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If it were me, I would pay off as many of the original Rare guys as I could and have them make a direct 2D sequel to the original SNES game using the same graphics.



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Cobretti2 said:

Call me old fashioned but I like my games to come out in one piece lol. I didn't like how they released it in stages especially for a franchise I grew up playing. I woudl have rather they delayed it and done a full game. I know in the end they got there but for me personally it wasn't for me.

It's not because you're old fashioned. It's because there is something less about it. When someone says they're going to give you 25% or 50% of anything, you know right away there's 75% or 50% missing... and that's a hard sell. Yes, younger gamers tolerate it more easily, but that's only because they don't know what it means to have their games ship 100% and virtually bug free day-one for fifty or sixty dollars like we do. They grew up with a very different reality, and I suspect that had they grown up in our time, a lot of them would be unhappy as well.



JackHandy said:

If it were me, I would pay off as many of the original Rare guys as I could and have them make a direct 2D sequel to the original SNES game using the same graphics.

Or just make it in 3D.

Killer Instinct was a 2D game, but it used 3D pre-rendered sprites due to hardware limitations. (Minus some Mode 7 sequences that looked impressive in the day.)
It tried to be 3D without actually being 3D, which is simply not needed anymore.



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Pemalite said:
JackHandy said:

If it were me, I would pay off as many of the original Rare guys as I could and have them make a direct 2D sequel to the original SNES game using the same graphics.

Or just make it in 3D.

Killer Instinct was a 2D game, but it used 3D pre-rendered sprites due to hardware limitations. (Minus some Mode 7 sequences that looked impressive in the day.)
It tried to be 3D without actually being 3D, which is simply not needed anymore.

Very true, but I think, marketing wise, a return to the SNES style would hit a lot of people in the nostalgias if it was done well. That's partly why I suggested doing it. Also, I personally just like 2D fighters more... so there's that haha.