Mighty No.9 trailer is so bad even the developer hates it


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After being delayed three times, people have a right to be angry at what’s been happening with the development of Mighty No.9, especially when you consider that over 67,000 backers donated nearly $4 million during its September 2013 Kickstarter campaign.

The game’s publisher, Deep Silver, was no doubt hoping that the latest trailer for the spiritual successor to Mega Man would placate impatient fans and donors. If only it hadn’t turned out to be one of the worst pieces of video game promotional material ever made.

When the narrator, who sounds like he’s going for a family-friendly version of Deadpool, asks “do you like awesome things that are awesome?” in the first five seconds, you know this is going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Plenty of bone-curling cringeworthiness follows, including “I know you like that combo-on-combo action.” The narrator reaches his peak when he says players can “make the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night."

While some parts of the game are actually quite impressive in the trailer, many have said that Mighty No. 9 doesn't look like a title with such a huge budget. The explosions, in particular, have received plenty of ridicule, with Polygon's Nick Robinson comparing them to a cheap pizza.

The most damning criticism has come from the chief executive of the game’s developer, Inti Creates. Takuya Aizu said: “What the hell was D*** *il*** thinking making a crappy PV like this?! Unforgivable.”

It seems Aizu blocked out the words 'Deep Silver' so the publisher wouldn’t find the tweet when searching for its name, though it’s pretty likely that the company will know about it now.

Fans of side-scrolling action games will be hoping this is all just a case of bad marketing, and that Mighty No.9 really will be "friggin cool and crazy addictive - like popping bubble wrap-addictive" when it’s released on June 21. If not, stick with Rayman Legends, which is brilliant.

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So the gameplay clearly looks better than the video or the comments lead to think, the voice clearly sucks and the scripting is awful...

Anyhow, the gameplay even when it looks kind of cool, it feels like a really really dumbed down version of megaman.


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I've always been a Megaman fan. I didnt back the Kickstarter fund, because it looked like they might take this is the wrong direction.

They think making games with flashy new graphics and fast gameplay will win us over? Nope. For kids? Nope. Kids didnt back the Kickstarter, adults did, adults who played the game as a kid and want the true 2D version of the game. If I wanted up to date 3D games, I'll just keep playing the new ones out. Fallout 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, hell even Black Ops 3.... OR I'll just go back and play the old Megaman games again.

I found something I wanted to share, also. There's modified versions of the Megaman games in which you can download and play in an emulator. These are modified levels and such. I would highly recommend checked them out. I think they are labeled as "hacked" versions of the games. You can find them for several of the series. Most notably Megaman 2 and 3.

But anyways, yea.. I'm not sure who this was targeted for, the old style of Megaman was good, because it was difficult, maybe not fast paced, but still rewarding. SMH "retro" character is just a Minecraft version look alike, which cant really be considered retro.