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It is quite typical for Nintendo to get one or two games that completely fly in the face of their standard cheery output. Nothing wrong with cheery, of course, but Resident Evil: Revelations stands out like a decaying thumb on the 3DS when surrounded by the all too predictable Mario remakes, rehashes and cash-ins. Indeed, when I owned a 3DS Resident Evil: Revelations was one of the very few reasons I had for owning one. So, when I sold said hand-held, I did so with sadness, thinking I might never get to see the rest of this excellent title, having only played the first few hours. I wouldn't miss Mario, Luigi, Link or anyone else, but Resident Evil I would. Happily, RE is back where it belongs - on grown up consoles with an audience who actually deserve some old skool Resident Evil. Yes, deserve, because it waas they who made RE a success in the first place.
Like many others, the huge numbers of whom Capcom are seemingly oblivious, I sorely miss the days of the first three Resident Evils on the Playstation, and Code Veronica on Dreamcast. And what the hell had Nintendo or their entourage of cuteness enthusiasts ever done to deserve Remake and RE Zero on the Gamecube? It was, and is, plain wrong. Then the years began to roll by and RE got progressively less and less like RE and more and more like Die Hard with monsters. Capcom increasingly lost their way. RE4 was good, but not Resident Evil. RE5 was okay, but not Resident Evil. RE6... you get the picture. In RE6 Leon Kennedy is back! Err... but that's not Leon, it's just some guy with the same name. The real Leon, like Jill, Chris and Claire, prowls and hobbles around the barren corridors and deserted streets of Raccoon City, popping off shots against slowly lumbering zombies and associated monstrosities. What he and his allies don't do is fly kick mutations in the face while delivering snappy one-liners.
But now we have a safe refuge away from all of that inappropriate brashness and trashiness. Once more we can amble down hallways listening out for telltale signs of the undead, while a creepy ambient soundtrack ramps up the foreboding. And it's not on a tiny screen with your face reflecting back at you, either. Will Capcom take any notice of how glad we are to have OUR Resident Evil back, or will RE7 continue to be just another average action game with monsters in? Sadly, I predict the latter. Still, we will have this.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2013 14:19:53 BDT
D. A. Tremlett says:
I think the Gamecube deserved REmake and Zero plenty, they are quality titles, the platform they are on does not matter.
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