The Best of Kotaku, This Week

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Welcome to the Best of Kotaku, where I round up all of this week's best content.

This week's best image is an awesome Battlefield 3 wallpaper, or should I say Cattlefield 3? The wallpaper posted by Redditor SgtQuack was inspired by the Russian Blue that resembles Battlefield 3's poster soldier.


Moving on to our Best Of content this week, we kick things off as usual with a comment from the community.

The Best Comment From The Community

Our favorite comment of this week comes to you from HellULookinat:

people really need to get over the fact that resident evil doesn't go for scares the way it used to. I mean let's be real, how many installments of one series featuring the same protagonists facing the same menace over and over again should it be before it's all just another day on the job?

if capcom tried to give the series at this point the same feeling of tension as though the characters truly are surprised and frightened by what they are facing it'd be entirely unbelievable.

now it's more like:

Jill: Chris, reports are coming in from France that violent attacks where people have been eaten by......

Chris: Yeah, yeah, I know. And at the end of it we'll find Wesker is behind it all.

Jill: But he's been dead for—
Chris: Bullshit. I'm sure when he was blown to bits in that volcano some parts were regenrated and cocooned in lava bubbles until they matured into individual Weskers, which then each experimented on themselves using variant strains of the new G-Infinity virus.

Albert Wesker(s) is back, and now he can punch through mountains, travel through alternate dimensions, pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time, and and make a mean cheddar jack pasta salad.

Jill: You're right. Suit up.

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I see why he'd say that but I really disagree at a very fundamental level as a student of game design, to say that a series needs to change genres to keep up with the story is to say that the story took turns it shouldn't have. RE helped define a genre and the truth is the game moved away from that because Capcom saw that shooters were more profitable.

I'm reminded of the STARWARS reincarnation, the tone, game play, characters, and enemies have all changed to fit into a more sell-able product to the average consumer, I understand this from a business standpoint, but people don't need to get over a company changing something they have come to love, they need to show Capcom that trash 3rd person shooters with terrible stories don't cut it no matter how strong the series is before you destroy everything it stands for.