Resident Evil Has Always Been Lackluster, It Just Took You 16 Years To Realize It

Paul LaCen explores the Resident Evil franchise, and the "turn" it has taken with RE6. Was the quality that the fanbase looking for ever really there? If so, at what point did Resident Evil betray itself?

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Bumpmapping2971d ago (Edited 2971d ago )

I even bought a copy of Operation Raccoon City of my own volition and defend the purchase to this very day. (I enjoyed it, sue me.

I stopped reading there.Fail article next.

@Rykoshet-You say the series has always been "Lackluster" yet you enjoyed one of the most mediocre titles in series.Doesn't seem like you put much thought into your article.

Rykoshet2971d ago (Edited 2971d ago )

What's funny is the next sentence actually addresses the quality of the game. Just because I enjoyed it does not mean that I think it would be a worthwhile buy for others.

Edit - @Bumpmapping: I also liked Thundercats growing up, and can look back on it knowing that it wasn't that great. There are plenty of things that I can say I enjoyed that I wouldn't tout as the pinnacle of quality. The problem here is that you're equating personal enjoyment with a judgment of overall quality.

HarryMasonHerpderp2971d ago

I think you're being a little harsh here.
Resident Evil was the best in its genre back in the PSone era despite bad voice acting.
It was the game that created plenty of clones and developers followed in Capcom's footsteps.

Now Resident Evil/Capcom is doing the following and falling all over the place like the undead trying to catch up.

CalvinKlein2971d ago (Edited 2971d ago )

well re 1- CV were awesome games for their time and were of very high quality. People complain about pre-rendered backgrounds and controls but Iv always understood that they were necessary to make those games on PS1 due to its limitations. The controls are not even bad for what it is as its not full of action and people shooting at you. The controls for those pre-rendered RE games could NOT WORK any other way or else your character would change direction with every camera angle change.

If you think they were bad thats your opinion, but its clearly not what most people who played them think of them.

The problem with RE now isnt that its an action game, but that it is not really a good one compared to other good 3rd person shooters. If you are going to go all action you need better controls and camera, better animations and better gunplay.

In their genre the old RE games are some of the best of the best. In its current genre of 3rd person shooter the new RE games are not anywhere near the top.

Seems like people are trying to make it seem like RE hasnt gone down the shitter but it has. Clearly people used to enjoy the series and the games more then they do now.

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thePatriot2971d ago

4 was good. first was unique and new. Its a big name brand and sometimes it feels like they don't know what to do with it. Doesn't feel as AAA as it should be. RE4 felt like a AAA game through and through.

taquito2971d ago (Edited 2971d ago )

4 and 5 were great

and, on pc at least, they both run far better, and have FAR better story and much better graphics than resident evil 6, i rented it for the ps3 and was very disappointed with controls, bad framerate and TERRIBLE visuals,

hopefully it will be a much better game on pc, i imagine it will.

SAE2971d ago

i agree with you :)

But it's funny how you act ...

All games in console have and will have framerate / bugs / not full hd problems , i always see you complain about these things , just play the pc versions of everything or wait for the next generation consoles to get such experience...

sometimes even the pc versions doesn't have big difference then the console versions because the developers are making them for all platforms instead of using the full advantage of the pc , pc power is useless to me if developers like PD / naughty dog and others didn't use it on their games ..

that's why i never cared about these things in console and i never notice them , i'm just having fun for what i get and that's why i want the ps4 right now in this minute , so im hoping you do the same because the wow factor is gone in this generation games and thinking of these things will take away the fun more ..

SAE2971d ago

look at this , this is what i mean of wow factor

from ps2 to looking at this makes me happy like a kid even though this is not what i played , i still get excited when i see this because i remember how i was excited when i saw it , but in 2010 the hype started to go , not because there wasn't great games , the console just feels too old , that's why i hear you ..

But looking at people who says this game have 30fps and have many bugs or have normal graphics that's why he won't play it , it just makes me sad , for example : you mis a game like GT5 because it have bad smoke or the engines sound isn't excited or it have standard cars more than premium , yes , it could be better in pc and we all wish it was a pc exclusive but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it's own good sides , such as a long game , or a real sim that have it's own gameplay , a lots of tracks , real tune that effect the car ..

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