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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 2:07 PM


Lately I've been reading various discussions across multiple Resident Evil fan forums. Coupling this with articles about the current status of video games and the people who play them, I've slowly been coming to a few realizations.

Nowadays there's such a stigma against modern gamers, the majority are seen as a bunch of entitled whiners. I couldn't help but feel as I read these articles and opinions, I matched a lot of this "entitledness" and whatnot. I've always been pretty opinionated about my views on games, particularly the newer Resident Evil games... But looking back on it all, I guess I have to admit I've been really immature about the whole thing. Ungrateful, entitled, the whole bit. Along the way I've even made harsh criticisms and debates against those who do enjoy the games and now? I just feel bad for all of it.

I think I need to just take a step back and try to be more open minded. I guess I also need to admit what many of us don't want to: I've been blinded by nostalgia. Are the original Resident Evil games good? Of course they are! But I just have to face it, they are pretty outdated. The 90's doesn't feel like a long time ago, but it's been almost 15 years since then. Things change, and I've been far too stubborn to see that.

With all this being said, I'm gonna try my best to embrace the later Resident Evil games and enjoy them for what they are. I don't wanna be that cliche, whiny, entitled brat of a gamer. I should just be thankful that my favorite game franchise of all time is still around, and so should any other fans! Change doesn't have to always be bad by default. In fact, once I play through RE4, RE5 and RE6 again I might even start making some animations about them. Hell, I might even give ORC another try, too!

To wrap this all up, I'd just like to apologize if I've ever been too harsh with my reviews in the past. And to be perfectly honest to myself and all of you, april motherfuckin' fools. Hehe. Maybe it's immature, maybe I am just the cliche entitled brat of a gamer, but so help me I tried. I've tried to enjoy the newer games and get excited for them so hard! But they're just terrible in the sense of Resident Evil, and washed up hack versions of arguably better, more popular modern titles. And hell naw am I gonna make an exclusive video about any of this newer stuff. I don't wanna draw shit I hate! /drops the mic


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AnnNonymous Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
:XD:
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Bleachlover01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I laughed hard at this.  Thank you Leggy for making my day.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Yo, you're welcomed. XD
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LadyXarity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD oh thank the holy spaghetti monster you were just kidding, thoo re 4 i can handle just because i trap Ashley in the dog traps till she throws a fit in the damned clanky knight armor, to funny to pass up.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Yes, no worries all is well!
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QuietW8 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
If you hadn't admitted this was a joke, I might have concluded that Generic Business Company hacked your account. This is totally something they would say...

Drawing art of stuff you hate can have its positives. It can convey visually what writing only hints at, leaving little to imagination. A visual depiction of what you hate and why. Like political cartoons mocking policies you disagree with. Although, there are other artists and animators who have already poked fun of the recent RE games. So much so they now resemble the results of a Kenshiro fingerbang. You wouldn't be treading new ground if you decided to make your own parody of RE6/Whatever, is what I'm saying. But it could be therapeutic if you ever did.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Hello.

We at the Generic Business Company Game Development Division™ would like to share our concerns with your recent accusations regarding alleged hacking of the [DoubleLeggy] DeviantART Account.

But yo fo' real even doing just that was a struggle. Drawing the RE6 characters as stupidly as I could and drawing their beatings was on-and-off entertaining. Some days I was just too annoyed to even wanna draw them, I even hate their designs, I'm picky as fuck XD But yeah, once was definitely enough. Don't plan on doing much with them ever again.
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HungrySohma16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LOL

I was actually going to comment to say that its ok, and that you are entitled to have your own opinions, but you got me hehe.
When I critique a game I base it off of two things.
1. The series itself
2. As a game by itself.
And by critique number 2, Id say the recent Resident Evil games are just tasteless. *shrugs*
Good on ya for stickin to what you believe. ^^
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Yee : D

