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Hello world and welcome back to another Loading ... Please Wait ... As you can guess my personal life made me take a step back for a while but hopefully things will be okay again. So todays rant is about Capcom. I'm sure as much as you all do you love Capcom as well however, I do have to state my anger at them for been money hungry with their fighting games. A good example of this would be Street Fighter. As history has shown, Street Fighter 2 had been released so many times it was a joke. From the 1st Street Fighter 2 to Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix. 7 editions (if you count Hyper Street Fighter 2) in total and each one more or less adding a new feature. Now see as history has taught us, Capcom will milk out the fighting genre as much as they can. The 1st Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo would have set you back an outrageous price of 129.99 which in today's standard is just.... Well crazy money. However the price was always blamed because it was made on a cartridge.
Nowadays cheaper methods have been found and we now have the same quality game on DVD or Blu-ray disc. But this is where things start to upset me the most, as much room as there is on the game disc, why is there so much DLC being locked away on that disc? Capcom didn't admit to it but everyone knows about the Resident Evil 5 1st DLC which was called Versus, being nothing more than a key to unlock it. Resident Evil 5 already had enough heat about black people been the victims this time instead of bringing back the zombies. Fans cried and begged for a new Mega Man Legends and Mega Man Legends 3 was looking like Capcom had finally started to listen to their fans. But the Stepdad of Mega Man, Kenji Inafune was leaving the company and despite this happening fans were told the game would still be in the works with a Prototype version coming soon. Behind closed doors though, maybe the project was axed as soon Kenji walked out. This is the same as the unique looking game known as Mega Man Universe which was planned for XBLA and PSN. Unique in the sense that it was the 1st game to have all of the Mega Man's together tied with a bad box art Mega Man.
Now with Street Fighter X Tekken coming out in the next week, we hear news about day 1 downloadable content. Day one itself you can spend nearly 30 on top of the brand new game to have new features such as 4 new characters or even change the costume of your fighter. Of course no one is telling you to buy all of it but again for the size of the disc that we now have, why do we have to pay for someone to unlock it for us? I'm starting to think Capcom really got hit badly by the recession and have to find ways of making money fast. This could be one of them and let's be honest we all know the bigger edition will be announced later in the year with more blah blah blah plus all the DLC that you paid for already.


Sorry but I'll wait for the Mega Street Fighter X Tekken edition or The Iron Fist edition that already being worked on in the background. Once bitten twice shy. While we are talking about the SFXT, anyone remembers Capcom vs SNK? SNK was too powerful to take on Capcom and had to be toned down which of course Tekken has to be as well. Fair enough but in a real fight though, would Marvel be broken by Capcom and there league of fighters? Could Ryu really break Cyclops? We will never know. End of the day Capcom has a vault of classic series that really are crying to be back in the spotlight again. How about a new Dino Crisis running on the Unreal 3 engine? It's been a long time coming and could remind people how great the series really was. Or even Onimusha? Maybe not the best Capcom ever did but still a series that seems to be of been in last generation. But this is one series that really does need to be brought back. Power Stone.


Power Stone was amazing on the DreamCast and one of those rare games where you could just have a laugh with your friends. Sure it came out on PSP but how about being on XBLA WITH online play? Just think of the items you could sell on to your friends from Power Stone 2? If a new Darkstalkers was to be made I would want it in 2D still and not the 2.5D like Street Fighter 4 has turned into. Leave it old school and remind us all what the good old days of Capcom was like. So what do you guys think? Am I right in saying Capcom should bring back something from the vault? Or continue to keep making sequels to games like Street Fighter and Mega Man? Let me know down below!
 

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MuddPunk
Member
7 years ago
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Saints Row: The Third will receive it's next installment of DLC 'Gangstas in Space' this week.

THQ have announced that the new expansion will include a new mission that relates to an in-game movie title.

'Gangstas in Space' which will set you back 560 MSP, will be available for free to users with a season pass and will be released worldwide on 21st February.

THQ's last installment of DLC was called 'Genki Bowl VII' which introduced a series of comical mini-games including, Sexy Kitten Yarngasm, Sad Panda Skyblazing, Apocalypse Genki and Super Ethical PR Opportunity.

Saints Row: The Third was released November last year.
MuddPunk
Member
7 years ago
Thanks Error404, I haven't personally purchased any DLC (or the season pass) for Saints Row The Third yet, but I have been debating on getting the pass. To be honest, I only literally started playing 48hrs ago so I'm not really sure whether I'll get it or not yet. I dont think I've played enough to warrant buying anything extra yet. Can you comment on the previous DLC Genki's Bowl? Was it any good?

To be even more honest though, I might actually wait until the season pass is in the sale at some point, like L.A. Noire did. Pretty much got all DLC for pittance ]1[/br]
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Error404
Member
7 years ago
Genki Bowl was fun, there's no doubt about that, but in terms of value for money, I wouldn't put it all up there. The unlocks are fun whilst they last, but as with most content for Saints Row 3, they quickly lose their novelty. It's sad to say that the best DLCs I've had for SR3 to date have actually been the Funtime pack and the Moneyshot Pack.

Whilst neither added missions, the weapons and content added by them gave some seriously awesome replayability to certain areas.

Genki Bowl is over before you know it and as of such, becomes disappointing in that you are really just starting to get into it when it ends somewhat abruptly.

I think the main problem with all the DLCs to date for SR3 have been that they REALLY should have been in the game from release, instead of THQ/Volition milking players for all they are worth. We aren't talking solid quality DLC like games of note have had (IE]1[/br]
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Darkwings18
Member
7 years ago
I have to agree with Error. Gangstas in Space was enjoyable for me, though quite short. If you compare it to the DLC from Saints Row 2 and The Third, it's one of the better ones which offer missions (not counting the packs which add clothing and weaponary.) Genki Bowl is reskinned activities and one new activity, while they are interesting takes on what we have, it ends as you start getting into it. Gangstas in Space features 3 missions, some good humour, references to Red Faction (stronger references depending on the voice your character has!) and as mentioned by Error, reskinned vehicles. I still liked it, but I do think they need to make longer DLC, and that it would've been better to also unlock the weaponary used in the DLC, not just vehicles.