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?
, 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?