The 2nd Review Summary of Podcast #64
Your 2nd Review Hosts – Kaiba & Jay Zippo
Resident Evil Franchise
Since they announced the reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise, I decided it was time to take a break from talking about games, to talk about games in films or films about games or however you want to say it.
Despite Resident Evil: The Final Chapter being ‘the final chapter’, it appears that Screen Gems and Constantin Films will be rebooting the franchise with director James Wan (Aquaman) set to produce and no director chosen at this time, it will be taking us back to the beginning of the franchise (possibly RE1). However, after multiple sequels (5 total) and a fanbase that got more tired after each and every one of them, it begs the question of “why?”.
Even though fans have asked for this franchise to just die (no pun intended), the money is there because people still flock to see it and according to The Numbers, here are the stats for each movie:
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The movies weren’t financially horrible (if you don’t include money spent on marketing), they weren’t necessarily blockbusters. However you want to take it, the only thing that could actually save this ‘reboot’ would be if it went back to the game’s horror roots and actually attempts to make it a survival style movie rather than a ‘run and gun’ action flick.
Set 700 years before the events of the original Morrowind, the Elder Scrolls Online has brought you back to the land of the Dark Elves. You start out much like you did in the original game. On a boat at the port city of Seyda Neen. The first steps hit you right in the TES feels, as you walk towards the office. As you explore you notice many things seem familiar, while still keeping things different enough for gameplay.
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