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Question of the month: August 2017 edition

It’s that time again: the question of the month is back and will see us attempt to answer a quandary that has been puzzling the gaming community since it first gaped open-jawed at Pong. We’re going up against our friends and blogging neighbours in order to find the ultimate response in less than 100 words – and we’re asking you to choose the winner by voting in our poll.

But first, let’s take a look at last month’s question and find out who won!

Results: which video game has the best idle animation?

We received 22 votes in our July poll and you lovely people voted for the following winners…

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Congratulations to Sonic the Hedgehog for being our winner! A big thank you to all of our competitors for taking part and to you gorgeous people for voting. Now let’s see the competition start to heat up for the next question of the month

August’s question: which video game should have had a sequel?

There are so many video games out there which were absolutely awesome but for some reason never received a sequel. Whether it was because the story captured us, the action excited us or we got lost in the digital world, we wanted more but never got it. But which of these games should have had a follow-up? Let’s reveal our contenders for the August 2017 trophy…

Answer 1: Cave Story

Chris from OverThinker Y says: “Before Toby Fox single-handedly wrote, composed for, developed, programmed and… well, created Undertale, Daisuke Amaya (better known as Pixel) did the same thing with a quirky little chunk of awesomeness called Cave Story. It’s been remade a couple of times but never had a sequel, which is a shame because I’d really like to see what he would be capable of these days, when he was able to create such a great game out of nothing all those years ago.”

Answer 2: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

Kim from Later Levels says: “I don’t expect my answer to win as not many people have heard of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, but that’s exactly why I’m choosing it: because it deserves to be well-known and to have a sequel! If you’re a fan of adventure games, gripping detective stories with a supernatural edge and strong female protagonists, I urge you to give it a go. This isn’t a gentle title for children; it’s a grown-up and gritty release that has you sitting on the edge of your seat… and sometimes covering your eyes in horror. Erica deserves a follow-up.”

Answer 3: Legacy of Kain: Defiance

Head over to The Mental Attic to visit Kevin, where he’s discussing why he’s chosen Legacy of Kain: Defiance as his answer this month.

Answer 4: Monster Tale

NekoJonez from NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog says: “Making great Metroidvania is difficult, yet DreamRift made an amazing one a few years ago. It’s called Monster Tale. I would love to continue that adventure to play through the same world and / or a new adventure with the same mechanics. While there were rumours floating around of a 3DS remake, it never went out of the rumour stage. But, I’m still hoping that it changes one day.”

Answer 5: Pokémon Snap

Want to know why Ian has chosen Pokémon Snap as his answer this time around? Go say hello to him over at Adventure Rules and read his argument for this title.

Answer 6: Skullmonkeys

Nathan now has his very own blog, Hurricane thought process, so he’s starting to post his answers there! Take a look at this post to find out why he chose Skullmonkeys this month.

Answer 7: Sunset Riders

This month, Luke from Hundstrasse has gone all retro and picked Sunset Riders as his answer. Head over to his site to read about his reasons why.

Answer 8: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

We have a new contender: Imtiaz from Power Bomb Attack! For his first question of the month, he has chosen Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and you can find out why here.

So who’s got it right, and who’s got it so wrong that they deserve to be a one-hit wonder for the rest of eternity? Cast your votes in the poll opposite or give your own suggestion in the comments below, and we’ll reveal the most popular answer on Friday, 01 September 2017 along with the next question.

Got a question you’d like to see us struggle over next month? Or would you like to join in and add your own answer into our polls on a regular basis? Leave us a message or get in touch, don’t be shy!

25 thoughts on “Question of the month: August 2017 edition

    1. I never got around to finishing Alan Wake. I’ve still got my copy in a box we haven’t unpacked yet though… if it’s good enough to deserve a sequel, I’ll have to dig it out again.

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  1. Pro Wrestling for the NES could have used a sequel. The controls were great and I’m sure they could have added a few more wrestlers…or brought it back for the SNES. Unravel on the Xbox One was a great game, too, and I’d play another one of them.

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    1. There’s a bit of a theme here: Unravel was another game I started but then didn’t finish (I got distracted by Horizon Zero Dawn). If it’s worthy of a sequel, then I’ll have to rectify that.

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    1. Moebius… is that the adventure game released a couple of years back? If so, I haven’t got around to playing that one yet; I take it that it’s good then?

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    1. Not going to lie, I did have to look this one up and watch the trailer! So it was a trilogy that got cancelled after the first instalment?

      I’m getting some Mass Effect vibes…

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        1. Ouch… and it sounds as if they put so much work into the promotion of it too. I mean, theatrical trailers in cinemas? That would have been a really big deal back then.

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            1. You can say that again! Nowadays in the UK, you see adverts for video games on television, billboards, bus-stops – and you don’t even bat an eyelid. In some ways it’s horrible we’re so bombarded by it every day; but on the flipside, it’s great that gaming has become so much more ‘acceptable’.

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