Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia – Book Review

Capcom 30th anniversay encyclopediaThe introduction to Capcom’s new 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia points out that Capcom got its start from arcade action and fighting games where story and character were virtually non-existent. Back in the 80′s players were lucky to get anything more than a line of text explaining that “Super Joe” had to go shoot somebody or something, and the story led to a denouement where the game simply spat the word “Congragrations” at the player. Over the decades since those first comical attempts at character development, Capcom has given the gaming landscape hundreds of beloved characters, along with even more second string sidekicks and quickly forgotten one-hit wonders. Over two hundred fan favorites (And Barry from Resident Evil) are chronicled by Loe in this hardcover encyclopedia. Continue Reading

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