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theARTIST0017 said:
LordTheNightKnight said:
theARTIST0017 said:
whatever, I want Resident Evil Revelations anyway not this game.


What if that has a similar thing? As in all you can do is play the game and new game plusses?


I highly doubt it will. But I guess I should assume the possibility of it happening so if it did happen then no I wouldn't buy it. However, I do believe it is a very stupid thing and thus why Mercenaries fails. I mean, you can't go back and start over? This is a video game not real life shall I preach in here?


Developers seem increasingly wanting to make video games replicate real life as much as possible. It seems nothing short of making the holodeck a reality will satisfy them.



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well, Capcom just lost my sale. or i may still buy this when its $5 in the bargain bin, that way ill get what i pay for. seriously, this was a game at the top of my list for 3DS games, but Capcom has essentially ruined that. great going guys!

hell they could have at least put multiple save files on it.



                                                                                                  

Capcom is actually brilliant in this move.

see, the game itself is subpar, instead of having people talking about how rushed and unpolished this cash-in is, it successfully diverted the attention.


At least when it bombs (I used "when" instead of "if"), they can blame this instead of their own lack of skills



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kingofwale said:
Capcom is actually brilliant in this move.

see, the game itself is subpar, instead of having people talking about how rushed and unpolished this cash-in is, it successfully diverted the attention.


At least when it bombs (I used "when" instead of "if"), they can blame this instead of their own lack of skills


How Capcom has fallen.

That's not a joke. This was the developer who made the Blue Bomber, some of the best licensed games ever, Single-handedly turned the fighting game genre into an arcade sensation, and if you are right, they are pulling the kind of crap Acclaim did.



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LordTheNightKnight said:
kingofwale said:
Capcom is actually brilliant in this move.

see, the game itself is subpar, instead of having people talking about how rushed and unpolished this cash-in is, it successfully diverted the attention.


At least when it bombs (I used "when" instead of "if"), they can blame this instead of their own lack of skills


How Capcom has fallen.

That's not a joke. This was the developer who made the Blue Bomber, some of the best licensed games ever, Single-handedly turned the fighting game genre into an arcade sensation, and if you are right, they are pulling the kind of crap Acclaim did.

They've lost any significance ever since their top men began to jump ship.



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twesterm said:
Thechalkblock said:
The general public isn't going to realize this when they go to buy this game used from Gamestop... It really isn't efficient DRM.


And that's probably the biggest slap in the face.  The general customer doesn't know this and when they open they're shiny (or slightly less shiny) used game, they're going to be surprised to find out they can't start over from the beginning.

Of course, if reports are true, Gamestop and the like aren't taking in used copies of this game...so win for Capcom?

That's true that it's a slap in the face, and once people realize that the save can't be reset word of mouth will probably ruin whatever chances the game would have used anyways. Haha yes, definitely a win for Capcom...



I don't think a single person nerd raging about RE: The Mercenaries has even played the game. I'm guessing most don't even currently own a 3DS.

Whether Capcom uses this "one save" idea for other games remains to be seen, but it has ALREADY been used for SSFIV 3D. It keeps one save file and as far as I can tell, there is no "reset" option within the game. I don't see anyone claiming this hurts the resale value of the game either.

"But RE is a story based game!"

And that's where actually having played The Mercenaries would make the difference. It isn't a story based game. In fact, it's essentially a series of time trial challenges using levels and characters from RE games with absolutely no underlying story at all. In fact, Mercenaries would be right at home as an arcade game where the player is essentially playing to achieve the highest score/fastest time on a series of levels of increasing difficulty.

Forget the save system; it's really not an issue unless you're under the impression that everyone who plays the game on a single cartridge is entitled to their own "Top Score" list, which is essentially all that the game save is.

The real issue is that Capcom is charging $40 for a game that is essentially a time trial mode for a proper, full length RE game.

While it's true that the 3DS continues to lack in games, most 3DS owners should probably save their $40 for RE: Revelations if they want a real RE game on the 3DS.

And yes, I bought the game and have actually played it. A little disappointing? Yes. But it has absolutely nothing to do with the save system.



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d21lewis said:
Someone who bought the game: Post a review. I'm getting "the itch". I'm gonna buy this game tomorrow unless somebody talks me out of it!


If you played the Mercenaries mode in RE4 and RE5 a lot this may seem a bit too familiar, it doesn't really offer a whole lot more than those.  No new maps and only one new character, some alt costumes also.  Lacks online leaderboards if those were your thing.

 

However it stills retains the fun of the modes from those two main games.  The save file thing really isn't an issue for this type of game.



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"I don't think a single person nerd raging about RE: The Mercenaries has even played the game. I'm guessing most don't even currently own a 3DS."

That's a strawman, as it assumes this is based specifically on the game and system, instead of a principle that would apply to any game and any system.



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