The Resident Evil 4 remake was recently released. I have already decided to avoid it at all costs. I have spoken a few times about how I dislike Resident Evil 4 and how I feel it killed a series of games I love. This is not the reason that I am going to avoid the game. See, Resident Evil 4 is a great game. However, it's not a good Resident Evil game.
Does that make sense?
The reason I'm going to avoid the remake is the same reason I've avoided all the remakes. I hate the serious tone of the remakes, I hate the language of the remakes, I dislike the characters of the remakes, I hate the cut content, and I'm not overly enthusiastic about the playstyle. I've watched a few YouTubers play the games and this just cements my impressions of the games.
A lot of my friends feel the same way but constantly tell me, "I don't know what to think until I play it."
This leads me to question, how much of a media do you have to consume to properly judge it? I recently started a movie and it started off with an anti-family, anti-religion, anti-industrial message and I turned it off. It felt like I was at church and I didn't want to listen to some weirdo preaching at me. Do I have to sit there and endure the entire length of the film just to say "yeah, this isn't for me?"
Do I have to sit there and listen to a Katy Perry song in full just to say "yeah, I don't like this." What about bias? I probably went into Hereditary with a bias that it was going to be a good horror film but ended up thinking it was a laughable excuse for horror that only hipsters would enjoy. I remember seeing the preview for Shutter Island and thinking it gave away the whole movie (including the twist) and decided I didn't have any interest in it.
Do I really have to read about how all the boys gangbang Beverly just to go "yeah, you know what? I think Stephen King is a hack and a pervert."
This loops back to Resident Evil. I wasn't overly impressed with what I saw of 7 and only hesitantly picked it up for $7. I played through the opening and felt I was playing an interactive movie more than I was playing a video game. Am I not allowed to criticize that aspect of the game?
Maybe I'm just getting too old and wanting to do too many other things with my life than sit around consuming media. Yeah, I like doing Demise of Film, but this isn't my job or anything. This is just a sphere where I can bullshit with you guys about movies and talk about my thoughts on criticism.