Monday, December 13, 2010

New Daytona 2 Stuff

I looked around on Google a bit and I found a never-before-seen Daytona 2 article from Sega Saturn Magazine.  Not to be confused with the Makato Osaki interview from before.  This is mostly people talking up the game as it was being released.  I have these saved on my computer and my Photobucket account for safety's sake.  Click on the pics to enlarge.

Got the pics from here (in a much higher resolution).

Now you know what's really interesting?  If you look at Page 4, you see a clean Toshihiro Nagoshi there, sitting by the desk with the Daytona 2 banners.  Test driving stock cars around Twin Ring Motegi.  Now, what has happened since then?  Go from racing games to tanning salons to Super Monkey Balls to Binary Domain.  Who would've thought it would turn out this way?  It also mentions  an interview with Nagoshi in an upcoming issue, but I didn't see that one.  We got an interview with Osaki but not Nagoshi.  I don't if there's a missing issue or what...

I've always asked this question--do we really need Mr. Nagoshi's consent to make another racing game?  I don't know what else to say.  It's just really heartbreaking to see how our so-called "hero" has forsaken us.


And this is another thing.  It's semi-relevant.  If you've been watching American football today, you may have seen footage of the Metrodome in Minnesota cave in due to snow.  This is the fourth time this has happened in the stadium's history.  It's not supported by beams, it's supported by air pressure...makes sense, right?  What is this, a circus tent?

"Even the Metrodome has given up on the Vikings."

And how appropriate is it to talk about "caving in" now.  Look at my world when it comes to Daytona USA.  Just sitting here waiting out the big fish when everyone else but me (and a few select companions) are all twisted out of shape by it.  Then I read this thing about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and how great it is.  Criterion is genius.  I'm not even going to bother debating.

 Criterion's creative director Craig Sullivan talking about stuff.

"...we're really glad that people are embracing it and having fun."

And check out these quotes by commenters:

*** The attitudes of Criterion and Naughty Dog are where their great games start. I bet it is a blast to be employed by them. 

*** I stand by my personal belief that Criterion are the greatest game development studio of all time, with Naughty Dog and Rockstar tied for second

*** I've been following Criterion since the first Burnout came out, and I've loved all their games. They honestly know how to make fun games. I complained about Paradise before release because they were going to actually try making an open-world game, but they did it right. I thought they were going to screw up NFS, but they made it better. Seriously, whatever game they announce, I know it will rock.

So make Burnout Revenge 2 !!!!!!!! 

Bro, you know what.  You probably expect me to come on here fists swinging like a fanboy loser.  Doesn't really bother me.  That's just the way it is.  I'm glad that people out there are happy, but I'm just tired man.  Just kind of sucks to see everyone else having fun but me.  And no, this isn't a "oh woe is me, please be my friend and shower me with nice things" kind of posts.  I just don't think it's fair how I picked one of the hardest gaming series to follow as my wingman.  Geez.

If you like Burnout then that's ok.  But if you're in my camp of Sega diehards, then this song's for us: