Reminders of PS2 classics and forgotten genre conventions keep rushing through my mind, almost as if Hi-Fi Rush is a deserved comeback for a type of game we don’t see anymore. It is much too early to tell if this will be an exception to Microsoft’s rule of exclusives, or nothing more than a quirky side project for Tango to tackle before it moves onto a sequel to Ghostwire or The Evil Within. No matter what the future holds, Hi-Fi Rush’s clear success needs to be analysed and considered, or at least have some lessons learned from how it proves that modern games are allowed to shock and surprise in ways that put smiles on our faces.
Hi Fi is an example of the type of game that's vastly missed by those gamers who played Dreamcast such as myself. The first Sonic Adventures, Crazy Taxi, Jet Grind Radio types. In terms of color, tone and personality of that time period.
Who knows what else is being worked on at those studios I know Rare wants nothing to with its old ip's. In which I say why? They can bring back a Banjo, Conquerer, Kameo 2 in which was in the works then Rare cancelled because they were so excited for Kinect at the time. Imagine Kameo 2 with UE5 and vast open fantasy world? Anyway those games could make a comeback and be as vibrant, interesting and fun as Hi fi. Hell popular Mascots in general should be inspired by Hi FI, Sly Cooper and Jak and Daxter should motivate Sony over there. I get it, those games don't make them or the industry in general as much money but what it hurt them bring back mascots though? If Hi Fi has 2 million players just imagine what Sly, Banjo or Jak and Daxter would do? Known mascots? This generation of kids know who Crash and Spyro are but are Fuzzy or don't know the other mascots that's sad.
Xbox is off to a decent start this year. Hi FI so far and a bunch of 3rd party day one Gamepass stuff. Redfall May 2, Starfield (June) and Forza whenever this year.