Well, I have been thinking for some time of an Underworld game. A mix of game play elements from GTA:SA and from Mercenaries mainly.
Basically for next gen consoles like PS3 and 360 as they will be powerful enough to generate the sleek graphics and the recognizable bluish hue to the film. So the look would be very stylish, with the look of the films to give UWâ€™s (imo) unique feel.
Basically it would be a massive world like the size of GTA:SA or a little larger. The world would have forests, roads, towns, isolated buildings etc. The world will start out in the Medieval Era and go into Modern times. So as the game progresses the environment around you changes, cars start coming onto the roads, weapons, radio, metro, clothes, walkie talkies etc.
The game play would let you be vampire or lycan and the game progresses from the Medieval Era to Modern Times. There is also like in GTA:SA the time shifts from night to day so that as a vampire you must get indoors or in cover someplace before the sun comes out. Also with the werewolves, when you first start out you will auto change into a lycan full moon and only during that time and as you get stronger and the ages go on can you change at will.
You would of course be allowed to have swords, spears, bows, flintlock pistols, muskets, then evolving into early repeaters and bolt action rifles and stuff from the turn of the century like the first machine-pistol by the Germans from WW1 and then up to the G36, M16, P99, MP5 etc of today. Also you can work on developing silver nitrate rounds for faster kills. As a vampire you also have your fangs and can suck blood from another coven member to regain health, or drinks some packaged, or even a lycan...or a human innocent...if you want to cause trouble. Lycanâ€¦fangs and claws but you can use a weapon in human form and through meeting with Tanis you can buy UV rounds.
Course there are bases like the Coven house and the lycan lair. Both with plenty of stuff to do inside like record keeping on your score, hear latest intelligence on enemy activity and places they might be, and going into training areas for tutorials and for practice to get your character more powerful. Both you can free explore, interact with others and you can get a squad of Death Dealers or a pack of lycans together to go hunting in the forests or city looking for your enemy and after you target them you can call in for more help.
And if daylight is coming or something, you can enter various buildings like clubs, subway stations or warehouses to hide out or go hunting. And there would be the vampire safe houses where you can go to get some blood, intel, ammo, or hide from the sun and the lycans also have a similar place, but far less advanced.
Now as your character you can play a man or a woman, lycan or vampire and like GTA:SA and the Sims customize their look from hair, skin, body, eyes, face, clothes etc to suit you. Then of course as unlockables you could play as Selene, Michael, Marcus, or William from the film and from my own horror ideas Dracula (Lugosi) and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney).
And maybe unlockable levels that are scenes straight from the movie like Selene vs Marcus in the castle or Michael vs William in the castle or vs Viktor or Marcus.
Now of course there would be human innocents so if you start a gun battle in the modern day city and injure or kill one or two, if you are a vampire you will be in trouble with your leaders because the war is suppose to be secret. Also you could possibly catch sight of the Cleaners if you hide out at the edge of a battlefield long enough. Or if you are a vampire and bite one to drink some blood, you need to make sure you dispose of the body or kill them so no word gets out and you do it away from all of the other vampires.
Also, with humans. The ever fun police (or the Medieval version) will course come to scenes of battle and so it would be in your best interest to do battles in seculded locations or do them quick in more urban areas. And you will have to evade the cops as they search on foot, by car and helicopter and if something goes down in the forests and a hiker hears...you need to hid out too.
Game play, third person with an optional lock on ability. So if you like having crosshairs and shooting you can have that or if you like using the lock on you can turn that feature on and use that. And as like in GTA and in Mercenaries, a map/compass in the upper right of the screen. It slowly evolves from a crude paper map to a more advanced PDA system where you can get more up to date intel about your objectives.
Also, like GTA and Mercenaries, there are the main story missions that advance time and there are the many side missions and stuff to do while you are in the certain time.
Another feature which would be interesting is that you can collect money by rifling through dead lycans who are in human form or if you destroy one of their outposts you can take their money and weapons for yourself. Then you can set up a meeting with an arms dealer and buy yourself some custom weapons, parts or tools to make yourself a better fighter.
So, what does everyone think? Sound like a fun idea?
Last edited by thegoldensimatar (2006-09-06 15:32:40)