Every saturday, three of my friends bring their arcade sticks over to play Street Fighter. It’s our vacation from work and girlfriends, and the highlight of our weeks.
That is, until Street Fighter X Tekken was released…
I’ve had to explain to the less experienced players in our group WHY Capcom would leave out key characters, charge us for an incomplete version of the game, gems, and forget about game breaking bugs like no-sound online. It all escalated TODAY when we all looked forward to playing coop online, only to load up the game and discover that Capcom didn’t include online coop in the Xbox version (it’s in the manual?!)!!
I smashed my Xbox 360 on the spot, then drove an hour to buy a used PS3 for 300$ and SFxT for 50$, JUST so we could play a more complete version of SFxT.
Microsoft, Capcom, your money-making scheme makes me sick. This has gone too far. You think we’re all rich sub-urban families buying your games? Most of us are students who save up money to support our favorite franchise. We’re loyal fans, and you treat us like CRAP. You have a dedicated core fanbase, and you’re doing everything in your power to lose it. Advertising for features that you don’t include in the product is worthy of a law-suit, but most of all it’s a big middle finger to all your loyal fans. I’m looking for ANY developer out there willing to flesh out a decent fighting game with the same mechanics as SF. I just know that it’ll happen soon, and that you Capcom, you’ll have NO fan base to appeal to.