No, it’s not some crazy new move that all the kids are down with (I’m so cool) these days. Mind you, anything would be better than “dabbing” at this point. No, it’s fusing two disparate games together into something new and exciting! With the seeming success of Mario + Rabbids fusing Mario, Rabbids and XCOM together, it got me thinking about what other games could be combined into something amazing. Here are a few that crossed my mind. Expect them to be terrible.
Left 4 Dead + Warcraft 3 = Left 4 War
So I think this sort of thing probably exists already, but if it doesn’t it could be fun I suppose. This would basically be a hero focused RTS zombie survival game, probably based played on PC using a mouse. You and your AI or player controlled allies fight your way through the zombie horde, collecting weapons and items as you go. Each character would have their own special abilities, and the games would culminate in the same way as Left 4 Dead, with a grand set piece to escape the zombie menace. Throw in some Warcraft characters for good measure and I reckon you’ve got some potential there.
Street Fighter + Magic: The Gathering = Street Magic!
Prepare for a horrible microtransaction filled monstrosity. Picture Street Fighter, with all its fireballs and ultra combos in tact, but with collectible card game mechanics! Imagine having your character, but with special moves locked behind cards that can level up. Ryu doesn’t have his dragon punch until you’ve found the card and Guile can’t throw a sonic boom until you’ve unlocked it. Of course you’ll be able to spend real money to buy new card packs to unlock these attacks. Perhaps you could create your own character to take online to challenge players who have spent all that money to get the best character possible. I’m pretty certain this is something Capcom would actually consider, and that scares me slightly.
Overwatch + Pokémon = Pokéwatch!
Ok, I actually kind of like this one. A first/third person multiplayer game in which you choose which Pokémon to play as and have access to its associated abilities. Now here’s the thing, in the loot boxes would be passes to go out into the wild and catch new Pokémon to add to your roster. Think of the potential for team compositions! It would be nearly impossible to balance but the possibility for objective based games with huge variation in team setups sounds pretty great to me.
Forza + Dance Dance Revolution = Forza Motorsport Revolution
Look, just hear me out on this one. I’m thinking one for in the arcades, in which you have a dance platform to throw your feet around in time to the music. The better you do, the faster your car goes. In front of you though is a steering wheel for controlling the ever accelerating vehicle. Obviously things like braking would be accounted for in some way but this sounds like it could be insanely silly fun. Or a recipe for severe injury.
Bayonetta + Metal Gear Solid = Metal Gear Rising
Because sometimes the planets align and something magical happens. Lunatic story? Check! Lunatic action? Check! A cyborg ninja fighting giant stompy robots with a sword before taking on a cybernetically enhanced senator? Where do I sign?!
How about you? Are there any games that you could slam together into something terribly fantastic or fantastically terrible? I like to think the gaming community has more imagination that most publishers these days so there must be something out there! Tell me, I could use a good laugh!