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Vakal
May 11, 2008


thetrin posted:

The t-shirts look great, though. Wouldn't mind getting one of those.

I like the licker shirt since unless you knew what you were looking at, it would mean nothing to most people. But it is still a distinct RE design unlike the groping hands shirt.

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Vakal
May 11, 2008


Tolwyn posted:

I just recently got RE4 on PC and installed the enhanced environment mods and the game looks pretty drat good, only problem is the mouse controls seem to suck incredible amounts of balls. Works just fine with a 360 controller connected though and looks much better than the other versions in my opinion. Might even make me want to buy #5 when I see it on sale.

I would also suggest the high resolution menus mod as well if you don't already have it.

http://z6.invisionfree.com/Resident...?showtopic=2743

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Crowetron posted:

But then you get off the train and find a brand new environment! A mansion in the woods!

And leeches! Don't forget how the kids these days love their leeches.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Policenaut posted:

I'll always remember RE0 because of Wesker and Birkin having the lamest Saturday night known to Man.

"Hey you wanna come over to my underground lab place and huddle around a little computer watching a dude in a dress laugh at us?"
"DO I!?"

At least Birkin managed to find a wife and father a kid during his career at umbrella.

The best Wesker managed was making a poorly photoshopped picture of Rebecca in a highschool sports outfit and hiding it in his desk.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Drakenel posted:

EDIT: Nevermind, I See the typo. That's shameful.

I bet all their proofreaders have hair that covers both of their eyes.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I've been playing Darkside Chronicles on the Wii again and it is still fun if you enjoy lightgun games.

Some of the level designs are a bit dull, but places like the RE2 police station chapters are great.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Seamonster posted:

and submachine gun (its terrible so nobody remembers it)

It was still much better than the spark shot.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I remember in the original RE, having to sit down on the map screen in order to try and figure out the most direct way from the gardens to the attic in order to minimize the amount of hunter infested room I had to go through, since back before auto-aim each hunter encounter was pretty much a flip of the coin if you would survive.

I don't think I've ever had a reason to open up the map screen in a RE game after that though.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Policenaut posted:

Speaking of ORC, Capcom just released a new trailer for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adoSULz-SwM&hd=1

The music makes me laugh. It's just trying SO HARD.


Wooo, Nemesis with a chain gun.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Policenaut posted:

I haven't played it enough yet to form an opinion on it, but I just noticed that one of the generic US Spec Ops voice actors is Bender from Futurama. So now I get really sad when I kill some soldiers because I hear Bender dying.

Just imagine they are Wakka from FFX then.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I would be happy if the game ended with a 2-hour long slugfest between Leon vs Chris while increasingly ridiculous exposition blared out over a speaker trying to tie up every dangling plot point in the series..

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Revitalized posted:

Have Chris and Leon ever met?

The only connection in any of games I can think of was when Claire sent the email to Leon in CV asking him to tell her brother to come get her the gently caress off the prison island.

Speaking of Claire. I hope she and Barry show up in some fashion in RE6.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


GUI posted:

Resident Evil 6 is shaping up to be a proper AAA game I see. Random explosions, cutscenes up the rear end, QTEs, bland level design, 5 inch corridors, gray concrete walls and generic orchestra music.

So by that logic, you're saying RE: Gun Survivor is the best game in the series?

Vakal
May 11, 2008


RE0 would have been awesome if once the train crashed, you spent most of the rest of the game wandering the forest at night getting chased by T-Virus animals.

Pre-renderd backgrounds, trees, and monsters just don't mix very well I guess.

Even the part in ReMake with the trek through the woods to Lisa's cabin was suspiciously devoid of enemies

Vakal
May 11, 2008


timeandtide posted:

A live action commercial for RE6 has premiered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJgWtvV2fVo

Now I hope RE6 ends with Chris forming a spirit bomb powered by the prayers of all the people in the world.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Semiru posted:

Have there been any decent bow guns in this series? Ada's gets on my nerve in RE6, it's not powerful enough to be a one shotter. And in mercenaries it's a complete waste of space.

