Welcome to another session of ASQ – where we ask the questions and you give us your thoughts.
In case you missed it, Red Dead Redemption launched this week, so there’s quite a bit of buzz around not only the game, but the untapped potential that its setting provides. Several have tried with varying degrees of success, but this game seems to be the first to capture an authentic feel to the western era. Which leads to this week’s ASQ:
What era do you think has the most potential for future gaming greatness?
The usual caveats: The era should be one that isn’t already heavily utilized (which certainly rules out the medieval era). Sci-Fi games are out since its not an era that’s occurred yet, and WWII is probably a dead horse at this point. Otherwise, give your thoughts and why. Have fun!
Here’s ChaCha’s response: “I think that games centered around past wars such as Call of Duty has the potential to bring the next best game.” (I later got a more specific “Vietnam War” response, which I think I kind of agree with).
My response to last week’s ASQ, “What game do you most want to see a sequel made of ?”:
Personally, I’d love to see a sequel to Psychonauts. Great game, great characters, unique ideas and levels. I could only imagine what the sequel could bring.
Considering the lengthy trouble with sales the original had (it was more a cult game for a long time), I doubt it will happen.
A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation. Each week, you’ll be posed a question. These may be topical, funny, insightful, or just plain strange, and we want to hear from you. Give a response and let the world know what you think. There is no right or wrong answer here. I will post my response on Friday in this post, and repost it next week. You’ll also see ChaCha’s response to the question each week. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.