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LtSarge

So I just finished chapter 2 of RE4 and arrived at the castle. I think I'm getting close to the halfway point of the game now, which is crazy considering I've been playing for 10 hours now. It's a really long game! Anyway, there are two things that I've been meaning to talk about.

First, I'm not finding the escort section with Ashley to be that annoying. You can just tell her to stop, then move forward and kill all the enemies, and then go back and get her. Or in some areas, you can tell her to hide in a container while you clear out the area from enemies. It isn't as annoying as I thought it'd be based on what people have been saying about this section.

Second, while I do like the upgrade system in this game, I don't like the fact that there's no item box like in previous RE games. The reason being that you're never going to try out all the different weapons because you don't have the space for them in your inventory. Weapons like the SMG, revolver and so on won't get used by me because I need the space for other stuff. However, I do like the fact that the merchant adds better weapons over time and that you can upgrade different stats, but I just don't see a reason to buy more weapons since I don't have anywhere I can put them. In previous RE games, you would constantly find new weapons (of which you could store in the item box) and that was something you could look forward to throughout your playthrough. That's sadly not the case in RE4 due to the new inventory system restricting that aspect.

With that said, I'm genuinely loving this game and I can't wait to explore this new area now.

LtSarge

WaterKirby_64

Who is your all-time favorite Resident Evil character? Mine is Claire Redfield

WaterKirby_64

PSN: WaterKirby1964

MightyDemon82

Looking forward to Resi 4, beat 3 Remake not long ago. Only ever watched a friend play the first game on his Saturn, when they first came out and played a demo of 5 on 360. But now I've had the pleasure of playing the original game remastered 2 and 3 Remake and 7. Fantastic games!

MightyDemon82

jdv95

did not expect 4 remake to come out this soon.

i always thought it would be a late 2023/early 2024 title.

also no resi 8 dlc yet,guess that could be annoucement for geoff's show?

jdv95

LtSarge

Wasn't expecting a remake for RE4 to be announced while I'm playing the original game myself!

I've been reading a lot of comments saying that RE4 set the bar really high and that it's going to be hard for the remake to top it. But in all honesty, as a person playing the original for the first time, the game isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination. It still has tank controls, which the remake will most definitely improve upon, the game isn't that scary compared to previous RE titles, there are way less puzzles and the game is overall too linear compared to the previous games. So I wouldn't say that it's going to be hard for the remake to top it. It sounds to me that they're reimagining it and that's great because there are lots of stuff they can improve upon and add to make the experience even better. I'm confident it will be much better than the original.

LtSarge

Th3solution

@RogerRoger I’m glad it’s enjoyable right now. I actually never played the original RE3, only the remake. But yes, I really like the locations with the brief Police station callback as well as the new stuff.

Nemesis does grow stronger, but not necessarily more difficult, if that makes sense. Running past him is definitely the best approach until you’re forced to confront him.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

WaterKirby_64

Resident Evil 4 Remake is gonna be super hype for sure! Even the OG Resident Evil 4 is super awesome! 😎

WaterKirby_64

PSN: WaterKirby1964

CJD87

@WaterKirby1964 Agree 100%

Original RE4 still holds up today, and I'll never forget the 'magic' of playing this for the first time! (Think it was around ~2006-2007 on PS2 ha!)

Whilst I certainly don't want others to miss out, I am quite glad to hear that Capcom are pursuing current-gen only (PS5/XBS).... really keen to see what can be done with this game when there are no restrictions needed to accommodate previous gen systems etc.

My only concern is that they remove too many of the cheesy lines.... some of the things that Leon says are outrageously ridiculous, and all part of the original's charm for me

CJD87

LtSarge

@RogerRoger @Th3solution To be fair, Nemesis does get more difficult in the original RE3. At a certain point later on in the game, you'll have to confront him and he will absolutely destroy you. I think it took me at least 30 tries before I beat him, it was such a huge difficulty spike. Granted, I was playing the game on Normal so you might have an easier time than I did.

