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So what's your beef with Contra Rogue Corps? (If any)

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SpokenTruth said:
My problem with it that isn't Contra. That's some other game with the Contra name slapped on it hoping it will sell because of it.

And what's with the zombies and middle-school level swearing?

Trying to find a new audience, I guess.



Some days I just blow up.

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Looks trash. If it was F2P i would give a try.



Konami, destroying every beloved franchise one game and/or pachinko machine at a time.



KManX89 said:

Konami, destroying every beloved franchise one game and/or pachinko machine at a time.

Yes. First Metal Gear Survive, then canning Silent Hills, now this. What's next, Castlevania coming back as a dating sim?

Konami must be a self-hating company by now.



Some days I just blow up.

Darwinianevolution said:
It looks nothing like Contra. Really, how hard is to make a side scroll shooter like Contra 4 on the DS? If they had left some indie studio the license they would have certainly reached better results, indies would kill to get an IP such as Contra to work on...

1. Contra 4 is worst the Contra ever; not because it sucks, but because it does absolutely nothing that every other Contra before it didnt already do making it a very been there done that experience. A numbered entry should always mean an official advancement and Contra 4 was a retread.

2. You are essentially asking why cant Contra in 2019 be like Contra from the 80's. Gamers have to stop acting like that every game IP has to be in a box contrained by whatever era it was created in.Think about all your favorite long running franchises; It they were contrained to whatever they were created in what would you not have right?. 

I think everybody is being overly harsh based on presentation. It doesn't look spectacular, but it doesn't say anything about its potential of at it least being a good game, not phenomenonal, just good.



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Xxain said:
Darwinianevolution said:
It looks nothing like Contra. Really, how hard is to make a side scroll shooter like Contra 4 on the DS? If they had left some indie studio the license they would have certainly reached better results, indies would kill to get an IP such as Contra to work on...

1. Contra 4 is worst the Contra ever; not because it sucks, but because it does absolutely nothing that every other Contra before it didnt already do making it a very been there done that experience. A numbered entry should always mean an official advancement and Contra 4 was a retread.

2. You are essentially asking why cant Contra in 2019 be like Contra from the 80's. Gamers have to stop acting like that every game IP has to be in a box contrained by whatever era it was created in.Think about all your favorite long running franchises; It they were contrained to whatever they were created in what would you not have right?. 

I think everybody is being overly harsh based on presentation. It doesn't look spectacular, but it doesn't say anything about its potential of at it least being a good game, not phenomenonal, just good.

There is nothing wrong in following a formula, at least to a certain extent. After years of absence, if the new game is radically different than the ones that came before, people are going to be wary, especially coming from "I charge for saveslots" Konami. Considering how many 2D sidescrollers are around, and how well they usually sell (for indie standards), a game with pedigree should do fine if it continues its formula. Instead, it looks like Konami took an entirely different game and put the Contra logo on it.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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CaptainExplosion said:
KManX89 said:

Konami, destroying every beloved franchise one game and/or pachinko machine at a time.

Yes. First Metal Gear Survive, then canning Silent Hills, now this. What's next, Castlevania coming back as a dating sim?

Konami must be a self-hating company by now.

Don't forget Super Bomberman R:

They ran Silent Hill and Castlevania into the ground years prior with shitty sequels and spin-offs BTW. Then with Silent Hills' cancellation, they ensured it stayed dead.



^ Tell me you are not going to keep doing this? Go talk about Konami elsewhere. I just asked about Contra.



Xxain said:
Oh! before people start whining about the perspective change; Neo Contra already did it first so contrary to what you may have read it's not new. If Rogue Corps had to absolutely be 3D, I think a twinstick shooter is the smartest idea.

Contra has historically been a scrolling platform run and gunner.  It can be argued that to make it something else makes it no longer Contra.  It is likely that if it does well, then the old form will never come back.  I am personally in favor of any offshoots of older franchises to expand an IP, IF it also means the old form doesn't disappear completely.