Since I have a PS3, I decided to sack up and just buy Resident Evil for my game console, however not without doing some research first. I had no clue what sequel they were on, or if they had even made one for PS3 (when I think of Resident Evil I think of 90’s arcade play). My first search led me to IGN’s game review for Resident Evil 5. Yah number 5. I was expecting Resident Evil 3 or 4 but not 5. This sparked my next search that led me to Wiki’s summary of the Resident Evil series. Not only are there Resident Evils 1-5 but also Resident Evil Directors Cut, Survivor, Nemesis, Veronica, Zero, Umbrella, and the Darkside. To add the cherry on top of all these statistics, Capcom has sold 40 million of these games as of 2009.
The sheer number of sequels that have been produced is evidence of the world’s obsession with this game and it’s passion for killing mutants and fighting bioterrorism. How else can a company pump out this many games, with roughly the same plot, and keep selling millions without an audience that loves to kill. Nonetheless, these games consistently receive 8/10 on ratings. First person shooter games have always had a peculiar amount of popularity. I’m subject to the same categorization too since I have an undying passion for shooting games. I cannot describe why. Maybe there is some deep Freudian complex I all have with wanting to shoot mutants and kill the designated enemy. Maybe if I had fired a pistol before puberty I would have gotten this fascination out of my system. Needless to say, I am still going to play this game all day tomorrow and light up these mutants like judgment day is coming. Why? Because I like to....and its homework.