Okay, let's talk about Mighty No. 9. Let's talk about the game.
But let's also talk about Kickstarter and whether or not you're soured on the experience.
I haven't played Mighty No. 9 and I doubt I ever will, but I'm seeing a lot of people talk about 'entitled' gamers. It does bother me a little. Don't get me wrong — there are scenarios within which I'm fine with gamers being described as entitled: but when you back a game with your hard-earned money, wait for years and get something underwhelming in return, I don't see a problem with voicing your displeasure.
It's one of those things that's always bothered me about Kickstarter.
We're constantly being told what Kickstarter is not.
It's not an investment. Clearly, because you don't get any kind of financial return.
It's not a pre-order. Yep, because sometimes the game you back doesn't even get finished!
So what is it?
That's harder to define. More and more I'm starting to believe that Kickstarter is very much anti-consumer. It's a high risk endeavour. Sure, sometimes you come out smiling on the other end. You back the Oculus Rift and you get a brand new VR headset on the other end. That's great!
But from this moment forward I suggest caution. If you're gonna back something on Kickstarter, you might want to do your research first, and you might want to be a bit more careful about where you spend your money.