Resident Evil (4, but we can discuss other versions if you wish)

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I know it's been discussed on ile already but I only just got this on Saturday for PS2. It's become pretty much a good way to waste 5 or 6 hours in an evening, which obviously means I think it's pretty good.

There's a lot more 'retrying' of levels I find. I don't mind this when a game is fun to play. I had previously stated on the other thread that it all seemed a bit easy but I take that back now I've just been through the castle level.

So last night I reached the underground section where you fight that scorpion tailed monk, who seems a bit of a cross between a terminator and an alien. I attempted a few times and failed miserably as he's hard as nackers. Please don't tell me how to kill him but I suspect those nitrogen tanks may be of help.

and how much left of the game is there?

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 10:55 (sixteen years ago) link

nobody wants to talk about Res Evil, sigh.

I just went home for lunch and finished that scorpion guy, and without losing any health! The next part looks groovy, in the mine with all the villagers. I like fighting the villagers, they scare my pants off when they appear from nowhere.

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 13:20 (sixteen years ago) link

RE4 for the PS2 and Half-Life 2 for the Xbox top my Xmas buy list. I saw RE:Outbreak for $20 this last weekend, but couldn't remember if it was one of the series to avoid, or was recommended.

Right now I'm stuck on Fatal Frame, in The Calamity, fighting the ghostly monks. Too little health, and save points not close enough to easily reach without running into lethal encounters. Sigh.

scamperingalpaca (Chris Hill), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:16 (sixteen years ago) link

you won't regret buying RE4, although i hear the Outbreak series is a bit wank.

ResE5 for Xbox 360 early next year, if it's in keeping with the fourth ones format I'll definitely be buying it.

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Shit, I might have to rent a 360 for a week.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:38 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I might just devote all my spare time to games now.

57 7th (calstars), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 21:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I mean hell, why not

57 7th (calstars), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 21:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought RE3 was totally underrated. God, I played every possible bit out of that thing, even to the point of repetitively trying to better my own time on the time-run mode ("mercenary"?) that opens up when you beat it. The whole idea of Nemesis was great; it gave you a real sense of the terror of some completely unstoppable Terminator type thing coming after you.
I spent all Christmas vacation in what must have been 1999 (6 years ago? Jesus...) playing that. Hopefully I can pull a couple of all-nighters with RE4 at a game-obsessed friend's (he has like literally every current-gen console out there!) place this winter break.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Thursday, 24 November 2005 08:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Speaking of, now that I've beaten RE4 into the ground and I've got my hands on a PS2 (as well as GC), can we do a S/D of Resident Evils?

I played 1 and 2 when they came out, but what about the weird ones like ZERO and CODE X?

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 25 November 2005 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Is Code X one of the shhoting ones?

Code Veronica is rubbish.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 25 November 2005 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, I guess I meant Veronica.

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 25 November 2005 19:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Code Veronica wasn't all that bad, bloody hard though I was always running out of ammo too soon.

I think number 2 and 3 are my favourite although I do prefer watching my housemate play them rather than myself.

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 25 November 2005 21:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Code Veronica mostly sucked because polygonal environments weren't ready for prime time. I'm guessing that RE4 must have solved this problem since everyone loves it, but one of the strengths of pre-Veronica resident evils was the camera angles attached to the static environments, with all the cinematic foreboding they allowed (going down that hallway, the way the camera relates to the windows you KNOW something is going to come through them). Obviously this was a big weakness too in a lot of ways, but Veronica as far as I remember didn't handle this element very well.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Saturday, 26 November 2005 07:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I am playing and enjoying the ps2 version of late. I liked the first three okay but this seems much better.

jeffrey (johnson), Saturday, 26 November 2005 07:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Code: Veronica did not suck.

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Saturday, 26 November 2005 19:54 (sixteen years ago) link

the graphics were excellent, the atmosphere and location was well-executed, and the villains and final boss were creepy. it was a bit backtrack-heavy, unfortunately, and you were screwed if you an out of ammo. but overall it was one of the best Resident Evils.

