Unfortunately, my heart is set on Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom (and that should be quite obvious ), which launches on the same day, but I think that this game is shaping up to be an excellent game in its own right, and I will definitely be picking it up down the road.
The sad thing is that it is true. However, with luck, the fans of the original will hop on it at launch, and UBI did do a fine job of advertising it this go-around. We'll have to see. I hope it does well.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 22, 2010 23:54:50 GMT -5
I thought the same thing about Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. The original game apparently sold very well, so I figured it had a built-in audience. The sequel clearly had a bigger budget and more development time. Capcom did a pretty good job with hype and advertising. (Didn't you guys see this genuinely impressive, highly innovative, fourth-wall-breaking, interactive trailer?!? Darned if that doesn't make you want to run out and buy the game on the spot!) And what happened? The game was DOA.
Of course, you could blame the fact that Capcom launched it against New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The original No More Heroes didn't sell so great even if it did get a sequel, and at this point, I'd be surprised if the sequel even came anywhere close to sales of the original.
And as we've already mentioned, it's launching against Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.
On the other hand, TvC has a pretty good chance of flopping, too.
Well, in all honesty, both games are against Mass Effect 2. XD
Depsite that, I hope that both games do well. TvC's arcade stick is already sold out at Gamestop, so I consider that to be positive. Another statement of honesty - I'd like to think Capcom knows that they've got a bit of a dark horse on their hands, and have been really pushing a lot of bonuses if the game manages to not flop. I'd bet most people, even some anime fanatics, are a little in the dark about several of Tatsunoko's characters, and this is likely going to be a first exposure for a lot of gamers. If it wasn't a Vs. title, I'd be way more concerned.
And I really hope that NMH:DS does well, too. It really looks like a lot of fun, but I can't afford two new games right now. Well, wait...maybe if it's at Target on Tuesday I can. I do have a $40 gift card...