Do you have hope for Bloodstained even with the disappointment of Mighty No.9 & Yooka-Laylee?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Capcom hasn't made a new Megaman game since 2010 (No I didn't forget Street Fighter X Megaman or Megaman Legacy Collection) People had demand for it, people also demand a new game like Rareware's Banjo-Kazooie and Konami's Castlevania, games well known and are classics. Kickstarter projects started to emerge around these ideas. Mighty No.9, Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained. 3 Games that hasn't been in production for quite sometime, get "Spiritual Successors." (In this case, a number of former employees form their own dev team, and make a very similar game but without breaking any copyright laws)

    With the two titles having some questionable things, Mighty No.9 and Yooka-Laylee, do you still feel Bloodstained will do better?
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  2. Flame

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    if Bloodstained fucks up... people are going have second thoughts on kickstarts and this type of system.

    i mean natural selection in the gaming world has been working for the last 30 years or so. why change that now
  3. Taleweaver

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    Dec 23, 2009
    I must have missed something: on which fields did Yooka-Laylee disappoint exactly? I's not my sort of game, but this is the first time I hear it somehow disappointed. I a 7.5 on metacritic unacceptable right now? :unsure:

    (mighty nr 9, on the other hand, was well known to be bad. And would still be that if it wasn't for those kickstarter shenanigans) is bloodstained related to these games, exactly? If the question boils down to "will the game disappoint to its audience of overly critic nostalgia freaks", then it's an obvious yes (or rather: no, there is no hope to ever please them).
    I also disagree with the "Games that hasn't been in production for quite sometime" part. A quick google showed me 14 steam pages of metroidvania games (so nearly 140). The genres of the previous 2 games (a balls-hard 2D shooter and a 3D cartoony platformer) were relatively rare. You really can't say the same about the metroidvania genre: there is plenty of inspiration out there, so if I had to bet, I'd say bloodstained has the best chance of ending up a good game (except in the eyes of backers, of course. There's no way to please all fans in the first place).
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  4. Hells Malice

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    Bloodstained looks fantastic and already had a very solid little demo. Everything is looking very good.

    Mighty no9 was an alright game by itself, it was just a horrid mega man game. People just for some reason assumed that all money raised was going to go into development, which isn't true. When you pre-order a game...all of that money doesn't go into development. Most of mighty no9's profits were just that, profits. They just made them early.

    Yooka laylee also isn't terrible. It definitely doesn't quite capture the charm of Banjo Kazooie, but it wasn't a terrible game either. It's pretty enjoyable and still pretty cute.

    Even if Mighty no9 and yooka were actually bad games, it doesn't have anything to do with Bloodstained. It's a completely different group of people making each game. One being bad has absolutely no effect on the other.
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  5. Memoir

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    Yooka Laylee definitely isn't awful. As mentioned, it's not exactly a great successor for Banjo Kazooie... But it's a great platformer with minor setbacks.

    Also, Bloodstained I've given up on. They've gone away from the hand drawn sprites to some modeling and it looks terrible.
  6. Saiyan Lusitano

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    I just hope it won't make anyone cry like an anime fan on prom night.
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  8. cearp

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    May 26, 2008
    will the OP be the same user who creates the thread "Do you have hope for Shenmue 3 even with the disappointment of Bloodstained?" ?

    (personally i'm looking forward to it!)
  9. lordkaos

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    What worries me the most is that people are expecting the game to have this castlevania feel, but they can't use important parts of those games like the music, classic enemies, etc. this time around.
  10. Arras

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    There's a playable demo. Maybe it wasn't there when the kickstarter was running, but it definitely feels like Castlevania.
    Although, I'm still far more excited for La-Mulana 2 (a different metroidvania that was kickstarted) than I am for this game.

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    The important parts are the controls, mechanics, feel, general leveldesign, atmosphere etc more than specifically having Medusa heads and Dracula. I think it's not really an issue.
  11. Chary

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    My only gripe with the game is the 2.5D aspect. Sprites would have been so much better imo. But the demo was spot on, and the team is far more transparent than that of Comcept. I feel MN9 was a disaster, both in communication and end product. Yooka was a bit better, with good communication and a solid team behind it. People probably just had too high of expectations for the game, and a mediocre product left a worse taste in most player's mouths just because so much more was expected from ex-Rare devs. I have high hopes for Bloodstained purely based off what they've shown so far, but if it fails, I'm pretty much done with kickstarter games. And Shenmue 3 can go fly a kite for all I care.
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  12. Seliph

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    Apparently so. From all I've heard Yooka-Laylee is bad but review companies don't like backlash so they give games that are bad 7s. They've done it so much that now 7s are considered bad even though logically they aren't.
    That's why I don't trust reviews from review sites (especially IGN)
  13. BORTZ

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    This might sum it up for you