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  • N7Spartan95 - August 7, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    Going back to the picture on the first slide, I find the lack of good AAA games based around dinosaurs to be absolutely unacceptable. I've thought dinosaurs were badass since I was a little kid, and the fact that game developers have yet to give them a proper treatment in a video game saddens me. What really sucks is that the perfect formula for a dinosaur game already exists, but there aren't any dinosaurs actually IN it. Far Cry 3 (along with the upcoming Far Cry 4, it seems) took place in an open world wilderness filled with animals with non-scripted AI behavior. You can find predators hunting prey and with enough clever maneuvering (or just downright luck) you can even get them to attack your enemies. You could hunt these animals for their skins to craft new gear, and there were also special hunting missions where you had to kill a certain animal with a particular weapon and so on. This kind of game is PERFECT for dinosaurs, but there weren't any dinosaurs in Far Cry 3 (don't even bring up the Blood Dragons from that DLC, those don't count in my opinion)! I'm not saying that Ubisoft NEEDS to make a dinosaur DLC for Far Cry 4, but the utter waste of such a golden idea is a complete travesty as far as I'm concerned. Somebody seriously needs to petition Ubisoft and get them to make a Far Cry game based around dinosaurs; call it Far Cry: Extinction or something. I don't care, I just need a game based on that! I would literally pay DOUBLE for such a game just to get my hands on it!
  • SnakeinmyBoot - July 31, 2014 2:51 a.m.

    I agree with Chuggaaconroy that the best swimming controls for a 3D game was in the Zora sections of Majora's Mask. If only people didn't fear water temples in Zelda games and there was more to do in the Great Bay, those fluid(haha, puns) controls might have been more well known. Also, can we, as a planet, ban sex scenes in games solely for the fact that is does look like either "dead-eyed zombie-humping" or Barbie and Ken coming to life to try doing the nasty. Naked people and characters open about there sexuality are OK, but the moment two people spend too long kissing and start groping each other is the moment were I give up, turn the TV off, go make a sandwich, and come back to hope the scene is over and there wasn't some thrusting QTE that I failed.
  • Vonter - July 31, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    The issue is mainly that it is just odd. On one hand even devs find it weird since there isn't interactivity in most of these scenes and two, is it needed? I think you can be more elegant with depictions of affections in games, at least until we cross the uncanny valley. But still if it has not interaction what's the point if it's non essential for the experience?
  • Balaska - July 31, 2014 1:17 a.m.

    How could you miss out Ecco on Dreamcast for the swimming slide. Hang your head in shame Mr Houghton and hand in your gamer card!
  • pl4y4h - July 30, 2014 6:49 p.m.

    I dig giant robots, YOU dig giant robots, WE dig giant robots, CHICKS dig giant robots
  • Vonter - July 31, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    Project Giant Robo. Sumo giant robot ACTION.
  • Doctor_Pancakes - July 30, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    Galaxy did get it right. I loved both games water levels.
  • weezerbholly - July 30, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    Dragons in Demon Souls and Dark Souls are pretty awesome.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - July 31, 2014 3:46 a.m.

    They absolutely are,. But they're not playable, alas, and that was the criteria.
  • ileon07 - July 30, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    if those 7 things where all in one video game it would be the best game ever
  • Vonter - July 31, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    :/ Technically Space Station Silicon Valley has most of these. But it also has very dull moments because of it. Mainly the issue in this age is that when you have someone focusing in every single thing for any game. It is harder to put too much in your plate without making several of those things shallow. Hence why license games usually are awful, since there's a lot to do, to little time and lack of focus.
  • _--_ - July 30, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    --i think the 'issue' i have with this article --is --what does 'awesome' mean --cause --im pretty sure to most westerners --its just means --basically --something Bill and Ted used to say about everything --which is sorta like this --winning the lottery? AWESOME!!!(said in dopey surfer dude voice) --finding a dollar bill on the ground? AWESOME!!! --your brother gets into the NFL? AWESOME!!! --you find a football and start tossing it around AWESOME!!!
  • Kenshiro3 - July 30, 2014 10:38 a.m.

    Okay yeah this list is bullshit.
  • Kenshiro3 - July 30, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    Also gotta call bullshit on the superhero part. there are a TON of great superhero games
  • Kenshiro3 - July 30, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    I call bullshit on the "Mechs" part. There are a TON of awesome Mech games.
  • DirkSteele1 - July 30, 2014 9:32 a.m.

    Assault Suits Valken (Cybernator in the West) on the SNES is the best Mech game I have played. With a notable mention for Steel Battalion because of that controller on the XBOX. Ecco the Dolphin games also get a nod for swimming. Snoopy Flying Ace is the most fun I have ever had from an XBOX Live Arcade game and is exactly what I was looking for from a dog fighting game.
  • PretentiousTurian - July 30, 2014 7:28 a.m.

    I believe the new Wallenstein game could be added to the exceptions for sex in a video game. That game handled it MUCH better and more maturely than most games out there do.
  • mothbanquet - July 30, 2014 7:13 a.m.

    I'd say a notable exception for the water levels would be the Ecco games. You know I speak the truth.
  • g1rldraco7 - July 30, 2014 6:17 a.m.

    That picture of the dinosaurs fighting, not cool man! Also who would giggle at the word sex? I didn't
  • Shigeruken - July 30, 2014 5:46 a.m.

    You'll never sell me on water levels! Everything else is dead on. Also, Gundam vs Gundam and Mechwarrior do Mechs justice.

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