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Is Resident Evil losing it's touch?
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masterchris



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sprax wrote:
However RE isn't a horror game. And that's what people seem to forget. It's a survival turned into a survival action. I think the new direction is nice, related to the story, and getting rid of those horrible, horrible, camera angles was a blessing.

Correct, it isn't now. But it was, and that's what changed.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uver wrote:
KoalaRainbowPoop wrote:
well link, while that is a valid point, i still think there is nothing scarier than being the only white man surrounded by a bunch of black people ^_^


Uh, dude, not cool...

lmao, I thought it was funny.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The game reinvented itself so recently that you can't really say that it's getting stale anymore. I can think of quite a few other franchises that are more out of touch.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me if the zombies were gone i'ts not RE anymore because resident evil evolves and
and be known because of the zombie scumbag who eat flesh..
if they put out the zombie it will only be known as a pure action scene...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
The game reinvented itself so recently that you can't really say that it's getting stale anymore. I can think of quite a few other franchises that are more out of touch.


tomb raider is the first one to pop into my mind, and as much as i like dmc, it's way out of touch.

it's good to see game developers take a chance and try to re-invent games. other wise we would all still be playing platformers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. Speaking of, I have to go find TR Underworld...


Regarding TR re-inventing itself.... I don't know if I would say it has re-invented, more like it got back to its roots...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ when i listed tomb raider i meant it as out of touch
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KoalaRainbowPoop wrote:
Uver wrote:
KoalaRainbowPoop wrote:
well link, while that is a valid point, i still think there is nothing scarier than being the only white man surrounded by a bunch of black people ^_^


Uh, dude, not cool...


oh, stop taking things so seriously. learn to laugh buddy. even if it seems racist, crass, or sickening.


That was a lil on the offensive side but I do fear for the white man.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im just glad i dont have to wait and watch every door open now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last true survival horror resident evil game was the gamecube remake and resident evil zero for gamecube Granted Resident evil 4 is an excellent game, it isn't survival horror neither is Resident evil 5.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I miss the Zombies... Sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KoalaRainbowPoop wrote:
Uver wrote:
KoalaRainbowPoop wrote:
well link, while that is a valid point, i still think there is nothing scarier than being the only white man surrounded by a bunch of black people ^_^

Uh, dude, not cool...


oh, stop taking things so seriously. learn to laugh buddy. even if it seems racist, crass, or sickening.


Perhaps his issue was with it not being funny. Confused

Anyway, onto topic. This is more a case of survival horror going stale than Resident Evil. Do we need another Silent Hill, really? That series went downhill pretty damn fast after the third.

Sure, RE4 is a great game (overrated, but a great game nonetheless), but RE5 is nothing more than an arcade shooter. After a while there is not much more to be added to the story, and it's now starting to mirror the endless Halloween or Saw movies, each outing more pointless and tired than the last.

This is a trend relating to entertainment media as a whole. New games/movies will be produced as long as they make a profit, regardless of the harm that may do to the franchise.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resident Evil has died a slow and painful death over the past ten years. As much as I enjoy Resident Evil 4, that's kinda where it started going down hill. If it were me making the decisions I would have used the Gamecube remake and Zero as the standard and went from there. That's what would have seemed to be the most logical thing to do.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to say. In my opinion, Resident Evil needed a serious change after all those games in the past and Resident Evil 4 was it. Easily one of the best games ever made. You could say it revolutionised third person shooters.

That being said, I believe the series started to go down hill from there. Resident Evil 5 was a good game, I really enjoyed it due to the co-op aspect but it didn't "feel" like a Resident Evil game at all. It felt totally different. Sure, Resident Evil 4 was totally different too but it still "felt" like Resident Evil. 5 however, did not.

Resident Evil 6, what the hell? I was really excited for that game but so, so disappointed by it, regardless of the Leon/Helena campaign that featured zombies. It's lost it's touch.

Is a "reboot" in order, or should they try and continue the story? I don't know how Capcom can help themselves regarding Resident Evil.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resident Evil 4, to me, seemed more like it refined the controls from Kill Switch than anything else. Kill Switch frequently gets overlooked which is a shame because it was really good. It came out in 2003 and I think that it was one of the first, if not the first, games to utilize the over the shoulder shooting mechanic like it did. I think it did far more for modern gaming than Resident Evil 4 did.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed 4, obviously. 5 was good in that it kind of continued on from 4...just sadly wasn't as scary! And had Wesker with a speech impediment, "CHRRRRRIIISISSSHHHHHHHHH!!!"

Leon's campaign in 6 was incredible! I liked Chris' too, because they're at a different pace. But Jake's was just horsepiss. Ada's too.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed Leon's campaign, but in all honesty I didn't really like Chris'. Chris' campaign felt like a generic third person shooter. Jake's campaign felt like it was trying to be Uncharted with all the set piece moments... but also Jake's campaign felt very similar to Chris', so playing Chris' campaign, then Jake's felt extremely repetitive.

Ada's campaign sucked. That felt like a chore for me to play and I couldn't finish it.
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