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Title: Bad form, Capcom, bad form. Posted: May 01, 2008 (05:06 PM)
I absolutely loved Okami for the PS2 and had considered committing the ultimate gamer sin of getting the Wii version as well. Rumors of shaky controls made me decide (since funds are a little tight right now) to wait until I found it used or on a bargain rack somewhere.
I think most people have heard about the Wii box art issue (which, as a graphic designer myself, I can tell you that IS the kind of shit that is not tolerated within the industry!). Today's news takes the absolute cake though.
Real link title is NSFW, but what it amounts to is that the Wii version of Okami has no ending credits or epilogue. Capcom is claiming that a legal issue prevented them from leaving the Clover logo at the end, so they just removed the full list of ending credits. This was confirmed both by one of the original creators (link to his translated post is at the Kotaku story) and several Youtube commenters.
The PS2 game had one of the most beautiful ending sequences I'd EVER seen, and the epilogue (while not much visually) tied up one last loose end by revealing the identity of the game's narrator.
So I'm torn. I think this was a horrible thing - unfair not just to the creators of the game and their original intent, but to the gamers who miss out on one of the most creative and artistic credit lists I've ever seen! (And a lovely song to boot.) The outraged part of me wants to boycott Capcom until they remove their collective heads from their anal orifices, but the logical part of me screams "Edgeworth spinoff! Tons of other games that I can't think of off the top of my head!"
One thing's for sure. I won't be picking up the Wii version. I am hoping that if enough gamers spread the word and express their displeasure with Capcom, they'll do something to make it right. I mean, the backlash over the box art earned purchasers replacements, so who knows..
User: Suskie Title: Posted: May 02, 2008 (12:49 AM)
That's bad, but the IGN watermark thing is even worse. I mean, God, how does something like that happen?
User: sashanan Title: Posted: May 02, 2008 (02:42 AM)
My brave calls for leaving Capcom games be until they fix this were made before I realized that cuts me off from Phoenix Wright. Mmm.
User: siara79 Title: My guess is.. Posted: May 02, 2008 (09:33 AM)
An amateur designer and rushed box art for the port. It's hard to see if you're not specifically looking for it, and if they rushed it past I can sort of see how it'd be missed. But it's still ridiculous and unprofessional.
Of course, the alternate theory is that it just proves how much Capcom cares about this port. :P
User: darkstarripclaw Title: Posted: May 03, 2008 (02:41 AM)
Yeah, so much that they'd offer you this;
The pink and green covers both are sexy awesome.
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