Submitted by -Mezzo- 827d ago | opinion piece

Are Crossovers Over?

Gi - Amongst the games announced during the May Nintendo Direct was a new installment for a growing franchise, which was once thought of as incredibly unlikely collaboration. That game is a tie-in for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games featuring Mario& Sonic. This will be the fourth ‘Mario & Sonic’ branded game in the series. This offshoot sports-sim series featuring the familiar mascots may seem more like a casual cash-in title, but the ‘dream events’, which mash-up both property’s universes, introduce new gameplay experiences and makes the series its own unique animal. (Culture)

DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   828d ago
I wish there were more crossovers like kingdom Hearts. KH took a big chance mixing Disney and Final Fantasy elements. Those 2 put together sounds crazy but it turned out to be gold. Kingdom Hearts is probably the best example of a crossover.
tristanwerbe  +   827d ago
disney sucks
shivvy24  +   827d ago
if crossovers are done right then its awesome but i was so disappointed with PSmove Heroes
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   828d ago
besides kingdom hearts and fighting games, i cant think of many crossovers that dont suck,and they shouldnt but the reason they do suck is because they become shameless cash-ins instead of a true game,like heroes on the move people wanted a game like that for years but it was a ps move only minigame,same thing with mario and sonic olympics crap everybody wants a real platformer crossover not a sports minigame,or even if it is a platformer like the crash purple and spyro orange games it drops the ball.
Kalowest  +   827d ago
Project x Zone is awesome and I'm looking forward to
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem!!!
Soldierone  +   827d ago
With Nintendo no, they will stick around. However everyone else has lost mascots for "realistic" human games. We don't see creative characters anymore, and the characters everyone makes are so basic that its kinda pointless to do it.

I mean look at PS All Stars. They did a good job, but overall how many people have guns? It's not entertaining to see human characters vs human characters, however mascots, cartoon characters, fantasy characters etc are awesome.

So in my opinion, crossovers are not dead, creativity for the characters needed to do it is.
Blank  +   827d ago
No not over it just takes awhile for pubs or devs to collab well if you look outside of console there are tons of crossovers happening.
PS3gamer4life  +   827d ago
Need capcom vs snk 3 online now
Wolfbiker  +   827d ago
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Project X Zone say hi.

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