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Itagaki Leaving Team Ninja, Suing Tecmo
Shock Interesting read to say the least.
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
Hmm. That's really a shame. Maybe he'll take his talent to some other company?
I didn't really like Itagaki... he was sort of an asshole. Sure, Ninja Gaiden was awesome but I didn't care for DOA. I suppose it was kind of a punch to the teeth for fans...
It's kinda hard to defend Itagaki, because he's remarkably conceited, (and kind of an asshole Grin) but it is a shame to think that NG 2 might be the last proper version of my fav. 3d action series.

I hope he wasn't the director of Rygar for the PS2, because i'm still wishing for another installment of that excellent franchise as well.
More Tecmo employees come out.


And it looks like that's all we'll know for a while.


Stay tuned for the next chapter in this engrossing drama!
Edited by Raiken on 22. June 2008 12:38
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
Fixed those links for ya boogie Smile

Man though, that's some serious shit when 300 employees get up in arms over the stuff they're company has tried to pull.
Tecmo have tried to say that the rest of the employees haven't tried to sue them I think, but god knows what the real truth is. Will be interesting to see how this all turns out, but I wonder what company will sign up Itagaki? I do like a lot of his stuff, but in some ways I think he is a complete dick (the "Tekken is a piece of shit" comment he made pissed me off a bit for one).

If Tecmo continue making Ninja Gaiden and DOA games, which I am sure they will, it will also be interesting to see how they turn out.

Itagaki will form his own studio with ex members of Team Ninja.
Kazuya_UK wrote:(the "Tekken is a piece of shit" comment he made pissed me off a bit for one).

I hate to say it, but at least one of my friends would agree with that comment. Regardless, I agree, there is no need to be so dismissive of the competition. I do really like Ninja Gaiden (despite being unable to beat an overboard mission in NG Black), but Dead or Alive... ehhhhh. Never really liked that series.

It does bite that he took pretty much the entire company with him, though. I think Tecmo's produced some underrately fine games over the years, and this little dispute over cash would put the kibosh on what I really want: A new Rygar!
"Well, that's that! The exit's that way!"
I've played the DOA games before, but I really suck at fighting games so I've never cared for them. But Itagaki's a real saint to some DOA and Gaiden fans. But all in all, I really don't care.
Kazuya_UK wrote:
(the "Tekken is a piece of shit" comment he made pissed me off a bit for one).


What's so ironic, is how obviously tacky DOA is. I haven't found anyone that has been about to prove to me the substantial quality of that series. Even some dude i knew who practiced the game every day couldn't withstand my tenacious spamming of the "strong attack" button which has ultra priority and range with almost every character.
DOA's all fan service. Nuff' said.
I do like DOA and I find it fun, but I don't take it massively seriously, or at least I haven't since the first one... but even that was main;y notable for the ridiculous boob physics. I think Itagaki was referring to Tekken 4 at the time, and to be fair he was partially right as T4 was far from the best, but it did show a lack of respect imho.

Edited by Kazuya_UK on 27. June 2008 21:47
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