5 Most Despicable Capcom Decisions
Imagine gaming history without Capcom; it’s a world I would not want to live in. I loved Street Fighter 2,…
Imagine gaming history without Capcom; it’s a world I would not want to live in. I loved Street Fighter 2, Power Stone, Resident Evil, and pretty much every Disney game they made. Whether they were innovating and creating new IP’s or perfecting old ones with sequels, they changed gaming in so many positive ways, so for me this was actually a hard list to make, not because I had nothing to say, but because I used to think they were such a great company. But the reality is, things have changed.
Capcom is not an “evil” company, they just make some very non-consumer friendly choices for their games. I have nothing personal against the company, but I also believe we shouldn’t ignore their decisions to occasionally do some rather despicable things.
I have compiled a list of decisions they have made over the past few years, that I find the most deplorable. Here’s to hoping things get better!
5. Disc Locked Content
Bringing a new grimmer definition to DLC, Capcom has found a way to make you puchase something you already own. DLC can be wonderful – look at the “Dragonborn” DLC released for Skyrim, where you pay for an expansion upon your game. Obviously, some of the features were being worked on previously, but it is all new content for your already meaty game.
Capcom has had the idea that if they keep the content on the disc, they can just sell parts to you later on. Now to me, it is already a bit strange that game designers just feel the need to keep features on hold ’til DLC time even though it is already complete. But hey, that’s just a business decision to not sell something in whole, but to have the content already on the disc (Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter X Tekken, and so on) is just plain greedy. Some fans have come to the defence, proclaiming it as an “easier” way to download the DLC, but I have a question for you, noble fan!
Is an easier download of a feature already on your disc worth $10? That’s up to you to decide!