Mighty Number 9 has not had the best track record after its kickstarter. So what happened?
Such a disappointment. What is it with companies boning creators, then no one being able to get their act together afterward? Konami, Capcom, what's next? Miyamoto is going to leave Nintendo to create a game about a Spanish Electrician who jumps on Gecko's and eats Peppers? Supremo Mario Bros. Release date: Spring 2020.
Holy shit, I'd play the crap out of that
Agreed... SOLD! Where do I send my money?
This is easily one of the most upsetting game situations this year. Like ugh...
I remember when Kamiya said Inafune was a business man, not a game maker. He got a lot of flack for it, but it is the truth.
I honestly don't see what the big deal is. The game has a network issue that needs to be fixed before it can be released. The team responsible for that is working on that. What are the artists, directors, animators etc supposed to do in the meantime? Having them twiddling their thumbs is no use to anyone.
this game plays poorly, looks rougher than many games with pockets not nearly so deep. To then take advantage of the fans by dropping the word Legends into titles and let them take the bait and throw in money to what is essentially Red Ash: Ground Zeroes adds insult to injury
Most previews I have read say it plays really well. And I think it looks nice. I mean it is an indie game, what are you expecting.
@maybelovehate is something really an "indy" when its making 3 mil in funding?
It's just delay after delay with "network bugs" being the only explanation. It feels like it's being strung along so they can use the goodwill they gained to launch other projects. Inafune is already in talks to make a live-action movie of MN9 for christ's sake.
It has only been in development for 2 years. That is a pretty short time for creating a video game. Especially one on multiple platforms. We aren't talking about The Last Guardian here. Look at Ori, that game took 4 years to make. And the wait was worth it. @callumjack: It has only been two years. And Inafune is not personally coding the game lol. Not what he does. Games take time and code has bugs/issues. It is what it is.
you don't get to delay a game you've essentially made your career on and then pretend like it's "only been 2 years." Platforming, elemental bosses you take powers from, a blue guy that shoots with an arm cannon, these are things already done and brought to the table, essentially a head start. The game is shoddy, and the kickstarter is dishonest @maybelovehate: I'm sorry, did I ever say coding? Has anyone? Also did anyone argue what the time frame was? Yes, it literally has been two years, but the entire concept of this game, from the character design to the mechanics and story, are not just familiar, but his legacy. These are things that go into development that suddenly already have ground covered for years in advance. It is what it is
Ori and the Blind Forest LOOKED like it had that amount of time put into it. Everything about M#9 looks bland, boring and seems like a complete afterthought. I would feel much better if they HADN'T said they were delaying it purely for network issues, because almost nothing in the game looks finished. It almost looks as if....their resources are being spread thin? So yeah, people are understandably pissed off, especially after that suspiciously well-timed delay, the whole voting debacle, and then these other kickstarters that are piggybacking off a game they have nothing to do with.
It's because after backers pony up their cash the hype can only take them so long. They need to see results, actual tangible progress. And every time that gets pushed off it feels like its a slight on them, almost like they bought a lemon. It's understandable for games to have delays, but to have so many and after what appeared to be abusing the kickstarter platform, it just feels sketchy and disingenuous.
There were quite a few favorable previews right after E3. It doesn't sound like a bad game at all. In fact it sounds like a pretty good game. Granted I can see how people that paid 300 dollars for a 20 dollar game are feeling buyers remorse. But who is really to blame for that haha.
After backers gave them 4mill WAY over the 900k they needed. They had the gal to make another KS wanting more money. Then they make TV deals and movie deals. Some internet community manager drama where seems some had money refunded it was such a mess. Then they delay the game. Refuse me the physical reward I paid for. Refuse Wii U owners the CE version. Get a publisher which means they never needed KS. Then they have another KS for another game while the first one has yet to come out. They do Red ash at the same time as Shenmue III then another KS for Red Ash for an anime. So peoples wallets are thin. Now they delay the game a second time. I am fed up as are many people. Comcept I am done with them after MN9.
How do you look at a piece on the most talked about kickstarter and not know the team making it is called Comcept?
oh, it's supposed to be a pun? I didn't know the name of the team.
Don't worry, it's a dumb company name anyway
Inti Creates (MN9 developers) and Comcept each have far more pressing matters at hand than to be bothered with something as frivolous and unimportant as MN9. Such as localizing Gal Gunvolt and taking care of Red Ash. :]
You need to finish the project before you build a franchise. I don't trust people because of stuff like this and wont back anything on Kickstarter.
Agreed, this one might be my last
The reason you start a second project before the first one is finished because most of the time, the guys who are finishing a project are not the same ones who work on the beginning. If Mighty Number 9 is in fact being delayed because of online issues and some other bugs, then the guys who do concept art and maybe animation are probably not involved in fixing those. They're sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next game to start. They need a new project going so they can stay employed while the other guys on the team are doing their jobs and finishing the game. Things might be better if they just were open about a few things. But that's not the way it works in games. In games, everything has to be a secret. You can't tell anyone anything. Everything about a game needs to be kept under lock and key for some reason.
I'm a huge Megaman fan but never got excited for Might No. 9 even after playing two excellent games in the Gunvolt series. The Redash thing is even worse than this though. People wanted a follow-up to Legends 2 not a game with characters no one cares about in a similar universe.
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