Submitted by Foolsjoker 905d ago | opinion piece

Daily Reaction: Is it Time to Reboot Resident Evil?

As reviews over the latest Resident Evil title come out, there has been a noticeable trend of negativity surrounding the game. With its more action oriented style, fans have once again started to split about what the Resident Evil franchise could have left after the series has seen so many changes. With that Daily Reaction’s Dan and Sebasstian discuss what the future could hold for Capcom’s once reigning champion of the horror genre. (Next-Gen, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Wii U, Xbox 360)

doctorstrange  +   905d ago
They need to make it more like CoD!
Knight_Crawler  +   905d ago
Nah they need bigger tanks and they need Chris flying the Bat wing into a room full of people on bath salts.
VileAndVicious  +   905d ago
Chris' campaign aside its honestly not that bad.
But I think its about time to reboot it. I wouldnt event mind the multiplayer aspect so much. But I think it would do the series good to take it back to more horror and zombies and less insects that come out of peoples faces.
spartanlemur  +   905d ago
And WoW. They need to make it more like CoD and WoW, while adopting a free to play pricing strategy and making it multiplayer only.
The games industry today...
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Arcanine  +   905d ago
i dont want them to reboot it because i love what i have played in the past.... but if capcom wants to milk the money out our pockets then no. If another developer wants a chance to actually listen to the people or fans then by all means give it ago.
neogeo  +   905d ago
It needs to be more like Spiderman!
but add turned based RPG elements and don't forget some kinetic and dance dance elements. Maybe top it off with some Wii fit mini games and pokemon and we will finally have the perfect RE game.
Carl_Shocker  +   905d ago
Yes...funny how this pops up, the first blog I've ever done on here was about something along the lines of this topic
Foolsjoker  +   905d ago
Maybe it's time Capcom starts to listen, or maybe they will just keep beating this cashcow.
Carl_Shocker  +   905d ago
I think all of our minds are thinking the same thing now...if thats the case then maybe Capcom should man up and admit that they were wrong and loyal fans of the franchise were right.
VileAndVicious  +   905d ago

When was the last time youve seen a company admit theyve made a mistake....(netflicks i guess I just answered my own question)It doesnt happen very often. PR always puts a spin on their mistakes. And Im fine with that as long as Capcom takes a look at the lukewarm reviews from RE6 and take the series back to horror.
wishingW3L  +   905d ago
the game sold like 4 millions in 2 days! What reboot does it need?
Chug  +   905d ago
It needs a reboot in the fans eyes, not based on sales. People will buy about anything, just look at the music industry.
Foolsjoker  +   905d ago
Read the article, maybe you will find out.
nofallouthero  +   905d ago
they haven't sold 4 million copies they shipped 4.5 million to stores there is a big difference
xPhearR3dx  +   905d ago
They wouldn't ship that many if there wasn't a demand for it by retailers.
Khordchange  +   905d ago
its quite simple, give it to retro studios :O
coolman229  +   905d ago
Or Rocksteady. Can you imagine them doing Resident Evil?
oldfriend86  +   905d ago
Turn it into an RPG or Resident Evil racing. Race through the streets of the infested.

What else did Mario have...golf and other sports games too. Resident Evil Party.
VileAndVicious  +   905d ago
lol I wouldnt mind an RE rpg personally. Might be kind of cool
colonel179  +   905d ago
I can see a Resident Evil RPG work. It could actually be interesting.
neogeo  +   905d ago
They should re do the mansion like in this first RE but this time make it like Luigi's mansion and hunt ghosts with a vacuum and bubble gun.
vork77  +   905d ago
lets remove the zombies and add mario and Luigi to this game and we can shoot them but wait it turns out chris is weskers brother and clair is chris bitch
AusRogo  +   905d ago
Hahahaha wtf
Max-Zorin  +   905d ago
Just introduce a new set of characters that don't know what it's like to go through a outbreak.
Well he wasn't exactly new but remember Leon trying to talk down the zombie president in Re6? After all this time (10 F**KING YEARS AFTER RE2, 4 F**KING YEARS AFTER RE4) he's still as freaking clueless as ever. -____-" I mean c'mon?? You'd think he'd know better than THAT by now. And Chris... Nvm, just ,,,, nevermind.
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yesmynameissumo  +   905d ago
I've been feeling that way since RE4. That's not saying RE4 or RE5 were bad games or not enjoyable. I just feel to get to real, hardcore RE, the game fans have expected since RE4, you gotta reboot. Zombies and true survival horror are what the series needs. It's that simple. Go back to formula and re-envision the mansion incident or even RE0.
GhettoBlasStarr  +   905d ago
I was feel the same, RE 4&5 were good games but I still want the original style RE. I think there trying to much with all these game reboots, when really it's all unnecessary.
RandomGamer  +   905d ago
I pray there is no reboot, we don't need another bullshit reboot like Devil May Cry is getting raping a beloved character like Dante.
LiquidSword93  +   905d ago
Reboot? I don't know. Capcom are crackheads when it comes to logical decisions like: "let's reboot this once terrific franchise that we've ruined."
Parappa  +   905d ago
No. They've been rebooting it ever since RE4 and it has gotten worse.
lodossrage  +   905d ago
People have to realize a few things
First off, money talks.

