Aug 01 2012
Dexter (in the style of LA Noire)
He’s looking right, he’s lying.
Picture this: Tonight’s the night, Michael C. Hall says in your ear as you prowl around Miami in your SUV. Your maps shows three possible locations where serial killers have been striking, and you can choose which to investigate and ultimately kill.
The game wouldn’t have the car chases or gunfights of LA Noire, but the mystery solving element would work well here. Dexter needs to gather clues before each kill, tying an alleged killer to their victims, and once he’s done that, he can strike. The action scenes would likely be more quick time based, a-la-Heavy Rain. Press X to stab his aorta and all that.
It would be a lot of problem solving, but a decent amount of stealth and dialogue as well as Dexter tries to keep his secret hidden from the light. The whole thing could probably take place before the events of the show, as to not upset any existing plotlines already in motion.
Breaking Bad (in the style of Grand Theft Auto)
“All you had to do was follow the damn train, bitch!”
Picture this: The cartel is closing in as they’ve begun to raid Walt’s labs all over the city. Playing as Jesse, you have to ride around and protect each location before you’re put out of business for good.
Obviously this game would have be a bit more bonkers than the show itself, but I think the source material has the potential to be. The world of Breaking Bad might be full of subtlety and powerful emotional moments, but I don’t think fans would mind too much if Jesse was driving around capping Colombians either.
I picture the game set far, far in the future where Walt is a MAJOR player in the meth game with far more than two employees. Bigger business means bigger threats, and the scope of these missions would be past any of the gunfights seen on the show. Sure, it could all be non-canon so it wouldn’t upset fans, but I think a GTA-style Breaking Bad title would be a hell of a lot of fun even if it did dip outside the usual bounds of the show.
Share your own ideas for TV-games below!
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