I think that's very fair. Though Nick has put all these actors in very cheap, shovelware titles over the years so it's likely not too hard to get the likeness. They're not S-list actors.I think a lot of people loved the sitcom stuff to the point it'd be positively received, only issues are actor likeness which probably shuts the entire idea doen and Drake and Josh being very unfortunate if they happened now. My favourites were Kenan and Kel, the aforementioned Drake and Josh and iCarly. I know Zoey 101 and Victorious were especislly popular too
iCarly got a revival on Paramount so I could see her being playable. She was even in a cheap racing game with Spencer if my mind isn't imagining things. I bet even someone who hasn't returned like Gibby's actor wouldn't pass up the chance to be playable in a video game... You could also make a moveset for Carly or Spencer with the intro alone.
Kenan and Kel would be super interesting and iconic. Probably the first choice I'd go with even if they're not my favorite.
The stuff with Drake and Josh... sucks since I love that show and it still holds up IMO. I'd be super down with recasting Drake Parker in this game and still bringing back Josh Peck. The new Drake Parker would still act and look a decent amount like Drake Parker but he wouldn't have the association with someone as terrible as Jared Bell. It wouldn't be too hard to find a replacement. They have sooo much moveset potential too!:
r/AllStarBrawl - Full Drake & Josh Moveset concept for possible DLC. Also addressing the elephant in the room for this idea.
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The show is still so good going back to it that I do like the idea of seeing them both in the game fighting cartoon characters... even if it takes a recast. Especially with a moveset like that. It's unlikely but I guess it's my pie in the sky pick. Such a replacement could also revive talks for a revival if the new Drake Parker is received well. They're certainly not getting Jared Bell to play old Timmy in that Fairly OddParents reboot lol.