Who else feels like the "must originate from a game" thing is outdated?

#1SpunkySixPosted 6/16/2013 2:56:53 PM
Hear me out here.

The rule made sense at the start because games hadn't been around as long and licensed games weren't as well known.

Now though, we have stuff like the Arkham series that totally blows most non-licensed games out of the water. 2 Game of the Year games in a row, rave reviews up and down, massive popularity. And who belongs to that series? Batman.

Seriously, why can't Batman be in? He's done more for the progression of quality gaming than most video game originals have, he got an exclusive remake on the Wii U as well as some earlier Nintendo games, he has a ton of gadgets that could easily translate to a moveset, he's extremely iconic and he could represent the good side of licensed games, which are arguably as important for the industry as many regular games.

And then there's Wreck-It Ralph, the star of a popular video game movie that pays homage to many Nintendo games and even mentions Mario by name, with a game that plays similarly to the classic DK arcade machine. Popular with the general audience and reviewers alike, fairly well known, easily translatable and heavily engrossed in video game culture, should Ralph not even be considered just because he's from a movie? Wouldn't having a video game movie character from a movie that was actually well recieved make sense now that there are so many movies based on games?

Is not originating in a video game directly still a good enough reason to soley keep a potential third party out? I'm starting to question that.
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#2EJWPosted 6/16/2013 2:58:07 PM
SpunkySix posted...
Is not originating in a video game directly still a good enough reason to soley keep a potential third party out? I'm starting to question that.

Yes.
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#3SearchBomberPosted 6/16/2013 2:58:52 PM
There's no valid reason why Master Asia should be excluded from this game's roster.
#4Someguy_13Posted 6/16/2013 3:00:06 PM
Nope. It's a good rule and should stay in effect.
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#5Doru_DinnPosted 6/16/2013 3:00:10 PM
I think it is outdated or pointless. However, I don't think there has been one non-game originated character (or stage) that justifies being put in.
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#6SpunkySix(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2013 3:01:53 PM(edited)
EJW posted...
SpunkySix posted...
Is not originating in a video game directly still a good enough reason to soley keep a potential third party out? I'm starting to question that.

Yes.


What a compelling argument.

I'm not saying we should expect characters from anime and whatnot all willy-nilly, but if a character is heavily involved in video games and well liked, then why should their origin keep them out?
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#7DunDoneDunPosted 6/16/2013 3:00:52 PM
SpunkySix posted...
Hear me out here.


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#8Paper_OkamiPosted 6/16/2013 3:03:53 PM
SpunkySix posted...
EJW posted...
SpunkySix posted...
Is not originating in a video game directly still a good enough reason to soley keep a potential third party out? I'm starting to question that.

Yes.


What a compelling argument.

I'm not saying we should expect characters from anime and whatnot all willy-nilly, but if a character is heavily involved in video games and well liked, then why should their origin keep them out?


Because that is not what the serious is about. There are fighting games for many of those other characters. This game is about an all-star NINTENDO cast, with a few guest characters.
#9Noctus3Posted 6/16/2013 3:04:57 PM
Goku confirmed.
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#10SoulstigerPosted 6/16/2013 3:05:20 PM
Doru_Dinn posted...
I think it is outdated or pointless. However, I don't think there has been one non-game originated character (or stage) that justifies being put in.


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