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User Info: GigadeathWeapon

GigadeathWeapon
5 months ago#1
When this game was first released in 2012, its reception was mixed, to say the least. Many who played it didn't like the new mechanics, characters, story, what have you, and there are at least two Everything Wrong With videos of it, each north of half an hour long. Even if you, like myself, liked the game, it didn't seem like there'd be another in the series, not counting Revelations 2, as that made itself and its prequel their own thing.

Then RE7 came out to much critical and commercial acclaim.

If this game was really so bad, would Capcom have ever followed it up with another numbered non-revisionist, non-Revelations title?
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User Info: BlueJester007

BlueJester007
5 months ago#2
No. It's still the downgraded, restrictive mess it was at release.

And Capcom was going to make a sequel to this game no matter how it sold. It's Resident Evil - it isn't going to die as much as it should at this point. Kill it off and make something new.
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User Info: Jallen9000

Jallen9000
4 months ago#3
Obviously not as they changed the sequel drastically to avoid it being anything like this game. Kinda shows what a failure this game was when they had to reboot the whole franchise afterwards.

Of course they should have rebooted the franchise a long time ago but just couldn't bring themselves to do it.
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User Info: Goldsickle

Goldsickle
4 months ago#4
The remastered version sold an additional 1 million copies, making the overall lifetime sales for all releases of this game totaling to about 8 million copies.
Doing well for a "universally hated bad game".
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User Info: Jallen9000

Jallen9000
3 months ago#5
That is interesting.

I do know that initial sales where very disappointing for Capcom.
https://www.destructoid.com/resident-evil-6-fails-to-meet-sales-projections-again-253379.phtml

But there seem to have been a shift in their perspective lately; focusing more on their games having a long tail.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-16-capcom-sets-10-million-target-for-resident-evil-7

None of which saves this from being a failure of a game IMHO, whether or not it's successful as a product is another matter entirely.
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User Info: BlueJester007

BlueJester007
3 months ago#6
Goldsickle posted...
The remastered version sold an additional 1 million copies, making the overall lifetime sales for all releases of this game totaling to about 8 million copies.
Doing well for a "universally hated bad game".


Lot of suckers out there. Just take a look at all the apologists on PS4 board for RE5 and 4. They think it's worth it to buy the game on the new system despite it not having any real major improvements.
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User Info: TerraSeeker

TerraSeeker
3 months ago#7
It doesn't need vindication. A lot of the criticism is from fans who feel entitled to dictate the direction of the series. Over all the game is a lot of fun and maintains an active player base.

User Info: Goldsickle

Goldsickle
3 months ago#8
TerraSeeker posted...
Over all the game is a lot of fun and maintains an active player base.

Signing in to see a lot of people still playing this is one thing but finding people still participating in Agent Hunt is something else.
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User Info: LoganWesker

LoganWesker
2 months ago#9
re6 is insanely underrated

the loud, vocal minority had to kick & scream & get their way...

face the facts...

re4, 5, & 6 are the franchises top sellers so people clearly enjoyed 5 (another underrated gem) enough to go ahead & purchase 6

you can hate 6, that's fine but i draw the line when people try & claim re6 is just 'another generic 3rd person shooter'...that's just fallacy...it's the furthest thing from that

User Info: Jallen9000

Jallen9000
2 months ago#10
Of course; to call it a generic 3rd person shooter would merit some level of competency, this game is a traversy.

And I liked RE 5, thought it was an okay game marred by dodgy AI but ultimately an enjoyable experience coming off of the coat-tails of RE4.

But FYI you can't hinge your argument on something being "an underrated gem" and also being a "top seller"; the terms are surely mutually exculsive.
What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know.
It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.
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