Could Astro be PlayStation’s Kirby?

While Playing Kirby and The Forgotten Land, Hitbox Detective couldn't help but think about Astro. Could he be PlayStation's Kirby?

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isarai414d ago

I don't think the design is as good, but it's still great games

Orchard414d ago

More like Mario than Kirby, no?

I think they should make this into a proper platformer series though.

The bundle in sample game was good but short. A full out game would compete with the likes of Crash and Mario, and with Crash soon belonging to Xbox and Mario belonging to Nintendo, PS needs a platformer icon & game.

Let’s hope they do this instead of the rumored Knack 3 😋

generic-user-name414d ago

They already did a full game on PSVR, it was excellent.

DarkZane413d ago

A full on non-vr platformer would be a lot better. I am not saying the game on PSVR was bad, far from it, it was excellent, but a full game not on VR would not only be better, it would also reach a lot more people.

Orchard413d ago

Yep but VR isn’t mainstream. If you want a system platformer mascot/game like Mario or Crash (assuming Xbox fund new games), it has to be a normal game that more than 3-4% of the install base can experience.

generic-user-name413d ago


"I am not saying the game on PSVR was bad, far from it, it was excellent, but a full game not on VR would not only be better..."

You're saying a hypothetical game that doesn't exist would be better than an already highly rated game (90 on metacritic) as if it's a fact.

generic-user-name413d ago

"If you want a system platformer mascot/game like Mario or Crash"

Yeah I'm not sure mascots have mattered much since PS1/2 days. Mario being the exception kinda seeing as Nintendo rely so heavily on him, but it didn't matter much when the PS4 didn't have a 'mascot', they still created memorable characters that stuck with people that weren't cartoonish platformer protagonists. Unless you count those characters as mascots too (I'm not sure of the exact definition), in which case Sony already have a few mascots.

CBaoth413d ago

Orchard - look at it this way. If new Astro content accompanies PSVR2, then he already is the best Sony mascot in ages. With every appearance, he heralds in a new hardware/peripheral era. Maybe a full-blown, flat screen platformer at PS6's launch?!

talocaca414d ago

It doesn't have to be. Astro in VR is one of THE best experiences I've had in years (the bosses in particular were really innovative and fun).

Playroom was a good sampler and the Dualsense integration was really good.

Kirby's latest games have also been hit or miss....the new game is great, the previous one was beyond basic.

Number1TailzFan414d ago

Kirby games are mostly (or all?) easy AFAIK as well. Shame, Mario is also now mostly the same way because of babies who need their hands held and can't handle a challenge.

FallenAngel1984414d ago

He’ll be PlayStation’s Astro

darklaw414d ago

Do we really need a mascot for our favorite platforms? This is all fine and dandy when the games are good, Anything Mario is usually pretty consistent, And for a while Sega was pretty consisitent with Sonic the Hedgehog, but if you recall, PlayStation used to tout Crash Bandicoot as its mascot, which was fine until the quality of the games started to decline and instead of getting consistently better it got consistently worse. You don't want a game that does poorly, representing your products. The system itself sells without needing a mascot that's console specific to help push your sales.

Just my opinion