Cultured Vultures: Capcom has been having a shaky run in recent years - Matt shows us five recent blunders by the company to illustrate.
I'll tell you how they damaged it they rushed out Street Fighter 5 as basically a glorified demo. I'm a guy that used to go to the corner store to play Street Fighter 2 in the arcade on my lunch in high school. That would save up money from crappy part-time jobs to buy the newest Street Fighter 4 Sagat Genesis or Super Nintendo. Bought the 3DO so I can have the best version of Super Street Fighter 2. Capcom Street Fighter 5 was a douchebag move it hurt your old school fans more than you'll ever know
Yeah Street Fighter V in 2015 was the start of Capcom's downfall. /s
Street Fighter V came out last year in 2016
Yeah, the old school fans that can't handle playing against human opponents.
Yeah because you can't play against humans on any of those games he mentioned /s. Maybe you should change your name to head in butt.
Do you play against humans in the glorified demo?
"His breakout role in 2008’s Dead Rising" Dead Rising came out in 2006 during Xbox 360's first year on the market. "Had Capcom maintained the same shooting system used in Resident Evil 5" RE6 allowed you to move while shooting, something you absolutely couldn't do in RE5. It's great that restriction finally got axed. Not to mention your partner's AI works a lot better in RE6 than it does in RE5 to provide a vastly better single player experience. "Lost Planet and Bionic Commando aside, Capcom had very little experience producing action-oriented third-person shooters before Resident Evil 6." You can't easily just write off the action oriented third person shooters Capcom produced to make a point. On another note, it looks like Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is bound to alienate a lot of longtime fans for various reason as well.
"Not to mention your partner's AI works a lot better in RE6 than it does in RE5" https://youtu.be/eEEVUeJJ9N... Yeah........... whatever you say. Walking in RE6 and shooting was garbage and means nothing when your bullets in that game never looked like they were hitting enemies half the time.
I think it's a well written piece. I agree with each of these points. I don't know why Capcom is making these poor choices in messing with a successful game formula like this!!!
Capcom just isn't good at making good games. They need to die and sell off the IPs to Sony, let them handle it.
I think it's more likely that Microsoft buys them. It would be a game changing move...
Nope, it'll be Nintendo.
Nintendo can't afford the purchase and would be outbid if Microsoft actually wanted it. Plus the IPs don't really fit what Nintendo does. I think Microsoft needs to act soon before someone else swoops in.
Capcom is mostly a Japanese company with a few western style titles. Sounds like a perfect fit for Nintendo.
Nintendo is more family friendly. I don't consider Capcom a family friendly IP owner
game changing in the sense that the franchises will suffer greatly. Sony HAS the studios that can work perfectly on them.
Capcom has fallen off so hard since back in the day. I mean they have a treasure trove of great games they could release today yet they give us crap games. I think one of their biggest mistakes is not bringing monster Hunter to other consoles besides Nintendo. SF5 should not have been console exclusive. Whoever believes SF5 could not have been made without Sony is smoking some good shit.
They just dont care anymore. They are only in it for the payday and have ceased to innovate. They were once a titan in the industry, and now since they ran out their talent, they are an afterthought. They have earned the nickname CRAPcom for a reason.
A mainline Breath of Fire game for mobile. People will continue to ask for Breath of Fire 6, even if Breath of Fire 9 is coming out for mobile.
Capcom is definitely a head scratcher of a company at this point in time. Whoever is involved in short mid and long term strategic planning as well a pulse on the fanbase and health of the company top down is not on the ball. Rich trove of IP either not or underutilized.. 3DS - Ace Attorney games should have all released in the West and also have/or in the process of being ported to Switch Switch - Breath of Fire should have a new console entry along with Power Stone. MonHun should have already been announced for the West. PS4/PC/Xbox - MonHun should have been back on consoles. DMC 5 should have already been announced. Dragons Dogma sequel should have already been in the works. REmake 2 should have dropped long ago. Fiascos like Street Fighter 5 should never happen again and with MVC:I looks to be heading back down that path... Dead Rising exclusivity should have been dropped after 3 by then the fanbase of the PS4 had grown quite large and exclusive sales of the series had been trending down.. New IPs should be churning out. Also revisiting old IPs with new games. New Mega Man, New Mega Man Legends. New UN Squadron, Ghouls n Ghost just to name a few
Dead Rising 4, SF5, full price SF2 on Switch, ruining Marvel vs Capcom, and leaving alot of titles including megaman and others. Yet RE7 Looks promising for RE series.
Capcom.... 2 ways they damaged their franchises... 1) Building half-assed sequels that made changes where fans really didn't want change and didn't make changes where fans really wanted changes. 2) Re-releasing all the historical titles without a single improvement in gameplay or graphics really. You look at games like The Last of Us and Gears of War on the latest consoles and they were improvements over the originals. The Capcom releases were just a bunch of really average ports. I would've paid full price for them to re-release all resident evil games using the RE5 engine.
I'm surprised people still supported Capcom, after that Street Fighter X Tekken fiasco.
A focus on a lack of creativity by westerninzing their games for what they believe will be highly profitable. Basically greed.
What damaged them the most was most of their top devs left be it for Mega Man or Resident Evil. Key Clover Studio devs left and formed Platinum. The list goes on. They are a shell of their former selves. They survive mostly on years old ports and Monster Hunter.
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