Arc System Works Gamasutra Interview

Hey there, everyone. This article just went up today over at Gamasutra—an interview with some of the high-rollers at Arc, including Toshimichi Mori, the director of everyone’s favorite new fighter, BlazBlue.

Toshimichi Mori: We want our arcade games to provide quick bursts of enjoyment, and then when the same game goes to a console, the goal becomes creating a play experience the user can really sink their teeth into. People don’t just beat a fighting game once at home, they play through it numerous times, so we add things like a story mode to flesh out back story for each of the characters, things that will expand the game world.

So head over to Gamasutra and check it out.


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  1. wrote on January 13th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    HCO

    All this talk of netplay and no mention of GGPO. It is your god-given duty to tell them about it, because seriously, it opens up so many possibilities.

  2. wrote on January 13th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    LunaTech

    That was a good read. Thanks for the link =3

    Also, agreed with HCO.

  3. wrote on January 13th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    solshido

    a very good article, intresting questions lol, i hope to see more of these

  4. wrote on January 14th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    XScape

    Wait a minute. Console? What’s that supposed to mean? :0 Is it.. PC?! T__T; or what? XD lol I’m totally in the blurrr mood right now..

  5. wrote on January 14th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    solshido

    dont read to much into it they where talking about all their games not just bb

  6. wrote on January 15th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Jun

    That was interesting. But I feel somewhat bummed that they don’t think they can make a quality console fighter with good online.

  7. wrote on January 16th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Xcrosss

    It’s not that they cant make an online option, they are telling you to not take the online part of any fighting game too serious cause theres always 1-12 frames of lag, which prevents proper timing for long combos and precision. ST2HD seems ok with online cause the mechanics are so simple that it doesnt matter ( although some matches you will see your opponent teleporting and grabbing you or hitting you)

  8. wrote on January 18th, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Royel

    Fascinating article. A lot of interesting stuff in there regarding the various designers’ philosophies toward games and the people who play them. Some pretty juicy little tidbits of info in there, too. I had to laugh when Ishiwatari said he thought SoulCalibur was “junk”, since I’ve personally been becoming increasingly frustrated with several aspects of that series for some time now. I agree with his opinions about SFIII’s frustratingly steep learning curve as well.

    This interview really reaffirmed my view that these guys (and gals) are all pros in the industry who really know fighting games, and even more importantly, know the communities based around playing fighting games. I think I want to play BlazBlue even more now, if that’s possible.

  9. wrote on January 24th, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Rich

    I love how he calls SC junk lol.

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