2d-x writes: Survival horror is pretty much dead. Silent Hill has been spun off into a Gauntlet-type dungeon hack, Fatal Frame‘s nowhere to be found, and the Resident Evil series mutated into a Call of Duty/Gears of War action clone in a weird cyclical cannibalistic situation – Resident Evil 4 spawned Gears of War which spawned Resident Evil 5 and, well, the rest of this generation. Ironic, I guess, that it didn’t … survive. Resident Evil is very much a product of its time, when pre-rendered graphics and static camera angles were the height of sophistication. And c’mon, how long could monsters jumping out of windows stay scary? Things are different now.
So when I replayed Resident Evil 2 recently on the PlayStation Vita, I was pleased to see how well it held up after nearly 15 years, and how possible it is to trace Resident Evil‘s transformation into an action series back to this title.