Sega Does What Nintendon't

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Sega Does What Nintendon't

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>Sega couldn't scrape enough characters for a semi-decent kart racer

And yet made two really great ones. Without even using a host of classic characters that fans wanted them to use like Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Sketch Turner or Vectorman.

Nintendo is what Genesisn't.

Same blurb text underneath as last time?

People call it trolling when someone makes fun of something that they hold dear to their hearts.

I dunno. Sega All Stars Racing didn't seem to be lacking in available characters...

But then again, I do believe there's a Sonic Amiibo, so... You know. XD

I don't get the joke.....
What is the point with the Metal Sonic?

I love the fight breaking out in the first panel. :3

Also I literally know a hundred people who flip right the fuck out over the use of the word "literally".

SweetShark:
I don't get the joke.....
What is the point with the Metal Sonic?

The joke is that the only recognizable Sega characters - if Sega were to start making Amiibo-like figures - would all be Sonic characters.

*Reads blurb* Gahdammit, guys.

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Not since Capcom has a company been so dedicated to effectively not using the tons of IPs at their disposal to make games. It's sad really. We give Ninty a lot of crap for sticking to their established franchises to make games, but jeez at least they're using them. Whatever happened to that Billy Hatcher kid?

If Sega made a karting game with Ecco as a driver, they'd have a sale.

RJ 17:
I love the fight breaking out in the first panel. :3

Also I literally know a hundred people who flip right the fuck out over the use of the word "literally".

SweetShark:
I don't get the joke.....
What is the point with the Metal Sonic?

The joke is that the only recognizable Sega characters - if Sega were to start making Amiibo-like figures - would all be Sonic characters.

Not true. Sonic characters is the only well-known franchise which milk all the time. Sega have many recognizable games.
Shinobi, Shenmue, Golden Axe, Jet Set Radio, Virtual Fighters, etc.

Also another problem is like the Playstation All Stars games, Sega doesn't care to create a cross-over game which all the character are visually represented with a specific style.

Btw, doesn't Nintendo use already MANY Super Mario characters? Like, I think if I count correctly, 7 characters? Why not a Sega game?

The real question should be: "how many ulcers can a human handle in his sole stomach?".
Let's find out.

An erin amiibo should be a MEME. LITERAlLY.

To be fair to Sega, a lot of their best IPs are now owned by 2kgames.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sega_video_game_franchises

Bayonetta
Panzer Dragoon

Um...

Ok, I think I started out trying to make a point of my own and only ended up proving these guys right. While Sega did have some great franchizes they didn't really focus on recognizable or recurring protagonists in most of their games. I mean, I loved Panzer Dragoon and Valkyrie Chronicles but a recognizable character? not really.

Sega would probably have more recognizable characters if they didn't spend the mid 90s shooting themselves in the feet every time the US and Japanese offices met (and that's not the only reason). It is hard to keep everyone besides Sonic in the public eye while your 5th gen console goes almost unnoticed in the west and you have to release your 6th gen early, then watch its success fade as three juggernauts loom over the horizon. Of course a few year later, they became like most other 3rd party publishers, picking up franchises here and there but not looking for another mascot like Mario & Co. or Sonic & Co.

Grouchy Imp:
If Sega made a karting game with Ecco as a driver, they'd have a sale.

Add a Craxy Taxi kart and Vectorman in there as well. Maybe even the mine carts from Gunstar Heroes.

Hey, I would kill for a Vyse Amiibo.

Lightknight:
To be fair to Sega, a lot of their best IPs are now owned by 2kgames.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sega_video_game_franchises

Bayonetta
Panzer Dragoon

Um...

Ok, I think I started out trying to make a point of my own and only ended up proving these guys right. While Sega did have some great franchizes they didn't really focus on recognizable or recurring protagonists in most of their games. I mean, I loved Panzer Dragoon and Valkyrie Chronicles but a recognizable character? not really.

TBH I may have bought SEGA initially for Sonic (well my parents bought it...) But what made me love it wasn't the characters, it was the games. Shadowrun, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Wolverine Adamantium Rage, X-Men/X-Men 2, Shenmue, UFC (Dreamcast version was the best technical fighting game to date IMO), Crazy Taxi... I can keep listing games SEGA made me love over Nintendo, despite being a huge Nintendo fan and cut my teeth on the NES. Its only when the Saturn came out that I lost faith, Dreamcast was amazing and so criminally underrated (I'll stop there because we've heard all the arguments I'm sure by this point why Dreamcast had so much potential to whip the PS2's ass).

Anyone else old enough to remember Chakan on the Genesis? Man that was a great game.

'Sega Couldn't Scrape Up Enough Characters For A Semi-Decent Kart Racer'

I... I don't get this part. Both Sonic & All Stars racing games have a decent selection of characters. Sure, they do have a fair chuck of Sonic characters in both instalments, yet in Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing they managed to represent 14 of their series. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed did fail to represent a few of these series, but they also had playable characters representing 4 more Sega series (and even more in the Sega version). They managed to bring together a decent selection of characters for both of their racing games.

I would also question the part about semi-decent, but that definitely falls into the realm of personal opinion, with mine being that the Sonic & All-Stars series are the best racing games of all.

no one pointed out that she misspelled amiibo? its missing an i plus while not an error in the comic but a error people do in general is that the plural form of amiibo is amiibo not amiibos

Sega's good characters are all niche as heck, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there!

I despise the very concept of amiibos, but release a kazuma kiryuu or shinobi one, and watch me pawn my vital organs to obtain it!

