Hideki Kamiya, best known for Platinum Studios, Devil May Cry, and Bayonetta, took to twitter to discuss what he would consider "world famous games."
Ok, so he says that Super Mario and Dragon Quest are world famous games, but that Zelda, Resident Evil, and Final Fantasy are only borderline. Really? You're saying that Dragon Quest is better known by non-gamers than Zelda and Resident Evil? You don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Just don't tell him that on Twitter. He'll probably tell you to f**k off
I'd say the only ones that aren't "world famous" are Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter
sure Kamiya, when was your last game that shipped 5m units...
Resident Evil 2 was his only game that shipped 5m units. But that was back in 1998.
Well, he does say that the games he makes aren't world famous either so what's your point?
That perhaps he's not qualified to be the judge of what's famous and what's not, clearly he's out of touch either way.
Opinions people! Kamiya is not the de facto when listing Worlds famous games. He's just throwing his two cents in, how you interrupt what he says is your own problem.
Just for those of you who only read headlines. “To me, what I may considered as “worldwide famous game” is whether or not some ladies from Sugamo knew or maybe heard about that game.” And a quick check of what Sugamo is; a shopping district for older generations. So basically he's saying world famous titles are those that are known by all, not just those who are in the hobby. And I would agree with him. For example, my mother knows pokemon, and she knows Mario. She doesn't know Halo, nor Metal Gear.
Who said you could speak? Get back to creating Devil May Cry 5 or Okami 2!!!!
As a feminist, this has made me so fucking angry
As a masculinist I'm even angrier.
I'm inclined to agree, however, with Resident Evil there was a number of rereleases. RE2 got ported to N64, RECV got ported to PS2 after it came out on Dreamcast, RE3 found its way onto Dreamcast after it launched on PS, all of the canon games were rereleased again on GC, and as unfortunate as it may be, there's been the big budget, crap all over the franchise movie series. Mario? Well he's just all over the place at any given time anyway. Part of what makes MGS so special is not only its attention to detail, cinematic storytelling, ingenuity (ketchup to escape anyone?) but Kojima never just cranked them out annually and I never felt like "this is just a cash grab" like some other stealth game
Metal Gear may not be famous but is The Best :)
Was the best. It's only a shell of its former self right now. A half empty shell.
It may be but it's a "Big Shell".
@bangoskank, so what? Quantity over quality? There are a lot of good things in MGS5, but none of the things thatade me fall in love with the series to begin with.
@seppo91 Seriously? You were in love with the franchise at some point, yet couldn't get the "Big Shell" reference?
@BISHOP-BRASIL Oh, I got the reference all right. MGS2 and snake eater(not that it have anything to do with Big Shell) was 2 of my favorite ps2 games, and The original Solid is probably my favorite game of all time.
Than maybe I'm the one missing the point, but I'm pretty sure he was not actually trying to make an argument on the game's size, just trying to make a joke with a reference, which you never before aknowledged, intead taking it as if it was literal. But I don't know, with gaming bneing serious business and what not. Meh...
This guy LOL. Metal Gear Solid is a legendary franchise, you can't go through the history of gaming without mentioning at least 1 MGS. Also who is this guy to say that anyway? The games he makes aren't even popular in gaming circles. Go have a seat.
Okami, Bayonetta, Resident Evil 2, DMC, Viewtiful Joe, etc. Kamiya San may be a prick sometimes, but his resume is as legit as any game developer working today.
Okami more popular than MGS? Not even close.
Are people even reading the article? He do have a point, and it's not like he's saying he's games are any better.
Monster Hunter definitely is not world famous. Maybe in Japan, but no where else. Metal Gear Solid is a decent size franchise, but that awful convoluted story has a very dedicated fanbase that buys the game. It's not in the GTA, Fallout, WOW, category when it comes to third party games. Other than that he's insane. Dragon Quest Heroes sold 40 something thousand copies. 40,000 copies! Now if he's basing these games off of popularity in Japan then maybe he does have a point. Idk cause I don't concern myself with what Japan likes and doesn't like.
This guy is an idiot.
He releases budget games at full price and the fanboys lap it up, if anythng he's a genius!
I think you guys need to actually read the article before you start calling him names.
No, he's even dumber than that. People globally know what the aforementioned games are, whether they choose to take interest in these titles or not. MEANWHILE, how many fan supported articles/vids/announcements do you think pop up just to raise awareness for, say, Okami, Yakuza, Beyond Good and Evil, etc.? WORLD of difference.
@yewles "People globally know what the aforementioned games are,..." Oh? You know this for a fact? Where do you get this data from? You and others are looking at this as fans of video games of course what he's saying is going to sound dumb but there are many people who have no clue about video games and really don't care.
Something expected, from a guy that tells his fans to F off no matter the question, or comment. He would probably punch you in the face for asking for an autograph, or simply shout F off. Kamiya is such a double-edged sword. Kamiya is such a double-edged sword. One edge, he's talented, the other edge, he is extremely disrespectful.
Kamiya is God.
Children, please calm down. Your favorite games are the bestest, and are definitively world famous. Don't let a professional developer of 15+ years manipulate you! Your feelings are safe...
Then the world's famous titles are : 1. Angry Birds 2. Spongebob's games 3. FIFA and PES series (they called those "football games)
4. Call of Duty
5. Candy Crush Saga??? LOL
Metal Gear Solid (Playstation) has a footprint for many players. He sounds butthurt.
"He tweeted that “To me, what I may considered as “World’s Famous Game” is whether or not some ladies from Sugamo knew or maybe heard about that game.”With this Kamiya is simply outlining that if someone not familiar with games knows about a game, it is “world famous”. Sadly not many games really fit into this category." .. Okay, I'll give you that one.
Yea, actually reading the article and understanding what he really meant it does make sense.
What an idiot.. More people know about zelda than DQ.. Japan is smaller than the western markets too so theres more world famous games than what he mentions
I never liked this man.
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