DMC creator snubs Ninja Gaiden, trashes action games that he didn’t make

Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya is at it again, looking down on more videogames that he didn’t make and claiming that nobody built upon the groundwork he laid with DMC. In particular, Itagaki’s Ninja Gaiden was singled out, with Kamiya claiming it didn’t have the power required to interest him:

“I’ve never played Ninja Gaiden, and to be honest, I’m not that interested. The quality that gets you interested in something is that you feel something for them. Like on TV, or a movie, or a song, or whatever. You just feel something, and you get pulled into it, and then that’s how you pick something up. But Ninja Gaiden just didn’t have that power, so that’s why I wasn’t interested in it.

Kamiya went on to trash nearly every other action game by claiming that after he made Devil May Cry, “the baton was dropped” by his peers and nobody picked it up. The only game that the Viewtiful Joe creator claims is a worthy rival is God of War, and he states his plan is to exceed Sony’s exclusive action franchise.

Devil May Cry was a bit rough, but I think that there’s no roughness in God of War. I thinks that it’s very well-made. So there’s like a wall for your imagination or ideas, and when you’re actually creating something, you don’t even see the wall. But with GoW, I felt like I saw beyond the wall. So the GoW dev team’s imagination and their ideas were like… beyond. That’s something else that struck me.”

The former Capcom man then talked about his upcoming actiong game Bayonetta, describing it as a “sexy action game” and discussing that his dev team sometimes have trouble understanding him when trying to express the kind of moves he wants in the game:”I’m usually picturing a steamy hot woman doing the move, and I’m trying to do that, but I’m not actually able to convey that to the team, so it sometimes doesn’t get across to the team.” Well, he might be a bit more outspoken about others than is wise, but it sounds like Hideki Kamiya has some sexy moves. If Bayonetta can be as good as he, however, the man can run his mouth all he wants.

Jim Sterling