Unofficial Official Mega Man Thread.:

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Mighty No. 51345
I do believe Comcept is the company Keiji Inafune founded when he left Capcom.
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Glenn Magus Harvey, You seem to be familiar with Image Boards enough to greentext. You know what I mean.

edited 25th Sep '12 4:20:54 PM by HalberdStopCrashing

I am not, actually, neither foochans nor fooboorus. I just use faux-"greentexting" as a quick way to quote or summarize for the purpose of replying. For what it's worth, the angle-bracket notation for replies also appears standard in e-mail.

edited 25th Sep '12 4:44:52 PM by GlennMagusHarvey

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[up]Huh. I never knew it filtered over. Forgive my ignorance. Have a picture of X and Zero assisting.

edited 26th Sep '12 2:51:16 AM by HalberdStopCrashing

2230 Meophist26th Sep 2012 05:17:30 AM from Toronto, Canada
X Over is being made over Mega Man Legnds 3 because Mega Man just doesn't sell much, so it doesn't justify the costs of something like a new Legends game. Mega Man, like most of Capcom's franchises, has been in decline for some time. If Mega Man can prove to sell, we may get high-budget entries. That would require X Over to sell, however.
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Okay, now I'm curious, what the **** is this Project X Zone thing?
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2232 lalalei200126th Sep 2012 08:21:41 AM from At my computer.
2233 Kostya26th Sep 2012 12:52:49 PM from Everywhere
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[up][up][up]Yeah but do they expect Xover to sell more than Legends 3? One is a disappointing milestone game while the other was a long awaited sequel.
2234 ShirowShirow26th Sep 2012 01:14:53 PM from Land of maple syrup , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Mega Man sales and the declining thereof need a bit of context. Capcom was obviously pleased with the sales of Megaman 9, but then we got megaman 10 right after. The reaction to 9 was "Brilliant idea!" but 10 was closer to "Already?". As fun as it was, the Retraux 9 was still a gimmick. Capcom probably greenlit 10 because they thought the brand could pump out cheap sequels repeatedly. But when it didn't sell as much as they wanted and customers showed they weren't willing to get jerked around by the paid prototype of Legends 3 combined with sluggish sales of the 3DS Capcom probably just pulled the plug. Then there's Mega Man Star Force, whose lower sales can be better attributed to terribad reviews and continued adherence to One Game for the Price of Two.

Mega Man still has brand power, but it needs effort to flourish and can't just surf off the name. Marketing execs seem to think differently though.
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2235 Envyus26th Sep 2012 01:47:12 PM from Behind you , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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[up]Actully the prototype of legends 3 was going to be used to gaudge interst as well. We will never learn how that would have worked as Capcom did not bother releasing it. People also blame the death of Legends and Univese to Capcom getting angry that Inafune left.
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Mighty No. 51345
Yeah. To note, their stance was that they would use the demo to gauge whether or not there was enough interest to actually greenlight the project. They cancelled it shortly after the demo was completed and shortly before it was released, so we'll never properly know how well it would have done. Though I suspect that it would have been better if they had done that around this time instead, given the 3DS was still in its slump back then.
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2237 Meophist26th Sep 2012 01:52:40 PM from Toronto, Canada
Yeah but do they expect Xover to sell more than Legends 3? One is a disappointing milestone game while the other was a long awaited sequel.
They don't expect it to sell better, but they expect higher profit margins. Considering the extremely low costs of Xover, it's likely that it'll be more profitable than Legends 3.
2238 ShirowShirow26th Sep 2012 02:13:59 PM from Land of maple syrup , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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I doubt it will be more profitable, even if it sells at all the most you could hope for is a higher return investment than Legends would be. There are a lot of IOS games getting released right now so it's not like it will automatically grab the casual audience. And the people that buy celebration crossovers like this have already been horribly alienated.

edited 26th Sep '12 2:19:35 PM by ShirowShirow

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2239 Flanker6626th Sep 2012 02:27:39 PM from 30,000 feet and climbing , Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
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Stolen shamelessly from the MM Network, but this is kinda funny (even if the sound quality is kinda eh):

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2240 Meophist26th Sep 2012 02:28:34 PM from Toronto, Canada
Well, it's just the latest in a long string of mobile Mega Man games, so I imagine they've done the math and saw this would be at least profitable. Considering the near-zero development costs, it seems likely anyways.

Legends 3, on the other hand, has a high enough development cost that it may end up being a loss if it doesn't sell well enough.
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2243 Flanker6629th Sep 2012 04:02:25 AM from 30,000 feet and climbing , Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
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This is going to be cool. What was the name of that recent mega-album (pardon the pun) again? I keep meaning to check it out...

I think it's by OC Remix.

edited 29th Sep '12 4:57:40 AM by Flanker66

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2244 ShirowShirow29th Sep 2012 08:00:41 AM from Land of maple syrup , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Maverick rising? That thing was sick. "Into the rebellion" is one of my favorite songs of all time.
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2245 Zeromaeus9th Oct 2012 07:32:12 PM from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Why is there a caveat following the Mega Man Zero entry in Executive Meddling that the change from the Master X scenario to the Copy-X scenario was a rare case of positive meddling? That's an incredibly subjective statement, and really it was a lateral move at best.

edited 9th Oct '12 7:32:57 PM by Zeromaeus

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2246 HandsomeRob9th Oct 2012 09:04:14 PM from A very angry place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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[up]

Would you really want X to become a Villain?

It's way too depressing to me, though I supposed it would make some sense, especially if the X series had ended with 5 like planned.
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2247 Zeromaeus9th Oct 2012 09:47:16 PM from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Yes. I thought it would be an interesting story to tell, and it was the story the creator of the characters wanted to tell.

Plus, I liked the idea that X wasn't perfect. I like the idea that the years of ruling a nation and the wars that brought him there wouldn't leave him the same idealistic person he was at the onset. I liked the idea that, over time, he started to lose what made him a hero in the first place.

Then again, I enjoy a good tragedy about as much as I enjoy a good comedy.
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2248 LDragon29th Oct 2012 09:51:32 PM from Pandora , Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
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[up] I'm right with yeah. It would make a bitterly ironic statement as far as Dr.Light's original intent for X was to be.

Heck, in my own Mega Man game idea (which is completely ridiculous), it was X's original design that he was protect humanity at all costs that caused him to turn. As far as he is concerned, as long as he doesn't harm a human, he isn't a Maverick.
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2249 HandsomeRob10th Oct 2012 09:21:25 AM from A very angry place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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I admit there's a tragic beauty to it.

Dr Wily's bot ends up saving the world, while Dr. Light's bot ends up destroying it. A complete flip of the original realtionship.

Despite that however, I'm a big softie, and am still glad X didn't become a villain.
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2250 Flanker6610th Oct 2012 10:13:47 AM from 30,000 feet and climbing , Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
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@Shirow:

That was it!

@Zeromaeus:

Eh, I'd say that it'd be pretty OOC for X from what we've seen from him, war of annihilation or no. I genuinely can't imagine X doing that sort of thing except in really, really, really extreme circumstances. And yes, the Elf Wars were messed up to a great extent, but even with the mental strain of the Maverick Wars before that I'm not sure it makes an entirely convincing proposition. After all, I imagine Dr. Light poured everything he had into making sure that X - his final project - was going to be able to handle everything life threw at him, even if only to the extent that he didn't go nuts under the pressure.

But then again, I might be overestimating X's Incorruptible Pure Pureness.

edited 10th Oct '12 10:14:30 AM by Flanker66

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