How the worst Resident Evil game saved the franchise

How can a game commonly associated as the worst in the series simultaneously save it? Typically, games hit with such critical blowback hammer nails into the coffin of previously cherished series. For reference, just take a look at Silent Hill: Downpour. Yet in the same year Silent Hill released the stinker that would put its franchise on the shelf, Resident Evil similarly launched a critical flop that could have earned it the same fate.

But it didn’t.

Instead, the Resident Evil franchise is stronger than ever today. With the upcoming release of the long-awaited Resident Evil 4 remake on the horizon, the series sits just as high as it did when it began in the ’90s. But why?

Sure, Silent Hill is teasing a comeback of its own in a similar vein to Resident Evil, but Capcom’s horror series took the bite first. With that said, let’s look at how the worst Resident Evil game saved the franchise.

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CrimsonWing6986d ago

I know I’m one of 2 people here, but I liked RE6, like a lot. I will never to this day understand how this is considered a bad game.

CrimsonWing6985d ago

Yea but neither did RE4 and that’s pretty great. I do prefer the PS1 classics over 4-6, but as games they’re still pretty fun.

FallenAngel198485d ago

I love going back to RE6

Such a great game to play with friends

curtain_swoosh85d ago

i liked it too, but there was alot i didnt like unfortunately

Rockstar85d ago

Resident Evil Survivor anyone?

CrimsonWing6985d ago

I liked Dead Aim if that counts.

curtain_swoosh85d ago

this article talks like Resi 6 wasnt a success. over 8 mio sales.

but i agree that the backlash from fans made them change direction. the article is just abit misleading and clickbaity haha

FallenAngel198483d ago

Resident Evil 6 being a huge commercial success is the main point of the article