Resident Evil: Zombies, Plagues, and Hot Main Characters

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by CT Phipps, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    RE5 was racist because you killed black people in Africa.. They had to add "white" aka albino and i guess the middle eastern looking people to even it out? It was just silly but back on topic. RE5 is actually ok just like RE6 IF you play with a friend. I would never touch either solo.
     
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  2. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Hey @CT Phipps have you tried the VR demo Kitchen? I just tried it today and it's quite freaky.
     
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  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Alas, I haven't invested in a VR system yet but everything I've seen says it's quite freaky.

    RE: Resident Evil 5

    Just finished 4-1 and I have to say I'm really loving Resident Evil 5. It's an objectively worse game than Resident Evil 4 in a lot of respects, at least in terms of atmosphere and frights but I'm doing much-much better in playing the game. I suspect that was just because I screwed up playing 4. I also have a number of funny gameplay stories from this edition of the story. For example, when I got killed with 4-1's boss at the end while trying to run away from it, which had some cool cutscenes, I ended up missing a quicktime event at the very last second. So, I bought a 10,000 dollar rocket launcher and blew it up in revenge. Which, ironically, gave me a 10,000 dollar gem. Immersion breaking? Perhaps, but the asshole monster had it coming.

    I also like Wesker's supervillain attitude in this game and how he's seduced a pharmaseutical lady into paying for his plans.

    Masculine wiles at work, man!

    Oh and how bad a player of this engine am I? I didn't realize until now that shooting legs allows you to punch and stomp people.
     
  4. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Did you play on Easy?
     
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  5. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 17, 2016
    Heres an idea.. An aliens game but with RE7 gameplay. So you will have you're more alien isolation hiding moments, tense limited ammo combat with xenos and a few times full blown Aliens action but not over done. Have it set in a space station or a colony and use the same level design philosophy. So keys, hidden passages, crafting, back tracking and etc.
     
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  6. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    The first Alien vs predator on PC while playing as marine was one of the best not horror horror game ever :P Loved it!
     
  7. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    well I don't. the game takes place in Africa. there's lots of black people in Africa. the enemies are the natives. the natives are black. you shoot enemies. is combat in video games racist now? people reacted like it was a game about being in a lynch mob. I don't remember anything else in the game that could be called racist.
    so, literally alien isolation again but ruined with overly action-y combat.
     
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  8. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    And I've rage quit Resident Evil 5. I can't beat the laboratory tentacle monster. Worse, if I had the 10,000 dollars I spent on an upgrade for my handgun criticals SECONDS BEFORE, I could have blown up the creature in one shot. What a waste.

    Edit:

    Wait, I realize I keep my inventory between chapters even if replay them so I replayed 3-1 and got the rocket launcher before speed rushing back to the boss. Yes, it is exploiting time travel but it has allowed me to destroy the monster which has tested me so poorly! I give credit to the developers there as that spared me just flat out giving up on this game.
     
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  9. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 17, 2016
    Uhm no? Less so AVP combat and more slower and deliberate combat? I liked Isolation's lack of combat it was just throwing out an idea for something closer to RE.

    I feel if they really wanted to push the combat in Isolation that much then maybe they should make a lore excuse like only this type of ammo really does damage to the big proper xenos but its in limited supplies and you may only be able to use things like pulse rifles briefly. You would be more of a survivor of Weyland Yutani's buggery less so a hardcore marine. You might have different types of aliens (and non aliens) and taking out the big ones takes up a lot of ammo and is riskier because it can attract more enemies.
     
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  10. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I always play on Easy if I have the chance. Then if I find it too easy, I can just adjust later or the game generally grows more difficult so I don't have to worry about it. In this case, I just finished RE5 today and had an overall extremely positive experience. So much so that I'm starting up a new game with Little Red Riding Sheva and Safari Chris.

    I made liberal use of the rocket launcher and finished off Mutant Wesker with a precision shot with it to the glowing bit on his chest.

    I think the ability to fight back against the Alien in a limited fashion would have made Alien: Isolation better even if it would be a little less tense. Hopefully, if they ever get around to making Alien: Isolation 2, they'll take some cues from RE7.

    I don't think the game was racist and think it was actually very pro-African ahd some critiques of colonialism as well as the real-life illegal genetic testing which has been done in the region. However, the whole "mask and grass skirt wearing spear chucking" section kind of made me uncomfortable even if it was explained as the Plagas doing what it did to all those Spanish villagers who became superstitious Medieval farmers.

    Eh, A:I's latter part had the option of driving off the alien with the flamethrower. I think it would have been cool to have the option of maybe using traps or shooting it to buy yourself some breathing room. It worked with Jack Baker and Margueritte.
     
  11. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    There are still tribes that dress in a similar manner today and it's not as if all the enemies in RE5 are tribe members. You can argue it's stereotypical but I wouldn't go as far as to call it racist. Besides, no one complained about how the Spanish were portrayed in RE4.

    It's not the game's fault you're secretly a sneering imperialist :P



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  12. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I have started....Resident Evil 6 again.

    Thankfully, I can choose from all the campaigns and am beginning with Sherry.
     
  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The only weapons in aliens that actually did anything against the aliens were pulse rifles and flamethrowers. Pistol rounds just dinked off of their heads.
     
  14. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yeah so maybe you could have both pusle rifles and flamethrowers as either very limited or weapons for certain action sections.
     
  15. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Eh... That's deviating too much from what made alien isolation awesome, imo.
     
  16. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Eh, I disagree, I would have enjoyed the game more with the option to drive the alien off earlier. Even if it wouldn't work always.
     
  17. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Really? I honestly felt that once you get the flamethrower the game bevomes Far too easy. And thay not having the ability to drive the alien away so easily would have improved the game greatly.
     
  18. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well, it boils down to what Yahtzee said in his review of Resident Evil 7. "Would the game still be scary if you had a gun and could fight back? The answer is yes."



    However, I think the gimmick was wearing down by the time you killed the first alien and it would have been better with everything after basically as a DLC or something as the game felt artificially long at that point. So, making it easy wasn't a bad thing for me.
     
  19. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I wouldnt call it a gimmick so much as a concious effort to blend stealth and survival horror.

    I must be DEEP in the minority because I feel that the game ends rather abruptly and should have gone on longer .
     
  20. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I find it more frightening NOT being able to fight back straightaway. Don't get me wrong, having the ability to fight back later on would keep the gameplay fresh but to do so from the very beginning wouldn't make it as challenging. The San Cristobal Medical section on Isolation wouldn't nearly be as heart-pounding if I could just drive the alien away with flame everytime it appeared.

    Story-wise I feel it does drag on a bit towards the end.