Honest question for people expecting a Namco rep that isn't Pac-Man.

#1Austin_4ePosted 3/7/2014 10:39:22 PM
Do you honestly believe that if Namco gets a rep, it will be someone that isn't Pac?

I'm seriously asking and I'm not trying to troll. I'll admit I'm a huge Pac-Man fan and have my fair share of bias, but no matter what it comes down to this...

Sakurai has said that Namco is getting no special priority, BUT that third party characters have to be very special cases. Pac-Man is the biggest icon in gaming there is, period. There's no denying he has worldwide appeal and nostalgia factor to the max. He is literally the World Record holder for "Most Recognized Video Game Character".

IF Namco were to get a rep, it would come down to the most iconic game character ever with worldwide appeal VS. a character from a specific niche fanbase like Tekken, Tales Of, Soul Calibur, Xenosaga, Klonoa, etc.

So I'm just seriously asking, IF Namco gets a rep, do you wholeheartedly believe it will actually NOT be Pac-Man and why?


(and to be fair I am a HUGE fan of most of Namco's franchises, I just don't particularly find any of them likely for Smash representation)
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#2l33t_iRk3n_Rm33Posted 3/7/2014 10:40:21 PM
Watch out, folks are gonna deny Pac-Man's icon status just because some of his new games aren't amazing.
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#3Zohar_MetatronPosted 3/7/2014 10:45:27 PM
People concerned about the quality of Pac-Man's current titles need to go play CE DX. Not CE, which is a solid entry, but CE DX, which is the singular best iteration on the franchise.
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#4Hon_CaterpiePosted 3/7/2014 10:50:48 PM
Thanks for once again crushing me with the knowledge that Pac-man is really the only Namco rep we can realistically expect. You know I have to live with this weight every day, right?
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#5ToastyPuddingPosted 3/7/2014 10:51:48 PM
I really don't want Pacman, but he has a really good chance.
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#6ReachOutToTruthPosted 3/7/2014 10:53:43 PM
Assuming it's not pacman (which it will be)...there's um...xianqhua >.>
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#7UberPyro64Posted 3/7/2014 10:53:58 PM
This man speaks the truth. If Namco, gets a rep then it'll be Pac-Man.
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#8AIien803Posted 3/7/2014 10:54:40 PM
yoshimitsu, duh.
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#9ballandchainPosted 3/7/2014 11:04:02 PM
Pac-Man is a yellow pie chart that moves. The biggest video gaming icon in history, he is not.

Almost any other Namco character is a better choice.
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#10ReachOutToTruthPosted 3/7/2014 11:05:14 PM
ballandchain posted...
Pac-Man is a yellow pie chart that moves. The biggest video gaming icon in history, he is not.

Almost any other Namco character is a better choice.


Someone doesn't understand iconography. >.>
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