Japan’s Biggest Gamer Idol Isn’t Thrilled With Resident Evil 6, Either

Add Haruna Anno, retro game idol and retro game museum curator, to the chorus of cries saying that Resident Evil has lost the plot.

Anno notes how Resident Evil is (er, was) the pinnacle of survival horror, and she seems upset that the series has gone from a survival horror game to a shooting game. “In short, because there’s not that element of fear, that’s basically saying, ‘This doesn’t even really need the Resident Evil moniker.’”

“At the very least, I want them to think about fear,” she blogged. “Though, as a business, I think it’s difficult to coordinate with the movies. But, perhaps the way it is now, Resident Evil will end at around RE7.”

Anno isn’t saying that Resident Evil *should* end, mind you. She’s a fan of the series — and Capcom’s games, too. However, RE sounds like it’s getting worn, and perhaps it needs a refresh? A rethink? Or maybe a back to basics approach. That is, before it’s too late.

In case you missed it, here’s Kotaku‘s review of Resident Evil 6.

バイオ6発売前×海外の評価×楽しみ [Haruna Anno Official Blog]

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