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Submitted by DeeZee 821d ago | opinion piece

Why It Isn't Such a Bad Idea to Let Cliff Bleszinski Fix Resident Evil

GR's Daniel Hill writes:

A few days ago, Cliffy B. made a comment on Twitter that made some waves in the gaming community. Tweeting at Capcom, he suggested that they allow him to help them "fix" Resident Evil. The comment caused a cascade of speculation - not much of it particularly positive - throughout the gaming world. However strange the suggestion may seem, given that the man has spent the better part of a decade making the dudliest of the bro-iest gaming franchise out there - Gears of War - when you think about it, this may not be such a bad idea. (Cliff Bleszinski, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

Gridloc  +   821d ago
Really... Adding a chainsaw on a gun won't help Res Evil. Cliffy B is a no talent douche with an ego bigger than the game industry itself.
FarCryLover182  +   821d ago
I wouldn't call him "no-talent," but he is definitely not right for RE.
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The Meerkat  +   821d ago
But he does seem to have passion.
Gridloc  +   821d ago
But passion doesn't equal talent. His contribution to gears was, cover based third person (borrowed from Kill Switch) and putting a chainsaw on a gun.
Mounce  +   821d ago
@Gridloc

Don't you dare forget about the game Winback.
YourFlyness  +   821d ago
@Mounce Kill Switch was the first to use the cover system as its core game mechanic,and the first to do blind fire mechanic in the cover system. Which Gears and Uncharted credits for
JsonHenry  +   821d ago
I don't much care for the guy myself. But if he truly loved the old resident evil games then I don't see why he would be bad or incapable of doing it. Not like he could make it any worse.
snipes101  +   820d ago
The guy isn't an idiot. Why do people automatically assume he'll throw all of that in there?

The problem is that he's made his name with Gears of War, and now, no one will give the guy a chance to try something different.
DARK WITNESS  +   821d ago
I say give him a chance... He could not do any worse then capcom's own team.

Say what you like about his charater as a person, but all things being equal, Gears of War was a great series of games apart from Gears 2 and even then they fixed alot if not all the issues it had with gears 3. This proves he can at least listen to feedback, unlike Capcom.
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bubblebeam  +   821d ago
Why not? Whether you like him or not, you have to admit he can't really do any worse.

Star Wars recently got sold to Disney. You know why I don't care? Coz episodes 1-3 sucked and they can't really do any worse, or if they can, I don't care anymore. Same thing here. Although I find it funny as he said he was taking a break.
Kamikaze135  +   821d ago
People keep assuming that he will make the game exactly like the Gears of War series. While I'm not a huge fan of that series, I think Cliffy is a very capable developer. Capcom is destroying the RE franchise with each bad release after RE4 (minus RE:Revelations).

I'm not really sure what's going on at Capcom. Maybe all of the talented developers have left or maybe they have gotten cocky. Whether the reason, it's hurting their franchises.
helghast102  +   821d ago
Hell, if they want to turn the franchise into Gears, might as well get some experience to help out.
They obviously can't do it themselves.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   821d ago
I am a fan of Cliff's work from Unreal Tournament to the Gears of War franchise.

I can understand all the hate on this site towards him but I do respect him as I enjoyed his work immensely.

RE is heading down a very bad path where the end result could see RE6 being the last RE game from Capcom.

I say give him a chance. It's not like you have anything to lose.

I also have no problem if Visceral Games taking the helms either. I LOVE Dead Space 1 and 2 and feel VG could bring back RE to it's former "survival thriller" days.
RXL  +   821d ago
you can understand the hate cliff gets?

really?

when NONE of us have met the guy in person?..

just go off some impressions here and there...sounds bites here and there.....oh how the media loves to make villains...

he's a passionate guy that's good at what he does...

and gets angry or upset when you say bad things about his children (games he's made)...im pretty sure you'd get mad if i along with several million others walked up into your house and said "your kid looks retarded and doesn't play well with others" just because we love our own kids..

id rather have Cliff than Peter any day of the week...

Peter Molenyuex hasn't created ANYTHING that works well or has even come CLOSE to exceeding even his most understated statements..
Lvl_up_gamer  +   821d ago
You seriously need to re-read my comment.

I said:

"I can understand all the hate on this site"

You seem to have enough bubbles that show you have been on this site for long enough to understand my comment and "read between the lines".

Now maybe you can realize that I am on the same side of the fence as you are.
RXL  +   821d ago
i don't need to re-read your comment...

because i CAN'T understand the hate as stated in my post...

it baffles me every time...

even the negative votes some members get simply by stating "i can't wait to play halo 4, looks fun!"..

i don't understand it..and i don't wish to..

and was a disagree necessary?..lol..even tho "we're on the same side of the fence"..ok..
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   821d ago
I am a fan of Cliff's work from Unreal Tournament to the Gears of War franchise.

I can understand all the hate on this site towards him but I do respect him as I enjoyed his work immensely.

RE is heading down a very bad path where the end result could see RE6 being the last RE game from Capcom.

I say give him a chance. It's not like you have anything to lose.

I also have no problem if Visceral Games taking the helms either. I LOVE Dead Space 1 and 2 and feel VG could bring back RE to it's former "survival thriller" days.

Like I said....at this point what have you got to lose?
MehmetAlperTR  +   821d ago
It's very very very ..... baaaaddd idea.. believe me it s bad idea..
helghast102  +   821d ago
Can't be any worse than RE6.
snipes101  +   820d ago
Well, why not?
MehmetAlperTR  +   818d ago
So Simple.. I do not want to see a Gears Of Evil.. Or Resident Gears ( Whatever you call ).. I want a game just like Resident Evil 1 Remake.. ( Gamecube )
snipes101  +   818d ago
Just because he made his name off of Gears of War doesn't mean that's how he will model every game after that. That is pure presumption.

I was looking for a slightly more solid argument than that.

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