So after playing the combat missions in Xi Continuum, I've found myself just using the same agents with the best stats every time, with little reason to use the others or buy the extras. Which got me thinking about what if we could have our own avatars battle against enemy agents, through the use of our emotes and locomotions?
Like for example: you are exploring the Continuum and have a Final Fantasy-esque random encounter and enter battle mode. There wouldn't have to be a screen transition, but maybe enemies just appear on the screen. To defeat them you would scroll through your Combat emotes using R1, and have a selection of different fighting stances (for different types of opponents) and different attack animations to choose from. If you wanted to use other types of combat skills or weapons you could purchase them, but the best part is you could use the various emotes anywhere in Home.
Granted, I'm sure most would not like the idea of random encounters or RPG-style fighting being a major part of their Xi experience. Heck, I probably wouldn't either. So what if this idea was used for another space or type of game some time in the future? Would you be interested or couldn't care less?
Sounds like somebody got a little stuck on SFXT after being able to fight as his (?) own avatar... Yeah, that'd be cool, but then they'd use the locos as a reason to jack the price to $12, after raising it from what they'd previously quoted... *waits for Joey to appear*
I don't know about that. In their survey one of the questions was whether or not people would be willing to spend less money on the game if it meant missing out on extras like the apartment and companion. So it sounds to me that they're thinking to make different entrance fees depending on what content people would like to have, which is probably a good idea. I'm actually surprised by the amount of people I've seen in Xi Continuum, despite all the flak nDreams got about making it pay to play.
Hmmm... a rock/paper/scissors type thing..?
I'm not sure where you got the idea of janken from my OP, but basically imagine some kind of new RPG-type game space where you fight enemies. It could be monsters, robots, people, whatever. What you would be fighting them with is your emotes, through the R1 menu. Let's say you press R1, and see a sub-set of emotes labeled "Combat". You open it and have different emotes like...
Dual Wield Stance
Depending on which stance you use, you'll take a certain amount of damage from enemies and it will determine how much damage your attacks inflict on them. Different enemies would require different attacks and stances used against them. Now let's say they sell different armor and weapons that grant you bonuses in defense, attack, and magic. Perhaps they give you access to other combat emotes. Maybe you could even bring out a companion and use it like a summoning creature to aid you. Overall, I think this kind of idea would save developers the trouble of having to design a more complex battle system like what Mercia uses, possibly making things such as lag and hit detection less of an issue (or so I think anyway). I'm just wondering if anyone here would like a game using this idea. A game where all the action is powered by your avatar's emotes.
Thanks for the responses guys! I've always been under the impression the suggestion threads are only intended for virtual items though, which wouldn't really fit my idea, unless I'm wrong? At any rate I'm hoping to continue this discussion, so does anyone else have anything they would like to add?