Anyone who has been gaming for awhile has more than likely experienced this. A gam or series that it feels like you are the only one that still cares about and want to see return. However, it is especially upsetting when those games have an unfinished story or unrealized potential. Here are 5 games that fit that description for me. Click "read more".
My one rule is that they cannot be games that have any sequels. While there are still plenty of unfinished stories out there, having at least 1 sequel means the games and storis had a chance to evolve or finish.
5. Days Gone
An open world Zombie-like survival game where the main character Deacon is a drifter, bounty hunter, and biker in a post apocalyptic world that ended on a cliffhanger. It is a solid game that, while not doing anything too out there, is still a lot of fun. It's most notable feature is the "horde" of 30-100+ freakers (zombies) all at once.
But, with a movie supposedly happening, at least the story may get a conclusion.
The story ended properly, and the actions effecting characters enables re-play. However, a lot of it has not aged well. Levels and gameplay can get repetitive and there are only 3 Meganite's. But, that is exactly why I believe it needs a sequel. I still have not come across this type of game since R.A.D. and there is a lot of potential. Imagine this type of game with modern mechanics and hardware. The way you controlled the Meganite from the perspective of a normal person was a great way to make them and their opponents feel like giants and that can be taken so much further with modern hardware. Heck, an open world with basically a pet giant robot is already a selling point. Sadly, given how obscure this game has become I cannot realistically seeing it getting any re-visit unless one die-hard fan does it.
3. Shadow Complex
This game is a case of something being done simple, but well. It is a simple story, the main character, Jason, was given military training by his Father which comes in handy when his new girlfriend Claire is captured by some shady underground army. You start with just a pistol and slowly turn into a super soldier.
All of that was no coincidence because Claire turned out to be part of an organization who needed the Jason to stop the terrorist threat that was going on. What that organization is or what this evil army was really up too are details left unanswered for the sequel. A sequel we may never get.
The story ends on a happy note, but one that implies that the story and fight is not over. But, aside from some fanfic websites, there does not seem to be much demand for a sequel to this old FPS from 20 years ago. If only.
1. God Hand
The main character, Gene, gets his arm cut off in a fight while trying to save a girl named Olivia and she gives him the God Hand afterwards. It is a right arm that gives Gene "the ultimate power of a God". Gameplay features a customizable hit combination with a lot of variety and some very memorable and bazar villains.
This was Clovers last game before being shut down. While it will probably never get a sequel, its legacy lives on. Several of the Clover staff that worked on this game went on to work for Platinum Games and the frantic fighting found in God Hand carries on in several of Platinum Games titles.
Your game is no Alexander The Great, God Hand is.
Those are my 5 games that I wish could return but I have accepted they most likely never will. It is depressing to think about, but I will at least try to make a positive note. While these games could have done more, at least they are extra special because they stand alone and have no low points. If you ever have a chance to check out any of these games, I do suggest it. They may not be for everyone but at least they are worth the experience. Until next time, this is Cendoo the Ghost Ranger, signing off.