Resident Evil’s Koji Oda: “Tats Now = No Go!”

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The 20th anniversary Resident Evil interview series has resumed as Resident Evil 0’s Koji Oda steps up to plate, with the director discussing many aspects of the game’s development that will hopefully draw some positive reception from the rabid fans obsessed with the older games in the series.

Koji Oda’s interview:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:34 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tats are disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I dislike tattoos but I don't call them disgusting.
    To each his/her own.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:29 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends on the tattoo.
    Though, I've no recollection of ever seeing a tattoo done right.

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    Comment by YotaruVegeta
    23:47 12/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're art, and depending on the artist, they can be good or bad.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:40 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Only people with no artistical sense can say that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 09/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Says the unoriginal cocksucker with a FLASH tattoo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps 'disgusting' is not the right word they should have used, but really tattoos outside of tribal tradition are kind of pointless overall. Even potentially meaningful ones mostly are just kind of dumb in concept. A co-worker of mine has a tattoo of the foot of her infant child who died on her leg, and while the sentiment of memory is worthwhile, the concept is stupid. First off, the child wouldn't want her weighed down by the memory on her skin, second get a picture of the actual print and frame it and it has the same effect. In fact moreso because it's the actual footprint instead of a tattoo artist's rendition.

    Comment by Anonymous

    So's your attitude, but hey. If you don't like them, look the other way. Much like all the women that've turned you down over the years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Women with tats look like bar hogs that live in
    trailer parks, use meth and appear on Jerry Springer. Guys look like skinhead thugs. They don't call them
    "Tramp Stamps" for nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My issue with them is the majority who have them, don't have the proper foundation (fit body) to make them look good. My friends with ink have all been fat or skinny-fat couch potatoes. Same with beards.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:41 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about you make Resident Evil into a first person military shooter?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I want a dating sim in a high school setting where you play Nemesis trying to get the attention of Jill-senpai.

    Call it "My S.T.A.R.S. can't be this cute!"

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    Comment by Conflicted
    19:53 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not? Its not like the series can tank any further. And given the nature of the beta, Type-B otaku community, this idea may actually revive the franchise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The more RE was being inspired by CoD and Gears, the more the franchise took a dive. That's why they're allegedly going back towards their survival horror roots.

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    Comment by Conflicted
    19:54 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Never should have diverged from their survival horror roots in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    RE is done.
    Dying Light now takes over as open-world zombie games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Open world sandbox trend needs to burst. Even with the biggest teams and budgets they've all suffered from overall polish due to the scope. More moving parts = more goes wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    why would anyone want to enter an already saturated market full of shitty CoD clones?

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    Comment by Goldsickle
    13:03 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That was the original idea way back in the 90's.

    Mikami originally wanted Resident Evil to be a "Doom clone" FPS but changed his mind after getting some inspiration from Alone In The Dark.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Doom itself changed in the opposite direction, where the game's creative director originally planned it to have a detailed story, a hub world connecting levels, interactive computer terminals, multiple playable characters, and other advanced features, but Carmack threw all that out, and instead turned it into a game where you just collect key cards and shoot things in the face.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well if you switch out first person with third person that's basically what Operation Racoon City and Chris' campaign in RE6 were.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wat? Japan has a negative opinion of tats? Well I'm coming to Tokyo in the summer and I look like a tatted up Zangeif...

    IS AMERICAN ZANGEIF GONNA HAVE TO FLEX ON A BITCH!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't we arrogant and obnoxious. And Americans wondered why they are disliked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comments like this always make me laugh and laugh and laugh. Every country seems to think that at least one other country is arrogant, obnoxious or flawed in some fashion. This thus prevents them from seeing the fact that they themselves are arrogant, obnoxious and flawed in some fashion. Except maybe Luxembourg. They're super chill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 06/05/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awww, damn. There goes my last bastion of hope in this world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I suspect that those who make comments like that feel that their own country is disliked, so they attempt to make it look like some other country is worse, in hope of distracting you from the faults of those closer to home.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Luxes are a teensy bit of xenophobes, you see...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    We neither wonder nor care about being disliked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dislike... Americans!? Preposterous, everyone loves us!

    DON'T MAKE ME FLEX ON YOU!!! GIMME YOUR ADDRESS AND I'LL FLEX ON YOU SO HARD YOU'LL LEARN TO LIKE IT!!!

    Maybe even love it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 05:50

    Then expect not to gain access to public baths, ryokans,
    onsens and public beaches. Enjoy your stay Illustrated
    Man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    In japanese thinking, tattoos are almost exclusively linked to Yakuza (who use them extensively) so yeah there's negative opinion of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which I can fully understand. But if you're going to make a game that releases worldwide, featuring non-Japanese characters, then you kind of have to move past that stuff. Not every character needs to be a smooth, hairless guy. Things like tattoos, body hair, piercings and scars are great ways to add to a character design while also giving out details about a character without having to actually say anything. That so many seem to have such a hard time with this is something I always regret about Japanese devs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHAT!!! In Japan criminals wear tattoos!?! Originally I planned to go to Japan for vacation but after learning this...

    IN THE NAME OF AMERICA I WILL FLEX THE WHOLE YAKUZA UNTIL THE TATTOOS FALL FROM THEIR BODIES!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    what an absolute pussy. like looking like you are a former or current yakuza does not make you look like a badass. "oh hes holding a gun at someone but that tattoo really hurts my sensibilities" isn't the point of a strong male lead to look threatening? how stupid is it to soften up the hero's image in a game about aiming for the head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. This whole anti-tattoo nonsense is getting seriously O L D especially since the vast majority of Japanese realize that tattoo /= to criminal in the real world.
    They know the difference between YAKUZA tattoos and regular person tattoos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 19:16

    Maybe in metropolitan area's like Tokyo where they might be more open but not in the less cosmopolitan
    areas and the country. It may be old fashioned to you but it's their country and their custom try to not be so arrogant and dismissive.
    I lived there for years, married and raised children there and never had any real problems by just following those tenets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:07 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I noticed very bad people have tattoos in life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 06/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    My daughters will cut you!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If your daughters have tats, then you're failed as a father

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If your daughters have tattoos and they want to cut me than that is my point i was making.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 07/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also any father is bad who doesn't stop his daughters from cutting people over a tattoo.




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