This list of the 10 Biggest Capcom Fails tells a story of a company that both made great advances in game development, and then undermined those very advances later on. They popularized fighting games but oversaturated the fighting game market
We've always had fond memories of Capcom's Strider, but the character and franchise have been relegated to guest appearances in several games instead of garnering a whole new entry. That changes next year when Strider returns in full high-definition for both Xbox and PlayStation consoles and the PC. We got to spend some time with an early build of Strider at New York Comic Con, and were impressed with the modern take on the classic series.
Once considered an important new franchise for next gen hardware, Lost Planet has struggled to keep itself in the public eye through recent years. Since it launched as one of the prettiest early Xbox 360 games, Lost Planet has tumbled from AAA international hit to a forgotten franchise. In fact, Lost Planet had such cache that it was one of a very few titles that was on its way to the silver screen. You can blame an underwhelming sequel or an outdated publisher, it doesn’t matter because Lost Planet is barely afloat these days.
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That's right, fighting game fans, Evo 2013 was this past weekend! The greatest fighters from around the world gathered at fabulous Las Vegas to throw down in virtual arenas of all shapes and sizes. They had Mortal Kombat 9, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter IV, and King of Fighters XIII, just to name a few. King of Fighters and Street Fighter are two of the oldest franchises at Evo, both being Japanese-born 2D fighters with histories stretching back to the beginning of the genre, so what better time to compare the two to see which franchise's fighting spirit burns brightest?
Capcom didn’t have a whole lot to show at E3 2013. The beginning and end of their booth was the huge area for Dead Rising 3, exclusive for the Xbox One. Even worse, the booth only let you have a hands-off demo, a guided tour of the game by the developers. Capcom was obviously banking on Dead Rising 3 being their rising star of this year. Did they succeed?
With the first official footage of the new Smash Bros having been unveiled at E3 a few days ago it only seemed appropriate to feature the star-studded crossover fighting game in this week's Versus. Though the Smash Bros series began as an experiment that no-one over at Nintendo put much faith into it's become one of their flagship franchises, and most gamers are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the next installment.
Similarly, Capcom's Vs series began as a curious cross-promotion for Capcom and Marvel to show off their coolest characters, and now there are a loyal contingent of gamers who live and die by the Vs name. Both series are about taking your favorite characters and smashing them together to see who'll win, so let's take these two titanic crossover titles and see which of them comes out smashing?
When we heard that the sequel to Namco X Capcom was finally being ported over for North American players, we experienced a glee for such an impressive roster of our favorite game characters that we haven't experienced since Marvel vs. Capcom 3. With the combined franchises of Sega, Namco, and Capcom, the possibilities are endless for making your own Final Fantasy Tactics-like team. While it doesn't reach North American retail stores until the end of the month, Project X Zone's demo is available and we have finally gotten a chance to play it. From what we have played so far, we can say that the team at Monolith Soft have created an experience that is on par with the expectations of all the franchises and brands that this game encompasses.
Memory is fragile. Who you are is essentially a collection of experiences coded and cataloged in your cranium for cross reference later. Your essence, your soul, is housed somewhere in your synapses. Without your memories you are no longer you. Just a hulking mass of animal instinct no different than the next poor sod who has had their memory wiped. Remember Me has a high sci-fi concept, but will it stick in the spaces between your synapses or trickle right out your ears?
With the advent of the Super Nintendo, gamers everywhere saw a boom of turn-based RPGS. Later systems, such as the Playstation, also enjoyed a similarly large library of quality dungeon-delving, boss-slaying, experience gaining games. Breath of Fire and Wild ARMS are two of the biggest franchises to be born from this era. The Wild Arms series added a healthy mix of puzzles and item usage a la Legend of Zelda, while the Breath of Fire series leaned towards crazy characters and flashy combat. The question is, then, which of these two RPG franchises stands head, shoulders, and arms above the other?