(and to clear up the confusion from upthread, Code Veronica X is just the PS2 "director's cut" edition of Code: Veronica, which debuted on Dreamcast.)

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Saturday, 26 November 2005 20:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah sorry I guess I was basically talking out my ass. I played it for like 2.5 hours and I kept getting stuck in the same 4-5 hallways that looked like the insides of a really generic elementary school.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Saturday, 26 November 2005 23:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I never liked the cross bow gun, which you seemed to get lumbered with not long in the game. Give me a bloody shotgun for killing zombies please PLEASE!!

Ste (Fuzzy), Sunday, 27 November 2005 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, the cross bow is mostly worthless, except for whe you get the exploding arows.

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Sunday, 27 November 2005 02:09 (sixteen years ago) link

There was a little too much poisoning as well.

I remember it having some gorgeous graphics at times though, especially in the mansion.

But I think I stopped playing after I'd completed it as the woman, all this talk is making me want to give it all another go.

Ste (Fuzzy), Sunday, 27 November 2005 11:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Code Veronica looked better than RE3, say. But it was out at the same time as Capcom was making Resident Evil/Resident Evil Zero for the Gamecube, compared with which it looks like absolute shit.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 27 November 2005 11:41 (sixteen years ago) link

is that for PS2 though? I thought it was out a lot earlier than that for the Dreamcast

Ste (Fuzzy), Sunday, 27 November 2005 12:10 (sixteen years ago) link

it very much was.

tom west (thomp), Sunday, 27 November 2005 15:24 (sixteen years ago) link

True. Though it hardly looked better on the Dreamcast.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 27 November 2005 20:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Is Zero worth playing in the post-RE4 era?

Jordan (Jordan), Sunday, 27 November 2005 21:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Code: Veronica looked great on the Dreamcast, and at the time it was state of the art. Resident Evil's GC remake and RE Zero didnt come out until a few years later. I loved the RE 1 remake, as it totally transformed the original into a truly frightening experience. I never played Zero. I'm not sure how much either would hold up in light of RE 4 though, as that game improved the control scheme so much i'm afraid they're might be no going back!

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Sunday, 27 November 2005 22:28 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...

I just bought Code Veronica for PS2 99p. This will be my first RE game since RE2 way back when it came out, I think.

onimo, Thursday, 24 January 2008 00:28 (fourteen years ago) link

for PS2 *for 99p

onimo, Thursday, 24 January 2008 00:29 (fourteen years ago) link

great game, i had it for the dreamcast originally and then re-purchased it for ps2 and there was little difference.

less static backdrops than the previous games (the camera pans around in most rooms), and hi-res looking graphics.

The usual standard of great puzzles.

Love those crossbows.

It's pretty big if I recall, took me some time to finish.

Ste, Thursday, 24 January 2008 11:15 (fourteen years ago) link

So you never played RE3? That was alright i thought, a lot faster than the others. Stop making me want to play these while i'm sat at work :)

Actually I fired up the fourth one again recently, started from the beginning. Soon ran out of ammo, got pissed off, switched it off.

Ste, Thursday, 24 January 2008 11:18 (fourteen years ago) link

haha i said 'love those crossbows' and looking back on this thread i've said i hated them. ooh confusion.

Ste, Thursday, 24 January 2008 11:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i think i liked their 'effect' of sticking arrows in the zombies, but it was a pretty weak gun. Better mixed with gunpowder of course.

Ste, Thursday, 24 January 2008 11:22 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...

this is kinda amazing:

Jordan, Thursday, 10 April 2008 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Been playing the Wii version lately. The outdoor levels are amazing, but the castle and sewer levels are kind of meh. Running around the village at the beginning is the best part of the game. (and one of the hardest, too -- I gave up on the PS2 version early on because I kept getting decapitated by leatherfaces. the wii controls are a big help.)

abanana, Thursday, 10 April 2008 22:51 (fourteen years ago) link

six years pass...

anyone going to play The Evil Within? seems very similar to RE4 but with RE1's ammo scarcity + some stealth?

