No Fear: Where Did Resident Evil Go Wrong?

Remember when the Resident Evil series was made up of horror games, and not shooters? Writing for Paste Magazine, Ed Smith pinpoints when that transition happened.

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SpiralTear2186d ago

Capcom thought that the shooting was the only reason why people liked RE4, so they amped up the action and toned down the horror for 5 and 6, leaving a series that wasn't scary anymore.

insomnium22185d ago

I find that the parts where you meet these thumbnail pic monsters that regenerate are kinda disgustingly scary almost. The music changes once they see you and the sound of their breath only adds to the tension. These monsters are GREAT!

Pozzle2185d ago

Capcom also seem to think that fans find silly growly men with guns scarier than zombies or horrifying monsters.

rodiabloalmeida2185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

When Shinji Mikami left the building. That's when RE did go wrong. At least he left us with RE4 to praise Capcom's (greedy) desires and the fans whose wished for something different. But after that, it went downhill.

-Foxtrot2186d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

Co-op was the start of the downfall in my opinion

Look up on RelyonHorror Resident Evil 4.5 concept art BEFORE they added co-op

Night levels
Darker atmosphere
Barry BLOODY Burton
Jill was in it more
Excela was more of a bussiness woman
Uroborus was a SMALL plot point
Merchants were in it
Didn't feel like levels, felt more like RE4s maps

It was just better

MuhammadJA2185d ago

RE4 is the one to blame.

MrSwankSinatra2185d ago

Yep, that game should have been a new IP instead of slapping the resident evil name on it. The only connection RE4 has to resident is the characters. That's it.

plaZeHD2185d ago

Yes that I can agree on. It might not be a Resident Evil game so to say, but it was an excellent game and the best in the series in my opinion.

shadow18spirit2185d ago

RE4 was great , it was both horror and action. but they ruined it by adding more action in 5 and 6. and thats when i knew that resident evil was done.

on_line_forever2185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

RE4 a good game but i will never ever call it resident evil . its another game but not resident evil .

if i feel that atmosphere again in the save room with that great relaxing music like in 1 ,2, 3, code veronica and when you hold your breath and checking your harps and your weapons ONLY THEN I CAN SAY RESIDENT EVIL IS BACK TO ITS ROOTS

plaZeHD2185d ago

That's what I exactly felt in RE4.

jairusmonillas2185d ago

I loved RE2 and RE3, 4 to 6 is not for me.

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