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Beyond RE4 ...RE5 (A Theory)

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Anonymous
May 15, 2004 11:42:01 AM

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I have a theory about the future of RE...

Capcom obviously doesn't intend RE4 to be the last game in the series.
As of a year ago, Capcom has been in financial trouble. They canceled a
lot of games in development. Now they need the RE franchise to be
successful.

Lets think about RE5 for a minute. RE4 can't be the ultimate RE. Capcom
would be screwing themselves in doing that. They've got to be able to
top RE4 with the next game. Playstation is what made the series a best
seller. The combo of RE and Sony have always been a hit.

The descriptions of RE4 make it seem like yet another *side story* than
the long awaited sequel we've been expecting. Why have they switched the
concept shown in the RE4 trailers from last year? Could it be that they
want to to save it for the much more lucrative PS2 market? Why blow your
best idea on the smaller GC market?

Also this new RE4 seems conceptually simpler than the prior version. In
the new GC RE4, we see villagers that seem possessed. The old trailer
showed a concept that could be seen as a progression on this concept. In
RE5, not only can humans get possessed but also things like dolls and
mannequins. That could be really scary. By doing this "possessed
villagers" thing, they are giving themselves room to easily top
themselves with the next game.

,,,just a theory.

--B O N G O

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Anonymous
May 25, 2004 8:29:22 AM

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On Sat, 15 May 2004 07:42:01 GMT, Bongo <octavalvehandle@earthlink.net>
said:

>I have a theory about the future of RE...
>
>Capcom obviously doesn't intend RE4 to be the last game in the series.
>As of a year ago, Capcom has been in financial trouble. They canceled a
>lot of games in development. Now they need the RE franchise to be
>successful.
>
>Lets think about RE5 for a minute. RE4 can't be the ultimate RE. Capcom
>would be screwing themselves in doing that. They've got to be able to
>top RE4 with the next game. Playstation is what made the series a best
>seller. The combo of RE and Sony have always been a hit.
>
>The descriptions of RE4 make it seem like yet another *side story* than
>the long awaited sequel we've been expecting. Why have they switched the
>concept shown in the RE4 trailers from last year? Could it be that they
>want to to save it for the much more lucrative PS2 market? Why blow your
>best idea on the smaller GC market?
>
>Also this new RE4 seems conceptually simpler than the prior version. In
>the new GC RE4, we see villagers that seem possessed. The old trailer
>showed a concept that could be seen as a progression on this concept. In
>RE5, not only can humans get possessed but also things like dolls and
>mannequins. That could be really scary. By doing this "possessed
>villagers" thing, they are giving themselves room to easily top
>themselves with the next game.
>
>,,,just a theory.
>
>--B O N G O
>
>
>
>
>
Perhaps RE4 is a taste of things to come. This could be the last
mainstream RE game for this generation of consoles.
If RE4 is a success then Capcom know they're on the right track with the
series for the next-gen consoles and produce a game with a tested and
perhaps winning formula.
----

Be a man.....

Be a KLUGMAN!!!!
Anonymous
May 31, 2004 2:40:10 AM

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the possesed mannequin thing is used in silent hill 2!!

~Freeza Frost
Anonymous
June 9, 2004 5:01:33 AM

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Freeza Frost wrote:

> the possesed mannequin thing is used in silent hill 2!!
>

I was never under the impression that those things were mannequins.
There's definitely some similarity but I think if they were trying to
communicate the idea of "mannequin", they would come up with something
other four conjoined legs.

When I first played SH3, I was CERTAIN I would be battling mannequins
eventually. Various mannequin parts appear throughout the game.
(There's even a office for a mannequin factory.) When that didn't
happen, I though it might after you clear a game and start again. Still
nothing! Its the same deal with those amusement park rabbits. (There are
some clues in the game that make it seem they were intended to be
enemies.) Back then, there was some talk that SH3 was due for XBox.
Since Xbox has some kind of policy that ports must add new some new
content., I thought maybe they were holding back the bunnies 'n' dummies
for that (...and eventually a PS2 "Greatest Hits" edition.) That never
happened either.

Then I saw the (old) RE4 trailer and figured its best SH didn't steal
the thunder from RE4's killer doll plan.. And now it seems that won't
happen either. Aaaaaargh!


--B O N G O
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