There's always that argument where people say it's wrong to judge a game by its (long-term) series. But I call BS on that; By that point it's probably developed a devoted fanbase to help carry it for so long, and by then those fans have certain expectations. That is to say, there's nothing wrong with judging it as a single game either, but ignoring the series aspect is just crazy to think.
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HungrySohma16 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I concur. =w=
This is so obvious to us, but why cant the developers see this? lol
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milz4897 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... Does this mean we could play RE 6 and I can call the paramedics if you end up convulsing from the realization that the game is just as bad without nostalgia goggles if you're playing as anyone other than Leon?
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
XD Even Leon's chapter made me unreasonably annoyed.
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milz4897 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
At least they were zombies and it felt like a survival horror game for most of that scenario. It was a lot like RE 2 mixed with RE 4 and slightly better controls.
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dafooreaper Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ORC was just awful lol
I couldn't stand that hunters were harder to take down than Tyrants, and The Nemesis..
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I know right?!
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leeney92 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Pfft, brilliant! Although so glad this was an April fools!
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Me too, me too XD
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LilIrishKitten Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I feel that everyone should have the right to speak there mind about things, especially games (given how big we are as a community), if you don't like something you should be able to say so. :D
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Not only that, but we're customers! If you're gonna give money in exchange for a product, then you bet yo' ass you can give an opinion on it!
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LilIrishKitten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
*raises hand for high-five* Amen sister. ;)
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Much high fives.
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Wh33lman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
well, you had me going. here i was thinking you had become a reasonable human being.

on another note, any way you slice it, ORC is just a bad game. its just bad all the way through.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Nope! Unfortunately I still have standards.
And yeah, I dunno if I can even classify ORC as a game it's so goddamn broken.
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fireillisa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA GOOD ONE! I totally fell for it :stare:
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Ohohoho~
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Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you had me going pretty good.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
XP
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Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would get you back for that, except I am exceedingly lazy. Enjoy your reprieve.
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Tyrantastorga8 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked RE4, it was pretty descent for a change. I was really excited about RE5, but when I played it, I was pretty disappointed. Story wasn't really bad, but it seemed copied from RE4 to me.
Then came RE6. When I saw the first trailer I was pretty impressed, until Chris showed up, then I knew it was going to be an action game lol.
Revelations was a pretty nice game, it had some of the feels of the originals, mixed with the new gameplay style. It was nice, though I still hate the action scenes where they throw 50000 enemies at your face, and then you just kill them like you're some superheroe.
And so, this brings me to this point:
WHERE IS CLAIRE, CAPCOM? OH, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY BELOVED CLAIRE?
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LadyXarity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel your pain, i miss Claire. But rather her be in a good ol classic game than a new crap game that may potentially ruin her image/personality.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I feel that way too, like RE5 just wanted to be the next RE4 so badly. The over all theme of being in a real-world foreign land, and just so many little scenes that mimicked RE4 in an even less atmospheric way. I really wanted to be excited for 6, in fact I was a little bit. But deep down I knew too that it was probably just in vain and... yeah, it was.
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dafooreaper Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do agree about RE4 not being too bad, but the story is kinda weird, ya know?
Oh, the President's daughter has been kidnapped? Lets send one man to another country to get her and give him some spray and a handgun. Lol
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Ryu7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
very nice April's fools joke,

out of the newer RE games, 4 the only one at I can pick up and play all the though, as I really do enjoy it a lot, 5 I got to be in the mood to play and 6,
man,I had hope for 6 but GOD!!!  did at game suck, I only keep it because of Leon and Sherry as their the characters grew up with and to show other people how bad the RE games went after 4

Revelations was good and try to find the old roots of the past RE games, but I hated how the story was handled,
couldn't they just forces on Jill and not go back and forth to others, your just making the story confusing doing it at way
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Yeah, Revelations was a lot better once I got to play it on a normal screen. I couldn't appreciate it much on 3DS with the constant squinting and neck pains. But I do agree the whole character-jumping between chapters was pretty annoying. I'd of much rather have a straightforward game about Jill really.
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Theladypwnage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am glad you have made this mature decision Leggy. As someone who is starting out in the game industry after being a gamer my whole life you really learn to take a new perspective on games and what they are. I feel like I just turned into an adult for the first time after making a game for the first time in my life. Making games are a difficult task, and while the newer Resident Evil games seem like cliche money bags spewed out by Cap com, the reality is that it is still a work of art all in itself. I have been playing the Resident Evil games since I was 5 so I've been that asshat opinionated gamer many times towards the new games. But now with my newly found perspective I've come to respect them for what they are. Resident evil will always be what they used to be in our eyes, but we can still respect the new ones.

