Man, the new reboot for the Megaman franchise, Mighty No.9 is in all kinds of trouble. With delays and all kinds of developmental issues, it’s not going to take much to start a blaze with this title. The latest trailer, published by PR company Deep Silver, went live on YouTube several days ago, only to be slaughtered by fans for incredibly cringe worthy voice overs, game play, and dialogue.
The latest trailer, titled “Masterclass,” brings forth unconvincing explosions ripped straight out of the 1990’s and painful dialogue, earning the ire of Inti, one of the co-developers alongside Comcept. Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu has publicly decried his own creation on Twitter, claiming that Deep Silver’s video was “crappy” and “unforgivable.” If the team behind it is cringing about the game, it’s usually a sign that something needs to be fixed. Fans online have heavily criticized the video and visuals, claiming that the game play footage was a downgrade from E3 2015.
The issues surrounding Mighty No. 9 all open up an interesting discussion on the problems behind crowd-funded gaming and the expectations that come out of a product. While it’s easy to sympathize with developers for delays, which are standard to a lot of industries, what is inexcusable is the lack of delivery on the product. The problems of the game at this point far outweigh the benefits. Could Comcept still turn it around?