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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #60 on: March 17, 2014, 11:38:35 AM »
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I really like how the thread at Neogaf is pretty much all "Glad he's finally leaving that sinking ship called Konami!" comments.

To be fair, they're not exactly wrong.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #61 on: March 17, 2014, 11:39:28 AM »
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Oh, I never denied that. They only have Kojima now.  :)

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #62 on: March 17, 2014, 11:42:41 AM »
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Once Kojima leaves Konami is pretty much finished.

I'm really starting to see a trend here, all this talent leaving their publishers. The winds of change are indeed blowing.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #63 on: March 17, 2014, 11:42:57 AM »
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I really like how the thread at Neogaf is pretty much all "Glad he's finally leaving that sinking ship called Konami!" comments.
That's pretty much true. Konami representant swears they are going to turn it around this gen tho.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2014, 11:48:41 AM »
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Once Kojima leaves Konami is pretty much finished.


Konami's gaming division would crumble if Kojima leaves, like Jordan leaving the Bulls back in the 90's.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2014, 11:49:35 AM »
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Castlevania isn't just IGA. I was more disappointed to see Yamane leaving.

Iga's departure is the end of an era, of consistently great CV games (with the exception of Judgment).

I think the last CV game before SotN was what, CV64? As far as I'm concerned, Iga saved the CV franchise from extinction.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2014, 11:53:44 AM »
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Iga's departure is the end of an era, of consistently great CV games (with the exception of Judgment).

And Lamment of Innocence, and Curse of Darkness, and Order of Shadows, and Portrait of Ruin.

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I think the last CV game before SotN was what, CV64? As far as I'm concerned, Iga saved the CV franchise from extinction.

64 came after, the game before SOTN was called Rondo of Blood, which is the pinnacle of the classic series. Try again. And SOTN was Hagihara's invention (as RoB was) so IGA's first full title was Harmony of Dissonance (Coming after the excellent Circle of The Moon) or Castlevania Chronicles if you want. So, no, IGA didn't save anything.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2014, 11:55:22 AM »
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I think the last CV game before SotN was what, CV64? As far as I'm concerned, Iga saved the CV franchise from extinction.

SOTN came out before CV64.

And Lamment of Innocence, and Curse of Darkness, and Order of Shadows, Nano Breaker and Portrait of Ruin.


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« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2014, 11:59:23 AM »
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I wonder what IGA will call his new studio.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2014, 12:01:29 PM »
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I wonder what IGA will call his new studio.
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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2014, 12:02:38 PM »
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Oh, I never denied that. They only have Kojima now.  :)
That last bastion of Konami supremacy. It actually never was much of a mystery, and now that Castlevania seems to be edging out of the picture, the rest of the story is pretty simple. When Kojima goes out, Konami goes down.



And Lamment of Innocence, and Curse of Darkness, and Order of Shadows, and Portrait of Ruin.
That's your opinion.

And SOTN was Hagihara's invention (as RoB was)
We've already had that debate. Let's not start it all over again.
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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2014, 12:03:16 PM »
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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2014, 12:05:22 PM »
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What is a Studio?

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2014, 12:06:00 PM »
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SOTN came out before CV64.
Oh whoops. Guess that dated look made me forget.

And Lamment of Innocence, and Curse of Darkness, and Order of Shadows, and Portrait of Ruin.
They weren't bad. Dunno about Order of Shadows, though I'm calling BS on any of you actually playing it either.

64 came after, the game before SOTN was called Rondo of Blood, which is the pinnacle of the classic series. Try again. And SOTN was Hagihara's invention (as RoB was) so IGA's first full title was Harmony of Dissonance (Coming after the excellent Circle of The Moon) or Castlevania Chronicles if you want. So, no, IGA didn't save anything.
No one but a select few even got to play Rondo in the US except importers. IGA had multiple credits on SotN. Kudos to Hagihara, but Iga continued with the series.

It doesnt surprise me that it's the LoS fans minimizing Iga's contributions and talking smack though.

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« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2014, 12:06:18 PM »
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That's your opinion.
PoR might be my opinion, but the other ones are objectively bad games. Add Despair too.
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We've already had that debate. Let's not start it all over again.
No one gets a director credit for being a supervisor. Even if it was the initial idea it was Toru's. IGA didn't save anything.

Oh whoops. Guess that dated look made me forget.

They weren't bad. Dunno about Order of Shadows, though I'm calling BS on any of you actually playing it either.

It doesnt surprise me that it's the LoS fans minimizing Iga's contributions and talking smack though.

I'm calling bullshit on you knowing me. See my join date? (in fact i think I got here in Order of Shadows' times, funnily enough) I was here before LoS, leave your arrogance at the door, kid.

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