Warren Spector says he wants to develop a new Duck Tales game
I think anyone who grew up during the NES era or has a soft spot for retro gaming can agree that Capcom’s adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated series Duck Tales is one of the finest platformers to ever grace the Big N’s 8-bit console. Now that 19 years have past since the last Duck Tales game hit store shelves (Duck Tales 2 for the NES and Game Boy), Epic Mickey creator (and writer of the recent Duck Tales comic series) Warren Spector, says he’s interested in brining the classic series to modern consoles.
To the latter, that was the teen audience, most teens will watch any trendy show without any thought of quality. There are exceptions of course but still, trashy reality shows esxist and get views for God knows some reason.
As for the shows nowadays, it's a matter of opinion for the quality but regardless, kids and adults alike are tuning in and watching them. It's not a different experience, whether you grew up on old Mickey Mouse cartoons on VHS or tuned in to TMNT Reloaded on air, there's a memory and nostalgic factor that affects a person when they watch said show and experiences what they bring.
But to consider, it wouldn't just be the younger audiences they could be targetting. There is also tapping the nostalgia of those who did grow up with Duck Tales.
That being said, living in a country that, for a while, only got certain media a good 2-3 years after it had it's initial run in the US, I can say that the nostalgia factor for such a game would be pretty high for me. Hehe.
Fair enough. I stand by my statement nonetheless.
While it may not be the same, it does not reduce the degree of enjoyment that can be obtained, even if you never grew up with them.
Doctor Who has come and gone as it fell out of style and then found its way back in. Spectacular Spiderman is no longer airing (instead we have the rather inferior Ultimate Spiderman), and Legend of Korra felt haphazardly rushed. Also, it's one thing to watch reruns/DVDs and another entirely to actually see them when their still fresh and new. I'm not discounting your statement, simply saying that it's not quite the same experience.
Also, if people really cared about good entertainment, Jersey Shore wou;dn't have lasted more than 3 episodes, tops.
You're under the assumption that I didn't grow up with any of these shows on television as they occured, especially when I just mentioned several shows that were still on the air when I started watching TV (Ducktales, etc.) so that is just a biased statement that it wouldn't have the same appeal to me as someone else who grew up with them. My sister is watching Avatar: The Last Airbender via re-runs and DVDs that I own and she loves it. And that was a show that I consider nostalgic (Not to the extent as shows like Batman, Justice League or Spongebob but still). Also, I would say younger generations would care, the many iterations of Transformers cartoon (both CG and traditional animation), Spectacular Spiderman, Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thundercats would seem to back me up on that. And that's just to name a few
People care about good entertainment, not about a show being old or whether they grew up with them. If they did, Doctor Who wouldn't have survived so long.
True, but you didn't grow up with those things, or if you did, you did so after-the-fact. Most of those series are older than you are, and probably wouldn't appeal to you the same way they would to someone who grew up with them. Now ask yourself; would even younger audiences know or even care about these series? My guess is more than likely no. Not unless you could find a clever way to reintroduce them to things their parents more than likely used to watch.
I would be soooooo happy if they made another Ducktales game. I freaking love evertything concerning Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge. They better have some sweet Barks and Rosa references in there as well, seeing how dedicated Spector is.
I would definitely buy it but I don't know if it should be a 3D game, maybe I guess if it's done well but I'd be happy with a 2D (2.5D) game as well!
The gaming world does need more ducks...
Start with Ducktales and work your way up!
I know it's tradition to put that little question at the end, but seriously: do you even have to ask? OF COURSE people would be excited for this. Including me. The best part is, I can already see how some of those old mechanics like the pogo cane and golf cane would work in 3D. Plus, with all the modern sensibilities we have, there's endless potential for cool new skills that are only possible in the third dimension. I don't just want this to happen; I want it happen with style. I'm talking an E3 announcement so it can drum up all the hype a concept like this deserves. All I can do now is wish, and hope Disney makes some magic happen.
I feel too many people don't remember these cartoons so they don't actively ask for them to be made. Best hope is a Disney game with lots of old characters in it. So many great cartoons from the 90's it would be too hard to decided on which one get individual games.
You know what's missing in today's gaming world? Good cartoon video games. Last night I was playing the Simpson's Game on PS3 with my nephew and I can't believe how good it is for fans of the series. Remember back in the NES and 16-bit days all the cartoon video games there were? Sure some where duds but others were great. As a HUGE cartoon fan I feel like we are missing out on some great fun here. Though bring back a classic cartoon to modern day video game consoles may be a huge challenge considering you want have the young'ns asking their parents for a cartoon video game when they have never watched the cartoons.
But to bring things back on point. I'd love to see a new Duck Tales game. Don't even get me started with a Darkwing Duck game. I'm still salivating trying to find the OLD game to play.
I'm 18 and I know about that, Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin AND many other Disney shows like Gargoyles. Just because someone is younger doesn't mean they're unaware.
He isn't? Well, hot dog! Here's hoping this takes off!
Does anyone under the age of 20 even know what Ducktales is?
Take the money, just take it. Anything based on Duck Tales, Lucky Dime Caper/Quackshot series, or the "..of Illusion" games gets my up-vote.
he isn't dead...
MOON THEME NOW
(Insert Dues Ex ip owners big Disney crossover joke here)