Japan's Biggest Gamer Idol Isn't Thrilled with Resident Evil 6, Either

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Add Haruna Anno, retro game idol and retro game museum curator, to the chorus of cries saying that Resident Evil has lost the plot.


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."

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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]

(Top photo: tokyozukananno)


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Cyan_Bloodbane
Cyan_Bloodbane

Well, she is very much correct.

RE4-RE6 are "Resident Evil" in name only. Not to say RE4 was bad. It was a good game.

But calling it a "Survival Horror" game is a stretch. It's an Action Shooter with Horror elements now. The fear, and the sense of survival is long gone.

Someone is going to come in and try to tell me why I'm wrong, and how RE4 is not responsible for RE5 and RE6's terribleness, but both those games walk the path RE4 paved out for them, regardless of who the current teams are.

RE4 said "it is ok to stop being about fear, and be more about action", and that's the path the series took.

If they want to revitalize the fear, they should maybe make some Vita/3DS games that focus more on horror. Something smaller in scale at least to make actual Survival Horror fans interested. And they can keep the big budget action horror on main consoles.

But then again, this is Capcom we are speaking of. Good ideas are probably going to go over their head.