This is a thread for you to freely complain about how much you dislike examu and what they do for business.
1st offense - Arcana Heart Full - For a balance changing patch that added 4 colors and training mode, they tried to charge about $1,500 just to update the machines. For not even including a character of any sort. Lame.
They ended up still charging $800 or so for the training mode update, and it was required for SBO. Arcades either payed a ton of money and got an update that, visually, looked the same, or they had nobody playing at their arcade.
2nd offense - Arcana Heart 2:
About 7 months after Arcana Heart 2 was released, they released an update for it called “Arcana Heart 2 Suggoi!”. This time, it had 2 new characters, 2 new arcanas, balance changes, and new stages. They charged a normal price for it, but most arcades found it worth it to buy, as it actually resembled how an “upgrade” should look.
3rd offense - Arcana Heart 2 Suggoi!:
4 months after Suggoi was released, Examu wanted to make a balance patch, as their “Balanced Suggoi” was actually quite unbalanced and still had plenty of mistakes.
So to release a new patch that has training mode added and some balance changes, as in, things that were their fault in the first place, they’re charging $1000 for JUST THE UPGRADE or $1500 for the board itself. So each arcade, for each machine that they want people to play on, has to pay $2000, in an economy when arcades are already in trouble. Except for major arcana hangouts and arcades with a lot of money anyways (the ones charging 100 yen per play instead of 50 yen), the places that currently have suggoi aren’t going to get this upgrade. This upgrade is REQUIRED for SBO, so this screws over small arcades that have one machine that occasionally gets played, as the monopoly on the arcades that people already play at becomes stronger. As players are going to want to train for SBO, they’re going to only the arcades with the version that’s gonna be played. Overall, it’s an update that should be free, but isn’t. Now, less arcades are going to get Arcana games in the future, as Examu has a reputation for doing this sort of thing, not once, but TWICE. This only hurts the arcana community, and Examu just wants money.
If you want to bitch and whine about this issue, do it here!