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In Rare's heyday, games like Banjo and Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Conker (which actually didn't sell well), Conker, Earthworm Jim, etc. were big business.  People were more open to playing as a giant hedghog, a caveman with a huge head, a worm in a cyber suit, or a giant monkey.  These days?  I just don't see it.  The only games people seem to be excited about have you playing as a bald headed white guy with a flawless body or a girl with perfect tits.  Do people even want to play as somthing that isn't a gun toting human in this era of reality graphics?

 

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A worm in a cybersuit will always be appealing to me. Though technically, Earthworm Jim still mostly fits that stereotypical mold if you think about it. He's bald, has a perfect body (for a worm), and totes guns.

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Then again my main love of Rare comes from Goldeneye, Perfect Dark & Blast Corps... the former two fit into the realm of graphical realism and the latter is so unusual it doesn't matter when it came out it wouldn't sell well.

Nah. I don't see classical Jump 'n' Run games sell anymore. (aside from a few big names of course) These days it's very hard to establish a new J 'n' R franchise.

I like to put it this way: FPS to this generation is what Jump 'n' Run used to be to the last.

Also, the ship for FPS has sailed a long time ago with Activision, EA and Bungie leading the way now. I don't know if Rare could've become a big name there, if they hung on to the Goldeneye formula for example.

                               

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They belong to an era that has already passed - I can't imagine any game like that making a profit today.

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I have fond memories of old school Rare games and I keep hoping for a return to form but....I think that no matter how good their games may be (even with them only being Rare in name only, these days--the members have been long gone) they're destined for failure.

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Oh how I would love to see another earthworm jim. Granny chair!!

radishhead said:
They belong to an era that has already passed - I can't imagine any game like that making a profit today.


For Justice, if such a game is done, you shall buy enough copies so that it makes profit.



Would be hard sell. 



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Wright said:
radishhead said:
They belong to an era that has already passed - I can't imagine any game like that making a profit today.


For Justice, if such a game is done, you shall buy enough copies so that it makes profit.

If it's for Justice, then I would certainly do it!



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