Why not more ps1 classic mascot characters?

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User Info: MjolnirsMight

MjolnirsMight
4 years ago#1
Croc, Jersey Devil, Gex... Even if there's no crash, why wasn't the ps1 represented a little more? I read that the "copyright" had expired or something? Does that even happen? Why would that make a difference?
I love this game. Its just that when I first caught wind of it, I was hoping for a LOT more nostalgia. This is not rhetorical. I'd really like to know why they didn't pull out all the stops on the more classic characters.

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User Info: Stardust6410

Stardust6410
4 years ago#2
I agree about having more PS1 characters. To tell the truth though, my nostalgia was all furfilled with just PaRappa being in the game seeing that PaRapper the Rapper was the first game i've ever played. BUT YES! We need more PS1 characters!!!

User Info: BluBlue4

BluBlue4
4 years ago#3
Crash and Spyro are owned by someone other than Sony. We have no idea how negotiations went, or even if there were any. It's likely a similar story for alot of characters. It could have been that they wanted far too much cash, not trusting the game devs, or anything.

That and maybe wanting to have more relevant characters.
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User Info: christiankid7

christiankid7
4 years ago#4
Well, Sony doesn't own any of those characters and they haven't been used for so long it might be hard to find the people who own their rights. Gex is owned by Square and they refused to put anyone in, for example.
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User Info: Jak13

Jak13
4 years ago#5
From: MjolnirsMight | #001
why wasn't the ps1 represented a little more?


PS1:

1. Spike
2. Toro
3. Heihachi
4. Sweet Tooth
5. Sir Daniel
6. Parappa

PS2:

1. Jak and Daxter
2. Ratchet and Clank
3. Kratos
4. Sly
5. Raiden
6. Dante
7. Radec

PS3:

1. Fat Princess
2. Drake
3. Sackboy
4. Nariko
5. Cole
6. Big Daddy

Seems pretty even to me, unless I got some wrong.
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User Info: BluBlue4

BluBlue4
4 years ago#6
christiankid7 posted...
Well, Sony doesn't own any of those characters and they haven't been used for so long it might be hard to find the people who own their rights. Gex is owned by Square and they refused to put anyone in, for example.


Is there anyway to know if they actually refused? Maybe they simply weren't asked.
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User Info: ConradimusPrime

ConradimusPrime
4 years ago#7
Because all the characters are awful...
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User Info: Leagult

Leagult
4 years ago#8
Because they want to advertise PS3 games.

User Info: sinncross

sinncross
4 years ago#9
BluBlue4 posted...
christiankid7 posted...
Well, Sony doesn't own any of those characters and they haven't been used for so long it might be hard to find the people who own their rights. Gex is owned by Square and they refused to put anyone in, for example.


Is there anyway to know if they actually refused? Maybe they simply weren't asked.



no there isn't.

Crash/ Spyro seems pretty obvious due to comments made by Kendall. Lara we know why as well.

I don't recall any info on Gex though...
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User Info: diebuster2

diebuster2
4 years ago#10
Should be called Playstation All Stars: Modern Welfare.
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