Cliffy B Offers to Help Capcom Fix Resident Evil

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Cliffy B Offers to Help Capcom Fix Resident Evil

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Resident Evil 6 disappointed critics, and apparently also Cliff Bleszinksi.

Once hailed as the ultimate survival horror franchise, Resident Evil has wandered further and further from its roots in recent years. The recent Resident Evil 6 has been met with mixed reviews, with many critics declaring the game dead-on-arrival. But fear not, Raccoon City citizens, industry veteran Cliff Bleszinksi will make it all better. In a recent tongue-in-cheek tweet, the former Gears of War designer quips "Hey, Capcom. Call me. We can fix Resident Evil. Together."

Of course we have to assume Bleszinski was merely commenting on the somewhat disappointing sixth numbered iteration of the series, but that didn't stop a number of Japanese gaming blogs from spreading the tweet. Bleszinski even noted that he has received a huge wave of new Japanese followers on his Twitter account since cracking the joke.

Bleszinski recently departed Epic Games after two decades of work. Gamers are likely most familiar with him from his work on the Gears series, though he was also instrumental in the Unreal franchise from 1999 to the most recent release, Unreal Tournament III, in 2007. The well-known designer hasn't stated what his next project will be, but despite his apparent willingness to bring Resident Evil back from the dead, we doubt we'll see his name associated with Resident Evil 7.

Source: GameSpot

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Let me guess...

Resi 7 will forget what color is, will have hyper-masculine male characters with hyper-masculine idiot lines, and will be even more poorly written?

Cliffy B isn't in a position to talk about fixing things, he's better at breaking them. Maybe that's the joke.

Seems fitting that the creator of successful generic brown third-person-shooter with monsters would try and give advice to Capcom's franchise that has now become a generic dark third-person-shooter with monsters.

This man needs to take a few years of vacation, contemplate his work ethic and his personal style and then try again with an original IP that doesn't piss all over the gaming industry.

People on the forum already taking this too seriously. The most his name will be on Resi 7 will be a special thanks.

So let me make a check list of things Cliffy would add in:
Chest high walls everywhere
More grit and extremely overly muscular characters- looks like Chris won't be the only one who looks like he's on steroids
Meat shields
Bad AI for friendly NPCs- I'm looking at you Dom! Get on the damn platform, I'm on the crane!

I miss the time when Resident Evil was still a horror game. Course that was back when Capcom used to listen to their fans. >.>

I can't for the wife of me think what Cliffy B possibly believes he could add to the series.

Well, Resident Evil has pretty much turned into Gears of War anyway only minus the decent cover transitions.

And are we seriously going to keep using that picture on any Resident Evil story?

Oh yes, because Gears of War is so well known for its psychological development, deep characters, subtlety and atmosphere.

Considering how well the entire Gears of War series did and that there was no steady decline in that series (i'm looking at you Bioware!!!) It's really funny to think that anyone would consider Cliff's input into the next Resident Evil as a bad thing. I mean he already stated that the overly muscled COGs weren't part of his initial concept for GoW. I think he could bring a lot of good ideas to Resident Evil. On the other hand, RE couldn't get possibly any worse...

Kinda funny how Cliffy B clearly thought he was gonna be lauded and praised as the savior Capcom needed, but instead he's getting panned for his own mediocre games.

Anyway, I doubt Capcom thinks Resident Evil needs fixing. 6 has sold great so far.

But, it's already a crappy third person shooter with an even crappier cover system. Or was he going to suggest making it an FPS? I know that is Epic's first line of thought about this shit, and I'm sure Cliffy B played no small part in that while he was at Epic.

I'll help right now:

