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As the age-range of the average video game player continues to increase, its only natural that game makers will begin to develop more mature titles as their demographic becomes more mature itself. This is not to mean that games require more blood, gore, or sexuality. Sometimes, older gamers only need a figure that they themselves can identify with.
Instead of creating entire new franchises that feature fresh, adult-themed characters; the world of gaming can just take its existing superstars and transform them into more mature figures of the industry.
There’s no easier way to do this than by slapping a beard on several established characters. Because there’s nothing more mature than a man with a ferret on his chin.
The new comic focuses on how a MMO might appear if it were set inside of Marios vibrant world of the Mushroom Kingdom. In this case, we’re just going to use World of Warcraft as a base for class types (afterall – if you understand what an MMO is then you’re, most likely familiar with WoW).
Ever wonder how Mario would look if he were a nature loving Druid? How about Bowser as a tank or Luigi the champion of light? Follow that with with Toad laying plumber pipe totems and Yoshi with a Goomba pet? How about Wario as a Dry Bones commanding Death Knight, Princess Daisy wielding the holy light of the Priest, a Shy Guy alongside his Warlock pet – King Boo, Koopa Troopa the Mage, and Waluigi as a sneaky Roque.
Food existing in video games as a health and power-up item has become a classic staple of the industry, but am I the only one disturbed by the fact that we see characters eating randomly found food that just happens to laying directly on the ground. Whether its slices of pizza in any TMNT arcade game, rolling mushrooms in Mario, or turkey legs in Final Fight we witness gaming heroes practicing horrible food safety attitudes.
Along with the return of Frank, Off the Record will bring back photography to the Dead Rising series. This means that when you mix in all the zaney zombie action that the series is known for alongside comical weapons, and a full co-op experience (Which will feature one player controlling Frank West while the other takes on the persona of Chuck Greene) then fans can rest assured that plenty of insane photo ops (such as the one depicted in the comic) will take place.
Any fan of the original Star Wars trilogy worth his salt would agree that Han Solo and his wookie comrade trumphs any Jedi out there. Even though The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the events of the films doesn’t make the fake that smugglers are just plain cool any less prominent. The release of the Star Wars: The Old Republic Intro Cinematic Trailer can attest to the greatnessthat a calm and cool smuggler can bring to the setting. So much, in fact, that several gamers are more interested in smuggler, commando, bounty hunter, and other decidedly non-jedi classes.