By Junior_AIN 1 Comments
Since sometime now I've disliked Capcom with everything I've got, but there's no denying that Capcom, as far as problems go, did something right, and this something is revamping their own view on what path Mega Man should take. I can't stress enough how much I loved Mega Man 9, and I simply can't wait to get Mega Man 10. Obviously I just hope this series continues like this, old school and focused on what made it so great in the first place. Some developers could learn a thing or two from Capcom's action, especially in times of downloadable content. I could go on and on thinking about titles which I think would make a great addition to the back-to-old school releases.
Take Mario for example, up until today people are making hacks designed with Mario 3 or Mario World sprites, and some of them are actually good, why not make a full new game and profit with that? Better than a new manual on "how to destroy a franchise" with Donkey Konga and the likes. Donkey Kong is, for me anyway, the prime example of this, some games even received Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS new games that satiate our hunger for freshness, but Donkey Kong Country, one of the most satisfying game experiences of all times, just doesn't seem to fit any requirement to get that as well; why can't we -- a more pertinent question would be why haven't we already -- have Donkey Kong Country 4? I'm sure it would be a both critic and commercial success.
It's not just about the 2D platforming, it's about the whole concept, New Super Mario Bros Wii is awesome, I can't complain the least about it and I hope they continue with good releases like that, but a new game with the classic style found in Mario 3 or Mario World would just be a blast. Though I'd like Nintendo to be the primary student in Capcom's class, many other developers should get their notebooks ready and take note. Contra 4 pretty much covered that, it's renewed using the Nintendo DS's new capabilities but it's the right right way to do it. While we can't have that, it's up to just sit, wait and hope it's not for long.