Taking a look at when the Resident Evil series jumped the shark; specifically the moment in Resident Evil 5 when Chris Redfield punched a boulder so hard it fell off a cliff to create a bridge over lava.
Yeah that's why RE7 was so good to me in that it made this unbelievable world more believable. If that makes any sense. I enjoyed part 4 and while there was action there was also the creep factor from characters to situations onto the environments. I can't say the same about part 5 as there was nothing about it that I found creepy! Part 6 was even worse but to me 7 was what the series needed. I'm sure fans who grew up on part 4-6 didn't like it for obvious reasons those of us who were there for the original trilogy appreciated the move back to the series tense roots!
Sounds like you, like me, were there from the beginning of the series, and I completely agree. 6 just did nothing for me, but 7 was definitely a step in the right direction. I was hopeful that the Ustanak (I think that's what it was called) would bring back the tension and dread of Nemesis, but it really didn't.
Yeah I still remember the chill that ran up my spine when I came upon the first zombie in the mansion! At that point a game had never really creeped me out. The newer ones were missing the atmosphere and tension that made the first few so exciting to me!
Add me to the list too. I've been there since the very beginning with the first RE, and still fondly remember that cheesy but memorable intentional live action opening. And I would never forget that moment when the zombie dog jump through the window in the mansion. I had nightmares from that for days. x) I enjoyed the games that came after which were RE2, RE3, Code Veronica, and RE4 as well even though it did deviated a lot from the previous games. I even had a decent time playing the first Outbreak on PS2. The RE Remake on Gamecube, RE Zero, & to an extend RE Revelations were enjoyable as well. 5 & 6 was when the series lost it's identity and tried to cram too much with the mutiple characters, and actions, especially 6. I'm of the few who enjoyed RE7 very much. It had a lot of right elements, and vibes from the first game. I am looking very forward to the upcoming RE2 remake. If there is going to be a part 8, I'm hoping Capcom will continue the horror roots of RE 7.
2 was my favorite. I'm a big fan of the classic games. 6 thoroughly pissed me off.
Add me too.. been there since the first game released on PlayStation
RE7 was damn good and scary ! i just hope Capcom doesnt fuck it up with the sequel and it becomes an action game.
“For whatever reason, people didn’t lavish the same type of praise on RE5 despite the fact that they’re essentially the same game in many ways” Not in that many ways. Resident Evil: Revelations 1&2 have more in common with RE4 than RE5 does.
I think it depends on how you look at it. I agree though, the Revelations games (underrated) definitely feel like a lot like RE4. RE5 definitely placed a greater emphasis on action than 4, but I was actually referring less about the tone and more about how the game feels and plays. Similar UI, same over the shoulder perspective, and lots of QTE presses during cutscenes.
Yes. I'll never forget this and how ridiculous it was but it started with RE4. Which was a good game but not a good Resident Evil game. When Leon Kennedy started jumping head first out of second story windows and landing on his feet unharmed the series started jumping the shark.
I didn't and it didn't stop me from enjoying RE5
Chris punching a boulder is the most ridiculous thing in the whole RE franchise. Come on even the worlds strongest man cannot push or punch that massive boulder. What were they thinking?? And im in the minority thay I think RE6 was a better game than RE5, you can move while shooting unlike in 5 stuck on your feet. Then you can dodge anytime and can punch kick enemies whenever you want without having to stun the enemies. Then you have real ZOMBIES unlike the ganado wannabe in 5. The only thing 5 has better than 6 is the pacing and wesker. Thats it. 5 is a watered down version of RE5 and oh RE5 was so short you can finish it in 3 hours or maybe less with skipping cutscenes. Cant agree with critics bashing 6 than 5 while it does more than 5.
I actually enjoyed 6 better than 5 but solely because of Leon and Jakes campaign. Chris campaign was a joke to me though.
RE4 is widely considered to be the best in the series (for me it's RE2 or RE:CV). Though I cant help but feel as though the acclaim of RE4 is what lead to the downfall - being that it went to Capcom's head. Each new game took a step away from horror and two steps towards action. RE7 isn't the best, there's a long line of titles that sit in front, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. RE5 was just stupid, and RE6 even more so. Honestly, despite him being there since game one, I'm more than ready to leave Chris in the dust.
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