- Feb 7, 2009
That sounds like a very interesting premise for a game!The Madman said:I've said it before and I'll say it again: A horror game set during the first World War would be amazing.
I imagine it as a psychological horror game where the dull drudgery of the western front trench warfare is interspersed with these intense moments of utter chaos and conflict, all leading towards moments later in the game where it becomes increasingly difficult to tell reality from growing insanity. Artillery bombardments and the rush of conflict in the forays 'over the top' leading to an increasingly surreal and hellish experience as the green fields and lush forest you'd started in become torn and muddied, mustard gas soaks the battlefield while the air is filled with sickness and the screams of the dying. Blimps and primitive aircraft fill the darkened sky while metal gas-belching tanks roam the battlefield.
People often say WW1 wouldn't work as an action game, and in terms of trench warfare they're largely right. But this wouldn't be an action game, it would be a horror game. Something more in line with a mix of The Darkness Hell sections, Dead Space, Valiant Hearts, and the growing insanity of Spec Ops than Call of Duty or Battlefield.
Hell, movies and books figured this combination out ages ago, about time games did. It would make for an amazing(ly horrifying) interactive gaming experience.
Have you triend to send an email or something to companies?
Not that the chance of success is that great, but I'd love to see a game like this.
I'd love an RPG in an ancient Rome setting