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Capcom is Still Confused About What to do With Resident Evil (Discussion)

"Andrew and I chat about our disappointment in the highly anticipated Resident Evil 7 “Not a Hero” DLC. While we do think the downloadable content itself is decent, our main gripes are the ‘new’ Chris Redfield and the lack of story details and tie-ins to the previous 7 mainline games in the Resident Evil series." -- PlayStation Enthusiast

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strayanalog279d ago

Right after Resident Evil 3 they seemed confused. Veronica and Zero weren't bad titles, a tie for me, but it was after Mikami's split from Capcom after delivering a terrific 4th outing that the series seemed more lost than confused, for me anyway.‎

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Babadook7278d ago

Can you please just shut up. No one believes you.

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TricksterArrow277d ago

Arguably Resident Evil 4 created this identity crisis.

strayanalog277d ago (Edited 277d ago )

I can see your point, so arguably, that's true. But I think laziness is more of a deciding factor.‎

In my opinion, the subsequent sequels only proved that Capcom could stroke a fire, not make one, thus making watered-down versions of Resident Evil 4 for the next two outings. I applaud them for using some of the original Resident Evil development team, but the developer didn't attempt to push anything in the franchise forward with 5 and 6.
They actually allowed it to become stagnate, mistreating characters, crazy storylines, and worst of all, went against the franchise's own foundation: horror.
Action doesn't last longer than horror, simply put. An explosion is pretty but it lasts a second, but give someone something to be scared of then that lasts for hours, years even.‎ People love to be scared, but there wasn't anything scary about RE 5 or 6.‎

The 7th outing, though better than its last two predecessors if we want to call it an RE game, doesn't truly feel like Resident Evil. It's a shell of a game (no first person camera argument here), hollowed out to masquerade as a Resident Evil game, but feeling like a rip off of PT because of its popularity. Capcom, again, being lazy with no connecting story with only the title to prove what franchise it belongs to.
If Capcom wants to make Resident Evil an anthology series then - sure - I'm okay with Capcom masking its identity crisis by not following the main story, but they shouldn't attempt to staple it together with the main franchise with DLC.‎

When you have a creator who was as hands on with the entire franchise as Mikami was (producing or directing the entire main line), then it's no wonder his absence is felt with each passing sequel. The series just doesn't know what to do with itself with no true lead and Capcom is obviously their own worse enemy - resident evil indeed.

-Foxtrot279d ago

It's obvious it started out as a new game or something they later in development turned into Resident Evil to sell more copies. The lack of story tying it to the previous games and the like shows that.

Even a spin off like Outbreak ties into the overall story

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gantarat276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

What would you do if RE 2 Make is not Fix Camera or play like Classic ?

Hardiman279d ago

Well for me part 7 was a step in the right direction! I liked how there wasn't a lot of familiarity with what was taking place till close to the end.

To me I'd like more intimate self contained stories in the RE universe as opposed to the last few globe trotting well trained well equipped protagonists.

THC CELL278d ago

Resident evil with a mall and labs and a full city

on_line_forever278d ago

I saw a video for the developers of resident evil 7 they really don't know what resident evil is all about they don't know how to make resident evil game like shinji mikami did

If capcom really want to bring resident evil to life again they need to bring shinji mikami on the head of the team developments

NecrumOddBoy278d ago (Edited 278d ago )

Evil Within was an identity crisis to be honest. RE7 was a rebranding of the series. It had everything in it that makes an RE game. They did screw up with the DLC and the ending

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