I don't get it, who wouldn't want an amibo with this adorable guy?
image

Though seriously, there's shit load of IP's Sega can use, just not a lot of family friendly ones.

"Sega does what Nintendon't."
What, release broken, unfinished games that make them look horribly unprofessional and embarrass the gaming community?

Sega could still do that... if they want to go the Skylanders/Disney Infinity route because just going the amiibo route would be limiting to a gaming company without a console of their own anymore, you know?

Other than that, when the next Sega tennis game gonna come out? Or are they going to make a Sega Fiesta game, of sorts?

Make more dank memes and Grey will have to go to the hospital for all the ulcers. You wouldn't want that to happen, right?

This is "literally" the same afterthought as the last time!
Anyway...
I don't thing the number of child-friendly/nostalgia bait mascots you have under your belt really represent anything. And if it does, it puts to show the way Nintendo's marketing operate...
Rather than bragging its own technical prowess, or using mass Hypnosis.... "cough"
It tries its best to strum your heart strings.

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Lightknight:
To be fair to Sega, a lot of their best IPs are now owned by 2kgames.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sega_video_game_franchises

Bayonetta
Panzer Dragoon

Um...

Ok, I think I started out trying to make a point of my own and only ended up proving these guys right. While Sega did have some great franchizes they didn't really focus on recognizable or recurring protagonists in most of their games. I mean, I loved Panzer Dragoon and Valkyrie Chronicles but a recognizable character? not really.

TBH I may have bought SEGA initially for Sonic (well my parents bought it...) But what made me love it wasn't the characters, it was the games. Shadowrun, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Wolverine Adamantium Rage, X-Men/X-Men 2, Shenmue, UFC (Dreamcast version was the best technical fighting game to date IMO), Crazy Taxi... I can keep listing games SEGA made me love over Nintendo, despite being a huge Nintendo fan and cut my teeth on the NES. Its only when the Saturn came out that I lost faith, Dreamcast was amazing and so criminally underrated (I'll stop there because we've heard all the arguments I'm sure by this point why Dreamcast had so much potential to whip the PS2's ass).

This is a mistake many people keep making. The Dreamcast didn't kill Sega. The Saturn did. It lost nearly all of their market share in one generation and alienated all of the retailers it didn't let carry its console for the surprise release they tried to pull off. The Dreamcast actually regained a bit but the PS2's lineup was just too good. I know the dreamcast had some good ones but the PS2's launch lineup was massive by comparison.

I wish people would start realizing that the Saturn killed Sega, not the Dreamcast.

RealRT:
>Sega couldn't scrape enough characters for a semi-decent kart racer

And yet made two really great ones. Without even using a host of classic characters that fans wanted them to use like Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Sketch Turner or Vectorman.

I say this as someone who's played video games for the last 20+ years and with zero irony or insincerity... I haven't the foggiest clue as to who any of those people are.

Lightknight:
This is a mistake many people keep making. The Dreamcast didn't kill Sega. The Saturn did. It lost nearly all of their market share in one generation and alienated all of the retailers it didn't let carry its console for the surprise release they tried to pull off. The Dreamcast actually regained a bit but the PS2's lineup was just too good. I know the dreamcast had some good ones but the PS2's launch lineup was massive by comparison.

I wish people would start realizing that the Saturn killed Sega, not the Dreamcast.

I know the Saturn was the reason. I was saying that the potential in the Dreamcast was huge but it fell short of the mark because of 3rd-party abandonment due to the Saturn. Had there been better support, the DC could easily have outclassed the PS2 with what it could handle. The console market might be a hell of a lot different had the tides shifted in SEGA's favor and the Saturn had not crapped on everything the Genesis generation had built for SEGA.
They fucked up and not even the potential within the Dreamcast could save them and its sad. Its why I've not bothered with 90% of SEGA titles because I still harbor the resentment for the Saturn days. I was an early adopter and I regretted the buy heavily. Thankfully I had the N64 to drown my sorrows like fine vodka.

I totally forgot SEGA had a kart-racing game with Sonic characters in it. I remember them having way more original IP's than that; enough to have a Smash Brothers-style fighting game!
Wait, Sonic IS in a Smash Brothers game, IIRC.

SweetShark:

RJ 17:
I love the fight breaking out in the first panel. :3

Also I literally know a hundred people who flip right the fuck out over the use of the word "literally".

SweetShark:
I don't get the joke.....
What is the point with the Metal Sonic?

The joke is that the only recognizable Sega characters - if Sega were to start making Amiibo-like figures - would all be Sonic characters.

Not true. Sonic characters is the only well-known franchise which milk all the time. Sega have many recognizable games.
Shinobi, Shenmue, Golden Axe, Jet Set Radio, Virtual Fighters, etc.

Well there you go, I have no idea who any of those characters would be. But I'm familiar with Link, Zelda and Ganon, even though I've never played a Legend of Zelda game in my life - or a Nintendo game since the SNES, for that matter.

I think the problem would be more that a lot of Sega's franchises aren't exactly child-friendly, and those kind of games seem more interested in focusing on a younger audience...

The Great JT:
Hey, I would kill for a Vyse Amiibo.

I now want a Cupil Amiibo. Dammit, I didn't know I wanted this, but now I do.

Hey fuck you Grey, Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed may have a shitty title but it is a great racing game.

Regardless of what series everyone wants Sega to bring back, I think we can all agree on one thing.

That Sega needs to stop making Sonic games FFS.

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