Gamers all over the world, unite and take over the E3 event, where mighty and entertaining things happen, to the enthusiasm of all game lovers. The E3 still unfolds with surprises, as the PSU team offers us live coverage with a sneak peek to an upcoming action-platform game, known as Mighty No 9.
This new game is designed by Keiji Inafune, the mastermind behind the highly praised metallic man in blue, Mega Man. The new Mighty No 9 game is a spiritual successor to the Capcon Legacy and was developed through Kickstarter, as Capcom refused to innovate the Mega Man IP he helped create.
This is not the only example in the gaming industry, as another famous game developer has started working on his own and do it quite successfully, when a famous Japanese company rejected his initiatives to create a sequel for a very famous game. An increasing number of masterminds choose their own path to developing strong ideas, as organizational structures prove to be reluctant in front of innovation.
However, Mighty No 9 has its fair share of echoes in the media and it features classic 2D platforming infused with 3D animation. The game is quite challenging as there is no demo driver whatsoever, no tutorial, no rep and no list of inputs. You are basically left alone in the dark, to roam freely until you get your head clear over the rules of the game. And this, friends, is the best way of learning. Trial and error are some important values in the world of gaming and Mighty No 9 makes a true statement on that matter.
The game has dialogues subbed and spoken but it seems that players can read faster than the actors speak, a bit of a bummer, as it steals from the atmosphere and ambiance of the game. Unfortunately lines cannot be skipped as a player goes through them.
Another good news for the gaming world aficionados is that the game is hard to play, and that poses a serious challenge among those who like the feeling. It still doesn’t seem to approach Mega Man toughness but it is still a serious challenge to take into account.
Mighty No 9 comes from the sweet nostalgia of the legions of backers looking for a fresh out of the oven Mega Man. This is the evolution of the series rather than a sequel but it keeps the atmosphere and the game’s value at the right level. The developers avoided making a copy of Mega Man, they rather tried to take the story further, with a fresh perspective and a completely new outtake.
Mighty No 9 will be available on consoles starting with September but by then, gamers can indulge themselves in the sweet trial and error over a new take of Mega Man. Mighty No 9 comes with the advantage of not being entirely Mega Man, as the game feels very arcade-y or rhythmic, in opposition to the more underdeveloped retro sidescroller that was expected.
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