Dr. Serkan Toto CEO of Tokyo-based consultancy firm Kantan Games has some interesting information to share today about the rumored Resident Evil 7.
Reboot-retelling. Worked for Ratchet and Clank Just do what they did the first time with the Resident Evil Remake, update it, new puzzles, add more backstory and make the mansion bigger. Maybe more rooms or update the mansion layout it's self.
Cant forget tank controls ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Hey tank controls or not they still beat RE6 all together. Besides I think the RE5 DLC within the Spencer Mansion shows over the shoulder can work in a indoor place like that.
Capcom for me has lost all its credibility as developer ...Bad SF5, garbage RE with RE4,5,6 and Revelations, worst than garbage Devil may Cry (DmC)and Lost Planet 3 ...i dont think they have the potential to doctor RE so much, in order to reverse the super-negative status for their company
I didn't mind the tank controls in older titles. Back then, I was 10 years old when I played my first resident evil game and it scared me out pretty bad (along with Dino Crisis!). But today, seeing my character not being able to run properly like a normal human would, I don't know if I would like it as much as back then. I don't mind the more slow pace gameplay, but just make the enemy with more mobility than you do. it's the run and gun that feels unreal in lots of games nowadays. I tried many guns in my life and running while shooting, LOL it takes away your accuracy a LOT! The need to stop before shooting makes you think twice before choosing a shooting spot (Nemesis doesn't help either!)
@Fox- agreed. "Besides I think the RE5 DLC within the Spencer Mansion shows over the shoulder can work in a indoor place like that" agreed 10x! lol I want RE survival back! lol. Best survival horror game I've played in the last 10 years was Evil Within. If RE7 is more bro dude shooter junk, I'll skip it just as fast as I skipped RE6. No love lost. If its not about survival with limited ammo, health, saves...ZOMBIES, no buy. Some core things should have never been removed from that series. They could have just made those action games a different Resident Evil IP and called it a day, instead they removed the features from the originals when they could have just had both.
@Fox- "Just do what they did the first time with the Resident Evil Remake" DREAM!
It's a reboot
"We did literally everything with RE6 and people still didn't like it. Hmm...let's remake the remastered remake of RE1!"
They'd better go back to the classic slow moving zombies, and original theme of Umbrella being a company working on B.O.W.'s. The pacing and puzzle solving, the odd camera angles adding tension and atmosphere, even the RC car controls all need to return. Maybe they can hybridize the forced camera system in tight spaces with an over the shoulder TPS during crazy watercooler events and boss battles?
being TOO stuck in the past isn't a great idea either...
I know, that's why I'd suggested that certain parts could be over the shoulder TPS. A quick cutscene could trigger the change between control styles. There wasn't another game ever produced that gave me anxiety like the classic RE did, not knowing what was around the next corner, the quiet rooms, the investigation and puzzle solving, not knowing when the stuff would hit the fan next, limited resources, confined spaces... To temper that with situations done in an over the shoulder TPS would allow for faster paced combat where lots of ammo is available, more akin to the recent titles. It could be the best of both worlds, as opposed to something completely different.
They don't need anything more than thematically nailing the survival horror roots it came from. Tense brooding atmosphere, slower paced action, limited ammo, great puzzles and less back tracking and a story that fits the lore of resident evil... the things about previous games in the original trilogy was the fact that the final moments lead to more darker set ups for the following games, RE ended escaping the mansion, only to find the northern mountain community of Raccoon City was effected... He2 end with the set of of All of Raccoon City Infected... They need to set things up where the game doesn't necessarily have a happy ending, even though you survived the plot it eventually sets up bigger stakes while concluding that current entry. We don't need tank controls, we don't need slow moving protagonists... we need them able and agile but also at a disadvantage if what they are facing is inherently more agile, and dangerous. Seriously, drop the Zombies, we've played zombie games, zombies aren't scary anymore, don't put us against slow moving mindless fodder and not expect us to be using serious seasoned characters like Leon and Chris in a way that's action oriented. Give us Enemies from a bio weapons that are smart, terrifying and sophisticated. And they don't need to be ridiculous as a scientist turning into a mutated T-Rex or Dragon... We need a back to basics on Theme, on Genre but smart on modern game design practices and mechanics.. You want Horror or survival done right, look at Evil Within or The Last of Us, Dead Space or Dead Space 2...
Yeah motor bike riding zombies killed it for me. Let alone a zombie that can fire an AK47 with accurate aiming.
Survival Horror, PUH-LEASE.
