I know that it has been done a million times before, but I would like to create a recurring (serial) piece built around the idea of finding a game spur of the moment and dissecting and talking about it. This could be video or in text, perhaps audio would be fun. That might be less expected and easier to cut and lay together. Yes, a podcast, that could be good. Throw in some game audio, opinions and swearing and it would be all set. But not like the Angry Nintendo Nerd of YouTube fame. I want to find and talk about games that no one noticed or cared about. Games like Cubivore, Second Sight, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death… things like that. Great games that either scored low and didn’t sell.
Something else that could be hysterically fun is to buy and play games like Smashing Drive, which is a certifiable piece of shit. It was the first game I rented for the Gamecube and it was terrible. Oh god it was bad. I remember it being really hard, really ugly and really dated looking. The other pain point was that it was really really short. Maybe every 3 or 4 episodes could be something like this. A game that just sucks dick. I like that.
Another thing that would be fun is that the game would have to be found on the fly, at Vidiots. Or maybe this could be a monthly thing too. A completely random experience. All in glorious audio.
Right now I am digging through IGN’s old reviews of Gamecube games looking for things that I have never heard of before and there is all sorts of stuff that I would love to mine through here. Games like Lost Kingdoms comes to mind. It is a card-based RPG that I remember hearing about but never paid any attention to. I would venture a guess that no one else did either.
I also remember Aggressive Inline. Man that game was fucking good. Better than any Tony Hawk game and it was based on inline skating. Inline skating fucking sucks. So why was the best extreme sports game ever released a knock-off of Tony Hawk with inline skating? This is what I want to explore in this hypothetical series that I am spontaneously proposing to myself.
Anyway, here is the proposal, now it is time for the follow-through. I think I am going to pick out some games and get it started soon. This will probably become the new, completely re-focussed and much better for it mercilessrobot.com.