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Inafune says he doesn’t make games he can play, talks Mighty No. 9 difficulty

Posted on August 10, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U

Kotaku UK recently asked Mighty No. 9 creator Keiji Inafune if he’s the game’s best player currently. To this, he noted:

“It’s not an option to make a game that I can play! It’s best to make a game that I really have to make an effort to play. My staff, though, are really good.”

Mighty No. 9 has no training mode or anything of the sort, and as Inafune puts it: “Everybody, even beginners, has to deal with what’s thrown at them!” What the developers have instead done is incorporated a learning curve.

As Inafune explained:

“There are systems built in that train players, in a way, to be quicker and more skilful by the end. This is what we do with dashing. We want players to take risks in the game, yes, but we do balance that.”

Inafune also elaborated on Mighty No. 9’s dash system, which allows players to build up combos if they’re quick, effective and manage to not die.

“It’s a system that really challenges players. And we want even expert players who are really good at the game to be challenged. When they think they can master it, there are mechanisms that make them realise they have to think twice.”

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