Sunday, June 10, 2007

Goiken Muyou 2 - PS2 Screens

Shows what can happen with a little patience on the internets. Found a site that posted screenshots from the PS2 sequel to my new favorite Saturn brawler. I've even seen a couple gameplay movies posted on YouTube. I've never heard of this game until now, obviouly, so I can't comment on what it's like.

That said, this game doesn't look as impressive to me as original. I'm not too sure of the reasons why, whether I've never been a fan of that heavily-shaded "Playstation look," or if the polygon graphics of a decade ago appeal more to me on an iconic level. Can't really say why. All I know is that the graphics to GM2 don't look all that good. You tell me - am I wrong to believe the graphics are worse than on the Saturn?

Another thing that strikes me - the characters look generic. They've become the same copycats as everyone else. That punk style of Anarchy really appeals to me. I like the idea of a fighting game culled from some schmoes off the street, and a group of professional game players. How do you beat a middle-aged ballerina and a disco-dancing businessman? I don't think this kind of game can have a sequel. Not everything is meant to be branched off into an endless franchise. Sometimes it's better to get your kicks and leave it at that.

If you don't understand what I mean, just wait a few years when "Shrek 5," comes out.

Anyway, some Goiken Muyou 2 screens - dig in.

1 comment:

Erogothic said...

other characters of this days, for example, the bartender. She/he (is a gender bender) looks like King of KOF.
I think other characters (even some elements of the game) has their "influence" too from the famous fighting games of this days.
Anyway, I really adore the OST and the stages. I really wanted a sequel...or just know something more about the character's personality and their stories.