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Submitted by s8anicslayer 351d ago | opinion piece

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." (Capcom, Culture)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   352d 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
dedicatedtogamers  +   352d 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.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   352d 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
Blacktric  +   351d 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.
KonsoruMasuta  +   351d 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.
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gaffyh  +   351d 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.

/rant

Really though, Capcom sort yourselves out.
dedicatedtogamers  +   351d 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_Belmont  +   351d 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.
UltimateMaster  +   350d ago
DMC died.
LordDhampire  +   351d 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
KonsoruMasuta  +   351d ago
I doubt Mighty No. 9 would have raised 4 million if nobody cared about Megaman. That money could have easily been Capcom's.
Blacktric  +   351d 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.
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gaffyh  +   351d 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.
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   351d 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.
Avengingkinght92  +   351d 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.
BobBelcher  +   351d ago
What was so bad about DmC?
LordDhampire  +   351d 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
Hanso  +   351d 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

ect
ect

DMC 3 and 4 are still miles ahead.
KonsoruMasuta  +   351d 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.
Blacktric  +   351d 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".
IcyEyes  +   351d ago
The fans.
Knushwood Butt  +   351d ago
I think NT make ios games now.
kratos_TheGoat  +   351d 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.
johny5  +   351d 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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fsfsxii  +   351d ago
I liked DmC...
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   351d ago
It was a good game just not a good dmc game
webeblazing  +   351d ago
I kinda not feeling capcom this gen everything they do it seem like the doing it 4 a quick buck some many games under their belt but always making retarded decision s
Tontus  +   351d ago
Capcom went with a western developer try and make DmC appeal to the millions of God of War fans.

Failed.

Capcom tried to make Resident Evil appeal to the millions of Gears of War/Call of Duty fans.

Failed.

Perhaps Capcom will realise that to please original fans of DmC/RE they need to make sure new installments in both series stick to the same design/formula they knew and loved and stop trying to appeal to a broader audience who aren't interested.
ConsoleHQ  +   351d ago
I don't care if I'm in the minority here: DmC was utterly fantastic. It's just behind TLOU for my GOTY.

I urge people to play it. If you say there isn't depth, you just aren't looking.
Hicken  +   350d ago
No, just no.

Is it bad? Not at all.

But it's a horrible, unneeded example of changing a franchise. While it wasn't bad, it most definitely was not DMC

That said, that's just ONE of the many mistakes Capcom has made. Turning Ressident Evil into Uncharted, making the latest Breath of Fire a PC game, and even trolling Megaman fans for years.

And yes, it IS hypocritical of destructoid to construct an article like this while also praising all their games. Doesn't seem very genuine.
ConsoleHQ  +   349d ago
I respectfully disagree.
DMC4, to me, was such a stagnant, confused waste of time. It felt like a PS2 game in almost every respect. DMC4 was dated and archaic. Bad camera, lame story, bland visuals, standard "run here and kill stuff" objectives.

DmC, in my opinion, pushed the game into a lush, imaginative dimension along with putting in an actual coherent story with characters that were more than one-liners. While DMC3's combat is fantastic, I find DmC's combat to just keep giving and giving in a way that I haven't seen in the genre.

I've beaten it 6 times and I still find new combos and such. People can have their opinions and as long as they've given it a chance by playing through, I guess I'm ok.

BUT if people didn't even give it the time of day because it was different, that's when I get mad. If I don't get a sequel because of that, I'll be very angry.

And I could go on about how people are so averse to change but I'll just say this: if you like something, seeing it change shouldn't be bad. Evolution is key to survival.

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