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kyleforrester87

@oliverp well, if you look at the original versions of RE2 and RE3, the second is generally viewed as being superior. 3 was always more of a contractual obligation, with a RE2.5 feeling. I think more people view this as being the natural order of things and approached the remakes with the same mindset.

As for the remakes themselves, certainly on paper RE2 Remake is the better game - a bit more freedom to explore in general and the random ingenuity of Mr X. Plus 2 scenarios to play through.

RE3 Remake on the other hand was more linear, the Nemesis sections were entirely scripted and it was shorter with no additional scenarios.

In reality, I preferred 3 - both the originals and the remakes. Jill is my girl, the scripted Nemesis stuff is better than Mr X (who just got annoying IMO) and I liked being outside exploring more of Racoon City. But I think 2 will always generally be viewed as the better game by the masses, and I can’t argue with that too much.

All 4 are great games, though.

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kyleforrester87

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oliverp

@kyleforrester87 Yeah it will be very interesting to see what Capcom does after the Resident Evil 4 Remake. Are otherwise very glad because I just beat the Resident Evil 2 remake on hardcore mode for the first time which feels great because I did put some efforts into it and I did not find as an very easy task. Its funny because I find the Resident Evil games so good that I times feels like I do not need to play that many other games hehe. There is often quite a lot of stuff to do in them hehe.

oliverp

Bentleyma

Might as well post my old Resident Evil 4 fan film, what with the Resident Evil 4 Remake coming out this week. You might of seen it.

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Bentleyma

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Bentleyma

@kyleforrester87 Thanks, It’s quite popular. The original video has over 5,000,000 views and got mentioned by Capcom on their Capcom Unity site, along with our spoof of the first game.

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Pizzamorg

The RE4 demo didn't really blow me away, but it feels like a crazy dry period for games after the year opened really hot, so I ended up keeping my preorder anyway. Playing on PC which is why I am using this thread.

I have played like an hour and a half, enough to clear the first two chapters, and I am having an absolute blast. I feel like the demo made the game feel a lot more survival horrory than the actual game is, like you get through that encounter that closes the demo out and from there it is like an all action movie and I mean that in the best possible way.

Ammo flows readily and you quickly settle in to that crazy satisfying loop of headshots and roundhouse kicks. Combat almost feels like it has somewhat like immersive sim elements as you can look shoot enemies off of ledges, lure them into traps, lure them into each other or do things like shoot an explosive in someone's hand to set it off etc

I've also had so much fun with the generous knife parrying and the chainsaw v knife duels. And I experienced all of this just in those first two chapters!

Only complaints I really have right now, is while Leon controls better than he did in the original, he still feels awkwardly stiff when the going gets hot. When you're starting to get overwhelmed it can feel really clunky to just try and get away, Leon also sprints so slowly I sometimes wonder if the button is bugging out.

I also set the game to headphones, as that is what I use, but I often find the audio isn't really great at telegraphing where enemies are going to come from. I am not sure if some of this is by design for the horror element or whatever, but it got pretty annoying more than it became scary, to be spinning around on the spot trying to work out where the enemies are coming from. I also assume now because Leon has commented on it to himself three times that enemy spawns are just unlimited, so clearing areas isn't as important as just getting to the end of them?

Oh and one other complaint, the crystal ball puzzle that closes out Chapter 2 is bugged, at least on PC. I thought I was going insane twirling that thing around with no clue what I was meant to be doing. A quick google suggested reloading my save and low and behold I did the puzzle after a reload in a matter of seconds.

Life to the living, death to the dead.

JohnnyShoulder

The demo didn't do anything for me either. I have plenty of games to play though, so can easily skip something if that happens.

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Pizzamorg

Did a bit more of a substantial session today, making my way to Chapter 6 I believe I am at now, at around 4 hours played. Definitely feeling some more mixed emotions as I've gotten further in.

I really started to settle into the rhythm of combat and thought it felt really great. There aren't a crazy variety of enemies so far, but enough variety and enough thought put into placement of enemies and types that encounters always feel dynamic and fun. Also during this stretch you have two really epic boss encounters too that are so much fun (including one where you team up with a best boy you saved earlier and if that doesn't make it a GOTY I dunno what does. I dunno what happens here if you don't save the dog, but if you don't save the dog are you even a real person?!). After this point, I was feeling really good about the game.

Then I finally located Ashley and things kinda went a bit sideways for me.

I was hoping Ashley would be an Elizabeth or an Ellie, but she is neither of those things and it kinda makes the game feel like it runs into a wall a little once you pick her up, and need to shift your focus and style to make sure she is kept safe.

You've gotten used to being this action hero at this point and have been having a great time doing it, but now you've got this dead weight around your waist and suddenly stealth or just out and out running away often feels more of a viable tactic than fighting your way through, even though fighting your way through is so much more fun.

Maybe this changes later on but right now Ashley is completely defenceless and seemingly has no inbuilt self preservation at all. This creates so much additional frustration as I just want to enjoy that push forwards combat loop I was enjoying so much up until that point, but now I have to focus on protecting her all time and holding myself back, as she leads to endless game over screens by being a total *****.

I had more game over screens trying to make it from the church and through the graveyard with her than I did the entire game up until that point. For real.

A couple of other criticisms while I am here. I guess this is again in part intentional as this is still meant to be survival horror, but I seem to only ever usually have enough money to buy one new gun (as long as I sell my old one) but I feel like many of the guns don't have a proportionate impact on the experience in ration to just how much they cost, and in turn how hard this makes them to obtain.

I've basically just stuck to looping around with the starting pistol, a shotgun and the knife and have given each a couple of upgrades and this has so far served me far better than anything else I could have bought from the shop. In a way this isn't a problem as, like I say, I am enjoying the gameplay a lot, but I would like the freedom to explore more options and for the weapons to feel more impactful out of the gate given their cost.

