Hey guys, breaking news, just announced, Resident Evil is getting a remake. Oh, sorry, I’m a little late. Our very own Philly X already broke this story earlier today. I just wanted to add my 52 cents to what she’s already stated. Before I continue, let me say that as an avid reader, I like to make sure that the author of the subject is qualified to make recommendations and give his/her opinions. Just in case you’re wondering about me, here’s a quick glance of all the Resident Evil games I’ve purchased, owned, played, and/or beaten:
Resident Evil (this game is responsible for the RE fan that I am today)
Resident Evil 2 (still my personal favorite of the entire series)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (eh…I could have done without this one)
Resident Evil Code: Veronica (Now this was a good one. I enjoyed it)
Resident Evil Outbreak (only true RE fans remember this one)
Resident Evil Remake (Gamecube version, and it was gorgeous. Hey, wait a minute! Déjà vu!)
Resident Evil Zero (Not bad at all. I enjoyed this one.)
Resident Evil 4 (Still to this day the greatest RE game ever made. EVER!)
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (The worst RE game ever made, but hey, at least I had fun with Niko’s Perfect Shot.)
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (I take that back, this is the worst RE game ever made.)
Resident Evil 5 (After the amount of hours put into this game with CG founder and greatest wingman Sil3ntX, I’m surprised this disc still works).
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Not bad I guess)
Resident Evil Revelations (It felt so good to actually be scared again. Rachel Foley in the ducts! I WANT YOUR BLOOD! Oh man!)
Resident Evil 6 (Too much action, not enough survival horror. Capcom beginning to lose it’s direction in this series)
That’s 14 games by my count, and easily a gazillion hours total. Oh but wait, there’s more. Here is a list of the Resident Evil movies I’ve seen:
Resident Evil (Oh forget this…basically I’ve seen every RE film that has hit theaters…all 5 of them.)
So what’s your point JayDubb? Well, since you asked so nicely, my point is this…I feel overly qualified to make the following statement: ENOUGH WITH THE STUPID REMAKES! Seriously! Resident Evil (1996) was already remade in 2002, and when it was, it was a TRUE REMAKE, rebuilt from the ground up kind of like Ocarina of Time for the 3DS. It was stunning. It was superb. It was a breath of fresh air, which is ironic considering it was a remake.
So my question is…why another one? I mean…who needs a remade remake? When did this become the norm? Granted, it looks good. And I guess it has been 12 years, but ladies and gents, I apologize, I’m just not feeling this double whammy cash grab of a remake.
Oh, and to make matters worse (or I guess hilarious depending on your perspective) Capcom’s Resident Evil HD Remastered will be released on every major platform..…except the WiiU. Yes, I had to incorporate some comic relief into this rant. There’s not much more to tell you about this game other than it’s a remake of a remake that now features widescreen support, dual control scheme, and will be released early 2015. Enjoy it folks.
When I said I wanted Capcom to bring RE back to its roots, back to true survival horror, this is not what I had in mind.