty of exposure in the US as well, and with Dragon Warrior VIII on the horizon, doesn’t it deserve some more press?
- Harvest Moon. Whoever thought a farming simulation could be so entertaining? I sure didn’t, until I actually played the game. And the same applies to everyone else! C’mon, give us some rustic respect!
- Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega’s mascot easily rivals Mario for most recognizable video game character, and even though Sega stopped making hardware, the blue speedster’s still at it.
- Metroid. Originally a 2D platformer, the series has morphed into first-person shooters, but most fans still snapped it right up. The fight against the Metroids and space pirates continues!
- Some other series. Now, there’s a few rules for this one:
- It has to have at least seven games, not including cameo appearances. We need a large block of games; this is a full history and retrospective, after all. The more the merrier!
- The game needs a relatively strong standing in the US; those seven games minimum that I mentioned above should all have been released in the US, too. (So I’m not going to be writing about Sakura Taisen.)
- No PokÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©mon, as Lucard’s already written the Bible on that goddamned series. (Plus, he’d find the most inane errors, and I’d have to punch him in the dick.)
- No Super Mario Bros. That fat plumber’s in far too many games; there’s no way I could properly write a historical document of that magnitude.
Please email me ASAP to vote for the one you’d like to see me write about next, and give your reasons why. Much appreciated!