Get rid of the horrible vehicle sections in the game. They don't fit into the game and they are very poorly executed. Move the damn camera out from the characters and while your messing with the camera, stop making it focus on objectives and taking the camera control away from the user. It is really annoying when it happens and I"m surrounded by enemies and get killed. I really like Leon's campaign, so much that before playing all the others I figured I would trade in the PS3 version for the PC version when it came out. But Chris and Jake's campaign has cured me of that terrible idea. I haven't been able to bring myself to beat Ada's campaign, I'm just tired of the disappointment. I like the intersecting story points and seeing the way things unfold from other perspectives. But they sections shouldn't be long and drawn out like they are. The idea of going through the village battle with the huge BOW makes me want to smash my disc. The first time I played it, the game made it very unclear as to what I was actually supposed to do. The second time I was just easy. You got rid of all the replayability that RE5 had with new and much inferior upgrade system. Hey look, I can run through a whole campaign and not max out any level 3 upgrades! That is a horrible idea. The gun upgrade thing was awesome. And I love how they wanted to put lots of guns into the game, that is cool. But the lack of an inventory system that allows you to choose what to take with you is a nightmare. I died a bunch of times simply by trying to find the right gun for the situation... because I'm carrying 7 of them. In RE4 and RE5, I simply took the weapons I wanted to take with me. Also, I haven't tried it but, you can turn infinite ammo on from the start? Are you kidding me. The way RE5 played out is you got to unlock that after upgrading the gun all the way, and you had to spend game points earned through play to unlock each weapons infinite ammo after that. I replayed RE5 countless times because while it wasn't a really good RE game, it was still a really good game.

/endrant

Sorry, lost it on that one a bit. But it's all out of my system now.

Yes, Cliffy B. isnt an authority on horror games.

However, if hes willing to work for Capcom i cant see a man with a high notoriety in the western gaming world with 20 years of experience in a variety of roles and with several highly successful franchises to his name going unnoticed to whoever is in charge at Capcom.

Well he couldn't do any worst that what RE6 is now . Why not give him a shot . If he suceeds RE regains it's respect , if not , well capcom can blame him an only him , win/win .

I don't believe RE is a dead series , just an UNdead series , which is much , much worst .

Sweet jesus, it doesn't even take the proverbial drop of a hat to set off the bitching, does it? Some people like Gears of War, and like it or not, Cliffy is obviously more competent in the genre than Capcom, and Capcom obviously is moving towards a third-person-shooter style game.

Nihlus2:
Oh yes, because Gears of War is so well known for its psychological development, deep characters, subtlety and atmosphere.

To be fair neither are the Resident Evil games.

Logical mob-mentality: If you are really well-known for one thing, that is the only thing you can ever do, according the public.

Give the bastard a chance, guys. If the only thing he had in mind for Resident Evil is a generic third-person-shooter about killing monsters, then he wouldn't have any problem at all.

That said, I'm not one of those who thinks the Gears series is "holding back gaming" or whatever. The games don't harm anyone for their existence, so if you don't like them, you don't like them. Me? I don't like them. And that's all I need to say.

Let me try to give an honest opinion about that *clear throat* no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no, I see bad things in the resident evil series future, and they are so grey.

McMullen:
Let me guess...

Resi 7 will forget what color is, will have hyper-masculine male characters with hyper-masculine idiot lines, and will be even more poorly written?

Cliffy B isn't in a position to talk about fixing things, he's better at breaking them. Maybe that's the joke.

There is a certain irony that RE6 sucks because its trying so hard to emulate Gears of War.. and the guy who made Gears of War thinks he can fix it. I'm scared to think what his definition of "Fix" is.

TheDrunkNinja:
Logical mob-mentality: If you are really well-known for one thing, that is the only thing you can ever do, according the public.

Give the bastard a chance, guys. If the only thing he had in mind for Resident Evil is a generic third-person-shooter about killing monsters, then he wouldn't have any problem at all.

That said, I'm not one of those who thinks the Gears series is "holding back gaming" or whatever. The games don't harm anyone for their existence, so if you don't like them, you don't like them. Me? I don't like them. And that's all I need to say.

No series is bad because it's holding back gaming. However, this industry is built around rip-off-sploitation these days. Gears of War was successful? Now every other third person action game tries to copy it.

And let's face it, if Cliffy was given the driver's seat for RE7, it would be because some big shot at Capcom said "He can make RE7 a better Gears clone than RE6 was," not because he had some new or neat ideas to revitalize the RE series.

I find it funny as hell that you guys are getting so annoyed by one tweet.

Pretty much sying what other folks are saying. Seeing that the craphole that was Resident Evil 6 was due to influnces of "Western" games, a few of which were his, he can stay the hell away from it.

The multi layered irony is just to sweet in this.
Resident Evil getting fixed by the guy who's work the franchise followed when it fell down the stairs and snapped it's neck... that is a good one Cliffy.

I'm not his biggest fan but I'm sure he can make more than just the GoW type of game. I really don't mind him trying his luck with the next RE game. It's at such a low, it can't get any worse.

