I’ve been thinking a lot about adventure games recently. It is a genre that has had its ups and downs over the years but definitely has a place in the market. I sat down and wrote out a wish list of adventure games I wanted to play with my kids.
Here are my picks! What are yours?
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic may be past the peak of its cultural significance. But, the audience is definitely still there in spite of the show ending after nine seasons.
I can easily see an episodic adventure game where the mane six would venture around Ponyville solving puzzles. Pinkie Pie could even provide some fourth wall breaking humor.
This one just seems too obvious. There have been tons of action-based video games based on this (immensely popular) TV show, but none of them has really expressed the quirky humor of the show in the right away. The adventure game format is perfect because it would let players take their time while exploring some of the hilarious locations.
Heck. The word adventure is in the name of the show!
Winnie the Pooh
This is impossible, but I would love to see it for the location alone. I would love to play a game where I direct Winnie the Pooh around the 100 Acre Wood. The characters are iconic and there is plenty of material available considering the movies, books, and TV shows. A man I can dream can’t he?
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb may have, tragically, come to an end in cartoon form, but I can’t help but think that an episodic adventure game highlighting their summer vacation hijinks would be amazing.
Navigating their home and neighborhood solving puzzles using weird contraptions would fit perfectly with the theme of the show. A meta-plot containing Agent P and Doofenshmirtz would be icing on the cake.
Scooby-Doo, Where are You?
Ok. Look. Scooby-Doo is never going to go anywhere. You might think he’s gone. But, there has been a new movie every year for a while now. We might as well take the opportunity to take the adventure game formula and apply it to a mystery.
The idea of having a series of seemingly unrelated capers that are all tied together by some interesting narrative threads is very interesting. The Scooby gang doesn’t exactly have a lot of depth but that type of scenario would be a great opportunity to develop it a little bit.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!
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