“I feel like we rarely see new creations from Japan anymore. We just stick to our memories and we re-release HD versions of games. That is the upper limit of what we are showing to our users today and that is not what our users want.”
Keiji Inafune, Mega Man’s father and lifelong video game pioneer, lambasting the state of Japanese video games at 2012’s Game Developer’s Conference. Inafune continued to prod at Japanese developers in his speech, hoping to light a fire beneath their collective asses and push them to experiment, persevere, and avoid the easy route in order to deliver innovative experiences.
Ignoring Keiji is the first of many grave mistakes that will lead you to ruin, world.