Resident Evil: Zombies, Plagues, and Hot Main Characters

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

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Basically, yeah, no. Mostly because Telltale brings the benefit of not focusing on gameplay versus the actual dialogue and social interactions and characters. Which is something I very much appreciate and wish more games returned to.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    "the benefit of not focusing on gameplay" How is that a benefit to A GAME? Also Telltale games are very poorly written so they don't really succeed there either. "Little Timmy will remember that" *boom dies the next episode after doing nothing*
     
  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Listen man, if you've played Tales from the Borderlands and think it's bad writing, then I don't know what to say. What I want is an adventure game with roleplaying game elements. You know, as a direct contrast to the action elements. But yes, the fact they advertise themselves as RPGs where your choices matter and they don't in the SLIGHTEST is *EASILY* the worst element of Telltale's designs strategy.

    I've got to say, I'm quitting Resident Evil 4 for a bit as I'm completely hosed in the wooden cabin siege by the cultists with Louis. I think I should have gotten a shotgun beforehand because my strategy of running away is neutralized and my handgun and TMP just aren't enough against them. I think I get right to the very end, then one of those head fuckers slices the last of my health away.
     
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  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well it's Borderlands and Telltale at the same time, I don't know how that mix can result in good writting.

    The best thing to have in RE4 during early game is Flash Grenades, because it instakills all the Plaga Heads, throw down the ladders off the windows, slash legs too and wait for Luis to trigger enough of them to grow Plaga heads, throw a Flash grenade and kicki or Suplex the ones that are stunned.
     
  5. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Flash Grenades, huh? Interestingggggg.
     
  6. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    it takes a special kind of gamer to be that far into RE4 and still not know that. I guess that's what happens when you run from every enemy like you're playing RE3...
     
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  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I Played RE4 so much I managed to eventually beat it 100% accuracy and 0 deaths. Ah youth, I should probably have done something more productive with my time.
     
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  8. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I have the sneaking suspicion I'm not playing this game the way it's meant to be played. I actually never used the submachine gun until the siege in 2-2. I've only shot my gun a couple of times, mostly at El Giganto with the help of the dog. I've found the knife a much better weapon and kicking people. I can't help but think I should have been more conservative with my spending habits too and not wasted quite a bit on medicine.

    When the game first introduced the headless Las Plagas, I tried shooting it in the head with my handgun and died (I had only a small sliver of health then anyway) so when that didn't work, I immediately just ran past it.

    I am deeply impressed and suspect you're the kind of gamer Dark Souls was made for.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The SMG is great for shooting legs, makes the kicking easier.
     
  10. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    *scribbles down that as a note*

    But yes, if I was recording footage of my play, it would look like Leon playing football more than it would look like any actual action game. The epic appearance of the dogs around the church? My Leon rounded around them and didn't take any damage because he maneuvered for the door instead. The map has proven my biggest advantage so far and the most frustrating enemy up until this point hasn't been the Plagas Heads but the bear traps. Those things slow my Leon down and are EVIL.

    The flash grenades have helped me win the siege along with flame grenades and judicious use of blocking entrances as well as knocking down ladders.

    As for TFTB, I have to say Telltale did Gearbox one better because I never expected a game about shooting and looting to be able to have a game with only a couple of shots fired be as entertaining as it was. Then again, the whole point of the game is these AREN'T vault hunters and have to avoid dying horribly by avoiding fighting. I really liked it and, frankly, don't see much point in Borderlands 3 since the entire Handsome Jack arc was wrapped up by this company better than they did in Borderlands 2.
     
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  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Nah, I was just a teenager with a Gamecube that only had one game for 2 years and too much free time.
     
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  12. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    The universe of Borderlands is actually pretty interesting. And TFTB focused on it and the characters with few cameos from the other games (and nobody from BL2, yay).

    They have LatAm accent, though xD

    Honestly I can't remember if DS has any of those arcade elements beyond the archievements. 2 has some honorary rings if you do stuff like getting to the end without resting at bonfires, getting hit, dying. It's very common to self-impose challenges to keep it spicy, LobosJR is an expert of that. The last he has done is beating DS1 with a SNES controller
     
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  13. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    RE should try to remain as survival horror. Even with the shitty writing of the series, it should try to be survival horror. RE4 may have actionized the series but it was trying harder than 5 and 6 ever did.

    At least 7 is trying, something I can give it credit for.

    Here's a few more tips then:
    • Never upgrade ammo capacity for a specific gun until you're out of ammo for that gun. Upgrading adds a full clip for free.
    • Don't upgrade every gun you get; choose one and upgrade it to completion.
    • Use melee moves frequently (the castle goons have a special move when shot in the legs).
    • Hold onto some frag grenades for the final boss (they made him a joke even on Professional).
    • @Walpknut is right about the SMG. In addition, the game is quite generous when it comes to ammo for that gun.
     
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  14. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    dark souls was made for people who miss when video games actually presented a challenge.
    :smug:
    you're really not. unlike previous RE games combat is the focus here. shoot some shit. upgrade something other than your pistol ffs (don't ever sell your pistol though because it uses the most common ammo typer, you'd hate to be stuck without it) you're making the game way harder than it is by dumb shit like that.
     
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  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    *Gollum hiss*

    HATES THE CHALLENGE.

    I'm also aware I've fucked myself over by missing the shotgun I was supposed to pick up in the village. Nevertheless, I have successfully made it to the castle. Hilariously, it is pretty easy to just run from the starting point to the next level for the most part. It's only when they lock the doors like in the village of wherever that it becomes a problem.
     
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  16. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    why would you not pick up the shotgun? seriously what the fuck is wrong with you?
     
  17. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I didn't know there WAS a shotgun! I looked at the map, looked through my binoculars, picked a stealthy route along the side (minimizing my contact with the enemy) which took me to the exit and when I found the door was locked, held my ground there until the bell rang! How was I supposed to know you're supposed to go find an abandoned house in the middle of the village!

    :p

    It's like everyone has played this game or something.

    You can actually avoid most of the bear traps and enemies by running along the sides of paths versus the middle. I also tried to avoid the sight of the enemy whenever possible.
     
  18. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    because that's where the fight would have took place had you not ran from everything? on top of that all the enemies left and you didn't even go back and search the houses? smh.
     
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  19. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    I will never get how people can praise RE4. Sure it is a good/decent game but it's a bad RE game and they start of the downfall.

    Also RE5 and 6 are only good online/coop, i would never play either alone! RE5 is shorter and have less things to do compared to RE6 so i would put RE6 slightly above it. I don't really care for either one tho.

    Revelations 1-2 are good I prefer REV 2 but on PC it is an unoptimized mess. It ran like shit on my i5 so i had to get a 4790k for it to run "nornal" and going from max to minimum graphics didn't help either.
    It is also episode based and full of DLC's for raid mode but besides that i did enjoy it slightly more than the first one.
     
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  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    answered your own question.

    five and six aren't bad games because of RE4.

    though I will admit that RE4 pretty much marks the end of the golden age of Survival horror.
     
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