Northerners would call him Megaman (or spell it as Mega Man, if you will), but I'm Asian, so I'm sticking with his Japanese name.
I got reminded about how Capcom practically maltreated him during the days before Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released two years ago when I watched the video Maximilian posted after EVO. He addressed Capcom, talking about how the game needed an update to address its character balancing and gameplay issues, not necessarily like how Street Fighter IV will get its "Ultra" upgrade.
I agree with Max: UMvC3 needs an update, and if I had my way, I want Rockman in it.
So yeah, I'm reopening that topic. I'm still bitter about it, if that fact isn't obvious enough. I still find some bitter taste in my mouth about how Rockman was treated in that game.
Rockman was "actually in UMvC3"
Rockman did "get featured" in the game.
Well played, Capcom.
They knew it and knew it well; the fans wanted Rockman to be a playable character in UMvC3 (actually, even in MvC3). But instead of including him as a playable character, they decided to be the damn trolls and take their requests as they were spoken literally.
Capcom cancelled three Rockman games; puts "Mega Man" in SFxTK
Then they decided to put "MEGA MAN" in Street Fighter x Tekken.
I know that the guy above is still part of Rockman's history as the "bad box art" version, but he isn't the Rockman I grew up with. I guess I really lean on more to the Oriental side.
To them, this may be a joke, but it's a joke that I am not laughing at. This MEGA MAN's inclusion in SFxTK only served the purpose of further breaking the hearts of Rockman fans.
And as far as jokes are concerned, it's Capcom that's becoming a joke.
Games featuring Rockman are not coming from Capcom
And then, there's Super Smash Bros. 4, also featuring Rockman as a guest character, which is why I'm saving up for a Nintendo 3DS.
I can applaud Capcom for granting them permission to feature him in SSB4, but that's the extent of my gratitude to them, because I find them still too stubborn to make a new Rockman game and give tribute to the character themselves.
And then, finally, there's Project X Zone, another reason why I want to buy a 3DS.
PXZ can be considered a spiritual sequel to NxC because it features similar gameplay as its predecessor with updated assist system. And because it's a game featuring characters from games by Namco, Capcom and Sega (the X-Zero tandem finally return to action!), it provides a greater crossover fan service. What's even better is that it has been localized to favor the English speakers!
But again, Capcom can't take credit for actually making this awesome game.
Capcom has got a few screws loose
- Milking consumers via stand-alone game updates. I'm specifically pertaining to Ultra SFIV, because despite previously saying thatthe Arcade Edition would be the last update to SFIV, we will still be yet another update. That fifth character better be worth the update.
- Milking consumers via paid DLC—as in disc-locked content. It didn't happen only once: it happened to Resident Evil 5 and 6, UMvC3, SFxTK, Dragon's Dogma and DmC. As if their shady business will never be discovered.
- Making half-assed Rockman games. No, you won't get me to play Rockman Xover.
- Constantly ignoring Rockman fans' calls for a new, Rockman game that's not half-assed and low-budgeted.
I can attest to some online articles suggesting that Capcom has become a parody of itself. ScrewAttack even has a better list of screw-ups Capcom had committed in the past years.
How Capcom can redeem itself
Currently, the only thing I think Capcom can do to somehow earn back a little bit of my respect is either of these:
- Make a new and respectable Rockman game. The current-generation consoles have the most advanced graphics output, and Capcom should utilize that power, because that's what current games are all about: story, gameplay and graphics. There is a reason why I didn't purchase Rockman 9 and 10.
- Update UMvC3 or make a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 including Rockman as a playable character. There, I made my request clear. Or better yet,
- Make a full-fledged All-Capcom All-Stars game. It would be even better if it's a fighting game, so no, Street Fighter x All Capcom doesn't count.
This post has become longer than I intended it to be. I guess I'm really just passionate about Rockman. I probably sound too entitled, but I AM entitled to my opinion.