Anybody think survival horror has gone downhill?
I've been a survival horror fan for well over a decade now. I had a PS1 in 1998. It was a brilliant console to own, but I only played games like Tekken when I first was giving my PS1 as a present. Then I played Resident Evil 2 and it still holds up as one of the best games, not only in the series, but in the genre altogether. Other games from that era I love would be Nemesis, Clock Tower, Silent Hill and some others were decent. But I think starting from when Resident Evil 4 was released in 2005, the genre just drifted further and further into the realm of action, which made horror games less horror like and more like Call of Duty, or something.
I can sort of see why companies began doing that to their games, because they wanted to produce top rated games that would sell. But there's really nothing that terrifying about Resident Evil 4, 5 or 6. Most other games that try to be like Resident Evil just fuel my opinion. Dead Space comes to mind.
I cannot speak much for Revelations, because that won't be on the 360 until May and I haven't ever played a Nintendo 3DS. But I hear it's a return to form for the series. It's like a prequel to Resident Evil 5 when Jill and Chris first joined the BSAA. If it's as good as people say it is, then I'd like Capcom to maybe keep doing games like that, instead of the now boring story about the Las Plagas or whatever those things get called.
Anyone agree that the genre has went downhill?