With recent games all following the same type of control system, the resident evil system was always going to feel odd and out of place, not anymore. After Jun Takeuchi’s comments at E3 this was somewhat expected, he implied the change by stating, “So don’t be surprised if at the Tokyo Game Show, the controls are different… I’m not confirming or denying anything, but we like to surprise people.”
It was after the Microsoft Media briefing that Takeuchi confirmed the new controls would be on the TGS showroom floor and that they would be more “Gears-like”
This could be a huge turning point in the way Resident Evil is played from here on out. The old style could be thrown out the window being replaced with a new run-and-gun style of play which may make the die hard fans of the series unhappy but is probably better for the game as a whole.
Last Updated: September 3, 2008