By falsedeity 1 Comments
While it's not the worst case scenario, I'm going to put my reputation on the line here and say Resident Evil could have gone a better way. Of course realizing Resident Evil's popularity was dwindling due to its notoriously clunky gameplay and a plot that was starting to lack variety, Resident Evil 4 threw most of the old formula out the window. And, even though it was a great game, it felt like the transition of moving forward a leap that large left some fans in the dust.
Also plaguing the franchise are terrible spin offs and a nonsensical prequel, so while the basic plot line of a mega corporation involved in viral and genetic experiments may sound like a lot of fun, the story is stretching thin and holes are showing. At any rate, it's understandable that Capcom wants to expand the timeline so that there's somewhere else to go, but I can only hope to feel that warm fuzzy feeling of fimilarity again.