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A funny thing I noticed while looking at patterns in the roster (don't ask Smiley Very Happy)

 

Sweet Tooth - Vehicle Combat

Parappa - Rhythm

Fat Princess - Strategy

Kratos - Brawler

Nathan Drake - Third Person Shooter

Mael Radec - First Person Shooter

Big Daddy - First Person Role-Playing Game

Sly Cooper - Platformer

 

Look at the balance. No two characters share a genre (arguably)

 

So I looked a few other largely requested characters

 

Crash Bandicoot - Platformer

Spyro - Platformer

Ratchet and Clank - Platformer

Jak and Daxter - Platformer

Dr Nefarious - Platformer

Spike - Platformer

Rayman - Platformer

Croc - Platformer

Ty - Platformer

 

Even Sackboy could count as a platformer, but I'd say Play, Create, Share. Now, there are plenty of other characters in plenty of other genres not listed yet, but the amount of platformer characters is overwhelming. Is it possible that all these characters iconic or beloved simply because you played them as kids, as the platformer genre generally suggests.

 

I mean sure, you have Cole and the rest, but do you think SuperBot and Sony may look at a little more balance in these characters' game series?

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Jul 4, 2012

I think the last thing they look at when deciding characters is what genre they come from. 

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Jul 4, 2012
That's kinda funny.
But you could go a bit deeper. Spyro, Jak & Daxter, Ape Escape are semi free roaming platformers.
Rayman is a 2D platformer.
Crash is set on a path the entire game. Even in the last great one, Warped, he still stuck to one path and couldn't stray much from it, except paths that lead to gems and such. Set path platformer then.

But quite fun fact about the characters announced so far.
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Jul 4, 2012

Crash Bandicoot - Platformer

Spyro - Platformer

Ratchet and Clank - Platformer

Jak and Daxter - Platformer

Dr Nefarious - Platformer

Spike - Platformer

Rayman - Platformer

Croc - Platformer

Ty - Platformer

 

This is dumb How would Spyro's gameplay be anything like Jak and Daxter, horrible comparison. I don't think this effects any of their chances of getting in. 

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Jul 5, 2012
Well, you could say inFamous is a superhero game. I mean, it's slightly platformer, but still...
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Jul 5, 2012

NXavier787 wrote:
Well, you could say inFamous is a superhero game. I mean, it's slightly platformer, but still...

I would label inFamous as Action. It is not a full on brawler, nor a third person shooter, nor a platformer. There are other games that fit this bill like Saints Row.

 

Although I suppose both of those count as Sandbox?

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