Capcom believes the core Resident Evil fanbase is growing old

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Capcom believes the core Resident Evil fanbase is growing old

Post by BigBox on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:12 am

Nevermind what they said about, Resident Evil going back to its 'core'.  They're justifying releasing another butchered entry in the series.

R.I.P Capcom.

http://www.screwattack.com/news/capcom-believes-core-resident-evil-fanbase-growing-old
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Post by shikiyakumo on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:17 am

The only way i can respond to this article.

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Post by BigBox on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:24 am

Barry has the best response to this, "what is this?"
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Post by DP on Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:47 am

Nobody has acknowledged the best thing about that article: This comment.
Gary Kertopermono wrote:
rE: Resident Evil, a game by Ninja Theory. Now with extra wangst and fuck-the-system storyline
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Post by shikiyakumo on Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:59 pm

God....why is the bad voice acting the only thing people remember about RE series after it finally dies off?
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Post by BigBox on Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Maybe the franchise wasn't as epic as we remembered it.  Nostalgia has a way of making things sound and feel a lot cooler than they actually were.  I mean, look at Wind Waker.  It was despised on the, GameCube and now it's loved in the, Wii U.
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Post by DP on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:44 pm

Zelda is a unique franchise where most games are either beloved at first and lowered in stature later, or hated at first and slowly building rappor. WW was polarizing because of how overrated OoT was, but now itself is overrated because OoT dropped a bit. Meanwhile TP is climbing its way up quietly.

That said, I can affirm that Anaconda's right about RE. I played the first one (well, Director's Cut) having known nothing about the series, and it's meh. I played 6 having known a lot about it. Still meh. I'm sure I could play 4 right now and affirm mehness on that too. It's not disrespect to the series, it's just based more in nostalgia than anything else to me.
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Post by lpool1996moh on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:25 pm

when you put these thiungs in context they most certainly NOT meh for the time. they just don't hold up. i point to every Rare and Naughty Dog Game to back up my point, fantastic devs in their time but their games are not future proof. in 3 years or so Uncharted (not the Last of Us) will be out done and in 7 completely irrelevant unlike other powerful, more stylized stories like Okami and Shadow of the Colossus. 

but this lines up with what i said on JP devs. they are freaking crazy.
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Post by DP on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:56 pm

Well even RE1-3 were exceedingly middling for their times. I don't believe any were overwhelmingly praised until 4. And 4 didn't really DO much for the survival horror genre. It was just a good game that involved shooting zombies. Even a mediocre (almost-)contemporary like Clive Barker's Jericho surpassed it in pure creep-factor. It was just that RE had built a fanbase because of nostalgia on 1-3, because they were the first mainstream horror games, which is the reason behind the issues faced today. It was the first big one, and when it comes down to it, the first big one rarely lasts for any reason but nostalgia. Even though 5 was hated for doing exactly what the seres was developing into after 4 and Umbrella Chronicles, it's Capcom's best-selling game. Going back to my Zelda tie-in: TP was a direct extension of what fans wanted, and fans didn't really like it until this year.

My point is, even when you take this franchise in full perspective, you can't say it was ever destined for anything but what we've gotten to now. Just like FF, it was never truly special; it just broke the genre through in the West. If you wanted a true RE5, play TLoU (lol).
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