I guess that whole Japanese modesty thing was a myth. Yes Sakurai, the people not shelling out 60 bucks, plus whatever the going rate for a WiiU or 3DS is now, for a prettied up version of something released over a decade ago are the babies. Melee was a game I was willing to get at midnight because it was just so much better than the first one, but now I doubt I’d even play this for more than an hour at a friend’s place. What do you wanna bet all this belly-aching is because the game underperformed?
It’s really about what Sakurai doesn’t want to say. And what he doesn’t want to say is that the game was rushed.