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Originally posted by stewarth
I have no doubt Mario Sunshine is a great Platform game, but in Europe at least Platform games seem to have completly gone out of favour with the general public after the SNES/Megadrive days and delluge of dire platform games (very dark days in my opinion).
I personally detest all platform/RPG/adventure games and platform games no longer seem popular with the mainstreem public.
I have no doubt if Nintendo had an equal to GT3 or CMR3 they would be up there with Sony in terms of console sales. However there current lineup of titles while top quality simply do not appeal to the 'average' person on the street.
Someone whos not interested in games will stop and watch a realistic looking game like GT3 or MGS2 but will simply ignore a 'cartoon' game like mario sunshine. This is why Playstation 1 and 2 are so succesful.
Bash that Xbox!! Dare I say that racing games require more skill than platformers.TBH I always thought the European markets were stupid, my mates are the same, they sit and play some absolute pile of ****e racing game like NASCAR or F1 2002 for hours and hours. Mention to them anything, which requires a little bit of thought and skill and they break out in a sweat.
Xbox Magazine gave it 9.3, IGN 8.8. Just to add gamespot gave mario 8.0 and EGM gave starfox 4.3(hehehehe as you put it) I think. What does that tell ya, sweet fa.BTW.... anyone seen the review of Blinx on X-Box over on Gamespot..... The mario killer got called a pile of ****e... heheheheehe
well said that man!Originally posted by stewarth
Just because the average joe are not as informed as die hards and therefore go for a PS2 does not mean the PS2 does not have great games.
The PS2 has a lot of crap but more AAA games than any other console.
The success of the PS2 is that it has AAA games in every genra you can imagine. The Gamecube on the other hand only has good platform games and the Xbox good FPS and driving games.
No other console has the general widespread quality of the PS2.
BTW I think there is more skill required for a realistic driving game than a platformer.
I simply do not see the appeal in playing a platformer for hours on end to find the last star or whatever it is you need to collect.
then buy one of those track days... you can't possibly consider driving games as fantasy.Originally posted by stewarth
BTW I would drive my car instead of playing a driving game IF I had a Mclaren F1. Unfortunatley I don't and so driving one in a videogame is a bigger fantasy than any platformer could possibly hope to match. LOL
Track days are indeed the ultimate for a petrolhead but at at least £75 plus tyres it's very expensive.then buy one of those track days... you can't possibly consider driving games as fantasy.
Completly agree. I'm a car fan first and videogames are a way to indulge in my passion, along with driving real cars going to motor races etc.Originally posted by Dom H
Track days are indeed the ultimate for a petrolhead but at at least £75 plus tyres it's very expensive.
I love racing games but barely ever race in them, I can sit on the same track in time trial mode and do about 50 laps over and over trying to get my time down. I can then compete against others with my time. That to me is fun.
Just to add, to do a competetive lap you need 100% concentration for the whole lap, lose it for a split second and the lap is runined. I think the top time trialers for games like gpl and even gt3 etc. are IMO the most skilled gamers.