Alex writes: "Resident Evil Village was a chance for Capcom to expand on the tone set by its predecessor, but it marks another wild shift in direction."
I mean, I feel like that's why they called it RE: Village, instead of just RE VIII. Definitely still a main title, but obviously also a bit of a series spin-off in a way. It is different, doesn't mean it's going to continue in this direction from now on.
True but the thing is why not just make a full on spin off not using Umbrella ties or people like Chris? They used the main series and it stings more because they then did the RE 2 remake which proved naysayers wrong that the RE franchise just HAD to change and you couldn’t modernise it So why not do the spin offs as what we had with VII and Village and continue the main series in the style of the RE2 remake. Or like I’ve said a hundred times...a new IP where they can full crazy with supernatural stuff
No it lost it's identity since RE4. I thought it came back after playing RE7
It is very much RE 8. RE4 was quite different from prior entries, but that is well understood to be a direct sequel.
It is funny how people exist on this place to just downvote anything that makes sense.
Although I don't play resident evil games they all have whacky things going on in most of the titles. So the only big difference is the focus on first person action. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Depends on what you consider "whacky". RE3 and prior all took themselves seriously. The humor and action experimentation started with 4, so it's definitely not anything new.
If the games are great, which they are, too right I don't care. We can't shoot shuffles in a police station forever. This franchise feels fresh, which is great. If you want the same game over and over, just buy one and play it repeatedly while the rest of the world moves on.
Resident Evil and its identity has never been the same with RE4. Now the franchise has gone in all sorts of directions to stay relevant. Not to.say anything negative in particular since then. RE4, RE2 Remake and RE Revelations 2 have been some of my favorite RE games.
I'm loving it but it definitely doesn't feel like Resident Evil., maybe it will later in the game as I'm on only at House B.
Purists... it seems resident evil to me 🤷♂️
Nobody seems to care? You living under a rock? They've been whingeing since RE4.
I am one of those that quit half way through 4. lol
Capcom want to continue the FPS route started in RE7 but at the same time want to continue the success of the RE2 remake. Which is why there are strong rumours that they're remaking RE4. A bit redundant if you ask me, but RE Village has a lot of RE4 vibes and it almost seems like it was made as a way to ease development for an RE4 remake. I do hope that Resident Evil 9 will go back to its roots. RE2 was a great way to take the old formula and modernise it. The series went off the rails with RE5 and RE6. Never again.
They should continue the RE2 way Apparently despite the good sales on paper it didn’t beat the early RE2 Remake sales or even REVII, not counting digital though but still, even on extra consoles like the PS5 / Xbox Series X So clearly despite being good why walk away from what the RE2 remake achieved. Makes no sense.
They are doing both. They were doing 3 games in first person and doing the remakes in the updated re4 style. I agree that re2remake deserves a continuation. I don’t feel that the RE3 remake did that. It was very cinematic and static. Maybe I just need to burn through the first couple hours to get to the good part but it didn’t have the re2 magic and I stopped playing. To be honest I felt that way playing village at first. It felt very scripted like re3remake at first. When it opened up I was like ok this is good. Resident evil is one of the few games that still has that old capcom feel. Like the graphics are really good but it still has that ps2 style. It’s hard to explain lol. That’s probably my favorite thing about resident evil. As long as that stays I’m okay with them turning the shit on its head every 3 games. Village needs Vr, make another VR and then do something completely different. While still doing re2remake in VR type of shit. The re4 in vr looks kinda cool and we’re probably getting a remake as well. They are straight milking. I can understand you want the main game continuation to be in that style but their game plan makes sense. It’s just not what you want lol.
I won't disagree and I will always prefer the originals and the Remakes over the other modernized entries. That being said, 8 is still a pretty damn fun game to play.
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And if it kept its identity you'd say "resident evil needs to change its formula"
I think they should have stuck with making games in the same style as Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil Nemesis remake. Agree the first person horror should have been a new series.
It lost it's identity with the release of RE:4 and no one seems to care, in fact these journos hail RE:4 as the second coming.
The games have gone from fixed camera angle overhead, to third person to on rails to now FPS. I think it’s safe to say... Resident Evil has always done what every it wants to deliver the experience it thinks is best for the time.
So all of you RE "purists" still want the game to be a clunky 3rd person experience? Okay, then go play RE 1 - 6. Problem solved.
“gO pLaY tHe OlD cLuNkY gAmEs” Same old bullshit No one wants the old clunky PS1 games, no one has ever said that. We wanted a modern updated approach We literally got that with the RE2 remake, it was proven it worked so....
Clunky 3rd person? RE2 Remake is rated as one of the best in the series above RE7 and RE8. It is FAR from clunky.
Re7 was a lot like resident evil with the resource management, it was just in first person. These games have the DNA of resident evil, just evolved. I like them and I’m old school resident evil. But i still would prefer 3rd person. It’s just more personal and i can’t really bond with a character when i can’t see them. I honestly can’t tell you anything about Ethan. It’s like having a long distance relationship with somebody and you have never met
Since RE4....action game now, no more survival horror
i care about how RE series is going
Article writer is an utter clueless moron who didn’t get that 8 was in roman numerals in Village - VIII. Exactly like Resi 7 was in roman numerals in Evil. -VII. The box art empathises the numerals. And 8 was a perfect direct sequel. Can’t wait for Resident Evil 9 PhoenIX. Back from the dead and all that.
