Evil Avatar  



Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Liberals gone wild
Last post by blackzc
Today 09:00 PM
1,576 Replies, 173,392 Views
95 Million Copies And...
Last post by vallor
Today 08:53 PM
15 Replies, 565 Views
Game & Movie Releases...
Last post by Primus
Today 08:29 PM
5 Replies, 335 Views
Digital Foundry: PC has...
Last post by JazGalaxy
Today 08:15 PM
7 Replies, 1,013 Views
Deadpool 2 Takes the...
Last post by EL CABONG
Today 07:15 PM
10 Replies, 506 Views
The Happytime Murders -...
Last post by EL CABONG
Today 07:05 PM
19 Replies, 687 Views
Boss Key Productions...
Last post by Terran
Today 02:51 PM
52 Replies, 3,224 Views
Do Metal Jesus Rocks...
Last post by Terran
Today 01:01 PM
9 Replies, 960 Views
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-17-2018, 04:59 AM   #21
Scherge
Subscriber
 
Scherge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by JazGalaxy View Post
My understanding is that right up until extremely recently, Japanese developers abslolutely abhorred the idea of using middleware tools to develop games. Every development studio made their own game engines and libraries.
And I loved them for it! Now everyone's using Unreal Engine 4, and to me, personally, many of these games feel soulless. I mean, just look at "Mighty No. 9" or "Bloodstained", and compare them to the 2D portions of "Valkyria Profile 2: Silmeria" on the PS2...

Coming back to SEGA, though, I fear their arcade roots are haunting them today. I love many of their old games, but only a few of them lend themselves to modern, full-price reboots. Arcade racers, arcade shooters, fighting games, brawlers and (unlicensed) sports titles simply can't command a 60-dollar price point anymore. Even excellent games like "Yakuza" fall into this trap.

That said, I'd love to see a full remake (certainly not a simple remaster!) of PDS and many, many other titles from the good old times. The world has been without "Dynamite Cop", "Daytona USA", "Crazy Taxi", "Virtua Tennis" and especially "Virtua Fighter" for too long!
__________________
“Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint!” - Me(phistopheles)
Scherge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 05:53 AM   #22
Chief Smash
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT - USA
Posts: 3,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scherge View Post
That said, I'd love to see a full remake (certainly not a simple remaster!) of PDS and many, many other titles from the good old times. The world has been without "Dynamite Cop", "Daytona USA", "Crazy Taxi", "Virtua Tennis" and especially "Virtua Fighter" for too long!
Crazy Taxi was one of the most fun games I've ever played. My brothers and I would spend hours playing it after Sunday dinners, just trying to get the coolest looking replays once you got enough cash for the bonus credits. I'm guessing a remake would be tricky with the music licensing though and I don't want a Crazy Taxi remake without the same soundtrack.
Chief Smash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 12:21 AM   #23
Scherge
Subscriber
 
Scherge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief Smash View Post
Crazy Taxi was one of the most fun games I've ever played. My brothers and I would spend hours playing it after Sunday dinners, just trying to get the coolest looking replays once you got enough cash for the bonus credits. I'm guessing a remake would be tricky with the music licensing though and I don't want a Crazy Taxi remake without the same soundtrack.
Agreed. I believe only the arcade and Dreamcast versions had the original music. Or was it only the Dreamcast? I don't remember the arcade machine all that well...
__________________
“Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint!” - Me(phistopheles)
Scherge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 03:03 AM   #24
JazGalaxy
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 8,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scherge View Post
Agreed. I believe only the arcade and Dreamcast versions had the original music. Or was it only the Dreamcast? I don't remember the arcade machine all that well...
Actually, the Arcade version had the classic soundtrack with The Offspring and Bad Religion on it. The Dreamcast version was a direct port with the same soundtrack. They made few re-releases, notable one on the Gamecube I believe, that did NOT have the license for the soundtrack, and the reviews suffered for it. I believe they also made a mobile version that did not have the soundtrack and it was viewed negatively. Sega then got their act together and the most recent Mobile version of Crazy Taxi has the soundtrack restored. I think all subsequent version software the game have the original soundtrack.
JazGalaxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sega, shenmue

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:11 PM.