Black Waltz 0 wrote:I dunno about focussing a plotline around the worlds withering and having to conserve the planets and stuff, because then it would be a rehash of the Wild Arms series. (PS and WA have many similarities).
Well, at least in phantasy star, there is a reason for it to happen. Since PSII, PS serie has a close connection with climate issues.
We could use that theme to realise our generation "phantasy" to control the climate.
If you had to control the climate, change it to your convenience "like in PSIII in order to take the boat".
Can you imagine making a game in which the whole planet reacts to your will on changing climate. It could become a sims or an animal crossing on a globale scale with you having to modulate the climate in the right proportions.
You could go with your team like a normal RPG walk the planet and in each village hear about villagers complains "we don't have enought rain in this zone", "I wish it could snow so that we could cross the river", or talking to Motavian "Our people live best in a desertic climate, it makes the garbage scouting easier"
It could be a whole new concept, a whole new start for the serie with a link and a deep conection with its past.
Then if you just want a normal RPG, you could go for something like "once again a thousand years have past, and on Mota, you are a hunter who is given the mission to rediscover an ancient technologic base, as you go through the game, you discover the one who gave you that assignment knows about the climate control existence and history. Being on the lead of a huge corporation/organisation he has been told about all that stuff by his scientific departement and is now hungry for that new kind of power"
Through the game you'll get to meet once again with Foren and Flena, talk to dezolian who aren't to happy to hear about climate control and neither are the motavians. Parmian living on mota are ok with the idea of controling the climate because the organisation of the "big daddy" has a rather good communication and is promoting the idea of a better futur and easy harvests through climate control but only few people are aware of that double edge sword that could also make things worse (for dezolian and motavian at least) because the organisation doesn't take in consideration other species, the nature and the existing animals.
I don't know for you but on my side, I'm pretty sure that's a story I could believe and play through with all my attention. I love the idea to go against a corporation and taking in count minorities going against the general people ideas.
Maybe you could meet and team with the great great great great gran child of Chaz and Rika because their family always taught there children the dangerousness of climate control, The Asheley family being aware thanks to their ancestor who were rather saavy when it comes Algo's history. That Miss or mister Ashley would be the leader of an anti climate control milice.
ecetera ecetera... you could go on forever with that idea using once again what we know about PS history.