Summary: The Capcom Classics Collection has been the best of all the retro collections released yet, it's got the highest amount of games that can rightly be called classics, they are excellently emulated and still as playable and fun as they were for the most part. There are a few others I'd have liked to see in the collection such as Mega Man, Demon's Crest, Strider and Knights of the Round but hopefully they'll be seen in any future version.
Summary: Taking gamers on an extensive tour of some
of the company's best arcade titles, Capcom Classics Collection for the PS2
features 22 arcade games. The selection ranges from traditional overhead
shooters like 1942, Vulgus and Exed Exes, to classic side scrollers like Ghouls
'n Ghosts and several classic installments of Street Fighter II. The emulation
is excellent throughout, with each title retaining the vibrant graphics and
animation that made them so appealing.
Excerpt: While the Sega name may not carry the same weight it did even a few years back, there's no denying that the company has a back catalog full of hits. With more and more companies releasing their old games back into the marketplace in the form of compilations, it was really only a matter of time before Sega jumped back on the bandwagon. Sega Classics Collection contains 10 classic Sega names, but zero classic Sega games. What gives, you ask?
Pros: 10 games for $20
Cons: Awful graphics, Poorly remixed audio, Doesn't include actual originals, Menu has a mind of its own, Too many loading screens
Excerpt: I love to get a hold of the retro compilations whenever I can. Mostly because I actually was gaming before there was a consideration that they would be re-releasing any of these games. In this case, I got my hands on Capcom Classics Collection: Volume 2 . It contains 20 games from the hallowed halls of worldwide game producers Capcom . The main Japan office opened in 1982 with the U.S. offices opening in 1985 during the earliest days of mass gaming.
Excerpt: I can remember a time when I would beg my dad for quarters, when I would look into the dark entryway of the local mall arcade with a reverence most reserve for their place of worship. It didn’t matter that the games were impossibly difficult and that the game design was based on the premise of eating as many of my quarters as possible, it was still fun damnit! Well now the tables have turned and I can at last have my way with these games on my PS2.
Excerpt: Capcom Classics Collection is a solid compilation that contains many of Capcom's greatest arcade releases. But you know, sometimes it seems like there must be someone deep inside Capcom that secretly hates the Street Fighter II series. Or, at the very least, can't help but feel like the Street Fighter II games could have been truly perfect with a few tweaks.
Pros: Most of the 22 games in the collection are legitimate classics, Good options screen lets you tweak settings and get some alternate video modes, Sound remix is an interesting option, Controls well
Cons: Street Fighter II games are pretty inaccurate when compared to the original arcade games
Excerpt: Much of that greatness is due to the selection of games, which includes arcade mega-hits, such as Forgotten Worlds, Final Fight, Street Fighter II (three versions), Commando, and Mercs, as well as console classics, such as Ghosts 'N Goblins, 1943 Kai, and Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts. There are a few questionable "classics" rounding out the line-up too, such as the crappy side-scroller, Trojan, and the simple barrel drop puzzler, Pirate Ship Higemaru.