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'Resident Evil 6' seems to be going more towards action than horror

The Verge: In recent years, the Resident Evil franchise has evolved into something very different from where it originated. What was once a series about conserving ammo, low body counts and horrible voice acting has become a series about blasting away with machine guns, high action and, well, the voice acting is still pretty iffy. But it's the shift from survival horror to action that seems to have turned off some fans. Capcom seems focused on continuing the franchise's transformation, though, at least if the Resident Evil 6 is any indication.

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Gratisfaction1573d ago

Great article and I have to agree. Most of what was shown in the E3 demo in Microsoft's Press Conference was mainly based on action. It kind of makes me sad that Resident Evil is fading away it's horror genre.

CommonSense1573d ago

i kinda of agree; but with RE4, capcom sort of painted themselves into a corner. they went towards action and let the story escalate. at this point, they really have no choice but to go over the top (while they're in the main series 1, 2, 3, 4...).

i think they could still do throw backs as side stories; but as far as the main story goes, i think our expectations need to change. we need to start judging the game based on the quality of the action, atmosphere and set pieces...not the scare factor.

lashes2ashes1573d ago

Dead space 2 is full of action and it's still really scary, done right full blown action can be just as scary as the older games.

egidem1573d ago (Edited 1573d ago )

Dead Space 2 was okay, but Dead Space 1 has a better horror aspect IMO. It seems like EA is going the same route as Capcom. Isaac now has a cover system in Dead Space 3 and there's co-op, all unnecessary for a horror game coming from the roots of Dead Space 1.

Don't get me wrong, co-op is very fun for certain games (like Borderlands) but for a horror game it kind of doesn't belong there. The sense of being with someone else makes you feel more secure - if you get in trouble they'll easily rescue you. There's no feeling of desperation, isolation, loneliness or vulnerability that makes the horror aspect shine. It's no longer you vs the bad scary stuff out there!

Capcom just doesn't care. They're willing to sacrifice the heart and soul of what defined R.E games for a more block-buster action oriented theme IF more cash will roll in. This makes the game more accessible to a wider audience. It means that since it's more action oriented, they can remove some of the challenges, such as limited supply of ammo - equip the player with loads of it since they'll be moving around quite a lot. Take cover if you're just being careless so that you can surprise them predictable zombies that used to surprise YOU.

They (Capcom) think that giving a character more guns, ammo and moves makes the game okay as long as the zombies are still there. This reduces the horror aspect of the game, and makes it more of an action game. Sure, they get more sales from it, but it sure as hell won't resemble its forerunners that defined what the Resident Evil games are about.

Son_Lee1573d ago

No fucking shit. Doesn't take a genius to notice that. Doesn't mean it won't be scary, though.

Prcko1573d ago

and that is the reason why i won't buy this piece of cr*p
they don't wanna make games what fans like,they making games like they want!
good luck with that ''brain mind''

achmetha1573d ago

while i agree with you. they've openly said that re5 sold more than the other resident evil games. it's more action based..and we all know capcom is in it for the money.

Kratoscar20081573d ago

Its nonsense, RE 4 got:
Gamecube release.
PS2 release
Wii release
PC release
Phone release
HD release PS3
HD release 360
How RE5 could surpasse RE4, it caNT.

CLOUD19831573d ago

Yep unfortunately after Final Fantasy & Silent Hill whats next is Resident Evil, all my favorite franchise have turn to sh1t.. at least the original creator of RE Shinji Mikami working on a new Survival Horror game with code name "Zwei" a true Horror Surviving game not this peace of sh1t crapcom doing, hope is not yet lost!

Yangus1573d ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2 not best,but good game.

I hope FF Versus XIII awesome!

fastNslowww1573d ago

Silent Hill has become action, lol?

Have you actually played Downpour? it's the only TRUE survival HORROR game this generation, it stays close to it's roots.

Inception1573d ago (Edited 1573d ago )

Wrong. Play Siren: The New Translation and Amnesia: The Dark Decent. That's the TRUE SURVIVAL HOROR game for this generation!

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