I think it’s safe to say that for the most part I’m among fellow geeks here. There was a time when the world saw the word “geek” as a simple one-size-fits-all label to describe weird introverted people with any interest in video games, technology, and fantasy, but today it can mean many things. Much like the Japanese term "Otaku" it can be applied to different facets of passion. You can be a book geek, a game geek, even a knitting geek!
Having said all that, I'm unashamedly your stereotypical geek and like many old-school geeks I love me some sci-fi! As a kid I watched an unhealthy amount of Star Trek growing up which is why I was excited to hear that JJ Abrams (the director behind the incredible 2009 Star Trek reboot) has been signed-on to direct the now Disney-owned Star Wars VII. Personally, I loved what he did for the Star Trek universe and as a Star Wars fan I'm excited to see what he can for that franchise too - but don’t try to draw me into one of those Trek vs Wars arguments, it won't work!
It's obviously not uncommon to see properties have the torch handed over to a new person, but rarely do you see something as big as Star Wars change companies all together, so this got me thinking:
- What do you think your favourite Square Enix director or designer could bring to your favourite non-Square Enix game?
- Is there a game series out there you wished was part of the Square Enix group?
Your imagination can roam free with this crazy-fun hypothetical scenario. For example what would Mass Effect look like in the hands of Yoshinori Kitase? Or perhaps Saints Row in the capable hands of Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games. But, of course, keep it nice
As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other’s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers.
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