Opinion: The decay of Capcom

Destructoid - "This generation has been filled with publishers and developers undertaking anti-customer acts or just plain acting stupid. EA tried to shove online passes down our throats and tried shoehorning multiplayer into every game possible."

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pr0t0typeknuckles1115d ago

great article,because eveything said was true,capcom needs to wake up,i mean you raped DMC,killed RE,and neglect megman,and you continue to lose money,but other companies are taking your money because you refuseto make the games your consumers want,moighty no 9 is taking the megaman fans,bayonetta is taking the DMC fans,and the evil within could take the RE fans

dedicatedtogamers1115d ago

Yeah but where was this opinion when Destructoid was giving DmC a 9/10 and calling the CAPCOM-haters "crybabies"? Where was this opinion when Destructoid was giving RE Revelations an 8/10? Or MH3 Port on Wii-U a 9/10?

That's the problem with modern journalists. They go soft on any game from a big-name dev and hand out 8/10 and 9/10 scores like candy, but then they turn around and write "controversial" articles about how those same companies are decaying.

pr0t0typeknuckles1115d ago

hmm i forgot about that,cause your right destructoid was one of the main websites defending DmC and bashing the fans without listening to them,regardless though i do agree with the article,but you are right about how they love FLIP FLOPPING on controversial topics,but hey this is why i never trust reviews,cause they are full of crap

Blacktric1114d ago

"...RE Revelations an 8/10. Or MH3 Port on Wii-U a 9/10?"

Both of those are great games. Stop trying to s**t on good games to get your point across.

KonsoruMasuta1114d ago (Edited 1114d ago )

Resident Revelations wasn't that bad. It felt more like RE than 5 and 6. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't horrible.

And it's not just the critics who like MH3 on WiiU. It has an 8.0 user score. It was a good game.

These games were good, that's why they gave them the scores. I like a lot of Capcom's games too.

But I can see as a whole, the company is starting to lose it.

gaffyh1114d ago

Capcom are by far the most stupid publisher/developer out there at the moment. They have got great IPs, yet are neglecting them because they are idiots e.g. Onimusha and Dino Crisis. Both of these could have been fantastic this gen, but instead we get a million Street Fighter-esque games, and the slow descent into shit that Resident Evil has become. It really boggles the mind. Why make Monster Hunter for the Wii U, and not a proper version of the game for PS3? They could have done it years ago, but they were just too stupid.

THQ shouldn't have gone out of business, it should have Capcom and then maybe there IPs could be given some justice in other developers hands, at least THQ was trying to fix themselves, and gave us a great IP, Darksiders.


Really though, Capcom sort yourselves out.

dedicatedtogamers1114d ago

@ Blacktric and Konsoru

You've missed my point. What I'm saying is that Destructoid has showered praise on several of CAPCOM's biggest games over the last few years, so where was this opinion back then? Where were the statements of "yep, CAPCOM is decaying" when fans were complaining about New Dante in DmC? Oh, wait. Instead, Destructoid was calling those people "haters" and "crybabies".

Juste_Belmont1114d ago

True, we should never forget the negativity that surrounded Nier, only for the game to later be heralded as an "underrated gem". Well, guess who underrated it?

It doesn't take a genius to know that Capcom hasn't been making very good decisions lately, but it does seem sort of hypocritical for "game journalists" to have such a Jekyll/Hyde mentality in terms of reporting on it.

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LordDhampire1114d ago

no noes cares about megaman for the last time

But really whoever is the ceo of capcom is an idiot, all he needs to do is bring monster hunter to the vita, and they will come, also bring monster hunter to good consoles like ps4 and xbone.

Change devil may cry back

KonsoruMasuta1114d ago

I doubt Mighty No. 9 would have raised 4 million if nobody cared about Megaman. That money could have easily been Capcom's.

Blacktric1114d ago (Edited 1114d ago )

" all he needs to do is bring monster hunter to the vita"

You mean the console that has less lifetime sales in Japan than Monster Hunter 4's in its first week? That seems like such a smart move.

Nobody cares about graphics on a Monster Hunter title. Fans play it because of the ever evolving gameplay and new monster types. Not because they want to do a pissing contest on the internet regarding which version looks better.

gaffyh1114d ago

@Blactric - A new MH on Vita would have sold a ton of Vita consoles, it wouldn't have mattered if it has low lifetime sales right now.

SharnOfTheDEAD1114d ago

Remember the good old days when Capcom was one of the biggest companies around, bringing games out like Dino Crisis, Onimusha, Devil May cry and of course the original Resident Evil games before they turned into the games they are now. It's really sad to see whats happened and how their games have deteriorated, I mean look at Lost Planet 3... They should return to their roots, bring out a new Onimusha and Dino Crisis would be a great start.

Avengingkinght921114d ago

Bayonetta is taking all the dmc fans? Your kidding right? Bayonetta 2 lost half its fan base when it became Wii U exclusive. As for the evil within, good looking game by the way. But not sure if every RE fan will jump ship. As for megaman, don't care never really liked it.

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BobBelcher1114d ago

What was so bad about DmC?

LordDhampire1114d ago

It wasn't a bad game, people just didn't want them to change it in the first place, fans of the series wanted them to continue as the real dante

Hanso1114d ago

lol wtf are you talking about?
speak for yourself.

DmC had a crapton of bad things regarding gameplay
-Styles gone
-no lock on
-Devil Trigger push to win
-only 30 fps on consoles
-weak bosses. Credo from DMC4 shits all over DmC
-Color coded enemies


DMC 3 and 4 are still miles ahead.

KonsoruMasuta1114d ago

Don't forget the horrible dialog and storey telling.

It's like the humor was written by a twelve year old. And they butchered the story.

Blacktric1114d ago

Hey hey hey, watch your mouth. The dialogue in DmC was amazing and was truly Shaekspearean. I mean who could forget such deep lines like; "And I've got a bigger d**k".

Knushwood Butt1114d ago

I think NT make ios games now.

kratos_TheGoat1114d ago

scumcom deserve the hate for dlc lock, multiple same game with a upgrade which was a dull. overprice characters, costume, ending.n obody is the blame but scamcom who decided to go after your money by releasing games that is rush, wack, & disappointing title which everybody fell in love with in nintendo and sony era.

johny51114d ago (Edited 1114d ago )

They should have stuck with the style from E3 2005 target video which was supposed to be the real Devil May Cry 4.

Even if that target render wasn't real gameplay with the next generation of consoles we have the technology to push graphics like that and or better! A matter a fact almost all the target renders from last gen we can produce with todays technology!

They need to bring the original art style back and get ride of the Hayden Christensen wannabe! Original voice actor too!

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