My dream console video game would be a merger of two of my absolute favorite things: Doctor Who and LEGO video games.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Doctor Who is one of today’s most popular television programs. It began in 1963 and follows the adventures of a Time Lord called The Doctor, who travels in space and time in his TARDIS, combating evil and generally making all of reality a better place. The show is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year.
LEGO, the much revered line of children’s toys, has in recent years begun releasing sets based on licensed properties from Star Wars to Marvel Super Heroes. Their line of video games based on these properties have proven extremely popular for gamers of all ages. The most recent, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has just been released.
Why Is This A Good Idea?
The LEGO games are known for their collectability. Not only does the player collect special pieces to build ships and vehicles, but collects sometimes hundreds of alternate playable characters per game. With so much history behind it, Doctor Who could have the largest collection of characters available yet. With eleven (and soon to be twelve) Doctors and multiple companions, the sheer number of collectible pieces is infinite. Then consider the enemies. Daleks (you could have thirty variations of just Daleks available), Cybermen, Sontarans, The Master, Weeping Angels, Judoon… The player could collect to their heart’s content. And with so many years of stories available, the plot of the game could run the gamut from the early days of the Doctor (and his first meeting with the Daleks, in black-and-white) to the recent introduction of Clara Oswin. The puzzle portions of the game would benefit from the large number of characters. Certain Doctors could access areas with the sonic screwdriver while hovering Daleks could provide access to out of the way areas and characters like Jack Harkness and Sgt. Yates could provide action and gunplay to certain levels.
But Will This Actually Happen?
Not likely. LEGO would first have to acquire the Doctor Who rights from the BBC and then put into production a line of toys based on the property. So this one will probably have to remain a pipe dream.