How Resident Evil 2 fell apart, then became one of Capcom’s biggest hits

From Polygon: "In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Capcom released games that achieved respectable sales. Mega Man and Street Fighter did not light sales charts on fire in 1987, particularly compared to the success stories of other companies like Nintendo and Sega, but they performed well enough for Capcom to release sequels that put these franchises on the map. Mega Man 2, believed by many to be the best in the series, outsold the original and became a global million-seller. The success of Street Fighter 2 was even more remarkable: it blew the first game so far away that the original is barely a footnote in Capcom history."

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neomahi29d ago

You're dilutional and know nothing. Resident Evil 2 was always great, unless you want to count Resident Evil 4, that was the downfall of Resident Evil. Sales for Resident Evil didn't fall until after Resident Evil 4. The tank controls, blah, blah, blah were part of the gaming experience and that's what made Resident Evil, after Resident Evil 4, and it's clunky controls, that tainted the RE water.

Nerdmaster29d ago

Did you even read the article? (That was a rethorical question. I know the answer). Nothing you said was even mentioned in the article. You really shouldn't write an angry comment without knowing what you're talking about.

Myst-Vearn29d ago

don't badmouth RE4! that game is a masterpiece and you can't blame the disappointment of RE5 and RE6 on it.

Elit3Nick28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

He's talking about how RE2's early concept (what fans call RE1.5) got scrapped pretty far into development, and the end product of the second attempt being the RE2 we know and love. This article is actually an great read, you would do well to take a look and educate yourself.

AK9129d ago

Polygon..............all that needs to be said.