Capcom was a favorite developer of mine up until the end of the PS2 generation. So much good and memorable stuff. Their fighting game output from the 90's alone is enough to warrant a spot on any gamers' top developer list.
Ambivalent to them, they've always been hit or miss like a bunch of other studios for me. I like Dragon's Dogma, DMC, and the upcoming Monster Hunter World looks cool...but most of their other catalog is a pass for me. Never liked fighting games much outside smash bros, much less survival horror games.
I love them for what they gave me in my childhood and youth. I hate them for most of the shit they pulled in the last years. I think it started with Tekken x Street Fighter and Resident Evil 5.
I like Resi 7 and Worlds looks good, but their absolutely inane business decisions and handling of a lot of their IP in general leaves me with a lot of not so nice feelings towards them.
My Oki Avatar sorta gives away my opinion on the matter, I do like there games as regardless of what games they make, the gameplay is pretty much always strong and solid in all of their titles. They even hold a number of my all time favourite game titles with Ghost Trick, Devil May Cry 3 and (of course) Okami.
That said they really have a PR Problem at present and a Management one as well that they have to resolve if they are wanting to do well. For as much of a disaster Marvel VS Capcom Infinite has been PR wise, but on the flip side of the coin they pretty much handled Resident Evil VII perfectly (With the one exception being some suspicions about the DLC being ready super early, but game development is weird, hard to know how that played it without insider knowledge).
I hope they are able to resolve their problems and rise up back to their 90's/00's status again. I can see it being done, but man, get rid of the jesters that keep making bad decisions in your company. They can be like Nintendo at times with a 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps back approach.
Capcom is like a family member who constantly disappoints you but still makes you laugh. Their games don't suck but they make baffling business decisions no one should want them to fail otherwise fighting games go on an 8 year dirt nap again.
They're hardly Sega or KONAMI who flat out don't make good games anymore: Yakuza excluded and AM2 if they're ever allowed to do Virtua Fighter again.
Sega is not definitely at its best but still, Sega's outputs are better than Capcom and so much better than Konami.I think these three cannot be compared anymore.Also, Sega has more in-house studio than Capcam or Konami.It is just that Sega was so great back then that they won't probably be as good as they were ever again.
Sega 2017 games (Meta) :
Puyo Puyo Tetris 81%
Yakuza 0 85%
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone 84%
Bayonetta (PC) 90%
Vanquish (PC) 78%
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC) 77%
Endless Space 2 (PC) 80%
Sonic Mania 86%
Yakuza Kiwami 80%
Total War: WARHAMMER II 86%
Valkyria Revolution 54%
Football Manager 2018 TBA
Sonic Forces TBA
Persona 5 93%
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception 80%
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder 79%
I think this is much better lineup than what Capcam or Konami released this year.
They used to be my favourite developer in the PS2 era, but they're mixed now.
Resident Evil 5 wasn't as good as 4, 6 is boring, and 7 doesn't appeal to me.
Dead Rising seemed to fall off after 2, so I don't buy those.
Street Fighter 5 has had a strange journey, but I don't play that series any more so I can't comment too strongly.
PC ports are good.
Dragon's Dogma was fantastic, even better when ported to PC.
I just want the Resident Evil 2 Remake to be good and for them to resurrect things like Onimusha and Dino Crisis.
Yeah I still love Capcom. They've made some really dumb decisions in the past, and will no doubt make some in the future, but the amount of effort they've seemingly put into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is honestly mind blowing and is awesome to see. I'm optimistic for Capcom's future.
As with Square, I have accepted that it isn't the PSX-era anymore. I.e. they are good enough under the current circumstances. Though when speaking of their overall catalogue, they might just be the strongest 3rd party in existence.
I was with them until about 2010. Early Capcom was great, 6th gen Capcom was amazing (Devil May Cry 1/3, Resident Evil 4, Okami, Godhand, Onimusha, etc) Early 7th Gen Capcom was still pretty damn good (Street Fighter 4, Resident Evil 5, Devil May Cry 4, etc.). After about 2010 was when they went to their "Everything gotta sell a lot more, Westernize it!" phase. 2010 - 2014 Capcom was full of missteps and missed opportunities with DmC, RE 6, Bionic Commando, etc. but still had some gems like Dragon's Dogma. 2014 to 2017 Capcom has been a load of crap: Street Fighter 5, Umbrella Corps, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Dead Rising 4, most of their IP are unused and/or dead, etc. I've just accepted that they are not the company they used to be and have lost quite a bit of talent (Kamiya, Mikami, etc).
I miss the old Capcom, straight from the arcade Capcom
Chop up the streets Capcom, set on his blasters Capcom
I hate the new Capcom, the bad mood Capcom
The always rude Capcom, greedy in the news Capcom
I miss the sweet Capcom, chop up the demons Capcom
I gotta say, at that time I'd like to meet Capcom
I used to love Capcom, I used to love Capcom
Im pretty indifferent to them. I dont play fighting games so I have nothing to be angry about (other than lack if Mega Man). They still reinvent a few flagship series like RE7 and MH World, so theyre doing better than Sega IMO.
At this point, to me theyre the At least its not Konami guys.
I love Capcom games, from late 80 until today, they lost a LOT of talents, the whole Clover Studio and Mikami are the biggest lost, but at least "Mikami's RE" is living in The Evil Within and i'm ok with that, same for Kamiya.
If i have to rank 10 Capcom games i'd say:
- Street Fighter II - The Masterpiece
- Resident Evil 2
- Devil May Cry 3
- Resident Evil 4
- Onimusha 3
- Dragon's Dogma
- Viewtiful Joe
- Ghost Trick
- Marvel Vs. Capcom 2