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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 08:49:59 AM »
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Konami hasn't missed out on any opportunity. They still have the rights to Julius Belmont and there's no reason a 1999 game can't still be made, and there's no reason that Igarashi couldn't participate in its development anyway as a consultant.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2014, 08:51:51 AM »
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You know what I lke about this? The same thing that happens when a favorite band of mine departs with its singer, we get both for separate giving the best fof themselves. Now we'll (hopefully) have the awespme new Castlevania (Which has to be because it has to make up for LoS2) and the awesome totally-not-Castlevania (which can be pretty much a canon Castlevania as almost everything in the series is public domain, only the Belmonts aren't).

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 09:06:15 AM »
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Now we'll (hopefully) have the awespme new Castlevania (Which has to be because it has to make up for LoS2

gameplay-wise los2 was good except for the playforming (or lack thereof) but the combat and controls was satisfying and intuitive. and the castlE sections were excellent. if next 3D konami game would focus on expanding the castle while developing the platforming and keeping the combat & tight controls, then we might have a winner

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2014, 09:08:49 AM »
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gameplay-wise los2 was good except for the playforming (or lack thereof) but the combat and controls was satisfying and intuitive. and the castlE sections were excellent. if next 3D konami game would focus on expanding the castle while developing the platforming and keeping the combat & tight controls, then we might have a winner
Yep, I'm counting on Climax reusing the LoS engine and artstyle but listening to criticism. They are a good studio. (Please be Climax)

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2014, 09:11:32 AM »
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Yep, I'm counting on Climax reusing the LoS engine and artstyle but listening to criticism. They are a good studio. (Please be Climax)

I wonder if they'd go so far as to reuse portions of the LoS2 Castle.  Didn't that basically happen with the recent Batman game?

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 09:14:10 AM »
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Thanks for the memories, both good and bad. Best of luck to your future endeavors Mr. Igarashi :'(

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2014, 09:19:14 AM »
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Nice! Here's hoping if he goes the Kickstarter route that he gets lots of support. I don't think the Metroidvania fandom has been quite as starved as the Mega Man one was, but hopefully he'll still get all of the money he needs and (if the games are as good as I assume they will be) make lots of sales. Should be nice to see what he can do without the corporate suites lashing his team with shouts of "Faster, Cheaper!"

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 09:21:32 AM »
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I wouldn't hold my breath on his new game being all that similar to Castlevania or for that matter involving Dracula.

Who knows, though.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2014, 09:24:47 AM »
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Well like Ahasverus said, they've got a great engine from Lords of Shadow 2 that they'd be crazy not to use if the next game is 3D. All it needs is the proper story to be used in.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 09:37:17 AM »
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Meh, he probably feels, while it is a good position, he would not achieve the success he would rather have as with Miyamoto.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 09:39:05 AM »
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Please no more games with seperate combat zones inhabited by damage sponge monsters. It was fine in LoS1 I guess, but when they combined it with open-ended exploration it got on my nerves. Can't they design it like Demon's or Dark Souls? I'm tired of combos and scripted platforming, too. They should do platforming like Ico and make it a puzzle.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 09:41:02 AM »
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Please no more games with seperate combat zones inhabited by damage sponge monsters. It was fine in LoS1 I guess, but when they combined it with open-ended exploration it got on my nerves. Can't they design it like Demon's or Dark Souls? I'm tired of combos and scripted platforming, too. They should do platforming like Ico and make it a puzzle.
I agree with enemy sponges, they need to resist less, react more and be more varied. I could use less ledging too. The rest is fine.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 09:42:27 AM »
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Found out the news today....registered on the forum to express my sadness at Iga's departure. The CV I knew and loved is gone.  :'(

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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2014, 09:43:11 AM »
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Found out the news today....registered on the forum to express my sadness at Iga's departure. The CV I knew and loved is gone.  :'(
Eh, it's probably more alive than it was yesterday ;)

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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2014, 09:49:24 AM »
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Thanks for everything Mr Iga ...

... but I'm a Castlevania fan, not an Igrashi fan.  :-*

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