LtSarge

Th3solution

@LtSarge @RogerRoger I do remember a particular run-in with Nemesis that had me dying a handful of times, but after I figured out which grenades seemed to work best on him and other clues about the best approach to the fight, then it wasn’t too bad. I think I was playing on easy also. I’m with you Rog as far as the intensity of the setting and the horror aspects get my adrenaline up enough on their own, I don’t need to add extra challenge with limited supplies and higher enemy health. I really enjoy these games on easy.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

LtSarge

@RogerRoger I personally didn't find the clock tower section to be significant to the overall experience. The puzzles were meh, there wasn't much in terms of story here and there were barely any enemies here. It just didn't add much. I would've preferred if they had expanded upon it.

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LtSarge

LtSarge

@RogerRoger Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that part. Yeah that was pretty scary actually. The rest of the areas were pretty empty though. But I guess it was because of the possibility that Nemesis might show up at any time and chase you. At that point in the game though, you kinda expect him to show up all the time so it didn't feel that tense lol.

LtSarge

Th3solution

@RogerRoger Great job, Rog! I’m happy that you enjoyed it overall. All the Nemesis talk makes me want to play it again. 😄

So maybe you’ll give RE4 a try? Rumor is that we’ll have it on the docket for October in Game Club. Perhaps you’ll be back in the RE mood by then. I’m not sure if the RE4-6 trilogy pack is still on discount, but the $20 sale price for all three games means you basically get RE5 and RE6 for free. That’s the pack I bought several months ago for the same sale price, even though 5 & 6 are much maligned by the fanbase.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

LtSarge

@RogerRoger Congrats mate! And I agree with you, I think RE2 is better than RE3 as well but RE3 still was fun and unique thanks to Nemesis, which is a great villain. I'm very excited to experience RE2 and RE3 again in the future in the form of the remakes, which I have yet still played. But that will have to wait until I'm basically done with the main series.

Speaking of which, I just finished Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways bonus content and it was a nice piece of extra story for the game. It wasn't anything special and you might as well save some time by just reading a synopsis of the plot since it doesn't really add that much to the overall story of RE4. But it was still fun playing as a different character and seeing the story of RE4 from a different perspective. With that said though, I'm finally done with RE4 completely and now I'm ready to move on to my next game.

In terms of Resident Evil though, I think I'll play Code Veronica next since I really miss the classic RE formula with fixed camera angles and tank controls. Then I'll play The Darkside Chronicles (which is best played after RE2 and Code Veronica, and in my opinion RE4) and then Resident Evil 5. I'm already contemplating on buying RE6 on PS4 since I really want to have all RE games on a single system. It's actually kinda cool that you can play through the entire main series on PS4, as well as Code Veronica and the Revelations titles.

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LtSarge

LtSarge

Well it took me several months but I finally managed to beat Resident Evil 5. I thought it was a good game! It wasn't a traditional RE experience but I still enjoyed it a lot. You get to play as Chris and meet familiar characters like Jill, Wesker and even Spencer. The game had more RE characters and lore than RE4. I mean, just having Wesker alone in the game and him showing up as much as he does is an absolute treat. He's definitely one of my favourite video game villains ever.

The story is absolutely bonkers for an RE game. They definitely take it to the next level with the enemies, specifically the bosses. There wasn't much enemy variety in general though and when new enemies were introduced, they didn't feel like anything special. Not like the ones in RE4, which were varied and interesting.

Since the game focuses more on action and co-op, the design took a hard hit. The level design for instance is bad. The levels were very linear and uninspiring. Moreover, it was quite annoying having a character follow you around everywhere since she would constantly get in my way. Granted, I think Capcom did a good job with the AI in terms of having her avoid getting hurt. It was also nice to have extra inventory slots by giving her items to hold. So ultimately, it worked out well enough.

Even though RE5 deviates from the series' survival horror roots, it was still a good and fun game. It plays just like RE4 in terms of controls and mechanics, which is why it's so much fun. Furthermore, I liked that the story delivered familiar characters and tons of lore. It was definitely worth playing through this entry and I'm looking forward to experiencing its two DLC stories.

On a side note, I still can't believe that I've played through like nine RE games now. Just a couple of years ago, I hadn't even played a single RE title and now I'm halfway through this series. Still got tons more games to go and I think I'll be playing Code Veronica X next since RE5 mentioned it heavily and it's been quite some time since I had an old school RE experience. And after that I get to finally play The Darkside Chronicles, which I'm very excited for. On top of these two titles, I have the two Revelations games, RE6, RE7, RE8 as well as RE2, RE3 and RE4 remakes. I won't be running out of RE games to play anytime soon!