BTW... did you hear that they plan on rebooting the serious after 7? Yeesh.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I'm a bit torn there, like I don't deny that making a game is hard work, but as a visual artist I can also see where they got REALLY lazy. The textures, the reused animations dating back from 2004, not to mention the hasty as hell release date. If it were an indie group, it'd be more forgiving but a huge budget name like Capcom? How do they even?
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Theladypwnage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yea that is understandable, as it is true they did seem like they were rushing to get the game released. I think what disappoints me the most is not the graphics but the lack of a good story. I still stand by what I said, I do believe there are hard working people behind the game, but the way it was made ended up looking sloppy and even unfinished.

The truth is, I can complain all I want but I know I am still going to by it and play it because I am a diehard Resident Evil fan regardless of the quality that Capcom produces. I am kinda in between on this subject, it honestly seems to depend on my mood.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Yeah same, the graphics are just a testament to how much they don't care anymore; How they wanna just shit their games into stores and have people gobble them up ASAP. But the real killer, as you said is the story; Or lackthereof.
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Theladypwnage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know this is a joke but sometimes you just gotta keep an open mind ya know? I love Resident Evil though... I grew up with it and I still love it to this day and I will play the games no matter whatt
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Lil-Snowball Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I was so confused! I was thinking "Who is this person?" the whole time. I'm so glad it was just a joke! If you were serious I would have been like "What? No! They are actually bad! Stahp!" :iconwhywouldffffplz: But really, that was amazing! XD
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
XDD Operation authenticity is a mad mothafuckin' success.
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HeartofVirgo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I thought you were going soft on us for a second there, Leggy. That was so heartfelt, even I almost believed it. Did you even keep a straight face typing that little trick up?
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Not even for a second.
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Limmoh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmfao what the fuck
but you got a point there somehow.
things change and they progress and evolve overtime, and so will our interests, and we'll either like or hate what they're becoming, from what used to be, or how we used to be, or something... stuff like that. man idk. im giving myself a headache i should stop

but ya, the point is: things change. and sometimes changes sucks. sick april fools joke god damn i almost thought that you've gotten soft
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Sum deep shit, mayn. But yeah, basically shit happens. But that's what kawaii fanfic is for!!!
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ScottTouchdown Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
6 is an abomination no matter how you look at it. It fails on everything it tries to accomplish. 5 can at least be called a fun shooter, but Operation Raccoon City, and Resident evil 6 are disgustingly poor video games.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Dat ORC. Can it even be called a game?
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ScottTouchdown Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
No.
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LighttheChao Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww man, I actually started to believe it until I noticed the April Fool's thing. I totes wish you could give at least 4 and 5 a chance(I haven't beaten 6 yet, so I can't say much on it, even though I adore the return of the Birkin girl - her name escapes me for some reason), but I guess you are correct that everyone is entitled to their opinions.

Anyway, I def can't wait to see what's in store for the Survival series! It shall hopefully entertain just as it always has! Oh, and I'm with ya on the older games. Although I truly started getting into the series at 4(started at the REmake, but got immersed at 4), which is kinda why I can't hate them, I also love the classics. Guess I'm just a median kinda guy
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Yeah, joke or not I'm not against anyone giving the later games a second chance and what have you. If people enjoy them, then power to them. I personally just have certain standards and a lot of shattered dreams, sniff.

I think I might focus on getting the next episode/chapter of Survivor finished next. Though it's gonna be a comic first and foremost, I do wanna make like and "animated comic" version for Youtube as well. It should be fun! And yo nothin' wrong with liking the series all around.
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