Hideki Kamiya has issued a new statement via the Platinum Games blog outlining his perspective upon the release of The Wonderful 101. A somewhat emotional post, Kamiya reveals his anxiety about the game’s release, admitting that the feeling is amplified by the unconventional nature of the game and the fact that it took years to produce.
Kamiya also reassured fans that the game is not as complicated as it seems at first, and that gamers should give it a fair shake. This portion of the statement seems to be a response to several reactions and reviews that have complained about the game’s difficulty level. Many reviews have been good, but not great, with scores falling in the 7 to 8 range. Here is an excerpt from Kamiya’s statement regarding the game’s complexity:
“At first it looks complicated, then you try it out and realize it’s not so bad, then you think you’ve got the hang of it and you realize the gameplay was a lot deeper than you originally assumed… the more you play 101 the more I think you’ll understand yourself, that’s the kind of game it is. “