Resident Evil: Zombies, Plagues, and Hot Main Characters

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

  1. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Alien Isolation on nightmare difficulty renders the flamethrower useless.
     
  2. Supreme Shah Ismail

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

    422
    Sep 17, 2016
    Yeah I remember when I first played it I was really confused when people said it "was too long". The IGN review for that game is a joke honestly "too long n hard, I played a game that clearly wasnt meant for me but im gonna give a bad review anyway" Its like if I tried to play a JRPG, im probably gonna hate it so theres no reason for em to review it.
     
  3. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Btw if anyone likes the old RE games maybe you should check out Obscure 1-2.
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/254460/

    Costs like 15 euro for both on steam and they really reminded me of the old RE games. Haven't played a lot of the first game tho as i failed to kill the intro enemy.. I don't have to but i didn't want to continue without killing it :P
     
  4. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well, I'm forcing my way through Resident Evil 6.

    I've got to say I really enjoy the Sherry and Wesker Junior campaign. It's also about the only thing I enjoy about this game and am wondering why this entire game couldn't have been about these two.
     
  5. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Too much action in that one for me even if those 2 were my favorites. Leons campaign was the best i think. Chris had the worst one by far.
     
  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
  7. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
  8. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    As soon as they get Xbox Live's version of Code Veroncia, it'll be every main game in the franchise on the Xbone.
     
  9. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Crapcome loves putting their old titles up over and over again. Wonder how many versions of RE4 and CV we have right now..
     
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  10. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Hey, you don't see me complaining at widespread console availability.
     
  11. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    That's because you haven't seen the light called PC gaming like i have :P

    Guess i wouldn't mind CV on pc after all...
     
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  12. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Seriously if you can, get games on the PC. Waaaay better. Mods for one thing :D
     
  13. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    I haven't seen any reason to mod any of the RE games TBH. But i guess you could allways get an emulator for the non PC titles and that alone is a reason to get em on PC.

    Edit: Only thing i know that is better on console is Revelations 2 due to it being unoptimized on PC. Had to go from my old I5 to an i7 4790k to remove the early game lag in that piece of crap.
     
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  14. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I bought Revelations a few weeks ago, and I had to alter Jessica's one-leg wetsuit texture because it was irritating the absolute fuck out of me. I couldn't get rid of her constant smirk nor alter her completely terrible personality though.

    Obviously the PC has the best graphics and more options to alter things. Resident Evil might not the kind of game people typically mod but the option is there at least.

    Though it took me several days to figure out how to do it.
     
  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    In my case, I do all of my business on a laptop so gaming on a computer isn't really an option.
     
  16. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Delete some porn then, might help your laptop run faster.
     
  17. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    NEVER!

    :)
     
  18. Supreme Shah Ismail

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

    422
    Sep 17, 2016
    Why anyone keeps porn on their computer I will never know.
     
  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016


    I actually completed Resident Evil 5 a while back and got caught up advertising my upcoming books (AGENT G: INFILTRATOR, THE SCIENCE OF SUPERVILLAINY) so I didn't get a chance to do up my review. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'm basically going through all of the titles available on Xbox one-by-one and seeing how I enjoy them. I'm either going to play Resident Evil 6 or the original with Resident Evil 0 next, depending on what my mood is.

    Resident Evil 5 is a game which gets a lot of flack among hardcore fans while remaining one of the highest selling and critically acclaimed games of the series. The reason for this is pretty simple: it's an action game rather than a horror game. Yes, zombie-like creatures are present but they're no more threatening than any number of aliens or enemies you might slaughter en masse in another shooter. There's also the racism controversy which I'm going to address using elements from the excellent Unraveling Resident Evil essay collection.


    Chris and Sheva murder a region of Africa--but it's for their own good!

    The premise is Chris Redfield is a seasoned Biological Security Awareness Alliance (BSAA) agent who has been dispatched to Africa in order to investigate the possibility of terrorists getting access to Umbrella's former stock of biological weapons. Hooking up with local agent, Sheva Alamar, Chris finds himself way over his head as much of the Kijuju region has been converted into Plagas-infected Maijin. Slaughtering his way through the victims, Chris discovers another company has taken up where Umbrella left off and is allied with his oldest foe. To which, given this is a ten year old game, I gleefully point out is Albert Wesker. There's also a subplot about rescuing Jill Valentine that Chris thinks is dead but is actually brainwashed by the Big Bad.