Claire's explosive bow darts in CV were a pretty decent, but suffered from ammo shortage issues as well.

Best arrow based weapon though was Krauser's bow in RE4's mercenary mode. With a decent aim you could one shot all the trash monsters than blow away anything larger with his arm attack.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I wouldn't mind of they just did a time-jump for the next game instead of a reboot.

Like maybe 20-30 years into the future where the various viruses and BOWs have gotten out into the wild and multiplied and have basically made most of the world unlivable.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


GUI posted:

How many unsolved plot points does the current storyline have at this point?

Why did a small, midwestern town need not one, but two full-time SWAT teams in addition to the regular police force?

Vakal fucked around with this message at 22:38 on Feb 4, 2013

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Policenaut posted:

I picture it like Army of Two, only with more zombies.


Or a RE themed X-Com rip-off where you have to deploy Hunk's team to eliminate BOW outbreaks around the globe.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Crowetron posted:

There are some great points in Revelaitons where some new character is like "Holy poo poo, there's crazy lizard apes running around tearing people's heads off!" and Chris and/or Jill are just like "Yeah, and?"

I remember the bios of Jill and Chris in RE1 as listing them as being ridiculously young for their positions, like 22 and 24.

I'm not sure how many years have passed story-wise since then, but they must be getting to the point where they have lived more years being chased by walking nightmares than without.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


blackguy32 posted:

I dunno. Him being with Sheva and Jessica really showed to me that he really REALLY cares about Jill. It's just all hidden under a layer of machoness.

I don't think Chris's relationship is nearly as awkward as Leon's. He pretty much gets used and abused by Ada and he still keeps fawning over her even though he barely even knows her. Its like some high school infatuation poo poo.

Now I'm kinda wishing there was a RE dating simulator game staring Chris, Leon and Chief Irons.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


poptart_fairy posted:

Did they shift development teams or was RE4 just a lightning strike?

Considering its long development time and the number of radically different versions that were scrapped, I'm thinking RE4 was the result of a lot of experimentation and hard work to make what we got.


RE 5 & 6 on the other hand seem more like Capcom going, "We're not going through all that risk and hassle again. We basically know what people like so let's play it safe and crank out these games as quick as we can while the IP is hot."

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Marogareh posted:

I must be completely blind because I can't find the rifle in Revalations for the life of me. I'm stuck at the second boss with next to no ammo since the game decided to shower me with bullets for a gun I don't even have.

Once you reach the huge multi-tier area with the elevators, just keep going up the stairs. At the top you will reach an area that takes you to the pool. The rifle is in a room right near it.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Wanderer posted:

What difficulty are you playing on? On Casual, the rifle's leaning against a bookshelf in a room you have to go through near the entrance to the promenade deck. On Normal, as Vakal said, it's in the solarium, which is a well-hidden area at the top of the opera house, which is the large circular area with exits leading to the promenade, cafeteria, casino, and emergency communications room.

Interesting. I didn't realize the difficulty level changed the item placement.

That being said, how soon can you get the shotgun? I remember seeing it on the mantle in one of the room right at the start, but I couldn't find a way to unlock it so I just kept going on through the chapters.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Barudak posted:

Nothing like murdering dinosaurs in a combo to help you buy a gold credit card so that all future dinosaur murder would give you additional cash at the shop so you can finally buy that anti-tank rifle you've had your eyes on.

In a better world that's how they became extinct.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


WitchFetish posted:

That Resident Evil BSAA RPG thing is the best idea I've heard in a long time, it doesn't limit you to a particular background, you can come from pretty much anywhere on earth, there's already a huge lore (you'd have to retcon a shitload of things though), the monsters are already here, and the players have an excuse to be retarded when faced with stupid puzzles. Also you get to have people chose "master of unlocking" when they level up.


So basically X-Com: Resident Evil edition? I could live with that.

Alert! An underground umbrella facility has popped up in a forest outside of Kansas. Scramble the interceptors! Bravo Team!

