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Reception for Console Ports of Resident Evil: Revelations to Determine the Series' Future

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When Resident Evil 6 hit the market, it was met with very mixed reviews. The 3DS ex-exclusive title Resident Evil: Revelations, on the other hand, was well-praised as a sort of return to form for the series after the very action-filled Resident Evil 5. Now that Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to home consoles, the game's producer Masachika Kawata has stated that Capcom plans on watching the port's reception upon release, and use that feedback to determine the series' future.

"I think we'll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series," Kawata told Eurogamer. "We'll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next." Kawata also said that, depending on the reception of the Revelations port, Capcom may very well start focusing more on "the horror aspect and fear in the series" when developing upcoming titles.

To give you an idea of how good the reception might be, the 3DS version, which was released about a year ago, has an 82 over on Metacritic. Capcom is certainly pleased about this reception, considering the game a success, but Kawata said that they would have liked it better had the game sold more. "Given the large development costs we had on the 3DS version, we would have liked to have even a little more sales than we did in the end," said Kawata. "But that doesn't mean we saw it as a failure by any means,"

If you would like to get Resident Evil games in the future that are more like Revelations, tell Capcom with your wallets when the game releases for Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on May 21.

Will you be buying Resident Evil: Revelations when it hits home consoles? If you've played the original, would you like to see the series be more like that game?


5 Comments

Man, remember Mega Man Legends 3?

Not sure why I thought of that, but it seems sort of relevant here...
This is bad news, considering that the general fan consensus is that the Revelations port is way overpriced. At this point, though, I kinda agree with the notion that Resident Evil needs to be rebooted. Hell, they could even split it into two franchises: one that follows the more action-y tendencies of RE5-6 and another that gets back to the survival-horror roots of RE (PS1).
I enjoyed RE5 to an extent, but I just couldn't get into RE6 at all. Revelations, on the other hand, was a lot of fun and reminded me of RE4 (my favorite RE) so I'm hoping this port will help Capcom get the series back on track. If nothing else, it should at least keep them from making another Operation Raccoon City. *shudder*

I also wouldn't mind seeing the series split into action-y and survival horror parts. The only old-style RE game I've played much of is Code Veronica, but I enjoyed it, so I wouldn't mind getting into some of the older RE games or seeing more like them.
Resident Evil Revelations is a bit expensive considering you can get the 3DS game for less than $20 now, so I'm not sure how much reception they will actually get in the beginning. I played the original and enjoyed it. I'd consider buying the Wii U version if the price was $20-$30. I definitely think Resident Evil needs a reboot. It hasn't really been survival horror since the original PlayStation days and the game hasn't been scary in a long time.

Man, remember Mega Man Legends 3?

Not sure why I thought of that, but it seems sort of relevant here...


I was thinking the same about Dino Crisis!

Resident Evil does need to be reboot as shown in 6 they don't really know what to do with the story. The main reason they need to reboot it is just to bring back Barry Burton. Apparently in the books he still slaughter zombies and is more buffed up than chris.

 

 

 

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