Just to note, this thread has been more or less about Goemon more then smash. So if you abandon smash, just dont abandon us. We are about Goemon mainly in here.
Don't get me wrong here. I'm not leaving this place because of anything you've done. You guys are great, and I do truly love Goemon and I'm glad to speak about it with you. But for me the separation of Smash from my life has to be total, or at least, as total as I can possibly make it. I just find it too upsetting to have in my life anymore.Exactly! Here is where the Goemon gang come to chat to share their passion.
Don't worry though, I'll be around. Particularly if any of you follow indie gaming or fighting games, you'll probably see me again. I have game projects in the works that I've mentioned before, one is a fighting game called GigaMaidens and one is a platformer about a catgirl named Kasha.
I will touch on this point a bit though. You see that PRECISELY is cynicism. It's using sales, or the amount of "gold harvested", to measure the quality of a thing, conflating quality with popularity/sales. Yes I acknowledge that Minecraft is one of the biggest selling games of all time. That is an objective truth and not in dispute in any way. But it doesn't make Steve a quality character, or even a character at all. The cynicism comes from the idea that, simply because of SALES, and nothing else, he is on par with stars like Mario and Sonic. Yes, Minecraft is very famous and made a lot of money. But that's not the only thing that matters. That fact alone does not make Steve a good character in of himself deserving of recognition. His game, perhaps. But not him. Steve himself doesn't deserve anything more than a Mii Costume, yet here he is fully playable. Again, remember the details of Steve's creation:How is it mockery? How is it cynicism? It is Steve. From a game called Minecraft. that sold **** tons of money. There is more to this then just hating steve.
-The reason he looks the way he does is because his 3D model is developer placeholder graphics that never got replaced.
-He was once going to have an art style, done by an actual artist, with thought put into his design. But for whatever reason, Notch cut ties with this artist.
-Even his name is an afterthought, as Notch was once asked what the name of the character was on twitter, and he just picked the most generic name possible off the top of his head because he didn't really care.
So it is not in dispute that Steve is very famous and his game sold quite well. But that alone does not make a good character or a worthy addition. He is not and never will be on the levels of truly great iconic character designs like the rest of the ones we see in Smash. Sales do not make him a high quality character design, and the idea that they do, is PURE cynicism. There is no other way to describe it.
All the other characters have thought, care, artistry and passion put into their designs, done by professionals, by people who knew what they were doing, by people who truly had a vision. Steve does not have any of those things. He is not a quality character. Sales and quality are not directly correlated.