VGW: The Resident Evil franchise has seen its ups and downs through the years, reinventing itself several times, starting with Resident Evil: Code Veronica, when the series shifted from survival horror to a story-based thriller. Resident Evil 4 moved the series firmly into action territory, and — if Capcom is to be believed — Resident Evil 6 will move the series back into survival horror. Through these changes, the one genre the series has firmly avoided has been that of an online shooter. At the offset, this is a curious avoidance on the series’ behalf. After all, you have all the elements that should make a great online shooter: zombies, special forces, nasty baddies, and a rich lore from which to draw.
What could go wrong? What indeed.