    This game has a lot of big Michael Bay-esque action set pieces in the game, turret sequences, and huge bosses which are taken from other games which are the opposite of survival horror. Indeed, provided you upgrade your weapon capacity properly, you won't even have to worry about ammo despite the fact the game store refuses to sell it. Heck, there's even an immersion-breaking option to replay levels over again to get access to treasure and special weapons you may need again (like the rocket launcher).


    Huh. This guy looks familiar.

    Honestly, I had a really good time playing Resident Evil 5 and am torn between playing it over again versus moving on to the other games. It has the same gameplay as Resident Evil 4 but with the addition of a useful co-op partner who provides you fire support as well as healing items. Admittedly, I wish she'd been a tad more circumspect with using said healing items but that's the limits of A.I. I also enjoyed the turret sections, which I almost never do, because they gave a sense of catharsis after getting my ass kicked repeatedly.

    Storyline-wise, Resident Evil is about as good as Resident Evil 4, which is to say it works well as an over-the-top melodrama. Chris is tormented by his loss of Jill Valentine, Wesker has inexplicably become Ra's Al Ghul mixed with Agent Smith, and Sheva exists to play the plucky sexy sidekick to our antihero's quest for revenge. There's also some fun short-lived support characters with Irving being delightfully hate-able for as long as he's onscreen and Exella, a character I wish we'd seen more of as she could have been a good recurring enemy in the franchise.


    Wesker? With a female! The fangirls are shocked and betrayed.

    While there's some interesting set pieces in the game like the tanker level and marshlands, I'm going to say it feels SLIGHTLY less entertaining than Resident Evil 4 overall. Much of the game is set in Kijuju slums and laboratories that don't really feel as fun as the castle in Resident Evil 4 or decayed Spanish village. There were only a few times I really felt the claustrophobia for which the series was famous for and that was when I had to deal with an army of Lickers trying to invade both my elevator as well as a building I'd tried (and failed) to fortify. The final part of the game takes place in a active volcano which is completely ridiculous but hilariously over-the-top in ways which blow the rest of the game out of the water, though.

    Now onto the controversial element of the game where it was accused of racism for the fact it is a white male American and his light-skinned (possibly mixed race) African partner fighting against hordes of black enemies. Hordes of black enemies which, mid-way through the game, suddenly include a somewhat caricature depiction of grass skirt and mask-wearing warriors who are the ancient guardians of a temple straight out of Indiana Jones. While culturally insensitive, the game always makes it clear these individuals are victims of the white-owned Tricell corporation and Wesker. Indeed, the most racist character in the game is Chris Redfield himself as he dismisses Kijuju as a haven for terrorists and ignores rescuing its citizens for Jill while his partner focuses on saving the world.


    Really. It's the same as if they're Spanish people!

    The Xbox One version of the game comes equipped with all of the game's DLC, including Lost in Nightmares, which is a very effective short little horror game that could have been part of the main game, IMHO. Desperate Escape is more of a shoot-em-up with Jill Valentine and a new partner. There's also Mercenaries mode which isn't my cup of tea but something a lot of gamers absolutely adore. One thing which should be noted is that a number of alternate costumes and the DLC can only be unlocked by advancing in the main game.


    Sheva carries on the tradition of RE ass-kicking women simultaneously used for fanservice.

    A lot of die-hard RE fans will state that while they think Resident Evil 4 is where the series went off the rails (despite being an excellent game), Resident Evil 5 is where the seasonal rot set in that climaxed in Resident Evil 6. I disagree. Yes, there’s nothing remotely horrifying about this game save the Lost in Nightmares section and maybe the Lickers overwhelming you but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. I just accept Resident Evil is a flexible universe which can accommodate both action as well as survival horror. I mean, how many RE-themed shooters were done before this game? Quite a few of them.


    Hey you! I remember you!

    In conclusion, Resident Evil 5 is a great game. It's not necessarily a great Resident Evil game, unless you associate the series with big action sequences. I had fun playing it all the way through and I gave it another playthrough afterward. The story is ridiculous, the characters underdeveloped (particularly Sheva), and the set pieces over-the-top but that doesn't detract from a lot of really good moments mixed with excellent action gameplay. So, if you keep your expectations appropriate then you'll have a great time with it.

    9/10
     
  20. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Unless RE.net decides to fuck me over i'm DONE with revelations 2.. Took a quick peak and noticed the site says i'm not 100% done with one of the DLC's even if i got all the achievements on the site.. Ohh well screw that! As long as the last one pops up later today i don't care... Then i can finaly uninstall it for good :P

    Edit: 212 records complete AKA 100% \o/ Sadly the site still shows me as 83% complete on invisible mode even if i've done it all.. Ohh well cba that shit! Time to uninstall.
     
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