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Resident Evil Has Lost its Identity, But Nobody Seems to Care

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."

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Snookies1236d ago

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.

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-Foxtrot35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

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

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CaptainHenry91635d ago (Edited 35d ago )

No it lost it's identity since RE4. I thought it came back after playing RE7

DarXyde35d ago

It is very much RE 8.

RE4 was quite different from prior entries, but that is well understood to be a direct sequel.

Mithan34d ago

It is funny how people exist on this place to just downvote anything that makes sense.

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phoenixwing35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

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.

Nebaku34d ago

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.

SullysCigar35d ago

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.

TheColbertinator35d ago

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.

DaGR8JIBRALTAR35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

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.

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