LSD Jellyfish wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:How about a Godzilla RTS game? I know we've technically had one before with the NES, but I'm talking about one for the modern era in the same vein as Warcraft or StarCraft. What factions do you think should be available? What should the campaigns be like?
Actually, that seems really obvious and probably the best idea beyond just a Kaiju fighting game. I was also actually thinking something similar to Fire Emblem.
You’d just have big maps, let’s say the size of a Japanese prefecture that has a few cities and some country side areas. You could control the military, and fight off at first things like basic weaker monsters, hordes of smaller monsters (Matango/Meganulon) or even weak aliens or some villainous humans group. You’d start out with basic units like tanks, jets and artillery, and would gradually get stronger weapons like Maser Cannons or even specialized weapons that do more damage depending on the enemy like the spike cannons from G2K or cryo tanks and beams from GVD.
Many different settings could be used, from cities, to the countryside to even the ocean where you’d need special units like submarines or battleships.
Usually at the end of each stage or campaign is a big boss monster, with things like Anguirus starting out first. You could have funds to purchase your military units, or you could invest in landscape traps, like the large electrical fences from early showa or the poison pit from KKVg. For an expensive price you could invest in a risky, but powerful one time or limited use super weapon like Oxygen Destroyer or Dimension Tide. Or, you could invest money (and in game time) to construct bigger and bigger Mecha you could unlock, like the Super X or Moguera and Mechagodzilla. You could use them for a few turns each game to fight monsters or do a good sweep of enemy forces. Maybe you could get alien tech and random drops from enemy plans to do something like upgrade MG2 into SMG.
Different level types could also have a strong monster like
Godzilla advance towards a city and you’re forced to either get rid of Godzilla (for that campaign) or basically stall or trap him before he reaches the city in order for cities to evacuate, or for things like KIryu to show up. Or use troops to lead monsters together to make them fight.
Different stages could also have secret unlockables. Like a level near the Okinawa beach from Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla where you’re fight the aliens and MG. controlling the military and Godzilla. If you blow up the mountain, king ceased could be unearthed and be unlocked to join the fray.
In alternative game modes you could play as an alien faction trying to take over earth with monsters like Godzilla or Mothra defending it and fight off world militaries.
And of course, do to the releas of monster planet, you could have a special mode that’s similar to the films, where you’re trying to reclaim the earth and fight things like Servum.
TBH now that I’m saying this I realize how perfect this would be for an actual game.
Edit: Monster X way above me pretty much has the same idea.