The problem is this is a Capitalist society where most things are driven by a quick and easy cash grab. So Someone can take one of those old games, buy the rights to use GGPO and throw it up on XBLA and rake in cheap quick and esay money. However, as somone with EASY access to everything via emulation and a semi-tight wallet with regards to games, that is unacceptable.
I’ve clamored for the 6 player X-men, but didn’t get it when it FINALLY dropped. Why? 1) timing 2) and most importnatly, it was a port, they aren’t adding anything to the games to make them worth putting quarters into again. If you’ve done emulation, you KNOW how SMALL alot of these games are. Alot of the arcade stuff, especially pre-3D is simply layered sprites, nothign complex. Why not (instead of wasting money on skinning a la TMNT) ADD SOME FUCKING CONTENT.
What was that Unreall? Actually put work into a game before I sell it for a quick buck?
Yep. Imagine if somone got off their fucking ass, talk to MArvel about the licensing "Hey are there some characters you’d like us to add to the Xmen game? What about villains? Messiah arc? Yeah why don’t we add that in. Using the SAME engine, it would require some drawings, but not alot of animation. Resue background. Pick like 3 other popular Xmen story arcs and make new play thrus based on that. It would take NO time and very little effort beyond licensing to do that. You could even do DLC for new ‘costumes’ or ‘characters’ who aren’t Xmen like Deadpool.
Or take that game and flip the engine into an Avenger’s game with new sprites.
The options are there to make GOOD money, but so long as you’re rehashing shit that we’ve had emulated for…well I was doing Emu back in 98/99…we’ll say since 00’, you arne’t going to do real damage.
How hard would it have been to add content to Altered Beast?