Originally Posted by [-Snake-]
What if Diablo was changed to a new genre, like third person action? They're targeting new audiences right? So that's a good thing.
Resident Evil 4 is hailed as one of the greatest video game sequels ever. The sales showed it too. People RAVED about the game and it was a huge success, they went out of their usual Resident Evil gameplay and it worked wonders.
No business would turn away from a profitable series. It wouldn't be logical.
So if the game as a third person shooter sold REALLY well, and was herald by fans of all types including the 'hard core fans', then why should they NOT keep going with it?
I'm not going to fall for the so-called "new changes" they used based on the videos I saw. I've seen it before in many other recent games. The direction they took and changes are so drastic you can almost mistake it for another game. Coincidentally though, they decided to use the old "Resident Evil" stamp again...
I guess that hype can't just build up on its own.
Except most of those games, (say XCOM), have absolutely nothing to do with the previous games.
Resident Evil 4,5,6 and even the Dead Aim titles have EVERYTHING to do with the previous games. Just because the gameplay is different, doesn't mean that it needs a new name.
Clearly you don't know that Devil May Cry was originally Resident Evil 4. But, Capcom decided that it was so drastically different that despite Resident Evil 4 purposely being a different style of Resident Evil game, they had to make it a separate series. That is the realm of which "new changes" you speak of, and Capcom did the completely right thing in that situation. Resident Evil 4 was different, but it had enough to do with the Resident Evil story that it could still be Resident Evil.
The name of a game is not always synonymous with the kind of game is it. That's just completely false. The IP of a game can be any genre. I can list almost every single game from the beginning of video games that have different genres despite being the same name.
Final Fantasy has tons of different kinds of RPG genres under its moniker, from classic JRPG to rythm games to puzzle games.
Assassin's Creed has a card game and a side scroller prequel.
Zone of the Enders had a strategy turn-based game.
Fable has a on-rails shooter game coming out despite being a pure RPG game until now (much like your Diablo "example").
Super Mario has taken almost every genre in existence, including third person shooter too.
So if Blizzard wanted to make a Diablo third person shooter of sorts, they could. No one is stopping them, and I bet cash it would sell anyway. I also bet it has potential to be a very good game.
Examples such as this:
Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock
O YEAH SURVIVAL HORROR, PRESS X DODGE, I HAVE ALL THESE GUNS AND AMMO IM SO SCARED LOL
shows that the person has very little notion about the game itself. Just in the demo alone, while Leon may have had the ability to dual wield pistols, ammo was so short that I found myself struggling to kill off the only 12 zombies that were in the entire thing.
Chris had both a pistol and an assault rifle, still found myself with no ammo with giant BOWs flying around wiping me around.
Just because they want to cater to an audience and get more sales doesn't mean that the game is forgetting its roots. Someone else already mentioned that the Leon portion of this game is about as close to "Resident Evil" than any game has been since Resident Evil 3.
I mean even the DLC for Resident Evil 5 was specifically catered to fans butthurt about the game's new style, and it was pretty amazing. Clearly no one wants to recognize this.
I guess if they had a cereal with Nemesis on the cover, you would think it's the greatest cereal even if it tasted like dog food. I guess I see your justification...
Yeah, I'd put it on a shelf with everything else I have Resident Evil and not even open it