When I was a kid, I used to imagine what video games in the future might look like — and I was completely wrong. I never foresaw the advent of 3D graphics or huge open worlds, and I certainly didn't imagine how the internet would fundamentally change the way games are played. Instead, I thought of prettier versions of the 2D classics I was already playing: a new Final Fantasy as gorgeous as Castle in the Sky, or a Legend of Zelda game that looked just like a Disney cartoon. That obviously never happened, and outside of a few rare titles, hand-drawn animation never really became a big part of gaming. But I still sometimes wonder how great it might be to live in that alternative universe.