Resident Evil is one of the biggest game franchises in the world. It’s had nearly a dozen titles, and spawned numerous books, films, toys, and merchandise. Every time I speak to someone about the Resident Evil series they have a different story about how they were introduced to the games, and what their first experiences were like. It’s a household name in the horror genre, and it set the bar for what a survival horror game should be.
Well, it used to be at least. Over the years the franchise has taken some pretty catastrophic twists and turns. The franchise has evolved with the times, and the results have been mixed to put it lightly. They’ve tried all sorts of things, but nothing seemed to work. They knew the old formula wasn’t selling, so they looked to the big hitters of recent times for inspiration. This, however, was not the direction fans wanted the series to go and the sales proved it. Now it’s 2017, another installment has been released after some very clever marketing. Things seem to be back on track.