Devil's Third's creator Tomonobu Itagaki still believes the upcoming action-shooter will be a "breakthrough for the industry" that will "take shooters to the next level", despite the game being heavily criticised in a recent wave of previews.
Not saying he is wrong but Isn't that what all devs say about their game?
Except in his case, his is the ranting of someone affected with paranoid delusions. I almost feel bad for him. Almost.
You feel bad for him till you realize how much money he got to make the game from THQ and then Nintendo to make the game... http://segmentnext.com/2012...
this guy is a clown.. but the game seems fun.
Agreed. I wonder if he is going to kill himself or something? This game is going to bomb HARD! I don't see this game selling well at all, hell if it released on PS4 and XONE I didn't see it selling well, but on the Wii U? Oh.....oh boy this is going to be bad. Just goes to show just how much he relied on Team Ninja, they seem to be doing pretty fine without him, be he on the other hand...not so much. Speaking of ex-Team Ninja staffers, I feel sorry for those that left with him.....
I don't see this being a success either. From what I've seen, it's graphics just look really outdated, like PS2, early PS3 era. From what I've seen from the gameplay and character-design, it just really doesn't appeal to me. AT ALL. I think Itakagi is great: Ninja Gaiden Black was certainly one of my favourite games on the Xbox, and I liked the Dead or Alive series until Itagaki left and the current folks ruined it with their greedy DLC-milking crap. However, this game just looks poor. Not saying it can't be 'fun' to play, but just saying that nothing from what I've seen about it, appeals to me personally.
You mean "delusions of grandeur."
@Yi-Long I dont think DOA5 was in any way ruined because of costumes , that's of course you personal and usual issue with DLCs in general (that i partially share mind you) ... it actually sparked back the interest for many , especially those that dropped it at 4 , and brought in people that werent interested . Regardless of the dlc scheming
@strago Well, that too, I suppose. I was actually referring to his attacks against journalists who recently previewed (and loled at) his masterpiece. "They just weren't skillful enough", or something to that effect.
@Yi-Long Developers really just need to get their heads out of their asses. In my opinion, a game like Devil's Third is not unappealing because it was made with a B-budget. It's unappealing because it is a B-budget game that was obviously created to emulate the AAA formula. Developers should be utilizing the artistic freedom that comes with a budget that is not studio-inflated, but so often they are just confused when their b-games don't sell well...and the reason is that they are exactly like the AAA games, but with terrible presentation. Bring something crazy and new to the table, or at least appeal to a niche that AAA won't touch for god's sake.
I loved Ninja Gaiden, and melding that with shooting looks awesome. However, having it on the Wii U just killed any chance of me buying it. On top of that, the story line doesn't look appealing to me. The combat though, looks amazing compared to many games out there. It looks like the shooting mechanics look solid too. I can't say that for a lot of games....
And the game that is supposed to be the "breakthrough for the industry" will completely ignore PC, PS4 and XB1 to be a WiiU exclusive?
As much as I love Ninja Gaiden, this game looks terrible, he is delusional.
I remember that the developers of Rise of the Robots said something similar..yes.
Hahaha! Rise of The Robots, that was a pile of hot turd!
Gawd we're old, aren't we...!? :P
I had Rise of the Robots on 3DO! Do you feel old too?
Seems to me that Itagaki has not observed the advancements in our gaming industry. Poor man is probably still stuck in the glory days of Ninja Gaiden and DOA.
Yeah this game looks appalling, and after so many years. He should stick to swordplay and get rid of guns. Ninja Gaiden is one of the tightest action games ever.
die_fiend: " Ninja Gaiden is one of the tightest action games ever." AND it still is! I haven't seen another game that has that awesome combat since.
I disagree, the game actually has some innovative ideas but the development hell is why this game appears antiquated (to you). There are some archaic segments they apparently left in from early development (like the driving sequences) but the mixture of gunplay and swordplay, 1st and 3rd person, cover based and fast paced action is actually somewhat progressive. @ die_fiend I actually think the gunplay looks fun coupled with the swordplay, Shadow Warrior was a blast. To mix real gunplay is intriguing to me, and to be able to slice n dice at close range instead of throwing 1 pathetic melee move (like most shooters do) adds a wonderful layer to combat. Hopefully it isn't a waste of good ideas.
Yeah, but usually not to the extent that he is. Off topic: Did he actually refer to Nintendo as, "Club Mario", towards to the end of the interview?
I don't see this game being as big a game changer to the third person action shooter as Gears of War and Uncharted were for the genre.
But it isnt just a third person shooter. It is also a FPS and third person action RPG/platformer. The gameplay trailer I have seen it looks like about 4 different genres rolled in to one game. If it is done correctly it has the potential to be very fun.
Theres legitimate platforming? Thats cool
Sadly it wasn't, and that's visible from gameplay alone. The FPS mode looks terrible too.
