So, what are the reasons for the downfall of Resident Evil? Sure, the franchise still reels in ludicrous amounts of money, and stands tall as one of the more-instantly recognisable names to have ever come out of the video game world. Oddly, as the brand has crossed over from gaming to film and pop culture, however, a lot of what made it great in the first place has been lost. It may suck, and even be difficult, to say goodbye to such an old friend, but has Resident Evil lost relevance amongst the video game community? If so, why?