As you many know Bioshock is to (hopefully) be repased next year.
As someone who has played Sytem Shock 1,2 (The spiritual predecessors) I Have a few ideas for suggested improvements
1. I don’t want to be the one guy vs 1K zombies/mutants/ robots etc Give me some AI allies. – see HL2 and Halo. As ref. Yes this is survival horror but I’m sure I’m not the only non mutated guy left. - I wou’d like to come across several groups of survivors. Some of whom have barricaded themselves in rooms etc… They can at as NPC and send us on quests and or fight alongside us as we take down one of the Big bosses.
see the fighting in Antcitizen one with rebels vs striders
3. Day/ night cycles – Yes you are at the bottom of the ocean but it would be awesome to see lights come on at local time 7AM and then switch off at midnight.
If combined with a rest option (below) it would be awesome.
REST/ Safe areas
Lets see if we can have areas that are “safe” that we can barricade
I find an old room/ apartment near an elevator that I can lock from the inside I can then “rest” to heal and regain stanima etc..
However if I don’t have a safe area near by I can make an area suitable
I.E. on a mall level I can go to security and fix or re-wire the video system to alert me for the next six hours if an enemy nears point X - Point X being a room where I can stash some chips / soda / Health packs etc, I could then move a cot and a couch into the area using the cot to enable the rest function I then put a couch or file cabinet, or even chair next to the door that opens inward. Thus locking it - or at least preventing most enemies form getting thru.
Something like you do in Nova Prospect in HL2 when all of the manhacks/ combine rush you near the end.
I’d also like to see some option to have two or more factions of surviors.
1. the former boss of the city and the company
2. the thourists
3. upkeep staff.
As with #1 each group would be able to give you “missions” or quests. Completing such a quest would imprive your ranking with the group but it could theoretically decrease your aproval of other goups
Of couse some may not feel it is survior horror game if all of the above is implimnted but I would like to see something new and not just a re-hash of the same tricks I’ve seen a dozen times before.
Does anyone have any ideas for this or other RPG's they would like to see in the future?