As a huge Resident Evil buff/fan, I'm inclined to write up a big blog piece about Raccoon City, the city that won't die. Capcom keeps coming back to the setting of RE 2 and 3, games that came out over a decade ago! As a fanboy of course I love all things RE by default from the get go, then have my hopes and dreams crushed later.
This game sure isn't "resident evil" (in either of its typical incarnations), but I'm still nostalgically motivated to follow this game. I've been playing through 2009's Darkside Chronicles on the wii (again, Raccoon City a big part of that game), and it's been lovely seeing some of the RE2 locations redone even with wii graphics. Seeing the tyrants, lickers, hunters, and dare i say NEMESIS in current gen HD for operation raccoon city would really get the nerd boner going for a lot of fans, never mind the fact that they'd be fools to not give us an opportunity to play as these creatures. or maybe it's just me...
The only question I have right now is...is this game going to be entirely 100% outdoor open air "arenas?" So far we've only really seen gameplay of footage from the streets and a car garage, and while one of the trailers shows combat outside the front gates of the infamous police station, it has yet to be seen (as far as i know) that we can actually go into the police station and other locations and shoot it out in there alongside each other and the undead. Unfortunately this style of game play does seem better suited to more open areas where there is plenty of cover and things of that nature. The cramped hallways and corridors of RE's past don't make a lot of sense in a third person shooter. As un-resident evil as it would be, put me in that police station to freely run around hunting down creatures, zombies, and other humans, and I'd pay any price. Not having that ability might turn me the other way. Clearly this game is not going to be the Resident Evil 2 remake that most fans want these days, but I'm ready to just give in and take what I can get!
So I'll put it out to any other giantbomb RE fans; what are your hopes and dreams that you have for this game that you are ready to have crushed or fulfilled? Or have the trailers and gameplay just made you give up on our fair city of Raccoon?