Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Sound of Gaming

I'm a gamer. I enjoy sitting on the couch, playing a videogame on the 'ol Wife 360. I grew up playing Pong and Pacman, eventually graduating to games like Double Dragon and Golden Axe. Before long it was Doom and Command & Conquer, Mortal Kombat and Streetfighter. These days it's whatever the hell I feel like. I rock at Guitar Hero (I recently won a competition at a music festival - thankyou 10+ years of violin lessons!) and am currently really enjoying Batman Arkham Asylum. There was one stage in my life where I was even writing game reviews - so yeah, you could definitely say gaming is a big part of my life.

As I said, I've been playing Batman Arkham Asylum and it's had me nutting out one geekgasm after another (I'm sure I could word that sentence better but hey, it's late and I've stopped caring). I mean, I loved the Batman movies. I'm a huge Batman fan (I wish I was Batman but unfortunately I'm afraid of heights and about as athletic as an overweight albatross) so when they finally released a decent Batman game, I was practically throwing up with excitement.
This made me think, "what other movies do I love that are long overdue for a videogame adaptation?" And then it hit me: The Sound of Music. I mean, everyone loves that movie!

The first stage could have Maria running back to the abbey, weaving through trees and jumping over babbling brooks, all within a time limit of course. If you don't make it back in time, you'll piss off the nuns, all the nuns, to the point where even Sister Margaretta won't defend you. Then they all turn into ninjas and kill you.

I mean, this game would even have freakin' Nazis! Nazis - the most ok-to-shoot videogame villains of all time! Only you probably wouldn't get to shoot them (except for Rolf). Hide from them? Yes. Shoot them? No. Sing at them? Definitely!

In fact, screw this! Tomorrow, I'm waking up and calling Activision first thing in the morning. I'll let you all know how that goes.

I'm going to be a millionaire! :)

Watch out Maria! It's a von Trapp!!


Meg said...

i would be the very first person in line to buy a Sound of Music video game, believe me!! that would be amazing!!

Mr O said...

Not only did I love the Batman game but I pre-order the Sound of Music game in a heartbeat

EbonHawkSerenity said...

I miss hearing your great jokes in person.

Tomurai said...

I knew it - this game is a cashcow! Lucky I kept this idea to myself without blurting it all over the inter... - oh.

Christopher said...

Nuns vs Nazis!