Resident Evil Fans Care More About Gameplay, According To Survey
Like any one of the longest running video game franchises on the market today Capcom’s Resident Evil series has a legion of loyal followers from around the world.
Over the past 16 years the series has undergone major changes as the developers behind it attempt to keep Resident Evil relevant in the changing landscape of video games. One of those adjustments include a less emphasis on the horror elements the franchise was best known for and more on action.
How have Resident Evil responded to this shift in gameplay?
According to a recently published survey in the MCV digital magazine 41% of gamers asked cited “fighting and combat” as the most important aspect of a Resident Evil game. “Suspense and tension” were the least important features with 13% of the votes.
“Involvement in story” and “violence” were two other popular choices while “tricks & skills” and a “short play through” aren’t as favorable among those questioned.
In Europe-where the survey was conducted- 72% of gamers were aware of the Resident Evil series. However the franchise enjoys the highest play rate among Italian and Spanish gamers. This year Capcom has three new Resident Evil installments releasing across multiple platforms with the biggest release coming in November when Resident Evil 6 arrives for the PS3 and 360.
*Out of the 6,775 users who participated in the survey only 1, 147 stated they had played a Resident Evil Game in the last 6 months. 326 of the 1,147 shared their personal preferences with the franchise.