Yeah, it's a real shame how unexciting the series has been lately. Like yeah, the remakes are cool but there really isn't much to say about them other than offer praise or criticism, which gets pretty old. But then the new games, they're so far removed from the rest of the series that there's nothing to really theorize or talk about other than just praise or criticism for its new direction, which again, gets old and is old already.
I've always found this forum a little strange compared to others I've been in honestly. People seem like they only join to specifically talk about Resident Evil and nothing else. I notice other communities tend to have more fun with eachother or talk about literally anything else. You would think a forum about Resident Evil, a video game series, would attract gamers and therefore there'd be more to discuss around here with a group of people who share a common interest. I know I've done my share of trying to spark things up around here and even suggested the general gaming section, but people still just post about Resident Evil there anyway.
Not that I'm blaming anyone specifically for the lack of activity, but it's something I've noticed around here. Probably doesn't help that the series has become so mainstream and catered to a casual audience that it doesn't really produce many diehard fans anymore, which is now such a niche part of the fanbase. Lately, it just seems people only join to ask really obscure questions or plug their Youtube or Twitch channels and then disappear.
Forums just aren't as popular as they used to be thanks to social media, which is a real shame because I've always enjoyed the discussions, arguments, and topics that come about from an actual community as opposed to the random bullsh*t that spews out of social media. I still consistently visit 3 forums, but even I struggle to keep up activity in either of them. Sometimes I just don't have the energy or I find myself rambling on too long, much like I am now, and then I quit because it just feels wasted when there's nobody around so then I go back to lurking until something interesting does happen.