I was drinking my morning coffee (I hate the stuff... but it was already made and I had nothing else), and came up with an interesting thought. As much as people here give their opinions on how things should have been done, I thought it would be interesting to hear your input on a hypothetical situation; If Capcom came to you today and said the following...
"We want YOU to be the creative force behind the next RE game, we only ask that you uphold three conditions...
1. The story can take place at any point in the timeline, as long as it fits neatly with the strict canon- so help ye News Bot (No Gaiden)
2. The story must be original- Remaking previous RE games, Released or unreleased, is forbidden
3. If you end up showcasing a beta version before releasing a final version that differs slightly, don't release it for the lulz
We'll give you the sole control over the artists, programmers, writers, etc, to do with what you see fit. You can utilize any characters within the canon universe given that they are still alive at the point in time which your story takes place. You may implement the old RE control scheme, or newer control schemes; Pre-rendered graphics or fully 3D worlds may also be used. Crappy voice acting is optional, but not preferred."
So if this happened to you, what would your RE game be like? Use the example template below to fill us in on YOUR idea of an epic RE game.
Please use the template, it is your friend. Just blank out my creative game info and insert your own.
Title: Teh RE:lulzor
Timeline: January, 1998
Setting(s): Raccoon Village, Canada, Uranus
Characters used: Leon S. Bacon, Chris "Stormin" Redpasture, Jill Sandwich
Basic Plot: SUPER ACTIONY OUTERSPACE CANADIAN BACON VIRUS PEW-PEW ADVENTURE!11! Also Chris and Leon are lovers.
Notable Gameplay Mechanics: You can steal apple juice from pre-schools to boost your dehydration levels, and navigate the fully sandbox environment (roughly the size of Ohio) on a magic Velocipede. Also, Dinosaurs with laser beams.
Extra Notes: Leon would probably be wearing a gimpsuit made of french fries, and all the enemies would be modeled after the Stay-Puft marshmallow man.