Well, as long as others are venting, I might as well try to sort out my grievances as well. Bear with me, as I don't plan on bothering the game's fans in its respective thread. :P
Originally Posted by dygiT
People were fine with the TMNT Smash Ripoff. This one just doesn't look that good and Sony should just cancel the game and have the developers work on something worthwhile instead of wasting their effort and time. They're having trouble comprehending what makes Smash Bros. good and are only ripping it off at a surface level.
No way. This goes for ShockingAlberto's comment as well, regarding "no one would care if it wasn't with 1st-party characters". I disagree, because a Smash Bros.-style game with non-1st-party characters DID disappoint me.
TMNT Smash-Up could've been awesome. The fighting was okay, but the arenas were generic and some of the characters felt generic. The presentation barely exists.
The TMNT were okay. 2k7 movie models were quality but looked average anyways.
Splinter was okay. If you liked that version.
Casey Jones was probably the really unique character that didn't have to be obligatory.
April is a ninja? Okay, if you liked that version I guess.
Karai. Who's she?
Is that Krang? No, it's an unnamed Utrom in a hulking mech body.
Shredder and Foot Solder were okay, but you know what might've made this game more fun?
Two slots left. Why not fill both with Rabbids.
If they were based on the old cartoon versions. Then, you'd have pizza-loving turtles, Silly Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, Krang, Baxter the Fly, Mondo Gecko, Usagi Yojimbo (cameo), and maybe a TV newsreporter April that hit people in the head with a camera.
You could have classic locations like Channel 6, or the turtles' lair, or Dimension X, Inside Giant Krang, etc.
The point is that even if you didn't prefer the 80s cartoon characters, they were arguably more charismatic and memorable than any other versions. They would be closer to what fans expect from a TMNT 25th anniversary game. Maybe throw in Mirage/Live Movie turtles as extra player models. Give 2K3 turtles a shout-out maybe Classic >>>>>> 2K3 I said it yeaaah booiiiii
In the end, I've accepted the Turtles Forever movie as a small consolation prize. Even if they couldn't get the actual voice actors, they had decent facsimiles. Why not get them to work on that fanservice game from around the same time? Maybe Ubi ran out of money. :P
PSABR could be served well with Crash, Spyro, and Lara Croft. What happened to them-- oh wait, their creators ditched them.
What has been frustrating over the years of the Nintendo-Sony rivalry is how certain fans have been decrying Nintendo games as gimmicky, kiddy, etc. but when this game comes along, Nintendo's way of game-making is okay.
Where TMNT comes in, is the idea that this company could do ANYTHING they want as a love-letter to their games and their fans, and it's a Smash Bros. rip-off (superficially, at least). Like Smash-Up, it might be more of a disservice to their own legacy more than anything else.
You know what though? Even if PSASBR stinks (it probably won't), they could always make a different game. The great thing about videogames is that, given the opportunities and resources that Sony has, you can make anything. When you can do that, maybe you could make something that won't be so negatively percieved.
Anyways, sorry for the rambling. :P
Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto
I didn't mean no one would care about the game.
I meant no one would be visibly upset about someone disparaging it like here.
I meant the second one, but you're probably right. In the case of 3rd-party mascot games like VJ Red Hot Rumble, they either find players, or are doomed to apathy, skipping the stage for disparaging.
Most people have long forgotten that TMNT also had a Power Stone-style game. :P