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:16 (seven years ago) link

i'm a fan! it's difficult. and not tremendously scary but i see it as more of an arty horror experience. like in the sense that the shining is considered horror, i guess. the level design is A+ and that's mainly what i love about it.

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:27 (seven years ago) link

downloading this now. will ride for gamecube re4 til the day i die

adam, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:51 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

Anyone play the Resident Evil 2 remake?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:09 (three years ago) link

yeah, it fkn rules

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:12 (three years ago) link


adam, Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:13 (three years ago) link

Sweet. So is it basically RE4 gameplay + the old-school slow pace and ammo scarcity?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:16 (three years ago) link

basically. the pace isn't that slow, leon is as nimble here as he is in re4. backtracking to grab a key or whatever is way less stressful because you can kind of see what's coming and make a run for it instead of falling prey to camera angles.

the level and puzzle design remain as good as ever. i thought the new controls would break the whole thing but it's just sort of recontextualized this virtual space that i've seen in a wholly different way for 20 years.

adam, Thursday, 7 February 2019 21:20 (three years ago) link

I want it

||||||||, Thursday, 7 February 2019 22:36 (three years ago) link

Is the unkillable hulking dude who stalks you through the whole thing as stressful as it seems?

circa1916, Thursday, 7 February 2019 22:43 (three years ago) link

Thinking of watching this on twitch. Can anyone recommend a non annoying streamer?

calstars, Thursday, 7 February 2019 23:03 (three years ago) link

My fave Dark Souls dude is doing it:

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 February 2019 23:31 (three years ago) link


calstars, Friday, 8 February 2019 00:32 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

The first 30 minutes of gameplay for the new one makes it seem like a first-person Bloodborne (with conspicuously terrible writing).

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 April 2021 14:17 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

new one is good but again doesn't say "RESIDENT... EVIL" in an evil voice at the menu screen, cmon capcom

starts off in a RE7/RE1 oh shit oh shit run away mode but ammo accumulates quickly and now its headshot city for these trash mobs

adam, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:53 (one year ago) link

i think i have re7 on my stadia, want to give it a go, i haven't played any of the RE games since the very unfortunate one set in Africa

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 18:30 (one year ago) link

5 and 6 are bad, 7 is real good, play it imo

adam, Thursday, 13 May 2021 19:29 (one year ago) link

my brother is a fanatic (he has a resident evil podcast) and says it is pretty good and village is great. think i will get on 7 this weekend

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 13 May 2021 19:32 (one year ago) link

I think I got 7 on sale back when, but one reason I never started it is it seemed to lean too heavy on the "bitch" misogyny and torture porn stuff. This one intrigues me, because the clips I've seen of it make it seem totally ridiculous, particularly the dialogue.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 May 2021 19:34 (one year ago) link

Playin Village and am not taken in by the opening run-thru-trash-village quite yet. Gimme some castle shit

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 17 May 2021 03:59 (one year ago) link

the castle is the best part, followed by the cod silent hill bit after. exploring and unlocking shit in the village is good too.

currently insanely bored in an endless factory level full of unscary bullet sponge enemies. hoping it will pick up again.

adam, Monday, 17 May 2021 11:22 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Just finished Village and really enjoyed it, though the whole thing did feel a bit slapdash in some ways? The character and environment designs were amazing, but the execution felt kind of half-assed. I guess that's inevitable given the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach they took.

Anyway, the Benevento house section had me terrified in the best way possible.

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 11:16 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, I finished Village over the weekend. It was OK. I didn’t love it, even though it checked a lot of my RE boxes. Similarly to the poster above, I found that Factory level to be kind of a drag. Wasn’t crazy about all the end game stuff in general.

I played through and thoroughly enjoyed the RE2 remake a few months ago, I think my expectations were higher coming off of that one.

circa1916, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 16:28 (ten months ago) link

But yes, the doll house area… oof. Scared me good.

circa1916, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 16:31 (ten months ago) link

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