LtSarge

sorteddan

@LtSarge
Glad you got through it in the end. I re-played it a few months back and enjoyed it all over again (maybe a decade after the first time). It's much better than a lot of its detractors make out, though that criticism was kind of understandable given how far the gameplay had strayed from the series origins. If you know what you are getting then it is a fun action game (better in co-op) with some inventory management and survival horror tendencies - like never having enough healing stuff or ammo.

I still have RE6 installed on the PS4 but am in no hurry to get to it, I really don't have good memories of that one like I did 4 & 5. Also have Village on the PS5 that I will more likely get to in the near(er) future. Not sure I could go all in on the series like you have but happy that you have found some love for the franchise, albeit belatedly.

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

SillyBoyJudas

I began RE7: Biohazard. But it's too scary for me to get through. I usually am never a gamer that's into scary games but gave it a chance due to it being on PS Plus on the ratings behind it. But nope, whether highly reviewed or one of the best video games of this genre, I just cannot.

SillyBoyJudas

PSN: SillyBoyJudas

oliverp

@LtSarge Congrats on beating Resident Evil 5. Nice achievement. Its quite funny because I more less grow up with the more action oriented Resident Evil games having to learn about the series past later. Can still remember that Resident Evil 5 was the second RE I played (with Resident Evil 4 being one of the first action games I was allowed to play).

I personally think Capcom did an very good job with in general with Al in Resident Evil 5 given how hard Al design is. I mean I can personally not think of many games that have much better AI then RE5 so I like always have found the complains a bit strange. Given things I would found it quite awesome if Capcom would decide to do a remake of Resident Evil 5.

Very cool thread btw. It would be cool to see a more active Resident community here. As mentioned elsewhere I have this year had blast playing the Resident Evil 2 Remake on PS5 (its such a nice game).

@SillyBoyJudas Feel sorry for you as I personally think its an excellent game.

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oliverp

LtSarge

@sorteddan While I did enjoy RE5 for what it is, I definitely don't miss that period of Resident Evil's history. I much prefer the survival horror games and I'm glad that Capcom is pumping out one hit after the other with this franchise lately.

I'm actually looking forward to RE6. While it seems to be over-the-top action, at least it has a lot of familiar characters that you know and love. So it will be for the same reason why I enjoyed RE5: for its characters and lore. And I mean, it's kind of a breath of fresh air after experiencing the same formula for numerous iterations. Then when I'm done with it, RE7 (and other titles) will feel like a breath of fresh air. So it works out quite nicely!

@oliverp Thanks! Yeah I also pretty much grew up with action RE titles, with RE4 technically being the first game I played in the series but I never played through it to completion. I only played it for a couple of hours on the Wii. I definitely have more of an appreciation for these games over a decade later.

It's going to be interesting to see which RE game Capcom will remake next. A lot of people are wishing for Code Veronica and I can see that happening. It's an important chapter in the RE story-line but it doesn't hold up as well today in terms of gameplay. While I've come to like RE games that have tank controls, I don't think others like them as much. So I think they might go for Code Veronica next. Especially since I don't think Capcom wants to go back to action-oriented RE games again.

Yeah, I play one RE game every year it seems like and I'm experiencing this series for the first time. It's definitely one of my favourite horror franchises simply because of how long it's been going on for. There's just so much to these games and I love it! Can't wait to start up Code Veronica X next, which might not be for quite a while or at least until Halloween.


So I just finished both DLC stories for RE5. My favourite is easily Lost in Nightmares since it reminded me a lot of the first game. I just don't understand though why they give you so many weapons and so much ammo when there are very few enemies in the DLC. Definitely a missed opportunity. Desperate Escape on the other hand had tons of enemies and it was fun but not particularly memorable. At least it was great to finally play as Jill!

Overall, I'm glad to have experienced RE5 but I'm happy to be done with it now.

LtSarge

oliverp

Is there anyone more then me who find it interesting that the Resident Evil 2 remake seemed to have been more well received then Resident Evil 3 remake? I say this because while I think the 2 remake is a slightly better game I think the Resident Evil 3 remake holds up quite well to.

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