@Mop it up I know larger cards cost more, but my point is that I don't even think they'd need a bigger card to cram both collections in there. The first legacy collection is just about 400 megs. And fuck Capcom all the same.
@Mop it up Yeah, I checked it just now and you're right. Still even if the cards go from costing twelve cents to costing fifty bucks, fuck them and their bullshit. Either release the first game physically and don't bother with the second, or release both on one card or two separate cards. Don't fucking do a release with one cartridge and one download code and call it a physical release. This pisses me off more and more the more I think about it.
Looks like X1-4 will be in one collection, and X5-8 in another. Seems to have all the standard compilation bells and whistles: visual filters, sound test, promotional material viewer, even a viewer for toys and stuff. Plus that Day of Sigma anime from the PSP game.
And then there's X Challenge mode, which seems to pit the player against two bosses at the same time. Gotta say, seeing Chill Penguin (X1) and Frost Walrus (X4) together is jarring, and what's up with X's look? I don't recognize that armor, and it almost looks like a hasty recolor of some X4/5 suit or something. EDIT: Hmm, actually it just looks like one of X's armors with the sprite smoothing filter on it. Never really liked the looks of classic sprites through those filters.
I'm really not putting up with the game not being on the game card scenario. If a publisher does this and I still really want the game, I'm buying it used on eBay to protest the activity. It may only be a drop in the bucket, but I'm a firm believer in voting with my wallet and punishing shady business tactics.
That's interesting. I guess to me the best protests require sacrifice, which means just not playing it at all. Of course, our society has developed this thing where they want to protest without sacrifice, so... I suppose that is just the norm now.
The used market is already pretty fascinating, but tossing in "using it as a form of protest" really takes it to another level! A level I probably don't even want to think about, honestly. Too much thinking. But I bet in my youth I'd have found it something to deeply consider.
How does cart + download code work? After getting the download, can you open the cart and access both (i.e. all 8) MMX games like a big chunk of DLC on the cart? Or are there two separate "boxes" on the Switch menu, one physical for MMXC1 and one digital for MMXC2?
And I'd just like to reiterate that X6 is so bad. X6 is so bad.
@TriforceBun Basically, if you buy the so-called physical bundle of the game you get one box containing a card with the first collection on it, and a piece of paper with a download code for the second collection. They'll be treated as two separate releases, and 'boxes' on the Switch menu.