Submitted by Sardunos 849d ago | opinion piece

Does Resident Evil Have Any Legs Left to Stand On?

4Player-"It is hard to imagine myself turning my back on a franchise that I have beloved since my early years in gaming. I bought a Playstation back in the day because I wanted so desperately to play Resident Evil 2. I had to plead and manipulate my parents to even convince them to consider letting me play it. With Shinji Mikami at the helm in Resident Evil 2, the series felt focused and determined to deliver an unsettling experience. My memories of hesitantly wandering the halls of the Raccoon City police station are burned into my mind and will likely remain as one of the few fond memories I have of the series." (PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

pcps3gamer   848d ago | Spam
Redrum059  +   848d ago
I say renovate and modernize the fixed camera views and get rid of the quick run n gun elements. Somehow zombies ent scary when you can run 15mph nonstop.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   848d ago
I agree with the author. The demo just sealed this games fate and any chance of me purchasing it. Its just not Resident Evil anymore.

Atleast we still have Dead Space.
The first game was everything the first couple RE games were and more.
GrahamGolden  +   848d ago
and u think dead space 3 will be different than res5 or res 6 chris-jakes campaigns ?

keep dreaming buddy..dead space 3 is just another third person shooter say thx to EA
Knight_Crawler  +   848d ago
Hate to break it to you but from the looks of it "Co-op" DS3 is also going the action thriller way.

Hopefully Nintendo can save the day with Zombie U.
Fuct  +   848d ago
That's ubisoft
Sigh  +   848d ago
lol I hope Capcom gets the message, at least out here in the West. WE WANT SURVIVAL HORROR. Not over the top action BS like we see in it's horrible RE movies.
doogiebear  +   848d ago
I blame the movies popularity for why the games suck now. It's not like they cant make it good...i mean, look at RE Revelations. They just made RE 5 & 6 crappy to appeal to the stupid, adhd-ridden clowns who find the movies appealing.
GrahamGolden  +   848d ago
If the whole game was like leon campaign this game could be good
TheRealSpy  +   848d ago
This game will still sell 5 million copies. Just because this isn't what YOU wanted in a RE game doesn't mean it's not going to sell well.

RE hasn't been a psychological horror game in a decade or more and since then, tons of games have come out that are. Stop acting like Capcom owes it to you to keep a franchise stuck in one time period. There are plenty of games you can check out that inspire actual fright while playing. Amnesia and Slender, for example.
ChunkyLover53  +   848d ago
I loved the game, I'd order my three favorites like this, 4, 6 and 5. That is just my opinion though, somehow I get the feeling that the vocal minority will try and cause trouble with this game too.

People complain that RE doesn't need to change, but complain when COD doesn't change enough......
Fuct  +   848d ago
Have you played 1 thu 3? Wait you have an Xbox don't you.
ChunkyLover53  +   848d ago
Ya, I played the originals back when they originally came out. You either move forward or risk getting repetitive. Those games were scary at first, but after a while, you knew what was coming.

Its like people not being grossed out by the Saw movies when there is a new one every year and they never really change anything up. How long could they have kept up the same, slow moving games?
doogiebear  +   848d ago
Chunk, your comments are chock full of fail
SleazyChimp  +   848d ago
I agree with you I like 6. The originals were awesome in their day, but they had to evolve. The clunky controls and jacked up camera angles of the originals would not stand up to todays standards. People just whine too much, like Fuct head there "Have you played 1 thu 3? Wait you have an Xbox don't you." Yeah I played the first three and Nemesis sucked! Plus you left out Code Veronica and Zero which were stellar games. By the way what the hell does having an Xbox have to do with anything?
Straightupbeastly  +   848d ago
They tried to make Gears, instead left everybody in tears
Knight_Crawler  +   848d ago
Not sure why Capcom is so obsess with Gears...I got turned off by Lost Planet 2 because it felt so much like Gears.
Yodagamer  +   848d ago
I'm starting to think their mindset is try to compete with the western developers, but i think their failing to realize that their original fans want a real resident evil game and now that they brought in those action fans with re5 they have to appeal to both fan-bases, which isn't working out well.
FarCryLover182  +   848d ago
Sell the rights to Naughty Dog, Valve, or someone!!!!
ceballos77mx  +   848d ago
Reboot, reboot, reboot.
Man-E-Faces  +   848d ago
Yes it does and Capcom certainly doesn't need Shinji Mikami to achieve this either, Resident Evil Revelations is proof that a great Resident Evil type game is still possible. Capcom wanted this westernized shoot non stop in crappy artistic bland maps style for this main entry, why? Well I have my theories but won't dive into them here as it involves a certain console. I will just say this though Japanese studios/developers need to stick to their own style that crafted masterpieces that age like fine wine, this whole pandering/bending over to the west this gen is creating nothing but forgettable garbage that gets heavily discounted within a few months.
doogiebear  +   848d ago
That certain console is xbox 360. It's why we get all these stupid Gears/COD/Halo clones. I'm sick of microsoft. Them, capcom, and Activision, and sometimes EA, have all set a precedence that has ruined the industry. Crap games, old game engines, on disc dlc, etc. Only xbox-exclusive morons actually think this is okay.
Man-E-Faces  +   848d ago
Yeah donbear I didn't want to be blunt about it but look at the constant need this gen to shove bland tiny maps where the only objective is to kill mindlessly, this type of gameplay fuels/validates Xbox live's paid service less and less are we getting memorable offline single player experiences from these once great devs. How many times have you seen written or over heard when a new game is releasing "DOES IT HAVE MULTIPLAYER".
BigStef71  +   848d ago
Is 6 really that bad? I mean I loved the first 4 re games especially 4. I played 5 a little bit it was okay . I was expecting 6 to redeem itself. But seeing all these review scores a reboot is probably best for this franchise. Capcom should have never left Shinji Mikami leave. I bet 5 would have been great like 4 if he made the game instead of Jun Takeuchi who only made the first two mediocre lost planet games
Max-Zorin  +   848d ago
They can make another survival horror but they most likely won't. Capcom don't care about what their fans want. Hell, they barely listen to them. And they wonder why Shinji left them.

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