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| "Re(3):Killer 7" , posted Tue 8 Mar 12:23
(I will wager Killer 7 will sell poorly. It will get average or even below average game reviews. It will be somewhere between PN03 and Viewtiful Joe. If it had been released when originally planned, Capcom would have called it a failure, blaming the Gamecube, Mikami, and PS4 as per usual. After all this time, it will probably still be the same performance, except Capcom will have spent who knows how much time and money continuing a project that was always going to be a niche game with low sales. The actual market release will be a much bigger embarassment now, at least until people start to forget about it.)
I dunno man... everyone bashes Capcom, but they take a lot of risks by greenlighting games like this. They earn my respect with games like Viewtiful Joe and Killer 7... at least they were original concepts.
I'm hoping Killer 7 doesn't suck. If anything, it'll be an interesting experience, but it's to early to tell.
| "Re(6):Killer 7" , posted Wed 9 Mar 07:39
On the other, I'm still buying the game the day it's released, if I'm not dead by the time this happens.
Every few months, I plan to buy it. Then it gets delayed again.
I bought Viewtiful Joe, and got PN03 used. I'm still waiting for Killer 7.
But I still think Killer 7 was always destined to be a low seller and potentially to even tank ala PN03.
Everything out of Production Studio 4 except the RE games were niche games from the start. PN03 is a 2D shooter in a 3D third person engine. Viewtiful Joe is a hard 2D beat'em up in a very stylized 3D cel-shaded engine. Dead Phoenix looked like a 3D Legendary Wings, another shooter. All three of these were niche genres. As for Killer 7, all we were told was atmosphere. When gameplay details started coming through, it looked like this was going to be another niche engine with niche styling.
It is not going to find any kind of market that will make Capcom happy. It never was. (And even if a miracle happened and it received critical acclaim, which I don't expect, Viewtiful Joe 2's reception might hurt Capcom's view of even that. But that is another story, since VJ2 deserved weak response.)