Anno notes how Resident Evil is (er, was) the pinnacle of survival horror, and she seems upset that the series has gone from a survival horror game to a shooting game. "In short, because there's not that element of fear, that's basically saying, 'This doesn't even really need the Resident Evil moniker.'"
"At the very least, I want them to think about fear," she blogged. "Though, as a business, I think it's difficult to coordinate with the movies. But, perhaps the way it is now, Resident Evil will end at around RE7."
Anno isn't saying that Resident Evil *should* end, mind you. She's a fan of the series—and Capcom's games, too. However, RE sounds like it's getting worn, and perhaps it needs a refresh? A rethink? Or maybe a back to basics approach. That is, before it's too late.
In case you missed it, here's Kotaku's review of Resident Evil 6.
バイオ６発売前×海外の評価×楽しみ [Haruna Anno Official Blog]
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