Why was I so indifferent about Mighty No. 9? I think it's I dismissed it as the perfect example of a crowd funding game relying on pure nostalgia instead of actually being interesting. I think I might have been wrong about that.
It was the above game footage, taken from PAX Prime, that changed my mind. I can't really explain why it changed my mind. It just looks really good. It looks crisp, clean. It looks well-designed. It looks like a video game submerged in the past, but with enough new ideas to elevate itself above the current trend of 16-bit inspired platformers.
I think it's because it just looks like it feels good to play. Like it feels good to move, to jump, to shoot. The basic stuff really. It might the animation, it might the art style but Mighty No. 9 just looks like a video game I will play and enjoy.
Sign me up.