When I was 6 years old, I snuck into my dad's bedroom and popped in the CD to Resident Evil 2 into the Playstation.
I was scared shitless after the intro, and turned the game off. About 3 months later, dad played it, and I was... scared shitless.
Few games scares me shitless nowadays. The scariest game I have played is Amnesia, a real masterpiece in horror gaming, and it is terrifying.
Back ca: 11 years. I now have played Resident Evil 2 and completed it. "Best game ever" was my 7 year old self's conclusion.
The experience has never been the same. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was good. Resident Evil 4 was great. Then, something happened.
Resident Evil 5 came out. I regard this as trash. It isn't scary, not in the least. The pathetic attempts at fright didn't scare me, it had another effect, it pissed me off.
Resident Evil has always been considered a Survival Horror series, and it has been, until Resident Evil 4.
Yes, RE4 was a great game, but on the horror side, it was a bit lackluster.
Resident Evil 5. I... hate this game. It is an action game. It has nothing to do with Resident Evil as a Survival Horror game. It was a pathetic attempt at trying to be Für die Masse, and to make it worse, it is the end point of one of the greatest villains ever in gaming, Albert Wesker.
Resident Evil Sex-giraffe:
Labled as "going back to the roots of survival horror". This is the best of the Resident Evil games... when it comes to being the direct opposite of "going back to the roots of survival horror". This is CAPCOM's best-selling game of all time. It also is praised for how shit it was at launch. Buuuut... it is all about the $$$.
I was seriously hyped up for the game when I heard about CAPCOM FINALLY going back to the roots with zombies and shit. ...What did we get? I don't know.
I just do not know. I know that it was shit, and that a lot of people thought of it as such and hopefully these people learned something.
I expect Resident Evil 7 to be at E3. My thoughts? I have stopped to get hype for everything when trailers are shown overall as in-game engine, or as a "demo". This seems to mean that it is a version with extremely upscaled graphics to blow us away graphically. I'm sorry, just no. It will not work on me, but it may on the gullible. This is a really dickish phenomena that has been going on for a while now, not to forget Watch_Dogs' trailer that was... amazingly good looking, and whereas the finished product looked nowhere near as pretty as the demo.
CAPCOM is NOT doing good financially, and if they fuck RE7 up