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My first game RE I played was RE2, after that, all of them. RE4 was great too. It allowed you to see the RE universe the way it was meant to be seen. I loved the story and the atmosphere of being alone and surviving off herbs and rationing out your ammo.
I remember playing the older games where you had to make decisions. "Do I run past them, or do I shoot them and waste what ammo I have left."
This is what made me fall in love with the series. It seems now you aren't really doing that at all, you're just running and gunning.
Here's how I look at it. I shouldn't HAVE to forget about what made Resident Evil so great so Capcom can make games that aren't so great.
To me this isn't a valid excuse. It's just sad, It seems Capcom doesn't listen to their fans.
Look at Hideo Kajima, people complained about the camera in MGS3 and you know what he did? He fixed it and even added things that didn't even have anything to do with gameplay. He listened and made a masterpiece.
If Capcom listened, imagine how great Resident Evil could be today.