Let's Take a Moment and Watch the Original Resident Evil Intro

By Joseph Christ on October 2nd, 2012 (12 comments)

Sure, there's a lot of people -and I mean a lot of people- saying that the Resident Evil series is now dead and done for. Still others are hoping that the negative backlash of Resident Evil 6 is a wake-up call for Capcom to bring the series back to its roots. I think in times like this the most important thing we can have is a sense of perspective. 

Let's take a look at the intro to the original Resident Evil. The most interesting thing about it is that once the game starts, you find a game very much unlike its action packed beginnings. Filmed in full 1990's FMV glory, it has enough action that it can almost stand in countenance with some of the things we're seeing in RE6. Almost as if there was a small piece of Capcom that wanted to beef up the action all along but was held back by both Game Designers and the technical limitations of the era. 

And considering that video games seem to be melding into some sort of synonymous sludge, I'm not surprised with how RE6 ended up. Sorry, yes. But not entirely surprised.

Tags: resident evil, Resident Evil 6

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  • Jeremy Flower 1 year, 11 months ago

    Here's the gorier, colored version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GyOYaDHquE

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  • Locked 1 year, 11 months ago


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  • Witty 1 year, 11 months ago

    Still better than most Syfy movies.

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    • Joseph Christ 1 year, 11 months ago

      haha. True.

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    • pjunk 1 year, 11 months ago

      Not to mention the live action Resident Evil movies themselves.

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  • SelfTorment 1 year, 11 months ago

    I remember watching it back in the day and wishing there was a resident evil movie. Well i got my wish years later after i had forgotten i wanted it and i regret ever making that wish in the first place. I also would watch an hour of that then the new RE movies.

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  • Sickbrain 1 year, 11 months ago

    Why voice acting was sooooo horrible back then? I know games in the 90s weren't as big as today, but surely they could've find better voice.

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    • theottomatic91 1 year, 11 months ago

      clearly you weren't a gamer back then with the opposition of point and click adventure games most voice acting was horrendous

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  • The Cineaste 1 year, 11 months ago

    Better than RE5 and RE6 combined. I miss the good old days.

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  • Chrissaviour 1 year, 11 months ago

    Even to this day, I still enjoy watching this intro from time to time.

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  • theottomatic91 1 year, 11 months ago

    Apparently there was going to be jap voice actors for this but Shinji Mikami said their voice acting didn't meet his standards, which begs the question how the hell does this make a passing grade?

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  • Gorillaman69 1 year, 11 months ago

    This FMV is where I learned the difference between bad and so bad it's good. Christ that acting is incredible.

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