1up.com talks with the former head of Tecmo developer Team NINJA in his first interview since leaving the company.
Remember, don't bother taking off - you'll only be shot down. Not exactly how great things come about in this world.
Tomonobu Itagaki has finally accepted his role in the gaming development cycle. Mr. Itagaki realizes that he can finally develop games and associate himself with the elite developers in the gaming industry today. Ted Price, Hideo Kojima, David Jaffe, David Cage are all world renowned developers in this industry that have one thing in common. All of them develop only for PLAYSTATION®3. This further proves Dark Sniper's premonition of PLAYSTATION®3 being the most developer friendly console for those who truly want to realize their true vision. As results show, Xbox 360 is only a beginners toy. Developing for the console itself is only a tool used to give a developer self confidence that he/she has made their own game. You can seriously consider Xbox 360 to be the training wheels on a bicycle. Itagaki's Ninja Gaiden 2 was an extreme flop, Clifford Blezenski's game was utter garbage, and Dark Sniper needs to mention no further when the name Dennis Dyack is brought into the conversation. The final thought is PLAYSTATION®3 is a system made by developers, for developers. End result is that all Sony Snipers benefit from this as they recieve the best AAA titles that gaming has to offer. $niper
is sony paying you or something??
I dunno, I said this in the other article snippet as well; It's going to take more than just a drunk man talking to make up for all the crap he spewed out those 3-4 years as a running mate for the 360.
No, Hes Just Being Real. Truth Hurts Doesn't it?
If everything Itagaki was before he was fired at Tecmo a lie, then I can't wait to hear him when he lies for Sony.
@Kami Have you met Zhuk?
yea, but i havent seen him in a while. he is just another troll.
This stuff is old
This is from the EGM about 3 weeks ago. But it is new to those who don't read EGM.
There are countrys.. the EGM doesnt exist.. !
holy crap, i need to meet this guy drunk talking about WW2 planes to explain the state of Japanese game development? crazy..
He's a true veteran of gaming development!
He claims he's in the same class as Kojima. He's either extremely drunk or living in denial.
he's obviously both
Ninja Gaiden 2 failed to live up to all the hype, even after all that bashing he did to the much superior Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Tomonobu Itagaki is the Japanese equivalent of Denis Dyack.
lol, thats a pretty ridiculous statement. Ninja Gaiden Sigma is simply just a remake of Itagaki's first Ninja Gaiden game.
...I say Itagaki has been drinking too hard lately. o.o
*Calls AA* WTF? How did I get routed to Budweiser?? Oh, no! BUDWEISER HAS TAKEN OVER AA!!! Poor Itagaki XD
I still cannot believe he said the PS3 was easier to develop for after flaming the system all this time.
It's just like politics, I tell you!! They say one thing and do another!! D=
Like I said, he is already in the middle of a deal with Sony. It is his ultimate revenge against Tecmo. MS didn't immediately jump on him for reason of fearing pissing off Tecmo. Now the circle is complete and Itagaki has seen that only by coming to the dark side can he find true power.
I own ALL versions of Ninja Gaiden, even the nes games. Given the choice between Sigma and Ninja Gaiden II, I would easily pick Ninja Gaiden II. I would even pick Ninja Gaiden Black over Sigma. Just because it looks pretty doesnt make Sigma good. Rachel makes that game not as good. People dont play Ninja Gaiden because its pretty, they play for the gameplay. Sigma is a watered down, slower version of the original with a new paint job. Sorry, but Ninja Gaiden is best done by its master, Itagaki. Anyone who is a real fan of the series will agree.
And yet Ninja Gaiden Sigma scored much better than NG2. Runs smoother, supports 1080p, SOUNDS better, etc. NG2 has massive frame rate drops.
sounds like you haven't played NG2, you shouldn't base your opinion off reviews.
Actually kicks complete and utter @ss, that game is so freeking awesome, Im playing through it again right now. After every chapter I use the cinema feature to watch myself cut foes to peices, literally! That man is a genius, pure genius. Game should have got 10s across the board.
I agree it should have got straight 10s, but it is sad and unfortunate that most of the reviewers 360s were in the shop being repaired!
We don't use that in Asia unless we want to bash someone else. Other then that he show more restrain during this interview, beside that he put himself at the same level as Hideo Kojima... Dude, you are the first and only one who mention "at same level as Hideo Kojima". Not even creators of FF series or Mario, but you! Tomonobu Itagaki should let us decide about who he is equvilant to, and continute to make games to prove himself, not by big talk.
He killed my DOA franchise :( Loser!
putting himself in the same league as Kojima, but good interview. I Love japanese games because THEYRE DIFFERENT. I cant remember the last Japanese FPS I saw. What he said about development of games was right on the button. Atleast theres variety in Japanese games. Get tired of shooters BIG TIME. Cant get enough of action but sick of shooters. Good on him for showing that console gaming is turning into PC gaming and for the sake of gaming is NO GOOD. The reason consoles were so popular was because they were different to PCs, not because they were similar. I mean there was no Gran Turismo, FF9, Spyro on the PC. For the sake of gaming they need to take a new direction, and thank you Sony for trying to be different
He barks a lot, didn't he said that weaker dogs bark more?
Its refreshing to hear someone say what they really think.
... who gives a f*** what he's doing right now? he's STILL an @ss.
This guy is arrogant bastard, but everything he says is true. Only bad thing is he prefers the xbox over the playstation, well, nobody is perfect ;)
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