Vakal fucked around with this message at 22:54 on Jun 26, 2013

Vakal
May 11, 2008


NovaPolice posted:


Periodically, your scientists, engineers, backers, and sometimes complete strangers announcing their plans on the control room monitor will also turn out to have a 400-step plan to take over the world with a rare mutant strain of Dengue fever.

Also there's a chance your rookies are actually veterans with a huge amount of combat expertise fighting BOWs, but just never bother to mention it to their team mates.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Sunning posted:

RE5 had a teaser trailer released just nine months after RE4's release at Tokyo Game Show. Nonetheless, that game was still very in development.

I remember that video making a big deal about how it would take a few seconds for the character's/player's eyes to adjust when walking out of a building into the sunlight. I don't remember ever noticing it in the actual game.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I know these PC re-releases usually have the laziest Steam achievements, but I can only hope there will be one for going fishing down at the lake shore.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


All the problems with the RE storyline seems to the lead back to the fact that they never expected the original game to be popular enough to warrant a sequel, let alone spawn an entire franchise, and never really laid the ground work to accommodate that fact.

Personally, I was all over the plot with the first two games back in the day, and I always felt that they were building up to something big with Umbrella. But as more sequels came out it became clear that there was never going to be an "end game" for Umbrella. This was confirmed with RE 5 when Spencer, who was hinted as being this grand mastermind since the first game, was revealed to be just some old man who had like two lines of dialog before being kill off in a flashback cut scene.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Crowetron posted:

Chris and Jill completely stopped caring like ten minutes into the Spencer Estate.

I always liked in the original how that first thing that Jill says when seeing the Tyrant is "I don't think it's fully developed..." while staring eye level with it's crotch.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I think the creepiness of the early RE games can be directly tied with their soundtracks.

I haven't found the gameplay of RE 1 or 2 scary since I first played them as a kid, but there's something about those slow violin tracks that still give off that perfect sense of foreboding.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


After going through RE 4 HD trying to conserve as much ammo as possible and sticking to melee attacks, I'd forgotten how satisfying it to roll up with the tommy gun and lay waste to hordes of mooks.


It got me thinking though, did RE 5 & 6 even have much for super weapons? I tried to remember but nothing stood out to me, where as RE 4 has an over abundance of overpowered weapons and it is great.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Rupert Buttermilk posted:

Mr X is/was my favourite villain in the series.

X punching through the wall on scenario B is still my most poo poo-my-pants moment in gaming.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Excels posted:

There's also something somewhat baffling to me about two opposing factions having identical Nemesis BOWs, even though one would assume there is only one Nemesis, and at that point in the story would it even be running around? I guess it's not fair to judge the mode from that perspective since it was just a tacked-on selling point for one version or something.

It must take place in the Operation: Mad Jackal universe.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Smirking_Serpent posted:

I just unlocked Hunk's scenario in RE2 and I'm getting absolutely destroyed, even though I had no trouble with the main game. Anyone have any advice?

If you want to feel even worse about yourself, here is the current record run for Hunk that was just set a week or so ago.

http://www.speeddemosarchive.com/de...2_PC_Hunk_15966

Total Time: 1 minute and 59 Seconds.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


I like the idea that getting killed by a Tyrant only makes you stronger since it just further proves how much of a worthless gently caress-up Brad Vickers was.

Vakal
May 11, 2008


Convex posted:

Think I'll hold off and pick up the Wii versions. Cheers

If you haven't already, I suggest picking up a pistol mod for the Wii controller. It makes playing Wii shooters like Chronicles and the House of the Dead series much more pleasurable.

The Nyko Perfect shot is a solid choice:

Vakal
May 11, 2008


ApexAftermath posted:

Like you said. It was on gamecube.

I remember picking up a gamecube when they started selling for $99. Pretty much all the games I wanted to get such as Metroid Prime and Veiwtiful Joe were readily available as greatest hits titles. with REmake I had to settle for a dog-eared used copy and I was lucky to even find that.

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Vakal
May 11, 2008


Are we certain the world is ready for Barry's beard in HD?

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