First of all, let me say that my preference goes totally for TFTD, probably because of the (Underwater) theme itself, the aliens, etc, i particularly enjoy the port attacks, island and cargo ship raid missions.
I always dreamed and wished that somebody came up a mod/variant of this game, in fact i feel that many fans of this game (as well as UFO) would apreciate much more a variant with the same game engine, same menus, same graphic quality (well, maybe an improved pallete in order to smooth the graphics just a little bit), diferent aliens, different story line, instead of new versions with considerable changes that doesn't produce the same feel and enjoyment sensation (like Aftermath or Extraterrestrials) rendering the game to fall much behind its predecessors.
In sum, i think it would be great to see a real new version of UFO/TFTD keeping the same game concept but obviously changing some aspects like diferent ufopedia, diferent technologies and a few other details without interfering with the original game structure. By other words, a new UFO/TFTD.
Every time i think about it this, it makes me dream with many ideas that came to my mind (i confess that many were inspired in some movies), for new tecnologies and inovations to include, for exemple, would be awesome to have some sort of thermal vision and a stealth/invisible mode (that need to be developed by the cientist team), different scenario (maybe in a recently colonized planet or partially invaded Earth), rescue missions, better alien a.i., alien reaction to humans new technologies, some sort of "alien queen" creature that lay eggs, would also be awesome to have the possibility to use (on the battlescape) small vehicles with mounted guns, sniping, some drop/pickup ship to bring reinforcments and evacuation (for both sides).
Well the possibilities are almost infinite but the key and the first step is that somebody or some game company could pick the initiative of develop a remake of UFO/TFTD.
Edited by jpb, 22 September 2010 - 09:55 AM.