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Capcom has forgotten that casuals are important to the fighting game genre

Tony Polanco from writes:

"I’m sure that some of you reading this are saying to yourselves, 'Those people don’t matter, they aren’t the ones who keep fighting games alive and thriving.' While there is some truth to this, I’ll argue that the casual crowd is actually extremely important to fighting games, and without them, the genre will become even more niche and underground than it already is."

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SwiffEpics3065d ago

This is a true statement, Capcom was thinking too hard on the business side of things and forgetting about overall customer satisfaction. Companies need to learn that if they satisfy gamers first, then the business side of things will take off organically. Just look at Rockstar.

Romudeth3065d ago

Great point. SF doesn't need to be tailored for the hardcore competitive crowd. It just needs to be a solid fighting game and that alone will bring it to places like EVO.

Look at Smash Bros. That isn't a competitive fighter but it's at EVO because the fans demanded it. Same should apply for SF and any fighting game. If it's good it'll be championed by the FGC as well.

stephburdo3065d ago

I agree with this. The evolving nature of fighting games has certainly estranged the casual fighter enthusiast.

gamer78043064d ago (Edited 3064d ago )

Street fighter has really lost its way with street fighter 5. Lack of single player content and taking a game that was on tons of platforms and limiting it to two won't help it maintain its player base. No wonder this release is selling worse than Streetfighter IV.


Street Fighter 5: Analysing a Tarnished Legacy

Street Fighter 5 launched in 2016, and is widely considered a misstep for the hugely popular franchise. This article explains why that is.

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Terry_B198d ago

Every Street Fighter is called a misstep of the series since Street Fighter III..and even the Alpha games were not liked by everyone.

SF V had a miserable start but later it did a lot things actually better than SFIV and SF6.

SF6 is the first SF since SFII Turbo for that I did not buy at launch. And today, around 6 months after its launch I still have no motivation to buy it.

kevco33197d ago

I've had every Street Fighter on launch since SFII on the SNES. SFV is definitely my least played of them all.

SF6 is very good. You should give it a second look.

Terry_B197d ago

Maybe in 2-3 years when there is a version that has characters I care for.

So far there is not one of the new characters I like..and my favourite 4 are not a part of it either. (Bison, Balrog, Sagat and Vega) + the whole hip hop style and the crappy music turned me totally off.

Looking forward a lot to Tekken 8.

Sano24197d ago

SF4 vanilla was loved by most and and not considered a misstep. It wasn't until they went revision crazy that people started turning on Capcom.

Terry_B197d ago

Don't remember the criticques it got for the big hands and feet, the sometimes weird looking faces, the lame boss (Seth) and that so many characters were shotos and yup..the many new versions. Just every SF got its haters no matter how good it was.

Nerdmaster196d ago

It was criticized for the first trailers having an interesting art style with those ink splashes, but the real game had none of that and people felt cheated. And Capcom decided to add some of those effects in the game later because of the backlash. But I don't remember any other big complaints about it.

EvertonFC197d ago

I grew out of fighting games, loved them as a kid but online you just get your ass kicked over and over leaving just the bare bones single player and also having no friends anymore who like fighting games either just makes me not want to buy or play them anymore.

CrimsonWing69197d ago

I dunno, I like Street Fighter 5 quite a bit. 🤷‍♂️

Shiro173196d ago

Sf6 is the best sf since sf4ae lol

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