Why so much hatred? Bubsy games of the 90s

Post » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:53 pm

For those of you who remember Bubsy the cat, why was he hated on so much? I grew up playing Bubsy on the SNES and PlayStation. Sure there were times I was ready to throw my controller across the room, but there are plenty of other games that do that too.

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Devin Sluis
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Post » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:49 pm

I never expected Bubsy to ever be talked about on these forums.

Anyways, I have never played any of the Bubsy games, so take what I say with a grain of salt. From what I understand, people hate Bubsy because they felt he was a carbon copy of Sonic the Hedgehog, and the controls and physics of the games were particularly terrible. I believe the game was also pretty hyped before release, which somewhat augmented the disappointment many people felt.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:53 am

I remember the controls like it was yesterday. Yeah they svcked. A lot. But there are plenty of games I remember that had crappy controls (ex: Jurassic Park on the Sega). I could see how Bubsy was a spinoff of Sonic, too.

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Matt Bee
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Post » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:22 pm

Bubsy? http://bubsy3d.com/? (play it)

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Becky Cox
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Post » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:12 pm

I remember Bubsy! I played Bubsy 3D on the PlayStation a bit when I was younger. Don't remember a lot about it to be honest.
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:42 am

I heard of Bubsy but never played it, from what I've heard the 2D Bubsy where alright but the 3D one was the one that broke the camel's back.

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Tiff Clark
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:13 am

I had to Google it, I had never heard of it.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:23 am

this has been eating at you for a while huh?

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James Hate
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Post » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:43 pm

The 3D game gets hate because it's a mess. :P

I don't recall the 2D games having a negative backlash, except that they clearly aren't as good as Mario, Sonic, etc.

(The market was over-saturated with "animal mascot platformers" at the time, and many were just lesser knock-offs.)

But I do remember renting them a few times when I was younger.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:26 am

Like wise I have never heard of it but then in the 90's I did not play on the consoles, I played only on PC since that was where the games that I liked to play were on.

I do not even recall Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:40 am

I'm looking at the game design, and I'm wondering how can there be any hype around that? :P Especially since it wasn't even a new concept by a long shot. Maybe they were just hoping it'll be an easy piece of the commercial cake merely because platformers were a huge thing then.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:19 am

The 2D Bubsy games were average at best, there were WAY worse mascot platformers back then. The hatred comes from the really bad 3D PS1, where it looks like a pre-alpha textureless game.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:21 am

Makes you think that it is a pre-alpha game and someone at Eidetic said, "Okay that looks good enough, release it" . "But sir the game is still in its Alpha stage!"

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