Friday, May 8, 2009

Epic Fail Vol. 2

.......and the prestigious award goes to none other than Namco Bandai. Why, you may ask? To put it simply, the same company that Nintendo once outsourced to produce a 1st party title (Starfox Assault back on the GCN) has once again slapped us in the face. Not only did they blatantly diss us when they chose to not bring Soulcalibur 3 to the Cube, despite its predecessor selling most on the big N's last gen console, but they are giving the PSP a full fledged fighting game in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny. How utterly disrespectful. We got Soulcalibur Legends, which based on Metacritic's score, was a critical failure. According to VGChatz, it was also a commercial failure. Problem is, they shouldn't have given us a spin off, but our own fighting game. The Wii was already on its way to being market leader, but this is how they treat us.

Okay, here's my other fear; they'll probably decide to port the PSP game over to Wii. Thing is, its very likely to happen, because many companies do it already. If this does happen, I'll be really upset.

In's a big, humongous, gigantic, gargantuan, middle finger you to the house that Pac Man built, Namco Bandai, for treating Nintendo owners like garbage. I genuinely hope you appreciate being the 2nd recipient of the coveted Epic Fail Award.

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

I completely agree with you on this one, though I think that Nintendo seems to be missing out from a variety of companies, which makes me think maybe Nintendo has to shift its strategy a little.

Also, Soulcalibur II may be my favorite fighting game of all time (though I loved Deadly Alliance on the Cube).