Another mobygames refugee here. This project seems very promising, especially the CC licence, after what happened to MG with GF...
Some stuff I would like to see implemented in this project would be a more organized titling system than MG. At MG English is the main title and others are a bunch of loose and separated 'alternate titles'. A system where you can enter multiple titles and then select "English Title", "French Title", "Japanese Title" for each title from a drop down list or something would be far more efficient and can make searching for a localized title more easy. With little flags next to them if possible
. For the non-alphabet languages (Japanese, Chinese, Korean,...) a subfield should be available too for the romanized title. This way the non-alphabet title and it's romanization are always connected. If the data is available a contributor should be able to select the original release title from that list as well, instead of English 1st like MG.
That's a great idea. I also thought that would be a better way to deal with the titles (and not be stuck with Final Fantasy II for all FF4 games...)
ケヴィン wrote:Linking to trailers, gameplay videos, video game music, walktroughs,... would be very nice too. Even if this project's website also has them, direct linking to other sites is always handy.
Indra from MG also made a list of what he would want for a database, like Kevin, he would like game trailers there.
Here is Indra's list:
1. A complete dictatorship given to me to create game groups or categories as I see fit, subject to democratic vote.
2. A forum where the people have a sense of humor, where I can troll perverse ideas and be racist towards Europeans.
3. A similar MG points system at most; at least a track record that indicates what I have contributed, divided into categories.
4. The ability to include practically anything about the game, if it turns into a mini wiki of sorts, then so be it.
5. A title system where the country of origin gets precedence.
6. All information presented (at least the technical ones) have a source which is publicly presented.
7. Source material, such as credit screenshots, are documented and publicly viewable.
8. Stupid lame profile achievements, which may optionally be attached to your avatar/signature/whatever. Just to piss off the people who hate achievements.
9. Html tags that work and have a helpful button so you don't have to keep typing the dang code every time when editing stuff.
10. Ability to document unreleased and/or cancelled games. Personally, I'm not interested in it, but other users have shown interest in it.
11. A more accurate genre system that does not subjugate itself to marketing or fanboi trends.
12. A way to document game trailers. Really.
13. Cooperation with other gaming websites.