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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #180 on: March 18, 2014, 05:32:12 AM »
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« Reply #181 on: March 18, 2014, 05:37:50 AM »
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I'm calling IGA's next game title as musical term of something or something of musical term.  ;D

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« Reply #182 on: March 18, 2014, 06:04:45 AM »
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Maybe IGA will make games that he did before he handle Castlevania and possibly his true passion all along...........

Dating sims or visual novel ala Tokimeki Memorial.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #183 on: March 18, 2014, 08:06:04 AM »
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http://kotaku.com/the-challenge-of-leaving-castlevania-and-konami-behin-1544855373?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

His interview with Kotaku. It's pretty fascinating. He really did leave for the fans. He apparently requested to be moved from Castlevania to social games. And apparently Operation Akumajo may have had an effect: he cites the constant messages on Facebook for him to make another Metroidvania as a reason for striking out on his own. And you were right, Flame- the failure of his 3D Castlevania games was way he was passed over for Lords.
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« Reply #184 on: March 18, 2014, 08:17:59 AM »
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Let's not rule out the possibility of something much better than SoTN given IGA now has creative time and space and no-one to answer to but himself.

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« Reply #185 on: March 18, 2014, 08:19:16 AM »
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Respect x1000. I felt bad when he said he was depressed after leaving the series :(

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« Reply #186 on: March 18, 2014, 08:19:42 AM »
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I asked Iga why he wasn't in charge of Lords of Shadow. "We made two 3D Castlevania games," he said. "And to be honest, they didn't turn out so well. Mercury Steam is very skilled at creating beautiful 3D images, so they were brought in to develop the game."

In 2010, Konami didn't quite yet have its own game engine that could handle Castlevania. Remember, this was years before the Fox Engine.

"Couldn't you still have been in charge?" I asked.

"It would've been difficult, with them in Europe and me in Japan," he said. "And since the quality for our 3D Castlevania games wasn't that high, it wasn't really our place to tell them how to do one. They had that expertise."

"Looking from the outside, I think they did a good job," Iga said. "But for many fans, they automatically think 2D when they hear Castlevania. So there's that to overcome."

"When we did our 3D versions, many fans said they preferred 2D. So because of that, it might be difficult to make 3D Castlevania games."

"Were you depressed when you were no longer in charge of Castlevania?" I asked.

"Yes, of course, I was depressed," he replied, grinning. "But, I am a huge Castlevania fan. I want there to be Castlevania games for the next one hundred years. I want them to continue making those games."

"Were you bitter?" I asked.

"Certainly not. I didn't create the franchise. It was something I worked on."

"But you made it your own."

"Well, this is the next phase of Castlevania," said Iga. "I have a lot to be grateful for because of Castlevania."

I really hope this line of questioning and his responses  can do a lot to temper much of the irrational spite, that Lords of Shadow as a series seems to garner.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #187 on: March 18, 2014, 08:41:58 AM »
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Regardless of what people have said about his games, he really did care for Castlevania.

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I really hope this line of questioning and his responses  can do a lot to temper much of the irrational spite, that Lords of Shadow as a series seems to garner.

I feel that the damage has long been done and they have made up their minds regarding the Lords of Shadow games.

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« Reply #188 on: March 18, 2014, 08:43:37 AM »
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IGA is a real trooper.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #189 on: March 18, 2014, 08:46:00 AM »
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He sounds far more passionate here than years ago, but yeah we never doubted the man intentions, he liked the series a lor, wether we agreed or not with his reasoning is another thing. I'm still sad that we never got a LoS Igavania, imagine if he had made Mirror of Fate, but I'm kinda having the impression Alvarez wanted to be the hero and that's why he downplayed IGA's times and denied any help (even Kojima's help).

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« Reply #190 on: March 18, 2014, 08:49:40 AM »
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I would have absolutely loved a beautiful 2D Lords of Shadow using animation quality found in the menus for the combo demonstrations.

Seeing those there I always thought was a nice nod to the old games but seeing a beautifully animated 2D Gabriel and Dracula just made me want a 2D version more and more.

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« Reply #191 on: March 18, 2014, 08:50:32 AM »
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Guys guys! Fellas..

We have a new Castlevania game already. It's called Dark Souls 2! You see, all you have to do is find the whip weapon, upgrade it with fire damage (FLAME WHIP), get some throwing knives and witch flasks.

Here it is done in Dark Souls 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUZmridPRic
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"badly designed fat left on Lords of Shadow 2's bones."

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« Reply #192 on: March 18, 2014, 08:54:40 AM »
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i remember when Ahasverus hated IGA with extreme passion & dissed his games & tenure with castlevania left n right

i am glad to see you have fully crossed over & come to your senses my friend.  Thomas Belmont, youre next @_@

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« Reply #193 on: March 18, 2014, 08:58:24 AM »
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I am interested in what he has planned. Despite being a fan of Lords of Shadow and Mirror of Fate, the sequel put a bad taste in my mouth and I would like to see some side-scrolling games again.
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« Reply #194 on: March 18, 2014, 09:08:17 AM »
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i remember when Ahasverus hated IGA with extreme passion & dissed his games & tenure with castlevania left n right

i am glad to see you have fully crossed over & come to your senses my friend.  Thomas Belmont, youre next @_@
Eh I still hate his later years and his recycling and unambitious attitude.. but it's not out of bad intentions, he's a purist and a humble man who knows not to go far of what he masters. Now I can respect that. And I kinda miss his games now, however by LoS1 announcement I had a metroidvania overdose :P

Guys guys! Fellas..

We have a new Castlevania game already. It's called Dark Souls 2! You see, all you have to do is find the whip weapon, upgrade it with fire damage (FLAME WHIP), get some throwing knives and witch flasks.

Here it is done in Dark Souls 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUZmridPRic
It's so Castlevania, it will remind you the times when bad Simon animations were getting you killed, and the cheery times when you couldn't past the third boss. Fun. (And the whip is like the worst weapon of the game)
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