Is anyone doin' a new Dune? Commenter Nameloi thinks it's about time we revisited the sands of Arrakis once more as the video game players of Dune in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Watching the 1984 Dune movie based on Frank Herbert's novel I suddenly felt like there hasn't been a proper game for this amazing work of science fiction.
Yes we can count on Westwood's Dune RTS games, but they focused more on open warfare between the houses rather than invest their time telling the story of Paul Atreides, the main character in the novel.
There also was a PC game that did focus more on the novel's story in 2001, but it was a commercial failure and likely most people didn't know about its release.
So in a post-Mass Effect era, could there ever be a well-done Dune game?
I think it's time we get one.
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