Behold! The g1 chosen Microsoft Brawler roster!
Last week, I asked you, the g1 community to put together a roster for a Microsort exclusive brawler in an effort to see if the company actually had enough characters at it's disposal to make such a project possible.
And boy let me tell you guys something. Thanks to all of the responses you've sent me, I was able to create a fairly strong 20 character roster.
Does this roster have the same appeal as Smash Bros. or PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? I'll let you decide that one.
But before you take a look at the roster, I should remind you that all of the characters on this list are from Xbox/Xbox 360 exclusive games (at least on consoles anyway) that have either been developed by or published by Microsoft owned studios.
And now that that's out of the way, here's the list ... er I mean gallery:
A lot of time was put into this, so if you can, please look through the whole gallery. Thank you!
Oh and thanks for voting and creating this great roster! This was actually a lot of fun. We should do stuff like this more often.
Cooper from Grabbed by the Ghoulies was all about fighting. I would love to play a fighting game with him in it
First off, I think I should mention that people like YOU are what is wrong with games nowadays. Your entire mindset revolves around if the game is bloody enough. News flash, THAT ISN'T WHAT MAKES A GAME GOOD! Nintendo doesn't have to stoop down to other companies level since their games already sell more than most FPS games could even dream of.
2. I can use that sci-fi excuse, since Metroid and Star Foc are sci-fi games.
3. SNAKE USES GUNS! Seriously, where have you been, Snake uses proximity mines, an RPG, grenades, a grenade launcher, and mortars. All because he doesn't use a bland pistol doesn't mean he isn't loaded with lethal guns.
4. If Nintendo are pussies because, at least in your mind no guns = crap game, then answer this, why did Nintendo only take out two jokes in Conker's Bad Fur Day? You'd think them being pussies and all, that they wouldn't let the game anywhere near their system.
Hmm...Personally, I would have chosen the Halo Wars arbiter since he is more badass looking than Halo2/3's arbiter. Plus he holds 2 swords like a true boss. Also, the hell, cant we have anyone from Jet Set Radio Future? It used to come standard along with Sega GT2002 when the Xbox first came out! Raiko, Banjo, that main dude from Shadow Complex? There are plenty of fighter roster worthy characters!
Gotta say if this was real it would probably be a much better fighter than what Sony is making. Too bad Microsoft will never do something like this.
Yo do realize that with third party characters Sony has more francises to pull from then Nintendo.
Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean they're not good. Microsoft has lots of great exclusives, it's just Halo and Gears are the only ones people pay attention to.
I know Rare's stuff fits the criteria of published or developed with Microsoft, but seeing Banjo and Conker here just feels. . .wrong.
Darn I have a few ideas I just thought of...
I actually enjoyed Nuts & Bolts, unlike pretty much every crybaby out there that judged it unfairly because it wasn't a traditional platformer like the first two games.
Guys, there's one BIG ONE we missed! I don't know if he was even in the running but he had 2 games and would be the much-needed swordsman:
Raiko from Otogi: Myth of Demons and Otogi 2. It likely did a lot better in Japan than in the US but both were released here in the states. I realize this is my third post here...and this game will likely never get made...but I have a bad memory, alright? The problem with Raiko though is that he was made by Sega but the games were Xbox exclusives.
Splosion man would be amazing.
Okay, if you're that dumb, allow me to explain this to you. Parents groups hate showing guns. They feel the violence is repeateable, and bitch about it. This led to many many 80's cartoons being made by total wimps who caved and replaced the guns with lasers. It was lazy and cowardly. Nintendo didn't even wait to called on it, they just removed Snakes guns outright.
A laser in a fictional setting without actual guns is what pussies put in a show to replace guns when parent groups start bitching and whining. Once again, GI Joe, which couldn't use a fucking handgun, so they replaced it with a laser.
And it can't be generic if it isn't fucking in there.
And once again, in a fictional setting (that isn't an obvious scifi you dumb twat so don't try and bring up Star Trek and Star Wars), a laser is what a pussy replaces a gun with.
Voodoo Vince would have been a nice fit here: a true anti-sackboy. I also notice a lack of characters from Infinite Undiscovery...which I never played anyway. I really could have sworn Enchanted Arms was an exclusive...Otherwise a decent list.
WAIT! WHACKED!! None of the Whacked characters made it on here. Don't you people remember Whacked?! Nevermind, I kind of forgot that it was an exclusive until a second ago myself...I am a terrible Xbox fan...
Ya know who I just realized was on the Xbox? Voodoo Vince. Lemme check something real quick...yeah; he was only on the Xbox! He and Stubbs would have been great for this but both are a bit obscure.
An few of these first appeared on Nintendo consoles in the past: Conker, Joann, Fulgore. As for Frank West, The first Dead rising was an xbox exclusive. I still say the guy from Shadow Complex would fit into a smash bros type fighting game wonderfully.
Wait, so what your saying is that Nintendo are pussies for not putting a gun. How does that make sense? Also, a gun seems rather generic for SSB so you can't really have it. And a laser is a gun so again your point is moot.
I don't know most of these characters. Microsoft really needs more exclusives that are memorable like Master Chief and Marcus Fenix. And I completely agree that Nintendo should be able to keep the Rare characters that came before they partnered with Microsoft.
I agree! Nintendo's game works perfectly because of the colorful cast of characters.
Yes, Fire Emblem has managed to, across 30 different games, sell 10,000 more units than Killzone has in 3. Except you forget that Ike was only in two Fire Emblem games, and those two combined sold a quarter of what one of the Killzone games sold.