If this game sells well, then regardless of what the loyal fans want, they are going to do what's best for their overall sales/ bottom line.

I like the old Resident Evil games just as much as the next person. But we all have to face the reality that those days are long gone and may never come back. Everyone is saying "Capcom should listen". Truth be told, the ARE. When people pay or don't pay for their product, they listen to THAT loud and clear.

And I know I'm going to get disagrees for this next part, but it's the truth. But many of us should have seen this coming the moment everyone praised Resident Evil 4. Even though Resident Evil 4 still had some horror, THAT game is what started the influx to the more action based RE games.

The seed of this issue was planted the moment Resident Evil 4 became a smash hit. Because the action based game play elements (even though nowhere near as glaring as5 or 6) gave the series a big jump in mass appeal. And the crappy movie franchise also had a hand in this all as well.

And since everyone practically coveted it (fans and reviews alike), that literally told Capcom "maybe we should try for a lil more action in the next one"

Long story short, if you want things to change to the way they "should" be, it's easy. Ya spoke with your wallets (buying) to make the series mainstream, so NOW how about speaking with your wallets (not buying) to send the message that you've had enough
VileAndVicious  +   905d ago
Dude I was just telling a buddy of mine this exact same thing today.

RE4 was good but to me it never felt like a real Resident Evil game. It didnt even have zombies the game was centered around the parasites. It was the first game that moved the series from survival horror into action horror and people praised it. Alot of people were outraged about RE5 but to me other than the story being pretty bad it wasnt too far removed from RE4.

I mean dont get me wrong RE4 was pretty fun...but meh. The last Resident evil I really loved and put a little bit of fear in me was Nemisis
PopRocks359  +   904d ago
I think it's fair to say that Shinji Mikami knew what he was doing with RE4 though. The franchise was in desperate need of reinvention and Mikami directed a game that was so innovative, all the while still keeping the spirit of the franchise within it, that the public loved it.

Unfortunately, Mikami is not with Capcom and I think the team at Capcom has missed the point of what Mikami accomplished. He didn't succeed by making an action game, he succeeded by making an action game with scary elements. Capcom's idiocy boils down to "HMMM. LEZ MAKE DA GAMEZ ALL ACTION DERP."

I don't care what anyone says, RE4 was a spooky game at times. You can't tell me the Regenerators and some of the bosses are not chilling. Some may argue that the older games were scarier and that's totally fine, but RE4 is a lot scarier than RE5/6. They should have continued making it ACTION HORROR as oppose to just action.
Biohazard8860  +   905d ago
RE7 will be a cart racer
spartanlemur  +   905d ago
To be honest, I'm a much bigger fan of Silent Hill anyway. Far better horror elements and less ridiculousness.
VsAssassin  +   905d ago
Silent Hill: Downpour has several elements that work for the benefit of it. A good example is its sidequest system.

Many people thought that the sidequests would ruin the game, but it turned out that Vatra implemented these sidequests in a way that only further accentuates the game. Seriously, the sidequests will give you the creeps. They will leave you astonished at how twisted the minds of the other residents have become!

Sorry for talking a bit too long about SH: D, but it's the truth: I'll pick SH any day over RE6.

On topic: I agree with one poster said. Reboot the series and include 'new' characters that aren't soldiers/mercenaries/polices/e tc. Capcom can pull off a Walking Dead if they do this. Reboot or make another zombie game that's not RE nor Dead Rising!
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Kratoscar2008  +   904d ago
Use RE Outbreak thematic (Average joes caught in a zombie madness) and you have the reboot the series need.
Themba76  +   905d ago
dont worry because of the gaming industry today cod will get its annual 9.5
007Bond  +   905d ago
Remake 2,3 with better graphics and release 0,1,2,3 on next gen for download adding achievements, trophies. Then just ignore what 4,5,6 happened and restart from 3 again!
kostchtchie_  +   904d ago
exactly man, well said
Npugz7  +   904d ago
Dead space series is the new horror champion in my opinion!
N311V  +   904d ago
R.I.P Resident Evil.

I would certainly like a reboot. I've played every resident evil game but after RE5 I kind of lost interest. It wasn't scary, there were no zombies and the story was forgettable. RE6 looks to be more of the same so sadly I can't see myself buying one.

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