Inafune Promises To Make "That Game"

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    Keiji Inafune is no stranger to the blogosophere. The producer behind the Mega Man series occasionally discusses his feelings and thoughts over at his blog on Daletto. Today, he wrote up a rather lengthy post concerning his deep desire to make "that game." He doesn't specifically identify "that game", but it's safe to assume he's referring to the much demanded third entry in the Mega Man Legends series.

    Courtesy of The Mega Man Network, here's the message in English:

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    " There are games I want to make but am unlikely to be able to make. Or perhaps it’s that there are less people who can make the games they want to make. Being a game creator, when is the time you feel the greates happiness? Surely it’s when you can sell a product you made through great hardships? Or when you make a game that you wanted to make? It varies from person to person, but for me, I like the moments when I’m making a game I want to make. I can’t help but enjoy the time I’m thinking “Would it be interesting if I do it like this, or like that?” Of course I’m probably happy from the excitement of a game going to market, but that’s the expectation when you reach the end....

    There are works that I love even though they didn’t sell. I don’t want to erase these from my game making history just because they didn’t sell. And even if they don’t sell, they’re games I made with all my heart. Games that, with all the happiness and excitement [of making them], I’m confident they share those feelings with the player. I have such a game.


    I swear I will still make that game one of these days. A game that not just myself, but almost the whole staff swears on. Even in interviews I am so often asked “Supposing you were allowed make a game you’ve neglected again and again, what game would you make?” I replied without uncertainty, every time. I would make a sequel to that one game. Before I knew it, the fans who share that sentiment multiplied. All of a sudden my feelings have begun to reach out? Why now?

    In the past, there’ve been times I was told by my subordinates “Your games are ahead of they’re time. You make them too soon.” Then perhaps that [game] is also too soon. But now, the voices calling out for that [game] are the most numerous. What do the fans request of it, and what do they expect of it? No, what do they want to let me do with that [game]? What sort of ways do they want it to evolve from that [game]? Surely they are waiting for that evolution throughout the world, I think.

    So, I have to respond. But, I’m not doing this per usual. I am again challenging myself with a game that is ahead of its time. This time it’s a challenge at a speed that everyone can follow. The fans’ encouragement has made me inspired, and as long as the fans are there I will not abandon the revival of this work.

    Truly I thank you. From here on out this game will be made with the fans."

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    As Heat Man notes, it definitely sounds as if Inafune is getting mentally prepped to finally make the game. Inafune views this as a challenge because, as well all know, the Legends series has a history of selling not too hot. The games don't fly off store shelves but they aren't total bombs either. Further, he doesn't want to disappoint us, that is evident.

    Legends 3 or not, the man is deeply devoted to seeing this through, whatever it may be.

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    FINALLY. Now, maybe they'll SHUT UP.
     
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    I already mentioned this at the 3DS conference thread but:
     
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    Honestly, I love Inafune, I really do, and I love his sentiment, "take pride in what you do, even if others don't", which is often ignored in business.
     
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    Legends sequel on a next gen would be EPIC and I'm wholeheartedly rooting for hope that this is what "that game" will be.

    Sorry handheld lovers but in my eyes for legends....I expect nothing less than a next-gen console game.
     
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    What makes the 3DS anything other than "Next Gen" ([handheld console]? Given that it a handheld doesn't mean it isn't a video game console...
     
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    Naturally it's a Next-Gen Handheld and a powerful one but compared to a console, you can do so much more with a console.

    If there is going to be another Legends then I really hope that it's going to be simply MASSIVE
     
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    Alright, fair enough. Though you have seen what some developers are able to do on the DS right? There are tons a few massive games on the DS even though they have limited space.
     
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    Yeah there are a few big games on the DS but it's just not the same....if you understand what I mean? [​IMG]
     
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    I don't mean the failed ones such as Cop: The Recruit. I mean the ones that have great gameplay, or maybe a sequel to an older game that still has the quirk and feel, while maintaining new age graphics. FF games come to mind. I see where you're going with Mega Man Legends on this subject though. I just wanted to tell you it could be possible even with space restraints.
     
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    If it's for wii, ps3 or 3DS, I'll be freaking happy.

    But make for DS, and you're no better than kojima's trolls, Inafune-san.
     

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