"Amazon Bombing" has become a popular way for disgruntled consumers to make their complaints heard, and Capcom has become the latest to suffer the indignity. Infuriated by the publisher's mysterious decision to block users from deleting their save data in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, gamers have bombarded Amazon with negative reviews.
"I have nothing more to add that this is crippleware whose sole purpose is to erode owner rights even further," wrote one reviewer.
"I don't care how much fun this game is, or how good it looks, or how much it costs," said another. "There is one save slot. Save data is permanent and cannot be deleted. Capcom is attempting to set a new precedent in consumer manipulation and control with this product."
As I said earlier, I'm choosing to respectfully reverse my decision to buy the game due to the potential implications of this move. While Capcom insists that this move isn't about used games, it's refused to clarify what it IS about. Gamers, it seems, have decided for them in lieu of an explanation.
|6:00 AM on 03.06.2013|
Resident Evil: Mercenaries shambles to eShop this week
Resident Evil:The Mercenaries 3D is making its way to the 3DS once again, this time as a downloadable on the Nintendo eShop. Capcom has announced that the title will be arriving on the platform later this week for ...more
|7:17 AM on 12.06.2012|
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D coming to the JP eShop
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D was pretty much dead on arrival. People were already more than pissed at Capcom for a number of other trip-ups, and the idea that the game would have a save file that couldn't be deleted tick...more
|7:30 PM on 07.17.2011|
Albert Wesker's voice actor answers 35 fan questions
He might not have invented the voice, but D.C. Douglas's Albert Wesker was likely the most memorable part of Resident Evil 5. He has provided the David Bowie-esque voice of the recurring antagonist since Resident Evil: The U...more
|10:00 AM on 07.04.2011|
Capcom unlikely to do single-save 3DS games again
Capcom has acknowledged the controversy surrounding Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and its single save file that cannot be erased. While claiming it meant nothing malicious with its decision, Capcom has confirmed that futu...more
|11:20 AM on 06.29.2011|
GameStop will sell used Resi Mercs 3D, HMV won't
GameStop has reversed its decision to refuse trade-ins for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, explaining that Capcom managed to convince it that accepting them won't be an issue. "GameStop did ask the US store base to s...more
|4:00 PM on 06.28.2011|
Respectfully not buying Resident Evil: The Mercs 3D
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is out in stores today and I was quite looking forward to buying it. My 3DS is finally getting some attention after a post-launch release drought and I was hoping to keep up the momentum star...more
|3:00 PM on 06.28.2011|
Review: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
First introduced as an unlockable in Resident Evil 4, the action-based "The Mercenaries" mode set a new standard for what players could expect from hidden extras. "The Mercenaries" was a fast-paced arcade-style timed shooter ...more
|11:20 AM on 06.28.2011|
GameStop NOT doing used copies of Resi Mercs 3D (Update)
[Update: A number of readers tell us that their local GameStops are singing a different tune -- claiming that they WON'T accept used copies. While I can only go by the information I was given, this is an interesting situation...more
|9:15 PM on 06.27.2011|
New Destructoid Episode: Hacks, PAX, Mercs, and Freedom!
Hey dudes, whacky awesome exciting news today. First, hacker group LulzSec gave one last hurrah before saying the voyage of their LulzBoat had come to an end. Or something, I don't even know. Second, the United States Suprem...more
|9:30 PM on 05.21.2013|
A bear will stare at you in 3D
How is the Xbox One going to sell in Japan? If the new console's version of Kinect is anything like the current version of the peripheral, then probably not too good. Not to sound racist, but Japanese living rooms aren't know...more
|8:00 AM on 05.21.2013|
WayForward: Shantae dances to Nintendo 3DS on June 20
The original Shantae is coming to Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, WayForward has announced. Originally released in the dying days of the Game Boy Color, the acclaimed platformer managed to garner a pair of seque...more
|2:45 PM on 05.20.2013|
New releases: Monkey around in Donkey Kong 3D
For the love of god, somebody get me a 3DS. I made the unfortunate mistake of backing the wrong Nintendo console, grabbing a Wii U late last year, when I should have put my eggs in the portable basket. Now I'm not able to pl...more