5 reasons to hate Capcom: 1-Horrible DRM 2-Disc Locked Content over actual DLC 3-Super,Hyper,Ultra,Awesome Edition 4-A general lack of respect for their customers, outright lying to us, lack of communication 5-Laziness
Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis, Megaman, Marvel vs Capcom, etc. etc. What do all these games have in common? They are...or where all awesome. Capcom was at it's prime back in the day, before this nonsense of an xbox 3980 or whatever and futuristic playstation 3 and whatnot.
I remember forcing myself to finish REmake, trying to outrun that crimson head, or pummeling the shit out of the hulk with Jill valenting in MvsC2, and watching Dante make snappy remarks at his enemy before killing them off in an awesomely stylish fashion.
Capcom what happened? Resident Evil is but a mere shell of it's former self nothing but "HURR DURR SHOOT DA ZOMBIESDRUNK BLACK PEOPLE DERP A HERP!" Marvel vs Capcom 3 was a pathetic attempt, with so many missing modes a limited character roster + 2 of them being "disc locked content" (which capcom has been abusing shamelessly) then their trying to "phase out" megaman from the US thinking that there's nowhere else to go with the blue bomber. Meanwhile awesome games like Viewtiful joe never see the light of day again. And other games get basterdized sequels/prequels case in point, Dino crisis and "DmC".
Capcom you guys are whores. Sell outs. Shameless money horders who put profits way above fans and don't even try to find a balance. You are but a former shell of yourself and it's so sad to see you go. RIP Capcom, maybe next generation you'll redeem yourself or you'll probably just go the alan wake route and make half a game then put the other half as dlc. Except it won't be as awesome as AW.
Have fun ripping off your fans Capcom, one day you won't have a fanbase and I hope you realize before it's too late.
In short: Capcom, you *bleep*ing suck.
EDIT: A full list of why I hate capcom
1) DRM: Lets say you want to play a single player game? Well you HAVE to be online to play it. Why? Because of Capcoms lousy DRM. Well at least it's impossible for internet shortages to happen, and since when have microsoft or sony ever had extended downtime? OH WAIT. For some reason their DRM is limited to Sony and PC, the 360 doesn't have that shit thank god, i'm guessing Microsoft being so strict finally comes in handy.
Then we have the Mercs 3D which has essentially caused an outrage among fans. Why? You can't delete save data. So that means the game loses re-sell value greatly, impacting the used game market, yet the funny thing is Capcom said that this drm wasn't added to prevent used game sales. So either A) they are lying or b) they just like to *bleep* with us
2) DLC (Disc locked Content): Capcom actually develops games with "D"lc in mind. Marvel vs Capcom 3 has jill and shuma gorath both of them $5 each on the disc and their fully playable with some odd tweaks here and there, to put a character in a fighting game it takes MONTHS of planning and preparation to make sure everything works out fine, that means that Jill and Shuma could have been in MvsC3 but capcom purposely left them out to whore out fans. Also RE5 versus, need I explain this?
3) super-ultra-hyper edition: Okay capcom has always done this, but now it's worst. They now develop their games with the "super" version in mind. SF4 was horrible, unbalanced, had a lack of updates and overall felt very, very empty. A year later Super street fighter 4 comes out and that is the complete game. That is what $F4 should have been. Know MvsC3 is a lazily done, half assed attempt of a game. The roster choice was horrible, even then the roster is small (megaman anyone?) and it hasn't received updates or any dlc despite capcom saying that they would support this game. So what does that mean? Well comic-con is coming up soon, capcom has been entirely quiet about this game, it's probably because at comic-con they'll just announce a super version or whatever.
4) They don't respect/communicate/lie to their customers: Respect: "Megaman isn't in because he has too many moves!" "Leon isn't in the mercenaries 3D because he's to busy working on ORC! Give the man a break! Also Claire will be in both Mercs 3D and ORC...no comment" Or the infamous "I DON'T CARE" (said the producer of the new "DmC" when asked about the concern and criticism over Dante's new look)
Communicate: "we will be supporting MvsC3 heavily after release" *cricket* so far Capcom has outright REFUSED to talk about anything regarding MvsC3. A pr himself said so that they'll tell us when the time is right. As if that wasn't bad enough, when the PSN outtage happened, it glitched up the PS3 version of MvsC3, apparently events could not be unlocked. This has happened ever since PSN went back online, Capcom has yet to respond or do anything on this as PS3 users are left in the dark. There is a chance that events aren't unlocking because Japan has yet to have PSN back online but why doesn't Capcom say something rather than leave their fans in the dark?
Lie: On many occasions. Such as the quote above, supporting MvsC3 never happened.
MvsC3 is a hot topic, but that's just because it's their most recent blunders, but even other "higher quality games" has suffered from laziness, RE5 is another great example, 5 years in development, 400 people working on it and the highest budget of all capcom games ever and NOT ONE of the original ideas made it in the final product. Instead all we got was RE4 with co-op, that wouldn't have been bad...if this game came out in 2006 with a tiny budget and 50 people working on it, but other games get more work done in a shorter amount of time than this. ME2 for example was in development shorter than RE5 was and compare that to Mass effect 1. Even L4D2 which was rushed in under a year managed to get more out of it than RE5.
The mercenaries 3D is the most recent one, only characters from RE5/RE4 mercs, minus leon and ada. Only 1 new character, only 3 new alternate costumes (the rest are just reskins or slightly modified) and their pricing it as a full fledged 3DS game ($40). Really Capcom? At least add a couple of new characters, or hell even older new RE4/5 maps, or maybe ada/leon rather than hunk/krauser. Of course they did say that leon could be in as DLC if the fans demanded it (and it would take an idiot to not realize the backlash not adding a main character in this game would be) so they pretty much prepared leon already. Good luck paying $5 extra for what should have been.
Capcom has fallen far. Very, very far. It's like their competing against Activision in a "which one of us can be the biggest douche" contest.
Tune in next week where I jerk off Valve and Bioware at how awesome they are and how others should strive to be more like them (awesome that is).