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Shinji Mikami, the man responsible for creating the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, has revealed he's trying to keep his distance from Resident Evil 6.

Mikami is now at Platinum Games, putting the finishing touches on SEGA's sci-fi action title Vanquish. At TGS earlier this week, the developer told that no matter how good or bad Resident Evil 6 ends up being, he'll end up frustrated by it.

"At the moment I'm nothing to do with that title, and don't know what's going on with it," he explained. "I haven't heard any voices from users, so I can't really comment on that. I'm trying not to actively seek out any information about that title, because even if it comes out a good game, there will always be some moments where I think 'oh, I would have done that differently - I would have done this bit better'. Good or bad it will be frustrating either way. So I'm trying to shut myself down from that project."

Resident Evil 6 was heavily rumoured as one of Capcom's big announcements at the Tokyo Game Show, but it was a no show at the publisher's press conference earlier this week.

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Overall resident evil was a nice game worth the money i paid for. Chris rocked.
Posted 22:24 on 19 September 2010
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rahulmartin@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

i Agreeeeeee. 'oh i would have done differently' so do it differently thats what you are paid for stupid. re5 would have been a kickA** game if he'd have a different attitude
Posted 22:21 on 19 September 2010
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The first film was average to be fair but the second one was God awfull and I have little interest in watching the ones after.
I think they should have let George A Romero make the first one as he knows the zombie genre inside out.
He did actually write a script for the first one but they chose Paul WS Anderson film instead.
Posted 14:53 on 19 September 2010
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Hope that sequel is in 3d too, the 3d was excellent and yes, totally agree about Wesker.
Posted 12:52 on 19 September 2010
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RecoN@ guyderman

I agree, if you separate the Resi movies from the games. They are great movies. I know they don't follow the franchise, but they have brought the characters to reality and its nice to see and all out action over the top movie!

I have to say Wesker in the new movie was perfect! The actor chosen deserves credit for his role. Reall y excited about the next CGI sequel aswell :)

@clangod yes your right. Thinking about it, the franchise may improve alot. Change is not always a bad thing, however i want the style staying the same in respect of the settings, cut scenes, and that japaenese feeling about the genre.
Posted 12:02 on 19 September 2010
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RecoN@ guyderman

Totally agree. I know they don't follow the games, but to see the characters come to life and see Umbrella's nasty work in reality is nice. If There was no Resident Evil franchise and this was a standalone movie set, then i think alot more people will like it.

3D was well worth the money! I paid 7.50 for my ticket, although the Vue cinema in Plymouth charges a disgusting 10.50 i think.
Posted 10:44 on 19 September 2010
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It suprises me that so many people loved RE4 and yet got frustrated with RE5. You couldn't walk and shoot n that game either. Don't get me wrong I also preferred RE4 to RE5 but mainly due to setting, story etc. But I still thought 5 was a great game - I won't go to much into depth as I know we have had long discussions on this very forum about the Stop and pop gameplay being a part of the RE gamelay that has always been a constant.
Don't get me wrong I thought RE5 had it's flaws - but it also had some fantastic set pieces and was a great roller coaster ride. Definitely a marmite title judging on peoples feelings towards it.
Posted 07:33 on 19 September 2010
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I don't think there's any problem with the comments he's made. I think it's only natural that he would have a critique about something he'd conceived and helped bring to life in the first place. I wouldn't take it to heart. It's a good thing he's steering clear. It may allow RE6 to emerge as a great title without the direct influence of the creator, and a direct link to all of the acheivements and failures over the past 5 games. Personally, RE4 is still my favourite. I can't stand RE5. That's not to say it isn't a good game, just that I couldn't appreciate it. It frustrated me.

Maybe consider too that if what is written is verbatim, there is a language barrier there that may result in it being a little harder to communicate his true feelings without sounding like an arse. At least he's being honest.
Posted 18:57 on 18 September 2010
loosethoughts's Avatar


can you aim while walking?? no?

Forget it. Main reason I didn't like Resi 5
Posted 15:55 on 18 September 2010
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guyderman@ RecoN

I haven't watched it yet. I've heard from the reviews, (not that I ever listen to reviews as I like most films that get slated), that the film is poor but the 3D is supposed to be excellent and worth the price of admission alone.I actually enjoyed the Resi movies for what they were - dumb fun - as long as you leave your brain at the door and just sit back and munch popcorn they were alright. (totally different to the games but I just take them as their own beast and don't compare).
Posted 09:15 on 18 September 2010
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Bloodstorm@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Because he'll ruin the franchise again.
Posted 03:03 on 18 September 2010
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I thought it was the best one, felt like the game style for sure. 3D was a touch to the action aswell.
Posted 21:25 on 17 September 2010
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Wido@ RecoN

Nope, not seen Afterlife and I don't want to. After the first Resi-Evil film. They have all been rubbish and I heard Afterlife is rather shocking. No surprise there.
Posted 20:47 on 17 September 2010
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there will always be some moments where I think 'oh, I would have done that differently - I would have done this bit better'.

Then why isn't he working on it?
Posted 16:11 on 17 September 2010
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Resi 5 was damn poor. I think its time to put the game to bed. What is it with the horror genre. Both games and films in this genre seem to get flogged until the brand loses all credibility.
Posted 16:04 on 17 September 2010
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