By Louise Yang . August 23, 2009 . 8:15am
Which videogame characters’ stories would you like to see explored further?
Jenni: I’d like to see a Valkyrie Profile game that focuses on Hrist’s character. We’ve pretty much only seen her as an antagonist, so it’d be interesting to see her as the lead character. It seems only fitting, after all. Lenneth and Silmeria each had their own stories/games. Perhaps a story where we see her as the antihero.
This part is pure silliness, but I’d kind of like to see some kind of resolution in some of the lives of the Animal Crossing: City Folk characters. For example, I’d like to see some reconciliation scene among the three Able sisters, perhaps to the point where they’d visit each others’ stores. It’d be nice to see the Pelly-Pete-Phyllis love triangle resolved as well.
Louise: I always wonder about Igor’s assistants in the Persona games. How did they get to such a prestigious position? And exactly what happened to Elizabeth when she had to go off to free the blue haired boy?
Related to that is just Igor’s whole back-story. In the beginning of the games, he always seems like such an ominous character, but it can’t be doubted that he’s really helpful. Not everyone starts off as an old man, so Igor must have some story to how he became head of the velvet room.
Spencer: The cast of characters in Final Fantasy VI are a memorable bunch. I’d like to see what happened to them after they saved the world, but I don’t want Final Fantasy VI: The After Years. A perfect sequel would take place one or two years after Kefka’s fall with a story about rebuilding the world instead of banding together again to save it from Kefka’s long lost clone.
I know it will never happen, but there’s a lot that Namco Bandai could do with Xenosaga. After all, it was a six game series before it got cut in half when Xenosaga II came down with a case of middle media syndrome (i.e. the story merely sets up the next game’s events). Alas, Xenosaga is dead, with the exception of random KOS-MOS cameos. I’d expect KOS-MOS to star in one of Namco Bandai’s Active Life fitness games before getting Xenosaga Episode IV.
Ishaan: I’d love to find out what happens to Ada Wong after Resident Evil 4. Last we heard, she was working undercover for a rival corporation to Umbrella. What happened after she delivered the Plaga sample to her employer? Did they ever do anything with it? Clearly, she and Leon haven’t hooked up as of Degeneration so does that mean she’s still in the femme fatale business?
Another set of characters I’d very much like to see explored further are Parzuph’s 7th Division from Soma Bringer. I think they were great characters with a lot of potential and it would be awesome to see Monolith flesh them out a little more in another RPG set in that universe.
And last but not least, it would be great to know more about the corporations that manufacture Virtuaroids.
Laura: I agree with Ishaan about expanding Ada’s story in Resident Evil 4. Granted that the series isn’t exactly known for its story, but Ada’s part, especially the fact that she was a double agent only pretending to work for Umbrella, is a great big hole that has yet to be filled. Too many questions remain, such as who exactly is this organization and whatnot.
This is a little odd, but I would’ve loved to see what would’ve happened in the alternate universes in Grim Grimoire had the time paradoxes not occurred. Of course, this is provided that she doesn’t fail in the last battle right after while the paradoxes always seem to occur…