Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Gee, It Sure Is Original Around Here
With the unveiling of all eight Rockman 9 Robot Masters, many fans were disappointed with their designs, claiming many to be unoriginal and unimaginative.
It's no mystery that a majority of RM9's Robot Masters were influenced by some fan favorites (TornadoMan=GyroMan+TopMan), but did Capcom over do it? Is this a case of "fan wanking" to further please us?
Do you think Capcom could have put more into the designs of the Robot Masters?
Personally, yes they could have done a bit more, though I am quite pleased with SplashWoman, regardless if she looks a bit too much like Levi.
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I think it's funny that people are getting upset over this. I seem to remember a certain Mr. The Shadow who said that the plot of the game concerns the recycling of old robots..ReplyDelete
Hmm.. Well, you can't blame them for trying. But they still could've put more into the designs. Poor Inafune, Hearing all the fans wanting more basic stuff like RM2. Then when he does it a lot of fans are angry. He tries to do stuff for the fans.ReplyDelete
I think the Needle Man/Air Man body type is easiest to draw in 8-bit, that might be why Magma resembles past robots so much. Splash Woman and Tornado Man resemble Leviathan and Harpuia of the Zero series, but I think that one is just an intentional homage.ReplyDelete
Hey, it's cheaper on the developement, just grab the old sprites and make some mods to it. After all, it's level design that I'm after anyway.ReplyDelete
I must be one of the few who didn't instantly start comparing the new guys to past designs; I was happy just to have some official art.ReplyDelete
Is it just me, or are we still in "Unpleasable" territory?
How original can you get with 8 bit sprites anyway? I think people are getting WAY to worked up over this. They're looking at the pictures too long since they have no game to play, so their noticing things wrong with it. It's all in their minds. You could do this to any game that has a prequel. :PReplyDelete
I like most of the character designs. The only one im not too fond of is Jewel Man but i really like all the other robot masters especially Galaxy Man.ReplyDelete
Nothing is wrong with that. They could be brothers or clones or the creator just wants them to be simple and familiar, perhaps. Get it over with and be happy that Rockman/Megaman 9 is finally here anyway. :PReplyDelete
I believe there is a quote about nothing is new under the sun and last but not least the old Capcom motto.ReplyDelete
" IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT."
To continue Capcom's version of the quote--ReplyDelete
"IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DONT FIX IT-- UNLESS WE DECIDE TO START A NEW SERIES. THEN DO WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT."
I think we should call MagmaMan: NeedlepalmMan XDReplyDelete