I also really dislike most of the puzzles if I am being honest. I do sometimes wonder if my brain is wired wrong or something, as pretty much every game I play with puzzles I really struggle with. They just aren't intuitive to me at all here, I dunno if this is a me problem or a game problem. Most puzzles come down to me either randomly rotating things until it just completes itself and I dunno what I did, or a few minutes of frustration and then a Google search to push on. I get that these exist as pacing mechanisms for the experience, but rather than pacing the experience they just grind it to a complete halt for me.

Life to the living, death to the dead.

oliverp

Right so while it feels like many people or half the internet seem to be playing and seem to be enjoying the Resident Evil 4 remake at the moment I have a hard time letting go of the Resident Evil 2 remake hehe. I think needless to say that it's a very good game. Its kind funny because just as stated earlier Resident Evil 4 was the game that kind of introduced me to the Resident Evil franchise and action games in general back in those days. So I guess I may pick up the remake at some point in time hehe.

That said, the fact that the Resident 4 remake seems so popular must mean that there is a high possibility that we will see more Resident Evil games in the future, something which I of course think is very good.
It would be very interesting if Capcom some time soon released the sales figure of the game.

It seems also to me like the Resident 4 remake more or less seems to be the game of the year so far in terms of 'popularity. It feels kind of similar to last year when it felt like everyone except me was playing Elden Ring…

'Maybe with the expectation of Hogwarts Legacy.

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oliverp

oliverp

I find it not least interesting that it feels like that the Resident Evil 2 Remake and in some sense the third game in the series have what could be described as an semi-openworld which can you explore that in my opinion makes the games even more interesting. Because well the "world" or map feels very interesting in 2th game even after you have beaten the game hehe. Not least because like in most games you have access to a very large map where in the Resident Evil games the map are relatively small but filled with content.

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oliverp

Gamer83

@LtSarge
Wish it was a game instead, but definitely looking forward to it.

Gamer83

LtSarge

I've been contemplating which RE game to play next as I'm really in a mood to play one now. I finished RE5 earlier this year, so I thinking about either playing Resident Evil 6, Revelations or Code Veronica X. I really want to play CV next but it sounds like it's the most challenging game in the series. I don't know if I'm ready for it. I've played RE 1-3 on PS1, REmake, RE0, RE4 and RE5 so maybe that's enough. What do you guys think, should I play CV next? Do you have any helpful tips when going into it? Because I keep hearing that the game has poor design and is meant to screw over any first-timers. Should I just expect then to frequently reload the game?

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oliverp

@LtSarge @LtSarge Good question. Iam glad that I'm not the only RE fan around here. While the series has some fans I wish it had an even larger community of players who were interested to discuss the games in depth.

As with regards to your question I think if you want a more classic and decently focused RE horror experience then I guess it would maybe make most sense to give RE CV or RE Revelations a chance first. Although I guess you can maybe expect a few frustrating moments in those games (as is often the case in RE games).

Its funny that you mention RE6. I have for a very long time thought about RE6 as very underappreciated title. I don't think it deserves all the hate the game has gotten over the years. I really think the developers put a good, large amount of effort into making it (for which they seem not got much credit for because people mostly seem to complain about it). That being said, with four different campaigns it's also quite a big and long game so I don't think there is an understatement to say that it takes quite a long time to playthrough. I would also say that gameplay wise the quality varies quite a bit over the course of the game. Have you btw tried the RE2 remake? I can really recommend that one.. Feel welcome to let me know if you want some more opinions on RE6 or any other RE game and I will try to do my best to answer them.

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oliverp

LtSarge

@oliverp Well, most of the RE games I've played are classic RE experiences, so I haven't played many "modern" RE experiences. Now that I think about it, I might actually want to play a more modern RE game next just to spice things up. Not to mention how many modern RE experiences I have left to play compared to only one classic RE experience, which is Code Veronica. I'll have to give it some more thought!

It's very popular in the gaming community to hate on a game in a long-running franchise that deviates from its regular formula. Just look at Final Fantasy XVI as a recent example. However, I don't judge games based on what they should've been, but what they are. Taking FFXVI as an example again, what is there is an absolutely phenomenal experience even if it doesn't play as older FF titles. That's why I think I'm going to like Resident Evil 6. People keep saying how it's not like classic RE. But how is the actual game? Is it any good? That's what I want to know and why I'm actually looking forward to playing it because it looks so ambitious.

I haven't played RE2 Remake yet but I have the game (as well as the other RE titles). I'm a bit unsure when I'll play it. I want to play through Revelations, RE6, Code Veronica and The Darkside Chronicles before I tackle the recent releases, i.e. 7, 8, RE2, RE3 and RE4 remakes, as well as Revelations 2.

LtSarge

oliverp

@LtSarge Well if you like to try a more modern RE game then I definitely think you should give RE6 a try soon. You might be surprised (just as I did). I dont want to spoil everything for you. But yeah I think I can state that some campaigns are definitely better then others. Like each camping's I think provides a slightly different experience.

LtSarge wrote:

However, I don't judge games based on what they should've been, but what they are

That sounds cool.

LtSarge wrote:

@oliverp . I want to play through Revelations, RE6, Code Veronica and The Darkside Chronicles before I tackle the recent releases, i.e. 7, 8, RE2, RE3 and RE4 remakes, as well as Revelations 2.

Oh you have some things to look forward to then hehe..

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KilloWertz

@LtSarge If you do play RE6, don't read the review here then. I just did out of curiosity since there's a lot of Resident Evil games I haven't played either and it's a doozy. Let's just say Sammy doesn't like the game. At all.

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