Resident Evil Triple Pack: Another Capcom Blunder For Switch Owners

With Capcom continuously reverting back to past franchises lately it seems only logical that Switch owners would receive some of their nostalgia treatment. Everything from Megaman to Street Fighter has given Nintendo fanboys a dose of retro goodness that captures everything the Japanese company represents in the video game medium. But with all this mind, the Resident Evil franchise has received a less than stellar reception on Nintendo’s new platform. Such bitterness from gamers is in no-fault due to the consumer’s lack of respect towards this monolithic video game developer. The blame falls squarely on Capcom itself when it comes to the Resident Evil series and a sequential set of blunders enacted by the developer has sent negative ripple effects throughout the gaming community. 

A True Horror For Consumers 

The main problem with the Resident Evil franchise on Nintendo is in its pricing and packaging. As with the Origins Collection and this new Triple Pack, both are fully priced bundles that offer little in terms of physical packaging. To put it bluntly, to charge a full price of sixty dollars for releases that are more digital downloads than cartridge-based copies is an absolute disgrace by Capcom. Nintendo owners deserve more than these cash grab tugs on gamer’s heartstrings. Capcom is a developer with so much history and has seen their work displayed on every console in almost every generation that they do not need to resort to such money incentive deceitful tactics. At most, these Resident Evil releases are worth thirty dollars at best and without true upgrades and lack of new content, a budget price tag is pushing it with these rehashed run of the mill cash grabs. 

No New Content Yet Again

Another major problem derived from the lack of new content and novel online functionality that exists in their PS4 and Xbox One counterparts. Both of Nintendo’s contemporaries have great online support and true HD visual upscaling in their physical discs that are completely absent in Nintendo’s subpar digital download retail copies. This greatly tarnished the Resident Evil experience for Nintendo owners and at sixty dollars it’s absurd not to get it for the half the price and double the production values on Nintendo’s competitors.  Resident Evil 4 is the prime example of how much Capcom has disrespected its Switch base. Upon initial release, the fourth entry in the franchise is a digital-only release that is being sold for thirty dollars on the e-shop. For less than twenty dollars, gamers can purchase this critical horror masterpiece on either of the two of Switch’s adversaries in physical form. Truly frightening when one considers the significance of Capcom’s decision from the viewpoint of the consumer. 

The Aftermath 

Keeping all this in mind, Capcom has once again caused a fracture between its devoted fan base and newcomers alike. For those seeking to chronicle the entire Resident Evil franchise in their gaming library, stick to the PS4 And Xbox One consoles. They offer plenty of new content t and physical editions of this storied franchise. Capcom did right by them and yet next to nothing for Switch owners. Truly awful when all you have to go is think about all the classic franchises Capcom spawned on the original NES back in the 1980s. All gamers must go is to show the company how wrong they are in their practices and not purchase these mediocre disgraces of a product. More financial incentive than actual fan service, Resident Evil is truly horrifying for fanboys and common gamers alike. Stay far away from these money eating zombie experiences on the Switch. 

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About Anthony Frisina 63 Articles
Anthony Frisina is a graduate of the City University of New York-Brooklyn College with a BA in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Anthony went on to attend Brooklyn College's Film Academy and Writer's workshop program, achieving an interdisciplinary degree in Screenwriting and Film theory in the Fine Arts. Transforming his love for classic American cinema, Anthony went on to adapt a number of his own works into different mediums, including his well-received Western novel The Regulator. Anthony likes to spend his free time writing articles for magazines and periodicals that cover a wide range of topics, from science fiction to popular culture. As a screenwriter, Anthony has had his screenplays featured at numerous spec script writing competitions across the country where he one day hopes to write the next great American film.

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