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LEVEL-5 CEO: "The More Creators Get Carried Away, the Worse a Game Sells" | Interview

Japanese website Rikunabi Next recently interviewed LEVEL-5 CEO Akihiro Hino about Yo-Kai Watch and the current state of game development and publishing. AUTOMATON's Shehzaan Abdulla provides a full English translation.

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GCO Gamer2896d ago

I believe that wholeheartedly. It's been a problem with the industry, people always want to play the safe thing or idea.

SidebarTalk2895d ago

There really is beauty in simplicity, and I feel like it's purposely being buried in a rush to shove as many bells and whistles as possible into a project.

ThanatosDMC2895d ago

Waiting for them to make White Knight Chronicles 3 on PS4

Tex1172895d ago

Well, I get what he is saying but it sounds terrible. The phrase translates into essentially "develop for casuals."

IMO the real sweet spot for games are relatively simple systems that are easy to understand, yet difficult to master. The souls game do this brilliantly as well as a few others.