So, as some of you know, rehunk and I had a slight disagreement earlier in the ORC thread as regards to what makes a Resident Evil Fan. Since it was hideously off topic we had to stop it there but, due to a large number of messages from rehunk in my inbox protesting the horrible unfairness of him not being allowed to continue to take the ORC thread off topic, I decided to start this one up. Here's the most pertinent posts;
Originally Posted by rehunk88
A mighty fine pickle. We essentially have two view points.
1 - That fans need to move on. If you're a fan of Resident Evil, you'll buy Resident Evil games regardless of quality and content. Action is how the series is going and if you don't like that, well, then you're not really a Resident Evil fan.
2 - That the fans know what they want and Capcom's attempts to sell to the largest market will only hurt the series, removing the elements that made it successful in the first place. That only by voting with there wallet will fans be heard, and if they want any change they need to support Resident Evil by not giving money to Capcom.
Of course, it's ridiculous to think that 'What does it mean to be a fan?' could be condensed in to two statements. In ways, both are right, and yet it's likely every person here has a different view.
For myself, I don't think I'm a bad fan because I don't like the new games. Revelations looks interesting as hell. ORC looks pretty awful, frankly, due to what seems to be very low production values (which, as I talked with Enrico this evening, was a problem from the get go - apparently copy and pasting art from previous games and calling it design art isn't done, and Enrico, whose in the biz, was appalled) and RE6 looks like it could be brilliant - or it could be another RE5.
But just because I don't like the new games doesn't mean I desire to give up, and it doesn't mean I suddenly don't like the series. And there's always hope. Resident Evil has changed. There's no reason to believe it can't add horror elements back into the series, maybe cutting back on the over the topc action elements a little, to regain it's identity in a crowded market place.
Still, I have a half dozen messages in my inbox telling me I'm a horrible, horrible person for not allowing someone to speak on this. So everyone...speak on up. What do you think makes a true Resident Evil fan?