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||[Aug. 27th, 2007|11:31 pm]
Remake Resident Evil 2!
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|||||Paul Andrews - Answers||]|
I only caught wind of this about ten minutes ago while browsing another community, but decided to come and join up and put my two pennies into the proverbial jar. The second Resident Evil game was one of the most popular out of the whole PS generation franchise selling "4.96 million copies on the PSX version alone" compared to the original game which, including the remake, has only sold around 4million.
What is the flaming point in remaking one game twice? People who have bought the original and the remake aren't going to be interested. Those who have bought the remake may feel cheated as they will have spent good money buying a game only for it to be upgraded and combined with others for, most probably, the same price. Talk about flogging a dead horse with the whole 'Spencer Mansion' thing. I have no qualms against Resident Evil 1 or the current remake (though I haven't yet played the remake). Perfectly good games. I even have the book.
Surely CAPCOM should use their heads and put two and two together on this. The game which made them a hell of a lot of money a decade ago is in major need of a face-lift. People are waiting with open, drooling mouths for it. All of the protagonists (Ada too) are extremely popular. Just look at the fan-bases for Leon and Ada. It would be a lot wiser to spend less time investing money on a lost cause and to pour a small amount into something people actually want to be remade.
Unless, of course, they know what they're doing. Unless they plan to release a remake for two separately? But what would be the point in 'Umbrella Chronicles', if that were the case? What is the point in it now?