You’d think that after the whole shindig with Team Ninja and Tecmo, leaving Itagaki to start up a small independent studio, there wouldn’t be anymore crazy comments from the man.
In an interview with 1up from last week that I didn’t bother reading until earlier today, when asked about his impressions on the awesome looking Bayonetta (which I thought looked more impressive from a combat standpoint than even God of War III) Itagaki proclaimed, “If I made a similar game as a game I made in the company I quit, people would say, ‘What an idiot, can’t he make anything else?’ Well, that is more or less the opinion I have for, uh, that Bayo-something game.”
Yes, like you’ve been the big innovator. Arbitrary breast physics don’t count.
And guess what? Itagaki never even bothered to play or see the game at E3. It’s this sense of insular self-righteousness that has lead this once great developer down a path of shoddy and questionable game design (Beach Volleyball, anybody?) and bouts of sexual harrassment and generally being a an ignorant (judging before ever playing) windbag.
Guess what Itagaki, I doubt you’ll be making a game anywhere near Bayonetta’s level for awhile to come.
Jackass. And stop wearing sunglasses indoors. Only two kinds of people do that – mega douchebags and pedophiles. I’m not gonna say which one I think you are, if not both. Only one man has ever pulled off the look, and that’s Jack Nicholson. Itagaki is not Jack Nicholson.