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AngelAngel Console Video Game Petition To Vivendi Universal and Eurocom
Thursday 24 June 2004, by Webmaster
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To: Vivendi Universal & Eurocom
I’m writing this petition in support of an Angel (of Buffy & Angel) video game for home consoles. After the success of the two Buffy games for X-Box , PS2 and Gamecube, it is in my opinion a good idea to release an Angel version. Vivendi Universal (as far as I know) holds the rights to Buffy and has done a great job with the games. The first Buffy game scored a nine on a scale of one to ten in Game Informer Magazine and four out of five in others. Developed by The Collective, this format was so popular, Eurocom kept it for the second game. The second Buffy game, developed by Eurocom, and done beautifully, scored an eight out of ten in Game Informes and simular ratings to the first one in other magazines. These are scores most developers only dream of. The only games off the top of my head that are higher are games like Halo, GTA: Vice City and Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Coincedentaly, these are the games I would most like Angel to inspire the developers along with the prior Buffy games.
The interactive feel over all should be like the Buffy games, simple and good-looking. That’s where the simularities should end in my opinion. Angel is a different kind of show. It’s more serious and has a much darker tone and the first two seasons had almost a film noir feel to them. The graphics shouls be a smooth and clean as Halo or Splinter Cell, with top notch CGI cut scenes. There should be lots of detail and interactive elements when walking around and taking part in missions, simular to Splinter Cell. It should definitely be created for the X-Box to take advantage of the power and rich graphics. PS2 and Gamecube fans will also want a piece of this. Finally, this would be Eurocom’s chance to make something as big and free roaming as GTA: Vice City and the upcoming GTA: SanAndreas. After all, the game takes place in L.A. It’s a chance to have all kinds of exotic locals from the bright lights of Hollywood to the dark and seedy underground demon hideouts and hangouts and beautiful sunrise, sunset and starry night skies. (Don’t forget walking through the sewers and Angel’s car if you want to add a driving element.) RPG elements would also important considering they ARE called Angel Investigations. An arena option with tons of playable characters and wide open arenas. Eurocom should also be the developers since they’ve already created Buffy and can only get better with experience. This is a chance for them to spread their wings and challenge the bigger games out there with some innovative ideas, not to suggest that they already aren’t, of course. I realise this is a hell of a laundry list, (maybe not, I’m not a developer) but the more inspiration that is thrown out there there more there is to use.
The game should take place somewhere after Wesley’s (Alexis Denisof) first appearance in the series, since Glenn Quinn is no longer with us. But before season four which most would agree was a low point for the series. (This is coming from a fan, I still love the show) Another idea would be during season five’s Wolfram & Hart days, (lots of cars and gadgets to play with) and yet another idea would be to have it take place after season five with a story written by Joss Whedon. (He’ll finally get his season six...sort of) It goes without saying the fans would love to see the cast get back together to do their own voice over work. I’m sure no one would mind seeing Faith (Eliza Dushku), Oz (Seth Green) and Drusilla (Juliet Landau) back in the mix. Spike (James Marsters) and Harmony (Mercedes McNab) are mandatory after season four and I’m positive everyone wants Cordy (Charisma Carpenter) if an early version is done, as well as Darla (Julie Benz). It goes without saying, Angel (David Boreanaz), Fred (Amy Acker), Gunn (J. August Richards) and Lorne (Andy Hallett) should be there. Depending on the storyline, also Connor (Vincent Kartheiser), Lindsey (Christian Kane), Lilah (Stephanie Romanov), Groo(Mark Lutz), Anne (Julia Lee) and Kate (Elisabeth Rohm). I wouldn’t mind Merle the snitch (Matthew James) and The Oracles (Carey Cannon & Randall Slavin) for some hints along the way if I get stuck.
Again, this is a long list, but I, as well as millions of Angel and gaming fans around the world hope that Vivendi Universal and Eurocom decide to create a game that will appeal to Angel and non-Angel fans and be highly anticipated if done right.
By the way, this in no way implies we don’t want Buffy 3. We’re still waiting for an announcment on that one. Maybe Eurocom can alternate games? (said with a wink)
Thank you for you time!
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