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Capcom needs to listen to its fan base

It's a common fact in the gaming community that Capcom is in trouble. The publisher that created classics like 'Resident Evil' and 'Street Fighter' may not survive in the age of the eight generation consoles unless the leadership gets their act together. So how could Capcom save itself? How about actually listening to the fans!

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stanr917d ago

An Op-Ed that Capcom fans can agree with and the industry needs to take notes of. Listen to your fans.

jeeves86917d ago (Edited 917d ago )

Resident Evil 5 didn't have an 'ok' success. Resident Evil 5 is the highest selling Capcom game ever. That includes Street Fighter. That's definitely more than an 'ok' success.

There are a lot of people who think that they know what a company (or in this case, a game franchise) needs to be great again. The thing is, Resident Evil has a fanbase divided - the old vs the new, each with their own ideas on what would make it great. Some of them are valid, others are just stupid.

Capcom just hasn't decided which fan base it wants to cater to.

Why would you go back to the old style? Why would anyone want to play a game with static camera angles and tank controls (that didn't feature a tank)? It's fucking antiquated! The market has changed, gaming has changed. With more and more people entering the arena, you have to adapt or risk going under.

Capcom needs to decide where it wants to take the series and go with it. I'd personally be okay with a bit of a horror/action blend like in Dead Space 1 and 2. But it can't sit on the fence forever.

Edit: you also forgot about Resident Evil: Revelations - a game that a lot of traditionalists actually enjoyed.

Juste_Belmont917d ago

I hope things turn around for Capcom, but it may be too late. They've made a lot of bad decisions and alienated a lot of fans in the process. The only way for them to start digging themselves out of the hole they're in is to deliver something great as soon as possible. I don't see it happening, but I hope I'm proven wrong.