I kinda wish RE7 would expand/improve on the RE:Outbreak formula. It was awesome trying to keep your friends alive and see who would make it to the end. It allowed for extremely tense and dramatic situations that were really satisfying because you knew they weren't scripted, and they were different every time
Those games were so before their times!
Maybe they need a New Zombie IP. Resident Evil series are pretty much ruined at this point.
Time for Resident Evil Outbreak reboot no?
Hopefully a return to proper resident evil finally!!
The Evil Within is the new Resident Evil. Shinji Mikami reboot the series and change the name, Capcon just destroy what Resident Evil was.
LOL! AMEN! I'm more hype for a sequel even if Mikami is just producing. Cap"con" lol needs to really, really convince fans RE7 is worth the purchase and they are trust worthy. I worry lol
Hmm... I hope it's a completely new protagonist, I'm tired of them all tbh. Fingers crossed it goes back to its roots.
If it's a reboot why they say resident evil 7. I just hope they don't do any exclusive deals with Sony or Ms and certainly not Nintendo.
Like they somewhat did with the OG RE games in the PS1 era?
It goes without saying that a reboot is necessary to continue Resident Evil. The world was basically destroyed in 6. Where do you go from there? Space? If there's one thing I know, it's to never use a traditional horror series and set it in space. They tried that with Jason X. The results speak for themselves. Since multiplayer is the in thing right now, I'd say why not give it some Outbreak flare as someone mentioned? That's a great idea. And while they're at it, throw in some elements of interchangeable story to keep it interesting like Until Dawn, but not as thoroughly. Not as deep as Until Dawn, but more thoroughly than opting to either give Barry his gun back or not.
I'd also like to know how that Resident Evil 2 remake is coming along
I hope to whatever the fuck there is out there, that this game makes up for RE4, and RE6. I just want the feeling of playing 1,2,3, CV with 4's inventory system, and the ability to change from Old School camera to RE4 style camera, and more zombies, huge survival horror and puzzle emphasis. I really miss that REmake Atmosphere.
So you basically want a cancelled RE4 "Hookman version" ? :)
Dude, the beta for that looked amazing. I just wish they would finally release it, even in the unfinished form since it was a Proof Of Concept.
yeah, re4 had the best inventory system ever, and the crazy idea of being able to use items you find if you had no room for them
My mind, body and soul is ready.
I'm thinking of picking up the 1 remake soon. As long as the new one is more 4 than 6 (even though I really enjoyed 6) I'll be pretty happy.
A fixed open-ended area. Lots of locked doors and keys/ways to open them. A main focus on single player experience. Actually interesting and somewhat challenging puzzles. Backtracking. RE4 kind of inventory system (the best one) One-hit kill, dirty tactics used by bosses and regular enemies. Variable sub-areas with their unique inhabitants. A mad rush to the escape with a timer as a final challenge with the last boss trying to hunt you down. Final boss gettin a rocket to the face. This is a correct recipe for a quality Resident Evil game. Good luck.
Wouldn't mind some info or footage of the Resi 2 remake..
I'll believe it when I see it, this seems too good to be true. RE has needed a refresh/reboot for such a long time. The first one was cheesy too though, I'm confused when people say it's going back to its horror roots.. Oook.. With its b-movie plot, giant snake and killer plant? :D I love the original but it was never really all that horrific compared to SH, Siren or Fatal Frame. If they take the Romero inspiration and dial it up and do something genuinely interesting then I'm really excited.. If they get their heads stuck up their own lore's ass again.. Oh well. Oh and anyone saying ditch the zombies: I say keep the zombies but use a different origin to the "evil experimental virus and/or parasites." one.. If they went with a different style of zombie, like the Bava / Fulci mystical ones or The Fog style ghost-ish ones, or Return Of The Living Dead style brain eating nonsensical ones.. There's a lot to do with zombies and some of it really could be fresh and scary if framed well.
Shouldn't this be labeled as rumor?
Give me some Resident Evil!
All I want is for it to be Survival Horror again.
Rebooting RE is kind of pointless since they've already re-released the first RE games remastered. What they're basically saying is they know everyone hates Capcom for what they've done and they want the chance to screw it all up again.
don't mention they are remaking RE 2
i wonder if rumor turn out not true (most likely) who will get complain this guy or capcom ?
Man i want to be excited about this, i really do, but they've said the same thing before and we got a full blown action game. And don't forget that capcom themselves said that the main numbered sequels will be made to appease mass audience, while games like revelations are made for horror enthusiast
I don't know how they can have a clean slate with number 7, unless it's in a completely different time or just focuses on different characters,
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