A heartfelt look at the apparent exit of Konami from a gamer that's been along for the ride with them since day one.
"Losing Konami is like losing an old friend" They stopped being my friend around 10 years ago already. The company was only a shadow of its former self..aside from MGS, Silent Hill and a very few Castlevania games that were still good they delivered not half as many great games anymore as back in the nineties. So many great game series, IP's are lost now. =/ Twinbee, Gradius, Parodius, Contra, Castlevania, the series of great games they made with comic or cartoon licenses (TMNT and the Looney Tunes games as examples) Policenauts, ZOE, Track & Field, Goemon (Mystical Ninja), Sunset Riders and lets not even talk about the equally big number of Hudson Soft goodies like Bloody Roar or Bomberman that are dying together with the former self of Konami.
Great piece. Take the time to read the article.
and now other studios and publishers will fight for the rights of the IPs xD
I remember going into Toys R Us and seeing Castlvania for sale on the NES and begging my mom to buy it. Brought it home and instantly fell in love with the game. Couldn't wait to tell my friends at school about the game, no one believed me since the NES came with a poster that had only their 1st party games on it, at that time we all that those were the only games available for the NES. But soon they came to the house and saw it was true.
Yeah i remember trading cartridges at school.
Lol! Yes, I did that too. I forgot which game I traded but I got Balloon Fight and it was some of the best fun I had 2 player wise.
For some reason i really liked marble madness and i was horrible at it. Lol.
Friday the 13th... I think I beat Jason like 3 times.. Bastard just kept getting stronger, lol
No, it's like having an old friend betray you
I'm definitely gonna miss Konami for Contra, TMNT4: Turtles In Time and Double Dribble. Those were some great games.
It's like that scene in Lost when Charlie's brothers all high and tells him he's the face of the band and no one cares about the bassist.
Konami is like an old friend that recently started snorting coke. Hopefully they atleast sell off all the major IPs to another developer before filing for bankruptcy.
This is giving people who take cocaine a bad name. None of them are as delusional or insane as Konami. I would trust a meth addict more than Konami at the moment. They should be committed.
can't that still be sad?
For a company that would, like billions of others, only care about the bottom line -- Konami feels like their brick road is indestructible on even a financial route. Nothing can ruin their bottom line, and anyone who thinks otherwise can kiss the shiny side of their formal slip-on shoes. This is the definition of cocky, footloose egos tripping balls. Unbelievable.
i dont understand why people are hating on konami. They are not making money. They can't fund these ambitious projects that you people can't get over. They doing what they have to do to survive. Why the hell would they care about your agenda? You don't buy their shit anyway.
Konami is like that ex girlfriend you love but you know she is a cheater and doesn't respect you but still you have so many good memories together that it hurts you to let her go but you you know is the best thing.
Uh, actually... Konami is like that one father who kicked out his son and gave him a list of homeless shelters to go to after his graduation.
I dont know what Konami is planning?.......
konami is a shadow of its former self, i personally don't want a company like that back in the gaming scene. One who treats all of its employees terribly, doesn't appreciate console gaming or even let directors finish their games vision.
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