What the Resident Evil Chapter should've been, what it is, and what Project W should be
I love Resident Evil. I started my Resident Evil adventure when I played Resident Evil 4 which released on January 11th, 2005. Ever since I've just been obsessed with Resident Evil. Almost as obsessed as I've always been with the Caped Crusader. It's been a huge part of my life ever since. It was the perfect game franchise everyone eventually finds for themselves. Resident Evil is that for many people. It's helped me through my darkest times. Sure it wasn't the only thing helping me but it was one of the big things that helped besides family and also Batman. I've played all the mainline games in the franchise. Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 7: biohazard, Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil Remake, Residence Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake and what I and some others also consider main games, Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2. Those aren't the only games I played but it is a hugs amount of them. I love Resident Evil. I'm not one to just praise and defend everything Resident Evil though. If I don't like something I will say I don't like it.
Dead by Daylight is a game that over the years had meant more and more to me. Specifically because of the licenses. I've been playing since 2017. I love Dead by Daylight as well. I originally bought it because of Michael Myers as I love the Halloween franchise. Then we started getting more and more horror icons I love. One I always wanted personally was of course, the biggest horror game franchise ever made and my favorite game franchise ever, Resident Evil. I had so many ideas for powers and just the characters they could do. I always got excited at the idea of Resident Evil being done justice next to Michael Myers or Leatherface or Freddy Krueger of Pyramid Head which I never though I would see happen.
In 2021 I was in the community of a YouTuber and streamer known as MrGimms. I have since banned from there over a misunderstanding. In various places including there though I was saying I think the 5th year chapter was going to be Resident Evil. Then I was watching one of Capcom's Resident Evil Showcases for my most anticipated game of 2021, Resident Evil Village. Then I heard the hook sound. My jaw literally dropped. I am not lying. I was so excited. I immediately picked up my device and went crazy in the discord talking about Resident Evil coming to DBD. I was so optimistic and enthusiastic about it at the time. Then the wait. It felt longer to get the chapter reveal because it was announced so early.
The 6th anniversary stream finally came around. I was so anxious to see what they chapter contains. My predictions were Nemesis as the killer and Leon and Claire as survivors. I was off by 1 but obviously Claire and Chris became skins. I saw the gameplay sections and I just could not believe what my eyes were seeing. I kept saying we should be happy for whoever we get and that was still true. But I hated what I saw. Nemesis' power just simply did not scream Nemesis. I just became sad and did not know what I wanted to do. I just ended up playing a game that always cheers me up. Resident Evil 4. It couldn't though. They had ruined Nemesis in Dead by Daylight. Instead of being the lethal pursuer with his 2 most iconic and able too be balanced abilities, the rocket launcher and his super fast sprint, he was some sort of zombie general but without being able to actually control the zombies. Taking that away from Nemesis is like taking the chainsaw away from Leatherface. He's just not Leatherface without his chainsaw.
I went through many different emotions every different time I randomly thought of the chapter. Anger, sadness, sometimes even optimism. Optimism always died quickly though and went back to the others. The chapter releases. I buy it and that day I have the mindset of saying maybe it's not that bad in my head. Nope. I played it and just could not do it. It just depressed me. I have fun with Nemesis but what matters to me is that Nemesis is actually in Dead by Daylight and not just him used as a skin for something that doesn't fit him. Ever since I've made posts about how I hated it and wanted people to help get it fixed. I admit I've gone a little too far and have been too harsh sometimes but my point will never change. Nemesis is not in Dead by Daylight. It was an attempt to bring the feeling of Resident Evil as a franchise in Dead by Daylight which as you can imagine is not really a good idea.
For me it was a mostly negative experience and chapter but it was never all bad still. The music was fantastic. Leon specifically looked PERFECT. The outfits looked great. The faces might've not all looked good and Nemesis' model might've not been good but the survivors' outfits and Leon's face was great. The map was so cool for me. I always felt it 100% got too much hate. I played very well on the map and had tons of fun and never understood why everyone hated it. I do agree it is too big though but the feel is fine to me. The music was really great to.
