As Resident Evil Village fast approaches, Ross is going to be revisiting some of his favourite titles from a series that has undergone many permutations since 1996—from survival horror to white-knuckle third-person action—reinventing itself whenever the formula became too staid, to varying levels of success. But when it works, it really works.
In the journalistic charter on retrospectives, there’s probably a clause that says you have to like the game you’re writing about. Especially considering that the reason for revisiting said games is nearly always as some pre-review content for an imminent title in need of those last two coffee cups of hype before showtime. That imminent title is Alice Madness Returns, a game with a title that will be covered by at least one British based games journalist with reference to the songs of a Pop/Ska group of questionable worth.