Jimquisition: Resident Evil 6 Is the Epitome of Survival Horror

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Resident Evil 6 Is the Epitome of Survival Horror

Resident Evil 6 is a game about fear; fear of losing its audience, fear of taking risks, and fear of losing out to other games.

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jim, why didn't you answer the most important question? how did willam dafoe get out of the flesh light?

But Jim, how can you be better than everything America believes in...
...when America believes in YOU?

nono Jim... if you run for president you should have a running-mate with the last name Silver

then the bumper stickers could read "Sterling Silver"

even the captcha agrees XD
Captcha: "That's it"

If you really want to win the Presidency, you must also clear the debt ceiling and create jobs through 9/11. You must use 9/11 Jim, BECAUSE THAT WAS A THING THAT HAPPENED!

Have to agree with Jim here. The game is a massive clusterfuck, like someone ate a five course meal and puked it all back up in a festering messy sludge.

It tries to do so many different things that it ends up not doing any of them well.

It's so muddled, broken, confused and just bad that it's actually quite compelling - me and a buddy were almost in tears laughing at how terrible and broken some sections were (usually involving QTEs and/or the spastic camera) and kept playing for hours, just to see how hilariously shitty the next section could possibly be.

And then it sold 4.5 million copies in the first week. Yep.

Jim for president! I'm from Europe but I'd still vote for Jim as the American President!

DVS BSTrD:
But Jim, how can you be better than everything America believes in...
...when America believes in YOU?

REALITY BENDS TO MY NEEDS!

What I got out of this is, Resident Evil 6 is Mitt Romney.

Jim. Are you fucking kidding me? You pick this Milk asshat to be your running mate instead of William Defoe? I am disappoint.

Also it's sad to see this trend because, if RE is going to keep selling games because it's RE, Capcom has no reason to go back and build on the original formula. You'd think with this much backlash it would actually suffer.

Who's this Romney guy, is he a character in RE6?

Also, that fish is awesome.

Being English I could be wrong but don't you have to have been born in the US to run for the Presidency?

If so Jim you can always come home to England and run for Prime Minister. You are 1000X better then the arse monkeys we have to choose from right now. I would vote for you based on your love for Final Fantasy IX (the best Final Fantasy and one of the best games in the universe)alone.

sadly Jim would probably be a better president than either candidate or at least until he is in the pocket of the rich

MiracleOfSound:
Have to agree with Jim here. The game is a massive clusterfuck, like someone ate a five course meal and puked it all back up in a festering messy sludge.

It's so muddled, broken, confused and just bad that it's actually quite compelling - me and a buddy were almost in tears laughing at how terrible and broken some sections were (usually involving QTEs and/or the spastic camera) and kept playing for hours, just to see how hilariously shitty the next section could possibly be.

And then it sold 4.5 million copies in the first week. Yep.

it's like the movies, they have always sucked but they still keep selling. i think there is a crowd for it but i'm not sure what to call it

Your veep is a bit of a milquetoast, Jim. (ba-dump tish)

I played RE 4 and 5. 4, as most people acknowledge, was a pretty good game; 5 singularly underwhelmed me much of the time. I don't have anything invested such that I have to have 6, even if it comes to Steam Sale prices (which is how I ended up playing 5.) It's unfortunate if what Jim says is true, if only because it's one more herald of the self-destructive road so many of the AAA-publishers seem to be following.

Oh, and... cue RE fanboy rage in 5, 4, 3...

DVS BSTrD:
But Jim, how can you be better than everything America believes in...
...when America believes in YOU?

This post just made my day.

DVS BSTrD:
But Jim, how can you be better than everything America believes in...
...when America believes in YOU?

Well, you see, Jim passively becomes more awesome every second because of that very paradox.

I was going to vote for you Jim, but you drank your running mate and I don't know how your going to find a better choice then milk.

MiracleOfSound:
Have to agree with Jim here. The game is a massive clusterfuck, like someone ate a five course meal and puked it all back up in a festering messy sludge.

It tries to do so many different things that it ends up not doing any of them well.

It's so muddled, broken, confused and just bad that it's actually quite compelling - me and a buddy were almost in tears laughing at how terrible and broken some sections were (usually involving QTEs and/or the spastic camera) and kept playing for hours, just to see how hilariously shitty the next section could possibly be.

And then it sold 4.5 million copies in the first week. Yep.

So are we to assume your song on the topic will be a Skar-rock-dub step mix with lyrics heavily influenced by Gangster rap sung in an operatic style?

You should send this to Capcom. I imagine that rant in the middle would bring back memories to those in the ideas room. Coming up with ideas n shit.

Very good episode. The beginning part where Jim lists all the things that 'have to go in to the game' is pretty funny and sad at the same time because it really does seem like the devs must have been on that vibe.

What I find strange are the people who dislike RE6 for not being survival horror anymore but were totally OK with games like Syndicate turning in to an FPS...

Jim would be the perfect president! GO MILK!

Also, Capcom is a terribly mixed bag (As our dear Karutomaru never learned before he was banned) I want to love then again but after not releasing Ace Attorney Investigations 2, the on-disc DLC fiasco and cancelling Megaman (Not a fan btw, just pointing that out) I just can't say I really trust Capcom all that much.

