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…
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
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
Answer 6: Skullmonkeys
Answer 7: Sunset Riders
Answer 8: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
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!
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