Forget about Snake and Cloud, forget about Kat. We know that 90% of the people here can understand the fact that they are not in the game. The same cannot be said for 2 important characters in many's Childhood
Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon
Thing is, they were once the mascots of PS, and now they are not in the game WTH!?. But here's the thing, even if Spyro and Crash were added to the game, it wouldn't be your childhood Heroes. And I'm here to explain once and for all why.
Reason 1: Character Design.
Remember these lovely motherF****ers?
Well after a couple of years being forcefed Cocaine by Activision, now they look....like this:
That's right a Purple Goblin and a Jersey Shore'd Crash. You might say "LOL youz ignorant! Superbot would never use those designs!"...Well that takes me to.
Reason 2: Activision Calls the Shots
See, thing is if you´re the M Night. Shyamalan of videogames like activision is, you will refuse to aknowledge other companie's designs as better than yours. In their corporate mind, they saved Crash and Spyro, made them better, juveniles attractive, marketeable. They would never use the lame designs Naughty Dog and Insomniac used. They want to market their improved versions, since they will be the ones used from now on. No point in advertising other people's work instead of ours.
You might say "But Gd, CAPCOM also used a new version of Dante, they know what fans want, so they will add their original looks as alternate costumes!!": And it's a Valid question, the answer is, BOTH Dantes were designed and advertised by Capcom, both Dantes being advertised would increase interest not only on DmC (With the new design) but also in DMC HD and DMC 4 (Old Design) all of these give CAPCOM sales and money...Activision giving permision to use an old design will be pretty much advertising the PSone version of Crash/Spyro, which would represent little income for the IP holders (If any) and precious money going to the original devs, namely Naughty Dog and Insomniac.
Reason 3: Un-Iconic Movestes
Following reason 2, we focus now on gameplay itseld, bet you were dying to use Crash spin attacks, slides,and Body Slams and use the Wumpa Fruit bazooka and Aku Aku for supers right?.(.".hah hah..No."-Activision, 2012) what you're getting are generic goofy jabs, kicks and monster mind controlling attacks, yeah you read it right. Need some proof here it is!
How about Spyro? Well not only he's NOT a MAIN CHARACTER now, he's moves are...well...thIS
You're totally right bro ... they would never allow superbot to use the original ones, maybe it's better like that... why why did Insomniac and Naughty Dog let them go?
universal always had the rights. thats how activision got them. insomniac and naughty dog never did
I disagree with you on Crash. Crash of the Titans was one of the games I grew up playing, so of course I like it. I know that it isn't the old Crash, but it still has a great moveset potential (In fact, I want Crash to hijack a Ratcicle as his Level 3 if he makes it in).