Top 5 Game companies who used to care about the gamers but not anymore
Game companies use to be like College Football teams back in the 90’s. They worked hard to crank out the hits, place dedication in games, and impress you with passion and hard work. On the other hand they were hungry and most likely had drive to see gaming as a whole succeed. Now-a-days they are like that Pro Football player who strikes and acts almost pre-Madonna like. What do I mean by this? Some game companies make games based on their reputation not with passion; with the attitude of “Oh you will buy our game…..! We are “such and such!” With that being said let’s name some of the biggest culprits.
EA – In the 90’s this company made games like: Road Rash, NBA Live, Alone in the Dark, Triple Play, Golden Eye, Medal of Honor, and the famous Madden series
Now they either stop making some of these titles or the titles are crap. Take Madden for instance; EA doesn’t really make games these days so much as acquiring I.P.’s. Heck in a span of 8 years 2K decimated what use to be one of EA’s specialties, SPORTS! NBA Live…..GONE!! Who knows, if it hadn’t been for acquiring the NFL license Madden may have suffered the same fate. Why? They were coasting on reputation and holier than though attitude.
CAPCOM – While not as bad as the previous mention they did make better games in the past like: Mega Man, Resident Evil, Strider, Bionic Commando, Final Fight, Breath of Fire, and Street Fighter 2
They still make great games, but in the DLC and after market world saying this company slaps people in the face would be the clean way of stating that point.
KONAMI – This company use to be king of cranking out hit after hit: Castlevania 1-3, Double Dribble, Frogger, Contra, Blades of Steel, Rush’n Attack, Yu-Gi-OH, and the MGS series
Although they had the hits they soon began putting out re-makes, and broken titles. I can only take so much Dance Dance Revolution.
Square Enix – When the two companies were separate they were never more prominent with games like: Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Act Raizer, Chrono Trigger and of course Final Fantasy series
After they merged you’d have thought the hits would be no brainers right? These days in my opinion FF is going downhill fast or they hardly release anything at all or leave us wanting in sequels that we look forward to, like Kingdom Hearts and Chrono Trigger, but make sequels like FF-X2 and FF13-2 WTF?
Nintendo – Who didn’t love games like: Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, Pokemon and Super Mario Bros.?
Now we ask “Why are we still getting Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, and Super Mario Bros. GAMES!!” Talk about the king of the rehashes! Sure people enjoy these games, but dang Nintendo when was the last time you made a new I.P.?
Looking at things now in the gaming world, one would think giving the middle finger to games is the norm. In their quest to make more money, bring gaming main stream and appease casual gamers the industries biggest devs have turned it on it’s ear. I for one am in a state of disbelief. Sure these companies still make hit titles, but it seems to be the exception rather than the rule these days. Well maybe it’s just me, and maybe I’m overreacting, but back in the day when you bought from these guys it was never a question of “Is this game going to be good?” It was “How good do you think this game will be.” The answer to that question was a inevitable better than what you imagined.
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