“I didn’t play Resident Evil 5 until a year ago, which was long after it came out. They sent me a copy, but I didn’t open it for a long time. Whether the game was good or bad, I knew that someone other than me had made it, so it would be different to my style. I didn’t like the idea of that.”
Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, in an interview with CVG.
He’s also none too thrilled that recent trailers for RE6 make it out to be more of a “Hollywood action film” than a nerve wracking zombie horror game. Mikami’s allowed to dish out his weight in criticisms, though – that right’s sort of a gimme considering he created the whole damn series.