I don't ever want to give up on Nemesis and the chapter as a whole. I don't want something that means something to gaming and me to just rot when I've been asking for it for years. I would hope more people would understand but most have just mocked me as if they don't have something like that as well. Maybe they just haven't found it. I want my Nemesis in DBD. I will never stop until it is done. I won't stop until at least the bare minimum, Nemesis is fixed.
I am going to explain what should be at the bare minimum fixed to make this chapter in the state it should've been from the very start.
1. Nemesis - Nemesis' power needs to be completely remade. I'm not balance genius but I can place down some ideas. First off, replace the tentacle with a sprint and attack ability. You can sprint in short bursts with movement controls being in between Legion and Oni. The sprint attack will only ever take 1 health state though. The 2nd part of his power, the zombies, will.be replaced by the rocket launcher. This ability will instadown. You CAN balance this. You can do it similar to REsistance where it's just in a cool down and every time it's available the entity just makes it appear in Nemesis' hand and he can aim with the laser sight while moving really slow. You can cancel the rocket launcher if the survivor gets out of sight. If yoh cancel it goes on a cool down again but not a really long one. You just can't IMMEDIATELY take it back out. It has a blast radius of however much they choose. If you hit a wall or pallet with the rocket it will break it and pieces of wood will fly around and can injure survivors. These will never be able to down a survivor. On the survivors last hook stage, if you hit them DIRECTLY with a rocket, they will just completely die and will be erased from the map. All you will see is the black stain on the ground. That is what his power could be. There is other options for obtaining the rocket launcher as well though. Some have suggested crates. That can also work. But it CAN be balanced. People who think it can't are just outright wrong.
2. Models - The models in the chapter are half good. For the survivors all of the body pieces are really good but really only Leon and Chris look good in the face. Jill does not look like Jill. Claire looks like her but just if Claire was ugly. Chris' problem is that he is not even a canon version. They used RE5's S.T.A.R.S. bonus outfit to trick people into thinking it was RE1 Chris. It isn't. He has the earpiece and face and hair from RE5 and RE5's version of the outfit. Change it to the default RE5 Chris so it's a canon version that he actually wore. For Jill and Claire, just fix their faces. Now Nemesis' model... This is the worst one. His neck piece takes up too much space. He needs to have his center body piece up more to cover it and then make his legs a little longer. Then his face. His face is too straight down when you look at it from the side. The skin needs to look like it's pulling on his face and his face needs to be at an angle. His jaw is too small. Needs to be a little longer and wider. That's what you need to do.
3. Voices - Nemesis and Leon are fine as is. Jill is awful though. Claire is fine. I don't mind her. Not perfect but not horrible. Chris is also awful. So fix those 2's voices, Chris and Jill.
4. Map - Remove all the orange bubbles. They are so random and don't look cool. They just look stupid. No other map ever had it. You went so far into being accurate and stuffed up at the end there. The 2nd thing you need to do is have 4 variations. 3 for public and custom matches and 1 for custom matches only. 2 variations will just be locking off either the west or east wing. This will significantly reduce the size but both have the main hall still. The 3rd public variation will be to just block off only the top half of the map. Just 1 floor now. The final variation which is only for custom maps, just keep it how it is now for custom matches with the option to also choose those others like Badham.
The Resident Evil Chapter broke my heart and I want nothing but the best for it. Please I want you to try and help to fix it. All I can do is ask. Obviously you don't have to but if you have the time and want to help then please do in whatever way you can. More forum posts, tweets, or whatever else you can do. Like I always said, I just want RE characters to be in DBD.
Now the new Resident Evil Chapter. It is Albert Wesker. Some said it COULD be Birkin because it's Project W but no. Project W is actually a real name in RE. It refers to Wesker. Make sure to actually make him accurate please BHVR. It is most likely RE5 Jacket Wesker because we have RE5 Chris in DBD. Make sure he revolves around his smooth movement in his power. I know we don't talk about leaks so I won't talk about some other thing but make sure everything is as accurate as possible while still fitting in DBD please. All I ask is for Wesker to just have his super speed at the bare minimum. I don't NEED him to be OP or strong. It would be nice but I don't care too much about that. Just have super speed. And his voice lines. Record LOTS of voice lines. If he had no voice lines the it'd be like giving Ash no voice lines or Nemesis not ever saying S.T.A.R.S. It'd be very dumb.