Posted 17 January
Weekend Debate: Which games would you like to see get a prequel? (Update)
UPDATE: Many thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved this week. There were plenty of interesting suggestions to chew over, but our judges selected the following winners: Rtbeoh, madmanwithabox12, The-Elegant-Gent, tiago-kun and Agamer2006. Congratulations – we’ll be in touch shortly via a PM to your account on the official forums.
ORIGINAL POST: Earlier this week we revealed a little bit more about Left Behind, the forthcoming single player DLC for The Last of Us. As detailed by Ellie actress Ashley Johnson here on PlayStation Blog, it serves as a prequel of sorts to the original campaign, focussing on Ellie’s life before her fateful meeting with Joel.
While it’s by no means a hard and fast rule, I find that prequel narratives are often more compelling than sequels. By focussing on where a character has been rather than where they’re going, I think you can more effectively flesh out a character’s personality, rather than piling on new layers.
With that in mind, your debate topic this week: which game would you most like to see get the prequel treatment, and why?
Crash Bandicoot: The Pre-School Years? Uncharted: Drake Goes to College? Let your imagination run wild.
As usual, I’ve prizes for the five most entertaining or thoughtful responses. This week, a limited run not-available-in-stores PS4 ‘This is for the players’ shirt – as pictured below. Good luck!