Title says it all, Cliff Blezinski of Gears of War fame has offered Capcom his help on the Resident Evil series. He has been tweeting about this and I am really interested to see how this turns out. One thing seems certain if capcom takes up this offer, it is not going back to what it was before. I have adapted to what Resident Evil has become (and admit to missing the older style) but if RE continues to go in the action direction I'd say recruiting Cliff wouldn't hurt.
"Capcom. Call me. We can fix Resident Evil. Together.”-Cliffy B
To be honest I imagine the last thing he wants to do is make a gears type game. I could see some new ideas sprouting from him but you can be sure it will involve a lot of action (or maybe he will surprise us)
Well at least it will be a more competent Gears clone now.
After playing the demo of RE6 I'd say that recruiting Cliff could only help.
Yes, I know, that was just the demo, but there were things fundamentally wrong with the demo. It didn't run well, it didn't control well, it was slow and sluggish all of the time, etc. Anyway, this seems more like Cliff looking for attention than Cliff looking for a job.
I think the last thing Capcom is going to respond to will be someone openly showing disdain for the current direction of their flagship product. That said, there's no doubt in my mind Bleszinski could put together a team that would make better Resident Evil games than Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6 were.
@BarrabasWhat makes it an obvious joke? He tweeted quite a few times playing the new one, seems at least genuine from what he has said now.
A lot of people are taking what was obviously a joke twitter post way too seriously.
Because its being done over twitter.
Woah there, just saying.
@mwng said:Seems a little insulting towards Capcom to assume Resident Evil needs fixing.
Seems a little bit insulting to the Resident Evil fanbase to act like it doesn't.
What do the Resident Evil fanbase even expect at this point?
I've had a good run with the series and would consider myself part of this fanbase, but lately I've decided that the direction they're going in just isn't for me. Do I expect them to cater to my wants from the series? Not really. Do I even know what I want from the series? Nope.
If anything if Cliffy B were to 'help' the resident evil series it would become nothing but a run and gun and any tiny bit of horror it had left would be gone.
There's more horror in the handful of Kryll levels from Gears 1 than there is in the entirety of RE6.
I don't like it. I know a lot of Japanese gaming companies are having trouble adapting to the market as it is right now, but having them all just jump on the coattails of Western developers sucks. I think they can find a way to get back on track without breaking their brand. Xenoblade Chonicles would be a good example I'd say. It mixed in a lot of the things that Western RPGs have brought to the table without throwing out the stuff that makes Japanese RPGs good. Capcom seems like they're just trying to make RE into CoD now, just a straight Western style shooter. Bringing in Cliffy B would make it a better shooter, sure, but they might as well just rebrand it and let EA or Activision buy them out.
I actually think it would be great. I think Cliffy knows that RE is supposed to be survival horror and would adjust accordingly. At least you would know that the game would control better than ever. I want to see this but my understanding of Capcom is this won't ever happen
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