YMMV / Resident Evil Gun Survivor

  • Awesome Music / Ear Worm: The save room theme for Dead Aim. Who would have ever guessed that a simple 4 note loop would constitute the most relaxing song in the whole series!
  • Complete Monster: Vincent Goldman, who serves as the commander of Sheena Island on the behalf of the Umbrella Corporation, was in charge of creating the Hypnos T-Type Virus. He would use this position to kidnap children from all over the world and torture them for days to secrete the hormones needed for the virus. He would then extract the hormone from their skulls while they are still alive and fully conscious. When the surviving children attempts to escape the island, Goldman proceeds to callously shoot them upon finding them. This action caused a rebellion within the island inhabitant where he proceed to unleash his lethal virus onto the populace out of spite. Vincent Goldman was so vile that even Umbrella was disgusted by his cruelty.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Although at first Dead Aim seems like its own sidestory, Post-Code Veronica games make it retroactively important to the series. To quote Thomas Wilde's plot analysis:
    "Looking at RE:DA in light of the post-Raccoon timeline established by RE4, RE5, and RE:UC, it makes a weird sort of retroactive sense. In 2002, as per RE:UC, Umbrella is fading fast and spending most of its remaining money on attempts to keep the various legal actions against it tied up in court. The Spencer Rain, as a mobile auction block for Umbrella, could be seen as an attempt by the surviving executives to generate some quick capital towards their legal defense, since it's the first time in the series's chronology that Umbrella's ever been seen selling its bioweapons.
    It also means that in a weird way, Duvall is partially responsible for the fall of Umbrella. An early file on the Spencer Rain indicates that the ship was full of high rollers, there to bid on Umbrella-brand bioweaponry, and Duvall killed them all. If he hadn't, Umbrella might have actually made enough money to defend itself in court."
  • Hype Backlash: Amazingly, yes. When Survivor was first revealed via import information, magazines were crazy for it, touting it as a bold new step in the Resident Evil franchise. Then the game reached America, and lacking its GunCon compatibility to boot, and gamers were less than impressed.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Umbrella stamps their ticket across with this game. As one plot analysis puts it, "For every Tyrant that's created, a teenager died screaming."
  • Narm: Here.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Dead Aim is easily considered the best of the Gun Survivors and a decent game in its own right.

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