You know what I really want?
A Mass Effect-style Bionicle game where you can design your own toa (at least their element, mask, and weapon,) and have a diverse supporting cast of other toa, matoran, skakdi, dark hunters, etc. Hell, you could merge the open world and rpg functions, give the player a boat, and travel all across the matoran universe.
I think it would be really cool to pull a KOTR but with Bionicle, so instead of focusing on the six main toa we know and love, we can create a new story, the events of which precipitate the betrayal of the Makuta and the plot to overthrow Mata Nui, one the player becomes their own hero in.
I think it would be cool to include the other 12 or so elements in character customization, minus light and shadow of course. Masks and extra weapons could be held in a GTA-like click wheel, resembling a Suva for obvious reasons.
Obviously having a map as big as the entire Matoran universe would be completely unfeasable for any independent developers, but I can dream. I’d also like for there to be a mini multiplayer mode (or at least mini compared to the story,) where the players can interact with one another on Mata Nui, fighting one another or hunting infected rahi to raise their levels.
Interacting with AI Matoran, Toa, and other beings is what’ll sell the game. Since we’re not excluding any part of the Matoran universe, players will have the opportunity to explore everywhere and meet everyone. Love interests will be a thing because fuck you, Greg. When you hunt infected Rahi, relieving them of their infected masks makes them drop spare parts. These parts can be salvaged, taken to a Matoran Forge Master, and turned into new weapons for the player to use alongside their original weapons. (To include stuff like disk launchers and cordak blasters, but the more powerful they are the more parts and widgets they’d require, making the latter very expensive.)
I’ll reblog and talk more about my ideas for the story if people are interested. But if not I may just scream at a couple people in messages about it.