Jillsandwich writes: The Capcom cash cow Resident Evil is shuffling towards a shallow grave. The series has lasted almost two decades in the industry and has shifted more than 35 million games – an amazing achievement in and of itself – but it’s quickly becoming the walking dead. Since the series’ pinnacle, the truly brilliant Resident Evil 4 (which sits with an impressive metacritic score of 96), the review scores have been plummeting – Resident Evil 5 scoring a reasonable 83 followed by a painful 67 for Resident Evil 6.
Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s biggest franchises. It is a household name that even my Grandmother knows about (and she doesn’t know the difference between a game pad and a lily pad), but it’s in serious trouble of becoming an undead shell of its former self. Capcom needs to do something drastic to bring Resident Evil back to life and the collective hive-mind of Jill Sandwich have some suggestions.