Monday has come round again. With all the good grace of that drunk friend who calls you at 3am and just sort of makes noises at you. Thanks Monday, it's always great to see you. Same time next week, yeah?
At least Monday being here means it's time for some excellent AppSpy content. And Monday is when we smash out our Monday Musing. We just sort of have a sit down and a think about things. Not too deep a think though, I mean, it's still Monday.
This week I'm thinking about The Elder Scrolls: Legends. It's a card game based on the super popular Western RPG, and it just came out for iPhone. And that got me wondering about what other massive games should have their own card game on mobile. The list that follows is the product of those wonderings.
If you disagree with me, and quite frankly I'd be surprised if you didn't, you can chuck your own suggestions in the comments box at the bottom of the article.
Rich back story? Check. Plenty of weird races? You betcha. Huge universe? Uh huh. Mass Effect basically has all of the pieces in place to make an intriguing CCG. Plus it'd be set in space, which everyone knows is way cooler than all that fantasy gubbins.
Even some of the game's narrative is perfect for a deck building game. Get a team, toughen them up, equip them with the best gear you can find, then go off and face some deadly threat that's going to bring about the end of the galaxy.
Alternatively you could have a game built around building up your ship. Or, if you're super cool, you could have a CCG that's all about driving the Mako into impossible situations and somehow getting out of them.
Another series that ticks a lot of the boxes you need ticking if you want to have a thick and juicy card game experience. But to add that little bit of Dark Souls flavour, there wouldn't be that much of a tutorial here. Instead you just need to figure things out for yourself.
I imagine this one would be more like Card Crawl. A solitaire adventure, but really really hard. Like you'd just die most of the time. And then the game would tell you you'd died, and you'd jump back in because you don't like games telling you you've died.
There aren't enough truly gloomy card games on the App Store, so this one could certainly fill that niche. And that's what we like here at AppSpy. Lots and lots of niche-filling.
Call of Duty
Everyone loves Call of Duty, so why not turn it into a card game? That makes sense, right? I mean not when you say it out loud, but don't do that and everything's fine. I imagine this one would sort of be like Space Wolf.
So you've got a squad of angry shoot men, and you get to use their cards to perform their actions. Quick scope, stab in neck, scream down the microphone like an enraged baboon. You know, the sort of thing you get when you're playing CoD.
Whatever the outcome it's almost certainly going to be better than most of the Duty games that have come out on mobile so far. Stick in some sort of ultimate team mode like in FIFA and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Ha. Ha. Ha.