Another vote for collectathons here. I'm actually not too crazy about the concept when they take it way too far (see: N64-era Rare), but I don't mind the level of collecting stuff in games like the Donkey Kong Country series and Super Mario 64. Here's to hoping the game chosen won't be something I've already beaten and don't care to do again. And hopefully something I already own.
I'm curious about the details for Expatriate Sequels too. Could that also include, say, the StarTropics series where both the sequel and the first game weren't released in Japan, even though that's where they were developed?
for the Sports RPGs... are you talking about games that specifically play like RPGs, with a sport theme (I'm thinking of the bizarro PCE-CD game "Nekketsu Legend Baseball" -- which has the most insane opening movie of any PCE-CD game IMO).... OR... things along the line of the "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" series (the first 4 entries, in particular) where virtually "playing" whatever sport is the core gameplay mode, but with items / stats / etc to collect, and what essentially amounts to "grinding" to level up? )
Either / or?
I was a HUGE fan of the early THPS games as a teenager, so if that's what you mean by that -- that's where my personal vote goes.
Last Edit: Feb 2, 2015 15:49:40 GMT -5 by mattrva77