Although I am very thankful Ace Attorney V is coming out in the west! I am glad Capcom did that (Now we wait for news on a localized version of Ace Attorney Vs Professor Layton)

Moral of the Story:

Know thyself and be thyself.

PunkRex:

MiracleOfSound:
Have to agree with Jim here. The game is a massive clusterfuck, like someone ate a five course meal and puked it all back up in a festering messy sludge.

It tries to do so many different things that it ends up not doing any of them well.

It's so muddled, broken, confused and just bad that it's actually quite compelling - me and a buddy were almost in tears laughing at how terrible and broken some sections were (usually involving QTEs and/or the spastic camera) and kept playing for hours, just to see how hilariously shitty the next section could possibly be.

And then it sold 4.5 million copies in the first week. Yep.

So are we to assume your song on the topic will be a Skar-rock-dub step mix with lyrics heavily influenced by Gangster rap sung in an operatic style?

Please do this.

The sad bit is, aping every single game out there is exactly what's killing creativity in the industry. Being unable to find an identity for your brand isn't bad per se, but finding what's popular and attempting to draw in other audiences instead of focusing on building your own was always fiendish in my eyes. Re-6 probably wouldn't be so bad had everything it was copying worked well in the game's favor, instead of being completely jarring in gameplay.

On an unrelated note, the name of the fish that festers Jim's nightmares is known as the gonostomatidae, or the bristlemouth, a deep sea fish.

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Pretty horrific indeed.

Oh my God, he's drinking the vice president!

Jimothy Sterling:

DVS BSTrD:
But Jim, how can you be better than everything America believes in...
...when America believes in YOU?

REALITY BENDS TO MY NEEDS!

Amazingly, that's another thing Capcom was afraid of!

I actually disagree. Sure, RE 6 is terrible, no doubt about it, but I do not feel that Capcom is capable of feeling anything, let alone the kind of anxiety that Jim describes. Look at a quite from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, as he was leaving the company: "I really don't want to quit now. But, I can't do it anymore. I don't have the willpower. That's why I'm leaving Capcom and recharging..." The man sounds like he is breaking up an abusive relationship.

Rather than painting Capcom as a socially awkward teen, it is more accurate to paint them as an abusive addict, with their long-time friends abandoning them one-by-one.

On the bright side, Dishonored and XCOM are coming out this week. Made by people who give a shit.

Gizmo1990:
Being English I could be wrong but don't you have to have been born in the US to run for the Presidency?

If so Jim you can always come home to England and run for Prime Minister. You are 1000X better then the arse monkeys we have to choose from right now. I would vote for you based on your love for Final Fantasy IX (the best Final Fantasy and one of the best games in the universe)alone.

I'd vote for Jim to be prime minister. Or for him to replace the royal family :D

I knew about this from the MML3 canning and the refusal to localize AAI2.

Capcom thinks that the only people that play their games are dudebros and people who play fighters.

MiracleOfSound:
Have to agree with Jim here. The game is a massive clusterfuck, like someone ate a five course meal and puked it all back up in a festering messy sludge.

It tries to do so many different things that it ends up not doing any of them well.

It's so muddled, broken, confused and just bad that it's actually quite compelling - me and a buddy were almost in tears laughing at how terrible and broken some sections were (usually involving QTEs and/or the spastic camera) and kept playing for hours, just to see how hilariously shitty the next section could possibly be.

And then it sold 4.5 million copies in the first week. Yep.

Just to clarify it shipped 4.5 million copies. Max payne 3 shipped tons of copies but the publisher still complained about how not enough copies were sold because shipping doesn't mean sold.

As for the video this has to be one of my favorite Jimquisition videos. To me the game's industry is starting to become people who won the lottery, making bad decisions left and right to where it is a countdown until this person goes broke again.

Being a hardcore RE fan this and operation racoon city are two RE games I won't touch unless I see it on steam for 5 bucks. Not because they are bad survival horror games but because they are bad games PERIOD. People supported the change to RE4 because it was a great game. If capcom wants to change the formula I have no problem with it, as long as it doesn't turn out to be shit like RE6.

I'm also going to stretch a quote that will probably get me a few comments back but this is how I see the game's industry and I will quote my friend Benjamin Franklin.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

At least we still have games like Lone Survivor, which recapture the feel of classic survival horror games like Silent Hill without adding in explosions, vehicles, and screaming soldiers, because THOSE ADDITIONS RUIN THE IN-GAME HORROR or at best replace it with rage.

Yes. that is a fear I know all too well. However that doesn't mean I don't want to abandon the games industry right now like a rat in a sinking ship.

I'd vote for Jim regardless, but the Final Fantasy victory theme makes him the only choice. A vote for not-Jim is a vote for joylessness. Anyway, good video as always. My only experience with RE is number 4 (which I love to bits) and I wasn't really planning on picking RE6 up anyway. Still after the reviews I'm sure as hell not going near it. Would be nice if this homogenisation trend would stop. I know it's not happening to everything, hell Dishonored reviews came out just today and that looks fantastic, but with this and Dead Space 3... Maybe it's just survival horror we need to fear losing.

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