Five Warriors games we'd love to see
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 17:38
The great thing about the Warriors formula is that it could work with conceivably any property that is big on the action and has a large cast of characters/ heroes. So with that in mind, here’s five games that we would just love to see turned into Warriors games, either by Tecmo Koei itself or licensed out to a third party:
Plus, Tecmo Koei and Nintendo get along quite well, so perhaps this one isn’t beyond the realm of impossibility.
R. A. Salvatore’s Dungeons & Dragons Novels
Drizzt, for those not in the know, is a Dark Elf with a good soul, who fights against Orcs and Dark Elves and demons and things. He has an strange assortment of allies, naturally, including a dwarf king, a Halfling rogue, a female archer and a burly barbarian. So in other words it’s just like the Dungeons & Dragons games you played as a kid; generic-but-fun plots and lots of action and that would be just awesome as a Warriors game, since Warriors games are all about that stuff already.
The game could work a little like Trinity: Souls of Zill ‘oll. Which suits us fine because we liked that game, and would love to see a sequel, directly or “in spirit.”
After all, it has conflicted characters that could start on the side of the enemy, before seeing the light. It would be easy to build a relationship system, where Lightning, Yuna and Ashe could form an all-girl tag team of awesomeness. There’s plenty of bad guys who can remain bad guys to be defeated time after time after time. There’s even room for plenty of DLC alternative costumes, and a legion of people who would pay for it.
Most importantly though, Chocobo could be a mount, and Chocobo would kick butt.
The main problem that would be facing the Star Wars Warriors games is that Warriors games are melee fighters, and projectile weapons play a big role in the Star Wars universe. I would suggest the player characters would need to all be Jedi to neutralise the gun play and focus on the cool action.
And really, wading into a horde of a hundred droids or stormtroopers with a lightsaber would be the badass awesome that many of the Star Wars games have desperately needed and often lack.
Asterix and Obelix
Exotic locations, simple stories, humour and a structure where the comics (levels) are self-contained. All it needs now is for Tecmo Koei to pick it up.
And given that Tecmo Koei did turn a popular Japanese Manga (Fist of the North Star) into a really good Warriors game, not to mention One Piece, why not grab a western comic and do the same?
Time to open the comments up - what a Warriors game that you would love to see?