Imagine you gathered together a group of video game journalists and told them to recall their fondest memories of the classic Sega arcade game, Golden Axe. Now imagine you created a video montage of said journalists discussing said memories. Now imagine watching that video and not once hearing the word "multiplayer." Seems a little weird, no? And yet, not once in a new Golden Axe: Beast Rider mini documentary (embedded after the brdeak) does a single person mention one of the biggest (if not the biggest) features from the original Golden Axe, multiplayer. Now, we're not saying Beast Rider will be an awful game -- in fact, it looks pretty decent -- but come on. Really? Nobody remembers how awesome it was to take on Death Adder with a buddy? Nobody remembers how our brother used to kick us in the shins when our dwarf accidentally clipped his barbarian with our trusty battle axe?
Anyhway, the team at Secret Level seems to be pretty dedicated to the Golden Axe legacy. We just hope someone explains the lack of multiplayer. Somehow, we get the feeling that the answer will sound something like this: "Do you know how successful God of War is?"
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-22-2008 @ 2:03PM
Tried Golden Axe on XBLA.. as I didn't enjoy it the first time around.. and it's still rubbish, unlike Streets of Rage 2, love that one..
The new one looks a bit like an advanced version of Viking.. (which wasn't too good either..)
9-22-2008 @ 2:32PM
Uh, Viking was awesome.
9-22-2008 @ 2:04PM
Victor Lucas? Man that guys everywhere.
9-22-2008 @ 2:04PM
We all know the Dwarf kicked ass!
9-22-2008 @ 2:49PM
That picture ...
worst cosplay evar! or best depending on how you look at it.
9-22-2008 @ 6:03PM
I'll take the guy in blue golden axe anytime... MMHEEYY
9-23-2008 @ 6:06AM
I didn't know Pai Mei liked to dress up as a dwarf warrior.
And that barbarian needs a haircut. BADLY. He'll get laughed off the battlefield looking like that.
9-23-2008 @ 6:50AM
I loved Golden Axe to bits. I heard with this one they're "saving" multiplayer for the sequel. Which sounds like a horrible idea! If a developer has a good idea for a game they should put it in not sit on it and try save it.
9-24-2008 @ 6:44PM
Sp1der X said...
why were they treating the no multiplayer thing as news when they reported it a long time ago?