When thinking about the Vita launch being a week away, I start thinking about what could eventually happen with the games. There are 5 Playstation Vita games that I really want to come into existence, because I think they would work like a boss.
Crash Team Racing
Not a massive title, I know, but a re-incarnation would go down very well on Vita. What with it’s sheer graphical power, it would just look fantastic. But that’s not even the best part of it. With use of the camera, you could create characters that use real world face, even animals. Imagine Crash with your dogs face, just imagine that. And with the world going multiplayer mad, that’s obviously going to be inculded. 8 car races, online anywhere you are with 3G. And the traditional local multiplayer. It would all be involved. And the icing on the cake? Gyroscopic controls. Get involved by acting like a fool and turing with the track. And with DLC being on everyones mind at the moment, you could have a whole host of tracks, characters and new weapons. It’s a done deal.
I remember playing this game on Toms PSP back in the school days. Loved it then, love it now. So it only seems appropriate for them to give me a Vita version as well. Alongside the standard control system, you could have touch elements when it comes to combat. So instead of button mashing, which is fun, you could have a Fruit Ninja style touch element where you swipe enemies and that’s where you cut them. That sounds quite sinister actually, but it would be fun. Get the gyroscope in there for puzzles that require you to look in obscure places. Throw in some on the go co-op and you have the makings of a great game. The best part about the co-op is the partnership. What’s closer than two skeleton warriors trying to beat a boss? A skeleton and his dog. Comedy would shine through and team work would need to prevail to get to the end. This seems like a no brainer.
Now, I was tempted to not include this, as it will most likely be made anyway. But then I got to thinking, imagine if you could own a car just by taking its picture in the real world? And not just a generic version of the car, but the same colours, rims, spoilers, everything. I know that it is unlikely it would work with any car due to licensing, developers time on making every car ever, but it would be blooming cool. The other thing you could do from that idea, is send the information off to the developers and they can make the top ten cars from each month into a 10 car pack available for download. Just an idea. The other awesome idea that popped up when thinking about this was creating tracks. Though that idea itself isn’t new, using the GPS, you could make a race track out of your home town. Now, again, it wouldn’t be the easiest thing in the world to implement into a game, but with the level of detail you can now get from google maps, and the power of the Vita, it could potentially happen maybe.
Heavy rain was an awesome PS3 title, and it got a little more involving with Move. With Vita, you could get even more involved. Instead of using buttons for everything, elements would be moved onto the touch pad and touch screen. We have the power to do so, so let’s take advantage of it. Stop controlling that torch with your analogue stick, use your gyroscope. Use the camera to scan in notes, observations and even diagrams that you can use later on as evidence. There’s no need to press a button when selecting dialogue, just read it out. There are so many ways in which you can make an already immersive game even more so with Vita. Heavy rain seems to be able to implement features all over the shop, and there are still more that can be used.
When thinking back to the old school PS1 days, there is one game that remains with me as being awesome. Time Crisis. And I think it is time we saw a portable version of the game. Now, obvious control elements spring to mind here. Example, using the touch screen to shoot enemies. As cool as that would be, I would much prefer to use a combination of the Gyroscope and Cameras to get some real world action going on. You’re walking down the road, and all of a sudden a helicopter zooms overhead and enemies start pouring out. With a little bit of smart AI and camera work, the enemies can hide in and behind real world structures. You are literally fighting to save your neighbourhood. You could even get levels where you are in a car shooting out of the window. Of course, I do not support drivers doing this, and the passengers should always be safe. It would be an awesome feature though.
That’s just the five that I feel should be Playstation Vita Games. I really wanted to see, and there are plenty more that would take advantage of Vita as a system. Are there any games that you want to see on Vita in the next year? Whether a game that will definitely make an appearance, or a game that might not have been thought about down at the developers offices. Let us know in the comments section below.