Am I the only one who never really expected Crash Bandicoot to be in the game?
When the game was announced, I expected Sony's first party characters. My first thoughts were "Nathan Drake, Ratchet, Sackboy", all of whom are in. I never even gave Crash a second thought until loads of people started requesting him.
And yes, I did play his games as a kid. Crash Bandicoot 2 was one of my first three PS1 games, and I loved all of them and have completed them many times over the years. But due to the massive fall from grace the character has had ever since Crash Bash in 2000, I've honestly not cared about Crash Bandicoot since, unless I've gone back to play those original games.
So my reaction to him not being in? A shrug of the shoulders and an indifferent "oh well". I'll get my nostalgia kick from Spike and Sir Dan anyway. Yeah, he was the unofficial mascot of the PS1 ("unofficial" is the key word here), but he hasn't been relevant to the PS brand since 1999 in my opinion, so to me there's no mandatory "HE MUST BE IN". Be cool if he was, sure, but for me, he's not a "must-have"
Guess I'm in a minority though...
I never really expected him to be in the game either, I just always wanted him in it
Kinda like me and Lara Croft, then. She was my highest choice, but I honestly never expected her, so I'm not all that disappointed.
same here dudes,
i was expecting a resistance rep though...
I was too. I wanted a Resistance rep and Lara Croft as much as I wanted Crash
I'm shocked at how many people are this mad that Crash isn't in the game...do people really still think of him as a "mascot" for Sony? Naughty Dog sold the IP a decade ago and it's been crap ever since. I'd love to have seen him in the game, but not because he'd be a great character...I wanted him in here as fan service and as a representation of PlayStation history. I'd probably never play as him because I don't see what his move set would be like or how it would make sense...
Anyway, I also saw someone say this roster feels like "a group of B-listers" or something to that extent. I'm sorry, Kratos, Sackboy, Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and Nathan Drake are not "B-listers." There are definitely some B-listers in here, but every fighting game has those characters.
I guess it also kind of sucks that the beta really only has Kratos in it as an A-list type character so maybe people are down on it for that reason? I dunno...but I can't wait to play more characters...
I imagine Crash's move set ..... It WILL be be Very interesting !!!!!!
Someone sticky this thread and give the OP a medal. Thanks Superbot
i wanna go into activisions HQ and find whos making the decision of not letting crash in the game. Then im going to approach him and round house kick him across tha face. True story