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Submitted by QD 542d ago | opinion piece

Capcom and the Fall of Resident Evil

From confusing spin-offs to failed attempts at replicating blockbuster movies, years of an schizophrenic identity crisis for Capcom’s longstanding brand finally imploded into a total meltdown with Resident Evil 6. Capcom learned the hard way that putting profits first at any cost can result in disaster. (3DS, GameCube, Industry, PS2, PS3, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Retro, Wii U, Xbox 360)

ShugaCane  +   542d ago
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Capcom, I want this 6 min video to turn into a 20h game, using the Panta Rhei engine. Thanks.
first1NFANTRY  +   542d ago
how hard could it possibly be to make a game like this? makes you wonder why they still chose to make that shooter crap.

I use to love the resident evil series. I hope capcom can create something special next gen.
ShugaCane  +   542d ago
I hope "that shooter crap" doesn't refer to RE 4. Say whatever you want, the game is a masterpiece. The pacing, the gameplay, the graphics, not many games match that level of finition. One of the greatest achievement in game design. 5 and 6 are crap, though.
Kurylo3d  +   541d ago
@karmicDemon...
Resident evil 4 added giant robot walking statues and things that mutated in a split second to skyscraper size. It also added unlimited ammo in the form that even dead dogs dropped shotgun shells for you.

Resident evil 4 was also corny as all hell story wise. It started interesting, had some good asthetics... but that game was the beginning of the end for the series. It wasnt anything new, it wasnt an achievement.. it was lets see what happens if we make resident evil into an over the shoulder shooter and give u unlimited ammo. It was basically the dumbing down of resident evil to be more accessible to children.
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Monstar  +   542d ago
Don't worry....shinji was behind this version, even tho it was cut. Just Don't forget his NEW true survival game that's in the works...apparently its going to be surreal. We shall see.

Since him leaving Capcom, Crapcom have lost their vision completely.
abzdine  +   542d ago
i want a reboot but not a RE4-like, there are RE5 and 6 for that.
for me RE downfall started with RE4 after they removed all the horror and puzzling from it.
RE4 should have been a spin off, not a main episode. let's see what they have in stock for us, but i dont have high hopes it's gonna be an action game again.
fsfsxii  +   542d ago
At least RE4 had the tension and atmosphere and a great story too.
RE6 was just Gears of war covered by the name Resident Evil.
DivineAssault  +   542d ago
I hope a reboot is being prepped for PS4.. The series deserves it
Chrono  +   542d ago
The should make one like Code Veronica.
GreenRanger  +   542d ago
This series has turned into a joke.
If they do make another Resident Evil, it'll likely be filled with shameless microtransactions.
To hell with Resident Evil and to hell with Capcom.
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dante9991  +   542d ago
Resident Evil 6 is not that bad of a game people. I do not understand the hate. Of course if I had a choice I would choose RE2 as my favorite RE game, but every RE game is great in it's own way. I think some people will never be satisfied no matter how good a game is.
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FrostyZipper  +   542d ago
Honestly cannot understand people who want to go back to clunky tank controls and awful camera angles. I'm all for a reboot, though I'd actually prefer it if it featured an entirely new cast.
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fsfsxii  +   542d ago
I couldn't even finish RE6, worst game of 2012, even worse than AC3 lol
What a waste. And another series is wasted by crapcom's greed, at this rate, capcom is not going to survive next gen.
Great article though.
GamingWorldPeace  +   541d ago
Can't believe Capcom has turned my favorite franchise into a COD clone. Resident Evil 2 was the best game in the series. The only way Capcom can redeem RE is to make it exclusive to the PS4 and go back to horror like it was meant to be.
Kurylo3d  +   541d ago
why would making it exclusive to the ps4 help redeem RE gameplay wise?
deno  +   541d ago
I still play resident evil: remake, zero, code veronica, 2 & 3. I haven't touched 5 or 6 thank goodness.
Martywren  +   541d ago
We want the old capcom back, when they actually list too the fans. Wat happen too viewful joe, megaman, breath of fire, capcom vs snk. RE4 was the last true franchise after that it became shit.
Martywren  +   541d ago
Wat happen too claire,barry, billy and rebecca?
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gamepard  +   541d ago
Capcom, you can revive RE just follow these simple instructions... 1)enemies which have reallistic biohazard-touch (zombies,hunter, bendersnatch,sharks) NOT bad villagers, giants,walking-shapeless-sick- whatever enemies 2)loneliness bring back atmosphere 3)cut-down all fast action elements including from weapons usage to all action QTE 4)rewrite the scenario ->NO super human villains ,daughters of presidents or presidents themselfs secret cults and other hollywood crap in it....5)bring colors back ITS NOT a movie do not need shit filters in it....
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