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Submitted by HammadTheBeast 1418d ago | news

Mega Man creator says many Japanese teams lack a 'creative vision'

Industry legend Keiji Inafune has become a bit infamous for his harsh criticisms of the Japanese game business, and in Gamasutra's latest feature interview, the Capcom veteran and Mega Man creator explained that many Japanese companies suffer because they don’t operate under a single "creative vision."

"A lot of companies, if you look at them today, they'll be like, 'Oh, Okay. How do we monetize? Where's the money to be made? What are we giving the consumers that they want?' They don't really have a creative vision for what to build a game around," he said.

At his own studios, Comcept and Intercept, Inafune hopes to avoid this problem by establishing a clear creative goal for his teams, which will help ensure that all development efforts go towards realizing that vision. (3DS, Capcom, Keiji Inafune, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

ritsuka666  +   1419d ago
It’s embarrassing for nihon country, it feels Japanese games are just memories. It’s rare that we see anything new in this gen..
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oldfriend86  +   1418d ago
I'm with Inafune all the way, I'm just worried that he's all talk and not enough substance for his future games. I guess we'll see if he has something to offer for E3 this year.
R1CAN617  +   1418d ago
Gives us mega Man's Legend 3 then ill listen
Venox2008  +   1418d ago
he wants to make it, but Capcom don't
wenaldy  +   1418d ago
Yes, Ive already heard that.. Now gimme next installment of Mega Man or just shit the hell up.
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BuffMordecai  +   1418d ago
That was Capcom's decision to cancel Mega Man, not his dumbass.
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RockmanII7  +   1418d ago
You do realize that Capcom owns Megaman and he doesn't work for Capcom anymore.

Edit - Didn't realize Valvatorez beat me to the punch.
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Vita3DS  +   1418d ago
@ Above Capcom own MegaMan and Inafune doesn't work for them anymore.So he can't touch MegaMan ever again.You're gonna have to ask Capcom.Better off not bothering because Capcom hates MegaMan.
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M83_  +   1418d ago
Oh god Capcom own megaman now...
maniacmayhem  +   1418d ago
They have always owned Megaman.
Shivan  +   1418d ago
cant he shut the ehll up already?

What is he doing? an animal one piece action rpg? is that really all that creative? not really

He reminds me of peter M who says the exact same thing about the west but he is another guy who hasnt made a good game in over 10 years and is trying to keep the attention on him
lodossrage  +   1418d ago
I have to agree with this
He's saying a great deal of stuff. But his games weren't all that creative either from what I remember?

So he's talking trash while actually BEING what he's talking trash about
Shivan  +   1418d ago
exactly.......honestly I think hes just jealous of other japanese game houses, doing REAlLY interesting, fun, awesome stuff
Venox2008  +   1418d ago
don't forget Rodea: sky soldier and Pirate game on 3DS
specialguest  +   1418d ago
You make it seem like he's purposely running his mouth on a weekly basis like other developers on their own blog or twitter. Inafune simply answered questions to the best of his long years in the Japanese gaming industry knowledge during an interview. I'm sure he knows the gaming trend in Japan more than most of us do.
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lodossrage  +   1418d ago
All the more reason why he shouldn't talk as if he isn't part of the very problem he speaks of
specialguest  +   1418d ago
Whether he's part of the problem or not doesn't take away from the fact that he's correct about what he stated, and it has to be said.
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JoeSchmoh  +   1418d ago
Yup! He's jealous! His new game better blow my sock off!
Ness-Psi  +   1418d ago
what only the one sock?
NJShadow  +   1418d ago
I love this guy, so darn true.
deletingthis34675334  +   1418d ago
Atlus is my favorite publisher. One of the few left that didn't abandon their fans for a little extra money. Their games are usually creative.
CrescentFang  +   1418d ago
Well I hope to see how it goes. I can see the creative vision thing if the company is big though. For smaller devs I don't think that's much of a problem.
Shivan  +   1418d ago
i think the point is he is still angry at capcom. Period........hes just an idiot when not expressing how he feels......

fyi he isnt saying western devs dont have the same lack of creativity

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