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Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by racketboy Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:52 am

I thought this would be a fun topic and maybe we will do a full write-up on the topic (if you want to volunteer, let me know)

But lets share our thoughts on what we all think are the best fan-service games are...

Examples would be:
Super Smash Bros. series
Capcom Vs series
Sega Super Star Tennis

And don't just focus on the fact that "oh the game has a lot of characters in it" -- also think about things like level designs and easter eggs that really are rewarding for fans of a certain company, franchise, etc.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by Pichu Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:53 pm

SeGaGaGa


That game is like a love letter to Sega fans.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by swiftzx Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:54 pm

A couple that I own that have great fan service are sonic and sega all star racing and Jump Super Stars. I own All Stars racing for wii and it has solid controls(classic controller compatibility :)) and has well designed tracks from Alex Kidd to Super Monkey Ball. I don't own Jump Ultimate Stars so I can't say anything about that, but Super Stars is a solid 2d fighter with a brawl style gameplay.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by Flake Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:59 pm

The Gundam VS series are fan-service to the max.

Arcade modes
Story Modes for each character
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The ability to play the villains
Unlockable music, mobile suit designs, artwork, etc
Eventual inclusion of 30 years worth of Gundam material (from 1978 all the way to Unicorn)

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True, not a lot of them have made it out of Japan but even Gundam vs Zeta Gundam offered me about 100 hours of gameplay to unlock everything.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by AmishSamurai Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:00 pm

Bayonetta, if you meant that kind of Fanservice.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by Dylan Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:08 pm

AmishSamurai wrote:Bayonetta, if you meant that kind of Fanservice.

That's actually what I thought he meant at first. I thought "Yikes, our ratings must have come down recently".

Anyway, you should mention Dissidia, or Ehrgeiz for that matter. Soul Caliber probably wouldn't be a bad mention for it's platform specific characters, like Link or Darth Vader.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by AmishSamurai Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Dylan wrote:
AmishSamurai wrote:Bayonetta, if you meant that kind of Fanservice.

That's actually what I thought he meant at first. I thought "Yikes, our ratings must have come down recently".

Anyway, you should mention Dissidia, or Ehrgeiz for that matter. Soul Caliber probably wouldn't be a bad mention for it's platform specific characters, like Link or Darth Vader.


In that vein, Final Fantasy Tactics you could unlock Cloud.
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by racketboy Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:47 pm

Dylan wrote:
AmishSamurai wrote:Bayonetta, if you meant that kind of Fanservice.

That's actually what I thought he meant at first. I thought "Yikes, our ratings must have come down recently".


Well color me naive....
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by Mod_Man_Extreme Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:52 pm

Why is it that I instantly thought this thread was about Misato and Evangelion games?

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Also, I nominate Fighters Megamix, I mean in what other game can you fight the Hornet from Daytona!?
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Re: Nominate The Best Fan-Service Games

by SpaceBooger Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:21 pm

I think that Team Fortress could fit into this category with the updates and such.

Some others would have to be the really well put together compilations: Sonic, Megaman, etc.

Monkey Island had many throwbacks and fan service to other Lucas Arts games (heck all of them did including Sam and Max) and even

Also what about games with other games hidden within it, like the ones mentioned in another thread that I can't seem to find.
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