Fifteen: It's a fragile age, one in which the young mind is wrought with insecurity, raging hormones, and the brutal reality that the special guy (or gal, or both, though preferably not at the same time) you've been eying probably hasn't the faintest interest in you. Some compensate for this by getting a fast car; some sport the latest styles in order to achieve what kids these days call "the cool." Then there is Resident Evil, which responds to the angst of its teenage years with an obnoxious number of releases. Yes, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X will see the glory of stunning, crystal clear HD. Far more interesting is the prospect of the series's first 3DS games, Mercenaries 3D and Revelations. The former borrows the "Mercenaries" missions from Resident Evil 4 and 5, while Revelations promises a while new adventure for fans of the series. Although I'm not a fan of Resident Evil (Silent Hill and Fatal Frame will forever have my heart), I'm curious to see how all this 3D business pans out. The optimist in me hopes that developers will utilizing the technology in way that enhances an already well-conceived experience, but the cynic in me, a force so all-consuming that i have given it a name (it's Andrew, by the way), recognizes that corporations are rather taken with the idea of "lots and lots of money." 3D is once again in vogue, and until the novelty wears off, we'll undoubtedly be subjected to the same lazy garbage that made 3D a laughing stock back when i was a young scamp.
Here's to casting a prayer toward the firmament that He With the Greatest Beard throws something good out way. We're counting on you, big guy.