I’ll take a code Veronica remake but I doubt we will see a new traditional resident evil.
Capcom has this trend I’ve noticed with trilogies... 1 is a classic and introduced a whole new genre essentially. 2 perfected the original style and was twice the scope of the original. 3 was good, but kinda went too far focusing on the action... 4 is a classic. Introducing many new things, and changing the landscape once again. 5 took the action and scope of 4 and went crazy with it. 6 took everything from 4 and 5 and turned it up to 11! Remake 1 redefined the definition of what a remake was. 2 expanded the scope. And 3 went overboard reusing assets, heavy on he action and added multiplayer... 7 took the series in a new directions and changed the landscape for the resident evil series 8 took everything in 7 and expanded the scope. 9...? Considering how outlandish 8 was and how Chris has essentially gotten more and more ridiculous as the series has progressed... I won’t be surprised when he take a super serum, becomes capcom’s take on jet Jaguar and battles giant Kaiju.... It even expands into their other horror series... Dead Rising 1 created a cool new genre. 2 expanded the scope, focusing a little less on the horror aspects and more on the action comedic aspects. 3 went full blown action... Dino crisis 1... new genre of horror with dinosaurs... 2... more action... expand the scope... 3... drop the horror... go nuts with action...
As someone who only completely played through RE1, RE Revelations, and half of RE4 while trying most in between. I thought the demo felt more like what made traditional RE/survival horror good as opposed to say RE5&6
Resident Evil is about a "resident evil." Nothing can stop Capcom from creating different types of evil to diversify what that is. It's their game. Nothing locks them in to always creating zombie games. If you don't like Capcom's direction, there's plenty of zombie games you can play and shoot at zombies if that's all you want to do. They gave gamers classic RE gameplay with RE2 and RE3. Let them decide what they want to make with their new ones. No one seems to have a problem with Sony Santa Monica changing GOW. No one asked them to change the name or call it a spin off. Why ask Capcom to do the same? If it's a good game, it's a good game.
Im a old school RE player and I like these new RE games a lot. Re7 and Re village both feel like RE games and they are both great. I feel like the people hating on them don't want games to ever change but will still complain if they stay the same. For me if they games are still good & scary then its all good. The atmosphere still has the creepy RE feel so I really don't see why people say the games feel different. I actually think they story telling is a lot better in this new games. Sometimes its best for companies not to listen to die hard fans.
It's like RE4 and RE7 had a child and RE8 came about.
As long as the game is great to play, who cares in the direction they go.
Because it's first person? 7 is still my favorite in the series. Creepiest in the series, alongside RE Remake 2, still is campy. Still is puzzle based. The entire tone is there. I don't really appreciate the larger action push of Village, like I didn't like it in 3, but it still holds everything that made Resident Evil what it was, minus tank controls, and I don't consider that a loss. Just be thankful it didn't follow the Michael Bay movie that was 6.
The first three games were a tribute to Romero zombie movies. Code Veronica was a tribute to gothic horror. RE4 was a tribute to Spanish/Italian horror movies. RE7 was a tribute to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Village is a tribute to Hammer Horror. I'd say this is par for the course. People who say this is some sort of betrayal to the series are not recognizing its history and influences.
Exactly! Even gameplay wise the puzzles are still very much in line with older RE titles. This game is fantastic, honestly might be my favorite RE title and that's been held pretty tightly by RE2 since I was a kid. Although Capcom would be amazing for making a Revelations 3.
"Resident Evil Has Lost its Identity' lol you know this is just a sad little shooter using the name resident evil..period.
I don't like the more action focus vs 7, but calling this a sad little shooter is pushing it. The game is still well made. The mechanics are still enjoyable, and I thought their continuation of the story was interesting. It's still a quality title. I'll happily take this over a hypothetical Res 6 part 2.
I'm glad it's gone off the rails with Texas Chainsaw families and werewolves. I honestly was never a huge fan of the series. I played them all but wasn't drawn into it. 7 and 8 are my two favorite ones because they're so different and cover so many genres of horror. It's not just zombies over and over again anymore.
As a life long RE fan, I absolutely love what Capcom has done with RE, rotating the old remakes remasters in with the new RE games.
I get it, it is a far cry from what we are used to, but I like the direction so far. I also like the semi open world feel and first person view. I’ve also noticed that in a few areas around the village there are a few Umbrella trademarks.
Wasn't a huge fan of RE growing up as I'm not really a huge zombie fan but did play a few and will admit I enjoyed them. When 7 was announced set in the bayou and a demented family and it being in first person I was legit excited and it evolved the series into something new. I would argue 7 and 8 shouldn't be mainline series though but with umbrella Corp playing a big part in 7 I can see why they made that decision.
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