So I wanted to post a different kind of journal.
This is going to be a game news kinda dealio.
More or less my thoughts on two gaming companies that are near financial ruin and seems to be run by a group of idiots that actively hate gaming and their fans.
I'm of course talking about Konami and Capcom.
Both of these companies had amazing games and wonderful people behind said teams to put their talents to use.
But then as the new millennium rolled around, things started to go south...
Now Capcom's side they were pretty experiment in the age of the Gamecube with games like Viewtiful Joe and Resident Evil 4 as they were exclusive to Nintendo (At least until they got ported to the Playstation 2).
They also released two Megaman collection games, The Anniversary Collection that included Megaman 1 through 8 plus two arcade fighters, and the X Collection that had X1 through X6 plus an arcade racer.
But then shit hit the fan... and you know where this is going...
They fucked up their franchises...
Let's start with their biggest sin, in canceling all of the planned Megaman games.
Yes, every single Megaman game was killed by Capcom.
Megaman Online, Maverick Hunter, Megaman Maverick Hunter X2, Megaman Powered Up 2, Megaman Universe, and the one everyone was looking forward to Megaman Legends 3.
The worst part with Megaman Legends 3 is just how disrespectful they were when it was canned.
People made petitions for this game with 100,000 signatures, people wanted this game.
And when Capcom canned it you know what they said?
"We just didn't have enough fan support...
You just push Megaman aside, the character that made your company into what is became.
You put good old Rock on the side lines because you think "People don't want to play these games anymore".
I find it so very sad the the only thing that Capcom did for Rock's 25 birthday was taking over a fan made project called "Megaman X Street Fighter" and just slapped your fucking logo on it...
How lazy is that?
Can't be assed to drag Megaman's corpse out of the grave to do something with him, so you get someone else to do it...
Shit, even sadder fact is that Nintendo is willing to do more with Megaman seeing how they put him in Super Smash Bros 4.
Not to mention Archie Comics is making fan-fucking-tastic comic adaptations of the Megaman mythos, seriously those comics are great and I'm glad that they are selling just as well as Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog comics.
Let's not forget that Megaman's father Keiji Inafune himself had to reinvent Megaman into Mighty Number 9 and is making a spiritual successor to the Megaman Legends series called Red Ash because he knows the fans want Megaman.
But because Capcom is so petty and bitter about him leaving the company because he didn't like them milking Mega for every he was worth, they now go out of their way to cancel or snuff out any mention of Megaman; unless someone else does it for them.
To not sound like a complete Megaman fan, I'll talk about Resident Evil.
Now everyone pretty much says that RE 1, 2, and 3 are classics.
We did get a few RE games before RE4 like RE Zero and RE Code Veronica, but they were rather "meh" and they still had tank controls at the time when analog control stick had became the norm.
As grand and amazing as Resident Evil 4 is, I'm going to play devil's advocate and say that RE4 ruined the rest of the series.
Unpopular opinion I know, but take it with a grain of salt and think about it for a second.
After RE4 the next few games got alot more action based and a lot less survival horror.
I'm mean Chris Redfield is punching boulders in RE5 and playing peekaboo over waist high cover in RE6, I'm sorry, am I playing Resident Evil or Gears of War?
Because I don't think I can fucking tell anymore with all of the changes they keep making...
However, as of recently Capcom seems to have taken a hint about what the fans want.
For one, they are making a "Megaman Legacy Collection" which includes Megaman 1 through 6 on it.
It's going to be a digital download released for the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Huh? What's that? Why isn't this collection coming to the Wii U which sounds odd because Megaman started on the NES/Famicom?
I have no clue... Capcom is stupid, I think I established this earlier.
I can't help but be a little cynical with why they are releasing a Megaman Legacy collection now, considering Mighty Number 9 is coming out early this fall.
Plus, they seem to be talking about starting a complete remake of Resident Evil 2, even asking for help by smaller fan made studios to help out.
I know the one studio that have been making the RE2 Remake privately for the last 4 years is offering to help.
Whether they take the help or not is up to them, but I have some hope for Capcom.
They might be able to turn things around for the better.
As for Konami... I don't think so...
Konami was much like Capcom back in the day.
They had games like the Castlevania and Contra series to make a pretty big name for themselves.
But where they really shined was in the arcade seen.
As they made games like the Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Aliens Vs. Predator, and many others.
Things for Konami got even best for them once the Playstation 1 rolled around as they made other amazing games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, The Silent Hill series, and the Metal Gear Solid series.
It seemed like Konami could do no wrong... Until recently...
So let's begin with the main reason Konami is sucking right now, the people who run the company...
Now Konami seems to think that the "Future of Gaming" is in the mobile market...
Yes, they think those stupid app game you can play on your iPhone and iPad are going to be the next big thing...
What's worse is that Konami is recently taking great strides to become the "EA" of Japan with how awful they are treating their employees.
For one as I already mentioned everyone is getting focused to make mobile games, and a Video Game company downgrading to make shiity app games is a stupid idea.
And if anyone doesn't agree with what Konami is doing, they are either fired, or their jobs are "Changed" without letting said employee know beforehand.
Hell they even have cameras strictly focusing on what all of the employees are doing from the moment they walk in to the moment they walk out of Konami's offices.
Because you know, having more cameras controlling everything your workers do is better than having cameras at the front desk to make sure someone doesn't come in and commit a crime...
Of course the biggest piece of news floating around from Konami recently was Hideo Kojima "Walking out" on Konami, but I'm sure they fired him just because they could.
Not to mention thanks to Konami meddling in other people's business, Guillermo del Toro also walked off of Silent Hills, and no has a sour look on the video game industries in general.
Now Kojima has been doing his best to try and bring life back in some old franchise like Castlevania and Silent Hill, but of course Konami didn't seem to like the way things were going, so they canned him.
So instead we get a Silent Hill 2 pachinko machine and the Silent Hills demo P.T. get remove everywhere and it's safe to say P.T. videos are getting removed online.
Plus Kojima gets his name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
I don't why Konami is treating Kojima like he is the goddamn boogeyman, but it's like they are going out of their way to "erase him" from ever working at Konami for the last 15 years, even pulling interviewers from the said to tell them to not mention Kojima's name while interviewing them.
You know, for a while thanks to the Smash Ballout, I really wanted to see Simon Belmont from Castlevania in Smash 4, but thanks to all of the scumbag bullshit they are pulling as of late, I'll like to see Konami not gain a single cent.
No wonder there is a #FuckKonami
floating around the social media sites.
But like Capcom, Konami seems to be interacting with their fans a bit more as they opened up a survey asking their fans what they'd like to see.
Shit, much like Keiji Inafune remade Megaman, producer of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night; Koji Igarashi is making "Not Castlevania" in the game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
However unlike Capcom which could come back from failure, I think for Konami it's too little too late.
I mean shit with all of the nails in the coffin and the back piling up on said coffin I think Konami should just sell off their franchises to the highest bidder.
Sorry the wall of text, I know some people may have already heard this info from other sources, but this was bugging me for awhile not and it upset me that only not after making so many awful choices do Capcom and Konami start listening to the fans...
Maybe a little bit of hope for them yet, perhaps.