If only Sony were making a AAA quality Ratchet gameRatchet and Clank are the mascots Sony should have been pushing. I haven't played his games yet but he just looks too generic to be a mascot. Someone just slapped some legs on that robot from WALL-E and called it a day.
They did? Ratchet game are all multi million sellers
They gave Ratchet the premier time slot on the unveiling of their new console, they've also done a movie for it (even if it wasn't great)I understand that, but they don't push R&C as hard as they do their cinematic AAA games. Sony probably wont ever have a mascot like Sonic or Mario because they don't really prioritise those types of games with their marketing. Kratos is probably the closest thing to a Sony mascot.
No!Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Astro's Playroom are both amazing games that generate a sense of awe and wonderment that players rarely get to experience these days. Team Asobi has managed to create games that have that Nintendo magic, something I never thought I'd see outside of Nintendo. The Astro games are so polished, smooth and full of intricate details, you can really sense the love from the devs who poured so much into making them.
A team this talented could definitely create a few other beloved franchises or even Astro Bot spin-offs (I'd buy Astro Kart in a second). Woldwide Studios has got the third person action adventure games down, but I feel like Sony should invest more into Japan Studio as there's a lot of really great and unique games that put a smile on my face which come out of there.
Hopefully the fact that Astro's Playroom is included with every PS5 will get more people to appreciate the franchise and Team Asobi. Resuce Mission was a masterpiece but too few people got to experience it due to the necessity of having a PSVR to play it. Even though I have Miles Morales I really couldn't put Astro's Playroom down until I got the Platinum trophy, that's how great it was. I just want more and more of this franchise.
No matter if it was Crash, Spyro, Jak or Ratchet, none of them ever really felt like the PlayStation mascot, something always felt off, but with Astro it just feels right. It's like they finally have their Mario or their Sonic. What do you guys think?
No, they already have Taro.
Toro Inoue is the OG Sony mascot, adorable and had quite a few quirky games, he also has a winning smile lol.
Going back to the topic, while Astro would be amazing to see in more games the danger comes that there's the risk of oversaturation. At the moment the games are few & far in between. If he got mascot game status and they started churning them out part of what makes these special would run the risk of been ruined. Expanding on the style of rescue mission would help bring Astro to the masses though.
These little robots are kind of intimate with the platform at this point, they live in the console and the controllers. I think they're more mascoty because of this.Ratchet and Clank are the mascots Sony should have been pushing. I haven't played his games yet but he just looks too generic to be a mascot. Someone just slapped some legs on that robot from WALL-E and called it a day.
There simply has to be another Astrobot VR game. It's such a shame tens of millions of gamers have missed out on a game that is pure unadulterated magical happiness!
I loved astros play room. I've owned every playstation on launch and it's such joy reliving it's past. That final boss made me almost well up. it's the best platformer I've played for ages.