Up For Debate - Should Capcom continue remaking Resident Evil games?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Apr 11, 2020 5:00 PM
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Capcom seems to have had a bit too much sugar recently, as Resident Evil 7’s reboot of the franchise was met with critical acclaim, they decided to remake one of their most beloved entry in the series using the same engine as RE7. And so came the excellent Resident Evil 2 Remake that somehow blew us all away even though most of us were kind of worried about it. Then, when that inevitably received huge success, they announced a remake of the next entry in their iconic series, and now Resident Evil 3 Remake has just been released.

Capcom has been no stranger to remakes though, as the first Resident Evil game was notoriously (technically) remade twice: Resident Evil for the PlayStation 1, Resident Evil Remake for Gamecube, and then Resident Evil HD Remaster for PC. Would a third remake really be necessary?

But now in the wake of two Resident Evil remakes receiving major success and acclaim, and the fact that remakes are doing very well in general, it’s no wonder that Capcom has been looking into making more remakes in the Resident Evil franchise. But should they? And even if they did, which ones would we like to see?

Resident Evil 4 arguably popularised the third-person over-the-shoulder camera perspective that set a standard (whether we liked it or not) for the following 2 Resident Evil games. The actual reason for the recent remakes was to bring those older games to new audiences, and make them more accessible. So would a Resident Evil 4 remake even make sense? And furthermore, would a Resident Evil 1 remake even make sense? RE2 and RE3 made sense at least because they were both on old consoles that either no one has anymore, or they don’t work as well, or a hard copy of the game itself is difficult to track down.

It seems quite obvious that an RE4 remake should follow up from an RE3 remake, but there’s plenty of other titles that warrant the update for graphical and accessibility reasons. Resident Evil: Code Veronica is in desperate need of a PC remake, to name one.

You could even argue that both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 need remakes, considering the amount of backlash those games got (especially RE6). A slightly more subtle, "back to it's roots" remake of both those games would surely go down well with fans, just as the recent remakes have.

I for one would like nothing more than a Dino Crisis remake, which was essentially just Resident Evil that takes place on a Jurassic-park-style island. Now that would be cool to have a remake of.

What about you? Should Capcom keep making more remakes? Or should they at least hold off for a while? If they do make more remakes, what would you like to see? Let us know!

Should Capcom make more remakes?

If Capcom did continue with remakes which game would you prefer?

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08:06 Apr-26-2020

Yes, but only the ones with those fixed camera angle and tank controls.

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14:12 Apr-13-2020

Please no more Resi-Remake for a while. Go remake something like Dragon's Dogma or Dino Crisis...

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08:54 Apr-13-2020

I'm loving the remakes so far. Every studio should remake their old games, and remaster not that old games. The younger generation does not play games that look old, so unless they remake these games, they will be forgotten in history. This way, we preserve the wonderful story. For me, 0, 1, CV and 4 require a remake.

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17:41 Apr-12-2020

buy yo ... has errrd
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17:26 Apr-12-2020

VGC has published details on the RE4 remake’s production, which is being headed up by M-Two, a studio founded by former PlatinumGames boss Tatsuya Minami. Capcom will likely support the development of the Resident Evil 4 remake with assistance from other in-house studios, and the game is reportedly scheduled for release some time in 2022.

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16:31 Apr-12-2020

I was gonna vote RE4, but then I saw Dino Crisis. I totally forgot about that game. It was so good! Maybe that would be the best title to remake, as people may get a bit TOO much Resident evil these years. Wasn't RE8 announced this week or something?

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11:51 Apr-12-2020

I think these remakes (not remasters) work really well. I would love to see a RE4 remake. But i do think they should take their time with it. RE3 remake was rushed too much imo. 2 year periods would be best.

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11:22 Apr-12-2020

code veronica should definitely get a remake the island the castle that would be epic

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10:28 Apr-12-2020

Resident Evil 4 Remake will be the best and thats why it should be developed as a next-gen game...

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09:23 Apr-12-2020

I'm tired of the remakes.

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08:49 Apr-12-2020

How about something new?

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02:25 Apr-12-2020

They should remake Code Veronica and then take a break from them. Many of the newer entries don't need to be remade. Everybody but me thinks Resident Evil 4 is the greatest game ever made.

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00:30 Apr-12-2020

I played RE 3,and personally these games are to linear and clunky in gameplay,i could not stand how Leon could only slowly shoot a gun,and do some useless

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00:32 Apr-12-2020

knife slicing that was completely unefective on zeds,and dont get me started on those zombies,wtf were their heads made off,vibranium ? You could unload a whole

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00:35 Apr-12-2020

clip of bullets in their bullsh1t heads and those moth3r****3rs would stilbe standing,the game gave no convincing explanation to why they were so damn resilient

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00:40 Apr-12-2020

and yet every single one of those bastards had heads stronger than captain america's shield even tough they'r heads looked completely normal,bony,fleshy and all

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03:53 Apr-12-2020

i complettly understand you thats my biggest problem about thos new re remakes, zombies are to durable for no reason,like why not just make ammo much scarcer and make zombies die from 1-2 bullet in head

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09:27 Apr-12-2020

The way I see it is that the brain has to be totally destroyed because otherwise the virus infecting it can still control the body. A couple of bullets wouldn't do that but a shotgun blast would and does.

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17:03 Apr-12-2020

yes but not whole brain is for controling the body movement so it makes no sense to destroy it whole

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22:19 Apr-11-2020

Honestly i prefer almost always vanila games, unless the remakes are QoL improvements such as crashes maybe 16:9 aspect ratio port, proper modern hardware utilization etc. I dont mind old graphics in old games. Also its not rare that devs mess up the remakes as we seen so many bad remakes before.

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21:55 Apr-11-2020

Capcom should remake RE6 and get it right this time.
If Capcom were to fail again it's not like it would be any worse than their first try lolXD

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21:59 Apr-11-2020

All jokes aside RE0, RE1, RECV would actually be much better games imo tho, especially RE1 if they made the enemies harder and ammunition scarce as RE2re.

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21:31 Apr-11-2020

They should go with RE 4, only if they plan to do it at the same level of RE 2, than without a remake they should unite revelations 1 and 2 in one single game, than stop.

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21:04 Apr-11-2020

Imo, remake CV and then hold off on the remakes for a while and make some new games

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20:56 Apr-11-2020

remaking RE4 would be the single worst idea capcom ever had

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21:33 Apr-11-2020

why, do you think that?

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20:03 Apr-11-2020

Dino Crisis would be a great remake!

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19:58 Apr-11-2020

I think they are doing really well with remakes and with 7 they did excellent job. So yeah, I think they should make more and I don't think they yet outstayed their welcome. As for which remake, I would go for 4 too, though with hope they make whole escort mission less annoying. At few points of latter part of the game I was ready to just give up because of it.

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20:00 Apr-11-2020

Though I guess we will have to see how that goes. I don't think RE4 is too young for remaster though, as long as it is more than just fresh higher resolution skin over the old game. But it really depends on what they would do with it. Regardless of how great game is overall, there is room for improvement.

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