Capcom is on one thing of a roll at the moment. Its Monster Hunter: World is the bestselling name ever for the corporate, the Mega Man revivals are doing a specifically nice activity of igniting hobby within the upcoming Mega Man 11, Street Fighter continues to dominate the combating recreation scene, and its 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake is about to be one of the largest video games of subsequent yr. I performed it at E3 and it’s just right. Very just right. Capcom is aware of this, which is why it’s already shopping ahead to doing more remakes as soon as RE2 releases.
I’m surely the kind of gamer who’d quite have a brand new name than a remake, however I will be able to’t withstand a top-to-bottom makeover of a classic name from eras handed. The quantity of pastime I see within the Resident Evil 2 remake displays me Capcom is desirous about revisiting the video games of its previous and now not content material with merely upscaling one to 1080p and calling it an afternoon. If it in point of fact wants to proceed down this trail of wholeheartedly remaking video games as a substitute of simply remastering them, I’m concerned about it. And due to recommendation by way of Brett Makedonski, that’s the subject of Destructoid Discusses Question of the Week. I wish to know what video games our staffers suppose Capcom should goal subsequent. For me, I believe it should keep within the Resident Evil circle of relatives and provides us a whole transforming of Resident Evil Gaiden.
Taking a historically three-D recreation and becoming an 8-bit 2D Game Boy Color name, one that effectively captures the essence of the franchise, is a frightening activity. It will also be accomplished — have a look at Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Bable — however it too can crash and burn. Resident Evil Gaiden is an instance of the latter. Released in 2001, it options Barry Burton and Leon Kennedy infiltrating the cruise send Starlight to research whether or not there’s a new bio-organic weapon aboard.
The recreation used to be an absolute waste of cash. It didn’t perceive what it supposed to be a transportable recreation, presented not one of the scares the franchise is understood for, and adjusted fight to a unusual, video-golf impressed taking pictures gallery. It’s a horny goddamn useless recreation, one that earns its Gaiden name neatly. But it has a just right tale, which is, at this level, the one factor maintaining me enjoying RE video games. Its tale too many of us overlooked prior to and one I believe might be neatly advised the usage of the pretty Resident Evil VII engine.
Arguably one of the better-looking video games of this era, RE VII revitalized the franchise in some way no one idea Capcom ever would. Its gross sales had been not up to the action-packed atrocity this is Resident Evil 6, however Capcom does not appear to thoughts that. It simply wants to make just right video games, and taking the tale from Resident Evil Gaiden and telling it in that engine may make for a just right, if now not completely nice recreation.
Too incessantly, remakes are wasted on video games that had been just right after they introduced and are nonetheless just right as of late. It’s why we are not looking for a remake of A Link to the Past for example. History is affected by unhealthy video games that will have been just right if they did not fall sufferer to both writer calls for, deficient hardware, or easy mismanagement. Those are the video games that desire a remake maximum, a 2nd probability to get issues proper. On the Dreamcast or GameDice or PlayStation 2, Resident Evil Gaiden will have been as memorable as Code Veronica. It’s time to offer this oft-forgotten access within the RE franchise some other shot.