God Hand and Vanquish to… Tango Gameworks?
I mean, I do think Shinji Mikami is key to those games, but The Evil Within didn’t inspire much confidence or anything. Perhaps he could just work with Platinum temporarily, just as he did with Grasshopper on Shadows of the Damned.
Beyond Good & Evil to Wild Sheep
Obviously. Get it away from the clutches of the Ubisoft open-world machine, and just let Michel Ancel give us the sequel he wanted to make back in '03. Honestly, if I had my way, they’d still use the Jade Engine and it’d look like a PS2 game. All the better.
Nier to PlatinumGames
… oh wait.
Drakengard to PlatinumGames
I mean, you could easily picture a world where Scalebound was retooled into Drakengard 4. In fact, if Square Enix had half a brain, this is exactly what they’re having PlatinumGames develop right this instant, and we’ll hear more about it upcoming E3.
Bully to whomever
Well fuck, if Rockstar isn’t gonna do anything with it, just give it to… anyone who will. Avalanche, Volition, whatever. Actually, give it to THQ Nordic. They make excellent use of their IPs, and I’m sure they’ll find someone suited for the job.
Jak & Daxter to… Sanzaru Games, I suppose
I want Jak 4. A proper sequel. Not some weird gritty re-imagined hyperrealistic reboot running on the Uncharted 4 engine. Just plain Jak 4. Sanzaru did a great job on Sly 4, so maybe they could handle a Jak 4 as well.
Breath of Fire to Camelot
Way, way back, Camelot of Golden Sun fame (now mostly known as the Mario Sports factory) developed a game called We Love Golf for Capcom. In an interview, the Takahashi brothers mentioned they had an in interest in doing a new BoF game and were in talks with Capcom. Obviously nothing ever came of that, but gosh, those guys would’ve been perfect for it.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the team making Kingdom Hearts III
The game that came out was not the game I wanted. Let’s try this again. I’m sure things will work out better this time… Right?
Anyway, if I don’t stop now, this list will never end. But I think it’s pretty clear wat era of gaming I have the most affinity with.