None can deny the sheer awesome of having your favourite band ‘come to life’ in their very own video game. Forget the quirky antics of DLC and tacky side-quests, imagine an entire game completely dedicated to seeing Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Joy Division or even The Beatles battling it out against evil forces, traipsing through whimsical lands or stepping to the call of a secret labyrinth. It’s time we unveil these burning desires of ours, comrades. Let us no longer stagnate in the endless pit of longing!
Though I may not listen to Blind Guardian everyday, I cannot deny the unwavering sense of adventure and brotherhood I feel whenever I listen to their music. From A Twist In The Myth to Somewhere Far Beyond, every album begs a playable story, a land of mystical pathways, epic wars and the strength of your fellow allies in the midst of despair. What better game to sink into on a lonely winter night than one following the sequential album of Nightfall In Middle Earth?
Sauron: The field is lost. Everything is lost. The black one has fallen from the sky and the towers in ruins lie. The enemy is within, everywhere. And with him the light, soon they will be here. Go now, my lord, while there is time. There are places below.
Morgoth: And you know them too. I release thee, go. My servant you’ll be for all time.
Sauron: As you command, my king.
Morgoth: I had a part in everything. Twice I destroyed the light and twice I failed. I left ruin behind me when I returned. But I also carried ruin with me. She, the mistress of her own lust.
Can you even imagine a beginning as powerful as this for an opening sequence?
Continuing into the rest of the album, the flow of darkness would carry the game perfectly towards the end.
I’m not sure of how it would work having the band members as characters in this game, but seeing them together as a brotherhood, making their way through a venerable land and fighting off creatures of the dark (seeing Hansi brandishing a sword could possibly be the best thing ever) would be an amazing experience.
Let us know in the comments below what band you’d love to see in a game!