Dude, a historically accurate game based on Ancient Rome would be kick ass.
Look at this gladiator shit they're saying (on the internet *wink*) now.
They never told us any of that cool shit back when I was a kid.
I mean, I knew gladiators used nets sometimes, and that was about it.
You can't tell me that following all that horrifying shit to the letter wouldn't make a totally kick ass game, even without any of the mythological monster garbage (ain't that monster crap in Gods and Heroes a bunch of Greek stuff, really, anyways?).
And then you got the armies spread around in all those exotic places in the ancient world, and the grim stuff you had to do to appease the gods, and the crazy emperors and stuff.
And the comedy of the junk that mirrors the way we do shit now, with gladiators advertising products and shit before their battles, or with their toothless smiles on billboards, like some kinda Wrestling Federation, and the ticket scalpers, and that Emperor's Newspaper, getting read in public, with his Horoscopes, y'know, you gotta wonder what one of those crazy Emperor bastards would give you for a Horoscope ahaha.
Sure, it'd be rated Adult Only, trying to make it anything else would be like making a disney cartoon with a lot of cutesy R&B songs about Serial Killing or some kinda horrifying fucking disaster.
That's the shit with our ratings systems, y'know, to have the only educational thing out there be rated XXX or whatever the fuck, while all this shit about serial killers and rapists like one-eyed peg-legged pirates and dudes that fed their unruly slaves to animals and put on plays with Live Executions of the actors at lunchtime gets turned into some kinda Rated G Superfriends thing, where you can bloodlessly murder shit for hours and hours for magical powers and treasure and dollhouse furniture in a pleasant, obscenity-filtered environment.
Bah, whatever, its not like I really give a shit, I get that folks think the helmets look cool, I think the helmets look cool too.
I definitely wouldn't mind seeing s'more sorta-historically accurate and somewhat intelligent shit, though, insteada all these rubbery woobwoobwoob three stooges cartoons about murdering shit and looting corpses, but I also know that's where the rating systems puts the money at, right?
Yah, I'm more into smart, high faluting shit, y'know, like Tabula Rasa, where I can make those tough moral choices about whether or not I should kill s'more Flesh Eating Alien Cyborg Demons so I can complete my Magical Robot Symbol Collection, its rough calls like that that really tug at my old heart strings and make me stop and ponder the Big Questions in Life when the tears start to well up ahaha.
I want a game that shows me something from history and makes me say "holy shit this is fucked!" y'know?
Wouldn't it be cool to be the guy that made something like that?