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Silver Carpet V.I.P- Platinum Executive
| "Re(5):Soul Calibur 3/Devil May Cry 3 Crossove" , posted Thu 10 Feb 05:45|
All the crossover news between different companies makes me wonder if there is really that sort of passion to make gamers' dreams come true with dream matchups... or is it because game companies are hurting bad for fresh and different content, so they have to go the crossover route to make it more marketable. The whole thing with Mario and crew being on NBA Street, "Little Mac" in Fight Night, and now these rumors. I guess the whole sequel-itis theme that video games have experienced for years has become a bit stale, and this may be a temporary way to jazz up the game without overhauling the main game formula or creating a brand-new game altogether.
I'm looking forward to Namco Vs. Capcom, though. At least that game will be a new experience for me, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear about a sequel to the game in the near future.
Thing is, I can't point to some golden age of video game production where every thing that came out was fresh, new, and original. When something successful comes along -be it Pac-Man, Super Mario, Street Fighter, or whatever- there have always been a slew of imitations that follow. Crossovers are just the latest trend.
Speaking of crossovers, I'm personally for them. They can be a lot of fun when done right and it beats the old method of making a barely disguised clone of the character when they couldn't get the original. With this fake Dante/SC3 news, Namco could have made a character called "Alighieri" but the rumors instead insisted that it's Dante himself who would show up.