A Tony Hawk-type system for level/stat-ups could work too. You'd have different objectives to get your stats up like grinding for a certain amount of time, getting a certain amount of air, trick points, etc.
personally thinking of a air gear fighting game with skating; like you can do certain tricks and beat the opponent up like smash brothers...
or something of a racing game ^^
I think a combination of ideas works best. The tricks take the system from the God of War games, with action sequences that have specific button press requirements. You'd need constantly remade filler teams that comprised riders from teams that lose. So if you lost a battle on the user team that you didn't leave and went to a lesser comp team you'd lead if you were at the right level. And have the open city races like Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition. And have a make your own team option with the ability to combine teams for mega teams like Genesis.
You don't even have to make it a MMO but you could go fakie MMO ala dot hack. Or if you went MMO I'd imagine it more like the Star Wars MMO's than the ones mentioned since with the new consoles out it would be similar to them. Oh and the thing with the roads would be taking all of the ones that exist now and have hybrids and then hire some guy to constantly update the kinds of roads that exist. And have more than one AT Shop that his the different AT types. Then you'd also have to group people into what country or continent they are on with the possiblity of inter-continental team battles. The Regalia could be made but would be available on each continent, with battles over them having to happen without the owner wearing the regalia.
Of course if you made it, I think it would be big time since the level of customization would bring out the racers, the MMO and normal RPG fans would come out, and the Air Gear fans closet or other wise would buy it in droves. Hell I'd pay $15 a month to play. As long as it was released at the same time worldwide you'd have an awesome following.
Yea mos def gonna turn out like JSRF but i wouldnt limit it to spiderman even though its a great game. I would want the "world" to be like GTA in a sence how its so open and the possibilities are pretty much endless. Also not that i didnt like how the graphics were done in the JSR game's but w/ the new PS3 and 360 out they could mos deff do something better.
It should have a 1 player story mode where the main goal is to be king and obtain the sky regalia. It should also have a kick ass creat-a-player. To make buying parts and clothing and all tht type of misc. shopping to be made fun or a challenge if you will. Have the shop on traxx availible only at night and at different locations. (idr the name of the shop but im pretty sure u know wat im talking bout. the 1 where ikki broke the neon signs....yea i digress)
To make your own emblem i would use something similar to the THPS sticker creator but w/ more shape minipulation though to make it more bad ass and ofcourse a bunch of diff fonts to make the name unique. For online the only thing different would be the team thing where u can team up w/ ur buddies online (ofcourse) and create matching outfits but being able to make each outfit unique w/ the same color scheme if ya dnt wanna do the look-a-like thing. To make moves less repetitive there should be like a storm rider type that you can choose from varied by types like speed, power, technique ect ect ect. Kinda like SCII's job selection.
To make it more fun they should have cops chasin ya down gunza blazin w/ a heat lvl type system like GTA where the most property damage u do depending on the sector ur in increases. This could also help on the lvl^ problem people keep talking bout but youd have to escape gaining exp pts. The possibility is mos def availible its just whos gonna actually make it? They should just know they would make loads of dinero. Well im done for now lol all in all AIR GEAR the Video Game Would Mos Def Rock! :supz: