Very few reading this probably owned Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind when it was first released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis, but as the gaming community grew on the internet many would learn about its increadible reputation as a frustratingly sloppy and obnoxiously presented platformer that was so cynically gunning for that “90’s mascot” dollar that the entire franchise is synonymous with corporate incompetence and greed.
It’s safe to say that the ONLY reason people are even still aware of this sarcastic orange bobcat is because of the dozens of succesful gaming channels on YouTube that have all taken their shots at the franchise (including the legendarily unplayable Bubsy 3D). Millions upon millions of gamers, a great majority of them born AFTER the titles’ meteoric fall, only know Bubsy’s face as a cruel joke, a shared punching bag for an entire fandom to wail on with all their might…
So everyone lost their goddamn minds when Accolade revealed a sequel to be released THIS YEAR:
They cannot be serious, they simply can’t… AND YET THERE IT IS.
Here’s how the gaming community at large has received the news:
Duke Nukem Forever was shit and that was based on fun 90’s games.
Maybe Bubsy can do the opposite.
Or not. He’s always awful.
— Jim Caddick (@Caddicarus) June 9, 2017
can’t believe Accolade is sticking to outdated pop culture references instead of my Bubsy reboot where he’s horny
— star (@starpopfever) June 9, 2017