Exclusive games!?!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chad Ferguson, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Chad Ferguson

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    Being a huge Xbox supporterand an even bigger Resident Evil fan this hurts me quite a bit but this hurts everyone in my opinion. This new exclusive games thing is killing me. Sony signing FFX and FFXII. Nintendo getting all the Resident Evil remakes plus any other RE games coming out? Why did this happen? COuldn't Capcom make more money releasing these games for all systems? Also Metal Gear Solid 2 being a PS2 only. I understand things like Mario and GT being exclusives but stuff like Resident Evil makes me very pissed off and I'm really hating the gaming industry for it. Anyone else feel the same way?
     
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    Chad i could not agree more with you more. i have damn near bought ever system since nintendo.. Why? bc they always do this crap. this is really getting to me bc every system is gonna run you at least three hundred. this is sooo messed up. i really am pissed.. but they know this. as pissed as i am.. im gonna buy Xbox.. and now that i see the RE pics for Gamecube.. no doubt im buying that.
     
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    Those MS execs have to be pulling their hair out at this moment. They've gotten a lot of empty promises from the Japanese development community, and this couldn't come at a worse time with launch only two months away.
    Myself, and many others, are "on the fence" when it comes to the X-box. I'll be buying one as soon as I see a title I HAVE to own -- but I'll have a GCN and PS2 in my home first.
     
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    I will not buy 3 systems for exclusive games, I refuse too. All I know is Xbox better get it's butt in gear right now because Japan game Developers are the best, if you lose them you lose period. This is a quote for the RE game maker:
    "We have released the series across different platforms, and it felt a bit unfair to the consumers, so we decided to focus the release on one console," Mikami said
    How was it unfair? I personally think that the more it is spread around the better. I'm in a horrible mood right now and if Xbox fans don't speak out then the system will lose, powerful or not. (This includes the Team Xbox chat people who thank good aren't working at Microsoft) Exclusive titles hurt the the consoles that don't get them, they are huge money!! As for this happening before, yes it did, but not with such high stakes. The game industry is getting bigger and the stakes are higher, even a company like Nintendo can lose now.
     
  6. Morgan Jolley

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    Rayman 2 has a PC version, a DC version, an N64 version, a PSX version, and a PS2 version. Say you bought the original PC version, but then bought the DC version because of the added features and graphics. Then you buy the PS2 one for the added features and graphics. You just wasted $150 on a single game. Now say the game ONLY came out for PS2. You spend $50 and get every feature the game will ever have. Thats a good deal. Thats how Capcom looks at it. Releasing RE for multiple consoles means that one version will not be as good as another, so some people might not be able to play the good versions or might not be able to afford it. If all the games are on one console (and every single RE game is, now) then you save money and get the "ultimate" versions of each game. Its more of a consumer perspective than a financial one.
    Metal Gear Solid 2 isn't an exclusive, its just not being ported yet. Nobody is sure whats going on with the X-Box version, so there is no official ports of it yet.
    I like exclusive titles. If a company decides to pour $10 million into one version of a game instead of $10 million into 3 versions, the one version will come out better. Companies could also lose money if they port an expensive game and its not successful. They have to reprogram the entire game for each console, and it takes more money. Keeping a series on one console is a good idea.
    I will own an XB, PS2, and GCN by next Christmas (maybe next Spring) so I don't have anything to worry about.
     
  7. Chad Ferguson

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    Ultimate editions? I love the RE series but we know that Capcom is the worst for milking series. THe PS had 2 releases of RE 1 and 2.
     
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    Actually, the PSX had 3 releases of RE1, 2 of RE2. Plus, there were DC editions of RE2 and 3.
    The new games will include WAY better graphics, better lighting, and probably added gameplay or storyline elements and such. They won't be "Dual Shock" editions.
    While people might not buy a game several times, they might need to buy some games in several versions to get everything. I bought DoA2 for DC and PS2 because I bought the DC one over a year and a half before the PS2 one. Capcom sees this as a waste of consumer's money and thinks that it would be better to make its games exclusive to one platform so that people will buy all of the games in that series (or just that one game) on one platform and not have to worry about upgraded or Director's Cut versions on other platforms. I personally agree.
    [Edited last by Morgan Jolley on September 14, 2001 at 09:28 PM]
     
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    Exclusive titles are what in fact draw me to a system. At the time of the Dreamcast's release, when Sega were just doing it for themselves, it was a major attraction in making my purchase, and even now I don't regret it.
    The same thing has pulled me toward Nintendo. Not to mention the brilliance I see in their game design, titles like Rogue Leader, and now upcoming Resident Evil releases are a major draw to me. That said, I am glad the likes of Namco are going multi-platform to some extent and in future I see less of a need to want to buy any one console just because it may have one or two exclusive titles to its name.
    Dan (UK)
     
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    They are doing it to make money, otherwise they wouldn't be doing it. Nintendo may have paid them, but it is a good PR move to put all the games on just one console. If they announce RE0-4 and CV as exclusives to GCN, then Director's Cut versions of them can end up on other consoles, though I doubt it. Also, nobody knows the specs of the exclusivity deal, so they could be exclusive beyond RE4.
     

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