More Thoughts From Me #3: A Mighty Disappointment
Mighty No. 9 is a much talked about Indie game thats coming out…sooner or later. Honestly, I don’t care when its coming out. I think the game looks like a generic Mega Man game. So why am I writing about the game? Well, I have to have my say too! This is the internet!
I’m not a huge Mega Man fan. I do think Mega Man is cool. I’ve played a few of his games and I use to have the Mega Man Collection for Gamecube. I don’t go gonzo for every Mega Man game that comes out though. And then there’s Mighty No. 9, I honestly don’t get the hype behind this game. Mighty No. 9 looks like someone decided to create a generic Mega Man clone. The main character, in fact, looks so generic that one has to wonder if anyone really designed him or if the artist just drew Mega Man and slightly changed him.
As for Mighty No. 9’s gameplay, there’s nothing there that we haven’t seen a million times in Mega Man games. Your main character travels through a level, beats a boss, grabs a power up, rinse and repeat. If you really like this type of gameplay, why not just go back and play an old Mega Man game? I don’t get why anyone would want to play Mighty No. 9.
For those people who do want to play Mighty No. 9, they are out of luck (so far). The game keeps getting delayed. This week, Mighty No. 9 received its third delay announcement. I saw someone make an argument that this delay was a good thing. The person said that most developers would just release a broken game and, by delaying it, the developer was trying to avoid that. Sure, thats true, there are a lot of third party developers that would release a broken game. There are real problems with these delays though. First of all, the longer the developer delays the game, the less interest there will be in the final product. And the second thing to consider is: what if, after all this time and these delays, the game comes out and its still broken? Is anything actually being fixed by the developer? How would the public know?
Mighty No. 9 is one of those games that is popular for some unknown reason. There are people that want the game badly. At least, I think there are still people that want it! I know that I hear people complain every time the game is delayed. I just don’t get why though.
So, if you are looking forward to Mighty No. 9, please tell me why in the comments. Also, how do you feel about the constant delays? If you’re not interested, why not? Am I right about how generic the game looks? No matter how you feel, let me know.
I’ll be back next week with another topic. Take care.