I open the door and walk into this thread. A huge wall of text stands before me, even my magnum cannot hurt it.
Why would they not try to market RE5 as much as they did? I really do not think they could of spent all that much on it to be honest. The live action viral videos had no name actors and not anything that would be hard to film. If I had the people, I could make similiar quality videos with my camera and put them on youtube. The only gripe I have about the marketing is how much they choose to show in their trailers. Other then that they did a fantastic job.
-Website was top notch -Adam's Blog was a fun read while waiting for the game -BSAA websites (along with their updates) were good for the buildup -Live Action viral videos really got people speculating -Trailers gave away a little too much but I have to admit that the showing of Jill Valentine's gravestone at the end of one of them was brilliant...they shouldn't of had anymore trailers after that.
I was in on the hype and honestly the first time I played through the game...it lived up to the hype. I don't go around nitpicking story elements or wishing something had gone a different direction. It diminished after numerous playthroughs but that is to be expected.
The DLC added alot to an already great game, I think everyone assumed there would be DLC since RE4 gave us the Ada missions and really I think too many people try to compare Ada's Seperate Ways to the DLC of RE5. Ada's content is a bit longer but the RE5 DLC is far more rich in enjoyability. The only gripe I have with it, is that it doesn't seem to fit with the pacing of the original game when you pair them together. If you play DE between chapter 6-2 and 6-3...the climax of DE is far better then that of RE5. LiN is a good playthrough before you play the main game though.
This thread was about Wondercon 2010, now its about people complaining about the movies. Movies are fine, some of them are more enjoyable then some of the other crap that is out there. I especially love when people compare them to the games...citing that the movies have poor plot and effects. ... ... ... Really? Have you...not played the games? The plot, dialogue, graphic effects, characters of pretty much every Resident Evil game EVER has been bad. I find the movies to be enjoyable, but that is because I do not set my expectations high. I don't mind that they borrow themes from games, it works for what they are. If they made a movie...scene for scene based on RE1, 2 or 3...it would pretty much be the worst, most laughed at movie of all time.