- Oct 31, 2019
RE4 is an evolution of survival-horror.Except that it's not a survival horror at all, same goes for RE5 and RE6. It's about time to finally change that.
That doesn't mean it's better or worse, but survival and horror are big aspects of RE4. People love to pretend RE4 is nothing more than a shooter, but go back to it. The village is soaked in atmosphere, knowing the map layout is important to survival, and while it is a different type of horror than say RE1, the Dr. Salvador, the dog maze, and the Regeneradors strike far more fear in me than Mr. X, Nemesis or generic zombies.
How anyone can argue that RE4 is NOT survival-horror, but RE3 (classic or remake) is is completely beyond me. A lot of mental gymnastics are involved.