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Old 04-03-2013, 13:33
Speedloafer
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So I'm browsing the games on XBL and I see this potential Gem. For those that don't know its basically old Arcade Capcom games released onto XBL in the form of a cabinet for easy switching. Kind of like a legal MAME . I love Nostalgia and I love classic games and Capcom made a few of these.

So I try and find some info on what games are available from the dash. There is no game list just pictures, I can recognize 1942 (or 1943) and Ghouls and Ghosts (or ghosts and goblins, I mix them up). So I'm confused, no game list but form the description I can "Try out black tiger, 1943 and Avengers". Great I think, I'll download the trial and give it a go and possibly see what other games are there. I do notice the price is 400MSP and I'm thinking i'm slightly surprised and happy at this price. After all some of these games will be 30 years old. But I was thinking maybe 1200 MSP would be a realistic price.

I get the trial downloaded. Still no game list, I can scroll across the games and 1943, Black Tiger and Avenger is available as trials but everything else is blacked out. I don't recognise many of these games from the blacked out silhouette, some are obvious 1942 is there as in Ghosts and Goblins. I'm now thinking I have to pay the full 400 MSP to access all these games. There are 15 games in total plus 2 bonus games with no clues as to what these are.

I then notice a scrolling ticker "Look out for the 1985 pack which has ghosts and goblins, Gun smoke and Section Z. Pack? Look out for? It then dawns on me these games are released on packs. How could I be so naive to think that some of these 30 year old games would be reasonably priced I quickly work out that 15 game is 5 packs. So 5 packs at 400 MSP is 2000 still 800 over what I thought I would pay, but if they some Gems here Final fight for example Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, or any of their fighting games, Street Fighter series or Capcom V XXX ir could be worth it. I couldn't be more wrong.

So I'm still without a list of games, no list in the cabinet, I still have no idea what will be available, so I hit goggle. And then I start to see why I hate the gaming industry these days. It turns out the future packs will be 800 points a pack. That is 800 points for 3 games some of which were released in 1984 none of which could be deemed a classic None of which would be called Capcoms finest work. But It gets worse. You can buy the games individually for 320 points, ok not so bad but if you wait and buy none of the games you can buy them all in May for 2000 points??!!! So lets work it out.

Be a loyal customer and buy all game packs as they are released in packs 3600 points. Or wait until May and buy them for 2000 points? Way to go Capcom, appreciate customer loyalty by pissing all over the gamer? Thanks for buying all of our shitty arcade titles up front and thanks for paying 3600 points for them but tell you friends they can have them for 2000. "Whats that? What did you get for your loyalty? Well you can bend over or get on your knees." ****ing garbage arcade released with maybe two or three decent and no more than decent games. No final Fight, no Cadilac and Dinosaurs, no Streetfighter anything no Capcom versus anything just a load of shit basically, while we vaguely tell you what you will get most likely after you have paid your initial 400MSP.

3600 points for games that you will play at most twice or three times. **** you, delete, hello MAME.
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:32
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Well, a lot of people will think like this and while they may seem expensive I believe they are worth it based on the quality of the emulation and additional features which makes it such a compelling package overall.

It includes tons of artwork, a jukebox for every game and unlockable extras. It supports every screen filter you could possibly ask for and even features a fully adjustable EQ for the sound. Add online multiplay/leaderboards and challenges which is geared toward high level competitive play and I think this is the ultimate collection of the old Capcom titles. This collection is obviously not made for people who only intend to "play at most twice or three times". If you appreciate the games properly then they are well worth the money. I know I'd certainly rather play them here than in MAME.

The games are being released every two weeks in packs of three with two, as of yet unannounced bonus games to those who buy them all. (I think)
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Old 04-03-2013, 17:20
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I love ma retro goodness & think CAC is worth every penny!!! ... wish Gameroom would return!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 17:32
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Final Fight has already had its own release in the form of Final Fight: Double Impact, and it's actually pretty damn brilliant! Online can be either side though, but for local co-op it's still a blast, and should be pretty cheap to.
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