PSXE Poll Update: Resident Evil 4 Tops All Predecessors
Well, it's certainly a good sign for the impending launch of Resident Evil 5.
Concerning the question, "What is your favorite Resident Evil?," PSXE readers have made a very clear choice, and it's the most recent installment in the franchise: Resident Evil 4. And although RE5 has come under fire for being too much like its predecessor, it appears that a great many people adored RE4, so that won't be much of an issue, right? The great thing about RE4, on both the GameCube and PS2, is the fact that it breathed new life into an ailing franchise. Not only did it do away with some of the gameplay conventions that didn't allow RE to really flow, but it was also the most dynamic survival/horror experience to date. That over-the-shoulder aiming mechanic worked like a charm and gave us more control than ever before; even though we may never be able to move and shoot at the same time, the experience is always entertaining.
Now, in moving on with our "favorite" polls, the next logical step involves the widespread phenomenon known as Grand Theft Auto. As the series exploded onto the scene with GTAIII, that's the one we'll start with. It'll be interesting to see what happens, but we know there are a lot of Vice City fans on the site...
2/23/2009 Ben Dutka