Past the console/flame wars and suckage, there are amazing games out there. So many, it's pretty hard to find a game that doesn't cover some sort of "fantasy" a gamer could have. Of course minus the whole "sex fantasies." But when looking at all these games, all my video game dreams are true or about to come true. Zombies
The most obvious of them all is of course zombie killing. Killing zombies through the medium of video games has never been so easy. No longer do I have to pretend something is a zombie cause there are games dedicated to this amazing spectacule. What is better is I can do this with friends or even be them.
Yes, the zombie killing dream is none other than Left 4 Dead
. Some others that lend themselves to this dream are the upcoming Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
and Burn Zombie Burn!
Make you twice at another sleepwalker, huh? Xenomorphs
Ever since I was a little boy, Aliens was an awesome movie. Actually it still is a sweet movie. And in the golden days I would have to stick to playing with the stellar action figures to act out my dreams. That is until Alien 3
came out. And soon enough there will be a new title to quench this hunger. Aliens: Colonial Marines
will be the snooze button to return to an excellent dreamful slumber. In dreams, no one can hear you scream...well that's not true since Mason talks in his sleep. Music
Besides video games, there is a world of music out there. Grand and full of uniqueness and copies/clones/redundant bands. Doesn't mean you can't do your own thing. Thankfully there is a wide range of "tools" or games to accomplish such a feat. Electroplankton
, Jam Session
, and KORG-DS 10
are four titles among a slightly larger lot that let's you accomplish the joys of actually making soothing sounds for sleep or party time
No, Rock Band
and Guitar Hero
are not the among these titles. Those are "cool simulators" that let you play not so great songs. On the contrary, these titles let you actually make music. Understand the difference? Adventure/Exploration
Another childhood dream is to set off on a crazy adventure. Exploring the jungle and adventuring into ancient places of the past. Who wouldn't want to be like Indiana Jones? Unfortunately most of his games are bollocks. But hope is not lost when you have Nathan Drake!
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a cure for the explorers nightmares of...no questing! Bring your own whip and hat. The Force
Look at all these childhood memories coming back. Besides exploring the unknowns of the world, there is the unknowns of space. Being all held together by something greater than us is alluring. Plus who doesn't want to cut things up with a lightsaber or shoot lightning from your hands?!
Perhaps not the greatest of games, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
let you use the lightsaber and force powers like never before. The use of the force seemed greater than previous efforts like Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
. Can you feel it? Starship Troopers
There is one dream that has yet to come true. It has in the past but with mostly fail results. But the hope that this dream will come true will be fulfilled tonight. It may not be exact but killing large swarms of bugs will nonetheless be obtained. Rico's Roughnecks wouldn't have it any other way!
Although not an "official" Starship Troopers
game in any way, Savage Moon
consists of many things that will make that dream a realtiy. Military settlements on a distant planet, large defense weapons, and hordes of bugs coming in to kill! I can't wait!!!Brings a new meaing to "don't let the bed bugs bite!"
There are other game dreams that have been realized like Team Fortress 2
for epic team action or Gears of War
for a little
chainsaw fun. Wartime games with Killzone
and dino-killing games Turok
. High speed, futuristic racing on F-Zero GX
and crashing cars in Burnout 2
. And who can forget jerking a Wiimote/beam katana in No More Heroes
? All these and more leaves me with the feeling of how great it is to be a gamer now.
Have your Video Game Dreams come true?