The game looks fun but a breakthrough? Just sounds like complete hyperbole from the dev based on what was shown. Hey, I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong.
Tomonobu the Fool
Lol high hopes for a game that honestly doesn't look good... But maybe I'll be wrong. Who knows until it's actually released
I seriously don't know what kind of drugs he is using for making that kind of statements.
Lol...thats sounding a bit hilarious...and sad.
This perv is still making games!?
Itagaki has always been a bullshi*****. His games are all style over substance. No way this game gets over 8 or 7 review averages.
whats wrong with an 8?
I agree that 8 is a good score, but when he's claiming it'll be a "breakthrough", that isn't the kind of wording I associate with an 8.
We will see... but don't expect my money before we see.
I think Itagaki should create a game with Swery and Suda51.
The initial response for this game has been negative and he blamed the players for being "unskilled". It takes a certain type of arrogance to shrug off feedback that way. Kind of how Nintendo ensures us that we are pissed off about the new "Metroid" because we just don't get it.
I've never seen such an uninspired game. It's totally pandering to CoD playing westerners. It's just Japanese, third-person CoD with katanas.
Im sorry but Third person COD with katanas sounds like bad ass fun to me. Especially if the game play is fast paced.
Tell you what, if games like Devil May Cry has fans jizz down their pants, then Ill give this VERY Japanese flavored game a try before I make any judgments. Seeing vids is one thing, playing is another. The man put much effort and work into this came it cant be all dismissed over YouTube videos.
never heard of this game, what is it?
The Devil made two games previously. And this is the sequel to those.
Words in wind, let the game speak for itself.
I feel REALLY bad for him...
I think the problem with devil's third will probably be from trying to mix too many genres together. Graphic wise it's looks good compared to most Wii U titles.
Uh, no, it doesn't. You can't seriously say this game looks good (graphics-wise), when compared to the likes of Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, Mario Kart, Mario 3D World... heck, it doesn't even look better than Bayonetta 1, which was a port of a several-years-old game. :/
What action game looks better? I mean sure it needs work but that's due to having too many genres together.... Making a 1st and 3rd person action game will likely drop in terms of graphics.
"What action game looks better?" Did you even read my reply? I listed Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101. And I don't see what relation there is between the mix of genres and quality of graphics.
wonder what Tarantino has to say about this game and possible movie rights.
this game seriously looks like some bargain bin junk. i have no idea wtf this guy is thinking
This game looks ok, and is packed with content and fun.The glowing mantra are awesome. It reminds me stylewise of Fist of the North Star. Brutal, over the top, animesque, hilarious, tense.
hahahahhaha! Thanks for the laugh.
Sorry Japanese Tommy wissau wissau, but I seriously doubt that that.
Hyping up a game to Olympian levels is always a GREAT idea. Keep up the good work, Itagaki; NO one's expectations will be unmet!
Gives me the guy who made fable vibe... we're my tree I can plant and it will grow with me??? Sigh I will never get the fable game that was promised all those years ago... but back on topic this guy is Cray cray..
Well id like more b games like these and less big budget generic crap.
Itagaki has made some very fun games. A breakthrough just may be him blowing his horn a tad but I have no doubt that Devil's Third will be a fun game for the WiiU.
The game looks fun actually, but it's doomed on wii u
The combat looks fast and fun and switching between gun and sword on the fly can bring an exciting flow to combat, think Shadow Warrior. The visuals suffer from development hell syndrome, think Duke and Aliens Colonial Marines. I do not mind the pulp style, campy B-movie action fun is okay with me as long as it plays well. There are some interesting ideas implemented in this game that could work well under the right circumstances. If this was built ground up for PS4/xb1 with proper time and money it could indeed be the breakthrough game Itagaki is claiming, but as it is the development hell and antiquated grfx look to make it nothing more than a fun bad game. Let's hope it is at least fun. Also, this game needs an M rating and Nintendo is the wrong audience for it.
A breakthrough in mediocrity?
This is an article from 3 years ago. Why is this news today?
Lol, has he been taking notes from Reggie?
This is the guy who rebooted Ninja Gaiden on the original XBOX! He is a master of the craft in my eyes. But honestly im not sure about this game...
Time will tell. It'll either be Devil's Third or Devil's Turd.
He's just plugging his game. I don't think anyone is meant to take it too seriously. Especially considering the current subpar reviews. I am still going to get the game because of him and his record. But it isn't because I think it will be a "breakthrough".
This man has a vision to make some changes in game industry. He do what he do best. This will be the moast refreshing game published by Nintendo. If i`m wrong, than Wii U is almoast finished story for me. Eaven Zelda could save him. Mybe the graphic isnt what ps4 and xbox 1 owners have... But at last game play still mathers to me so far that eaven low resolution textures cant get me away from adicted gameplay.