Sylveria:
No series is bad because it's holding back gaming. However, this industry is built around rip-off-sploitation these days. Gears of War was successful? Now every other third person action game tries to copy it.

And let's face it, if Cliffy was given the driver's seat for RE7, it would be because some big shot at Capcom said "He can make RE7 a better Gears clone than RE6 was," not because he had some new or neat ideas to revitalize the RE series.

Then it shouldn't also be considered bad just because it set an influential standard (which it really didn't, if you think about it).

Also, whether Capcom would bring him on for that reason or not (and I doubt it would be, RE6 was panned for that very reason), the main issue people have been bringing up is the fact that Cliff made the Gears series, thus in their minds he is not qualified to offer anything else to a series like Resident Evil.

To be honest, I almost believe that Cliff was being facetious with that tweet considering the third-person-shooter genre that he capitalized on was initially made popular by RE4.

Oh ho, good one Cliffy, you disgusting turd. We're talking about the man who had the balls to suggest multiplayer for Fatal Frame here. A man who is such a titanic black hole of talent and taste that the mere off-hand suggestion that he should be involved in a franchise from my childhood sends shivers down the back of my neck, down my spine and up my sack.
Even as broken and revoltingly fucked up as Resident Evil has gotten (and it is fucked up, don't anyone try and convince me otherwise), Cliffy B (still a shite name) could always make it so much worse. This puddle of piss really needs to fuck off someplace inhospitable and stay there.

Well, that's that rant over. I'm gonna go lock myself in the red room for a while.
(come to think of it, I didn't actually make a point here did I?)

piss off, Cliff. One problem: I actually found RE6 to be FUN, something I could NEVER find in GoW which is why I didn't bother with 2 and 3. It was a boring, mediocre, macho masturbation fest that felt like it was written by an insecure teenager and didn't at least have fun gameplay to alleviate that. I at least had fun with RE6 (some parts of Chris' campaign notwithstanding). So, no, do not approach the series because you would just damage it.

Nihlus2:
Oh yes, because Gears of War is so well known for its psychological development, deep characters, subtlety and atmosphere.

Are you trying to imply that Resident Evil is known for those things? Because I might agree with you if we were talking about the first two, maybe four games (up to Code Veronica perhaps), although I wouldn't say any of them had deep characters or much subtlety. But either way they left that behind so long ago that there's really nothing left of any of that since RE4.

But on the plus side, at least if Cliff Bleszinksi got his hands on the series it probably wouldn't control like complete ass. Even if all it did was play exactly like Gears of War, it would be an improvement over what it is now: a game trying to be GOW but without any of what makes it even somewhat fun.

Everyone coming here to display hate about Cliffy B is making me laugh real hard. They forget that Resident Evil has sucked for a longer time in much worse manners than Gears of War.

Guys it was a joke relax. Cliffy B isn't going to touch your beloved mediocre Resident Evil games.

I was ready to hop on this thread to crack a humorous comment on how Cliff would in fact further ruin the series thusly making some references to his past work. I see now my services are not, in fact, needed.

Actually, Cliff in charge of a Resi game would probably be awesome if they went down the self-satire road, like the game itself's face-palming when a scientist who should know better decided "Yeah sure, I'll inject myself with hideous bastard mutator-virus, because nothing at all will go wrong"
...
While behind a chest-high-wall.

Am I the only one who finds it ironic?
Cliffy makers action games, exactly the type Resi is trying to be.
In a sense, Cliffy already fixed RE into the point it is in now.

McMullen:
Let me guess...

Resi 7 will forget what color is, will have hyper-masculine male characters with hyper-masculine idiot lines, and will be even more poorly written?

Cliffy B isn't in a position to talk about fixing things, he's better at breaking them. Maybe that's the joke.

Could not agree more F-off cliffy you suck.

You may of got lucky as hell with gears one but it was obvious it was luck because what made gears one amazing was not in two or three.
They were some of the worst games i have ever played. Gears one mp was one of the best mp games i ever played and i played it to death.

Go back to being tea boy!

Nihlus2:
Oh yes, because Gears of War is so well known for its psychological development, deep characters, subtlety and atmosphere.

Dom is better characterized than any Resident Evil character. Play the GoW series in order and you'll see that it's true.

Oh wow, the Escapist really has a lot of pent up hatred.

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