Shinji Mikami shares his opinion of the state of horror in Resident Evil
It should be no secret to anyone that the Resident Evil series has gone through a bit of an evolution. For better or for worse. As the series strays further and further away from its survival-horror oriented roots in favour of attracting a larger audience, one can’t help but think about what Resident Evil‘s creator would think of he saw what Resident Evil 6 looks like.
Now we need not wonder.
Shinki Mikami, in an interview with CVG had what some might call some cutting words for the latest Resident Evil title. Mikami agreed with CVG’s statement that people are growing a little tired of zombie games and movies and said “That’s the problem. When I saw the trailer for 6, it looks as though it’s more a Hollywood action film than a zombie game. Well, that’s just the trailer, mind you.”
Yes, that is just the trailer. It does offer us a glimmer of hope that there might be something else he’s seen that he isn’t telling us about. Such as the things he’s more pleased with, like horror sections.
Mikami told CVG that he believes Capcom is working very hard on Resident Evil 6, but as to whether or not he’ll play the title?
I don’t know until it comes out. I didn’t play Resident Evil 5 until a year ago, which was long after it came out. They sent me a copy, but I didn’t open it for a long time. Whether the game was good or bad, I knew that someone other than me had made it, so it would be different to my style. I didn’t like the idea of that.