Physical Copies of Mighty No. 9 Finally Ship and They’re Terrible.
Mike Sanders / 2 years ago
Rule No. 1 of marketing – If you’re going to give something an impressive name, make sure it lives up to it! A rule not often followed but never was it so poorly observed than in Mighty No 9. The Kickstarter title, started by the original creator of Megaman, promised a spiritual sequel for the modern gamer. Oh, how it all went wrong!
Unfortunately, it has just got worse, proving that it was possible after all. Despite launching over a year ago, the boxed versions have only just been shipped. Guess What? They’re awful.
How the Mighty No 9 have fallen!
Mighty No 9 was going to revitalize the franchise. Give a modern graphical edge to a retro classic. What we got was Mighty No 9, a half baked potato. Like a half baked potato, if you were hungry enough, you’d eat it, but few would enjoy it.
After a year, however, those who pumped money in for the physical boxed copy have only just got them through. The overwhelming opinion is not positive reported Pcgamer.
A year after release, my Mighty No. 9 box finally showed up. The manual is too big to fit inside.
— Andrew Puchniarz (@Auburok) July 24, 2017
That’s not all…
— Tom Lynch (@tlynch117) July 25, 2017
It keeps coming…
— Travis in the FRANXX (@Dungeon00X) July 26, 2017
What went wrong?
Bottom line, the game’s manual doesn’t fit in the box. How they could cock-up something as fundamental as that I have no idea. The boxed copies should, just about, mark the end of what has been a shambles of a game production. The only positive I can give the project is that it was finished. That’s it.
It was so bad that even the creator, Inafune, was chastised for unconfirmed reports that he said that Mighty No 9 was “better than nothing”. I think this last tweet sums it up best. A sad end to a great franchise and a lesson for all. You know that franchise that you loved and wished they’d bring back?… this is what can happen!
— Tyler (@Tyler_Carlson_) July 25, 2017