In the 80s there were two games which to this day I consider the best games ever. Starflight and Elite. In my opinion these are must have titles for the Xbox Live library.
Starflight, sent you on a quest to save the universe with a crew you hand picked and trained. You could explore strange new worlds, and boldly go… You get the idea. I would really love to see it updated and remade just for the Xbox. No doubt, getting an obsequious message from a Spemin battleship as it’s captain begs you not to blow him out of the sky because he has a wife and ten thousand little blobbies back home.
Then there was Elite. This game was huge, and could be unbelievably big on the Xbox, by utilizing the hard drive, internet and linking abilities. There were thousands of star systems to trade with. You could be a trader of such goods as food or technology. But, for those who dare, you could become a slave trader or gun runner. I am wishing for the day I leave the Coriolis space station orbiting Lave and venture out into the unknown on my quest to become “Elite.”
I really believe that the Xbox is the system, that could breath new life into these games and win the hearts and imaginations of a whole new generation of gamers.