Tetsuya Mizuguchi has one of gaming's best track records as a producer. Space Channel 5 stands out as one of the most clever rhythm games ever made. Rez gets mentioned more than any other in the ol' are-games-art argument. Lumines almost single-handedly justified the existence of the PSP in the platform's early days.
So, by the middle of the Aughts, everybody was eagerly waiting for Mizuguchi's next title. Yet Every Extend Extra -- the game that his Q Entertainment studio finally presented in 2006 -- never gets ticked off on a list of his great accomplishments. Instead, it has wound up becoming more of a curiosity or a footnote.