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Since my recent sickness has left me confined to my house for nearly a week, I thought I would try giving the Resident Evil franchise a shot. I played Zero some time ago. I liked it, though it was far from the most groundbreaking excellent thing I'd ever seen, so now to continue the cycle I'm playing the first game.
Some odd thoughts- I know I said I was a mountaineer, but so far this game has been substantially more difficult, what with the zombies taking much longer to kill and ammo being way shorter. Part of this, though, is arbitrary, because I'm not allowed to drop items. Which is really, really annoying. This was so obviously sensible in Zero that it didn't really occur to me that they did it any other way. I have eight items, all of which would fit in a small purse, and I die because I can't pick up one of the four random herbs I've seen lying around. The manual says something about an item box where I can put away this random crap with no obvious use, but I can't seem to find one.
This would probably be a lot more magnified in obnoxiousness if I was playing as Chris instead of Jill. The item management really sucks, because the game has been pretty enjoyable outside of that.
Is this the PS 1 version or the GCN version?
The problem Some Guy is having is that Zero was one of the last Resident Evil games before RE 4 changed the formula and Resident Evil 1 was the first.
However, I can tell you where the item box is... It's in the Save Rooms.
edited 18th Jan '10 11:45:57 AM by GameGuruGG
I did finally find the item box, but agh that was aggravating before I finally did. There had to have been about twenty items along the way, not marked on the map, that I had to back and find again. If only I had gone through the right Sword Key door first...
I have a question. There was a short cutscene where Barry gave me acid grenades. If you go through the upstairs Sword Key door first does that event just never happen and the game proceeds as per usual? That's what I did the first time before restarting my whole game out of confusion. It seemed like I was Sequence Breaking by accident.
There are like... some alternative cutscenes and items you can get depending on what sequence you do things in and how fast you do them (and what things you don't do). Check this game script guide, which describes every available scene and describes the requirements for seeing one as opposed to another one.
edited 19th Jan '10 9:48:21 AM by jaimeastorga2000
I loved Resident Evil 4 and had a lot of trouble liking Resident Evil 5. Is this unusual?
No. Sheva sucks as an AI Partner. In addition, if you were a fan of the Wii version, it may be hard going back to a regular controller. Also, many games out there improve on the gameplay of 4, so 5 may be seen as inferior for its time, unlike 4.
edited 19th Jan '10 1:22:13 PM by GameGuruGG
In my case it was because of the obnoxious War on Terror commentary, but...Yeah. I tend to give her long-range sniping weapons because she SUCKS in close combat.
In addition, it goes back to the Umbrella plotline which is getting convoluted at this point.
At least you get to fight Wesker.
I discovered that I had apparently somehow managed to explore every single part of the maps except the two rooms with item boxes in them. I seem to have quite a talent for completely missing the important stuff- not in terms of beating the game but simply making the game playable.
I also found that there's more ammo than you need in this game, too. Oh well. Puzzles work.
Hey guys anyone know who the H.U.N.K. fellow is? Eh does neck snaps and doesnt afraid of anything
last mercenary reunion characters
edited 10th Feb '10 8:10:52 AM by omamus
@mellon: He's an Mauve Shirt Umbrella operative that featured in a minigame in Resident Evil 2 and became a fan-favorite afterwards.
Meanwhile, have some Chris MOTHERFUCKING Redfield.
He IS from a Capcom game...
Oh god, now i want to see Jill fire Hadoukens
And now I want to see Sakura and Dan Hibiki team up to fight their way out of a zombie holocaust.
edited 12th Feb '10 1:42:35 PM by Charlatan
In REmake Is there a nice reliable way to knife zombies to redeath like in the PSX version?
The only RE games where the knife is a particularly useful weapon are Code Veronica and RE 4, if I recall, and RE 4 was only useful as a way to save ammo on a downed opponent.
RE 4's knife was also great to slash El Gigante plagas, kill Krauser and stab Saddler's eyeball.
And I'd rather forget Code Veronica.... This could almost go in the Unpopular Game Opinions thread but I really disliked CVX. It seems to me a lot of the more hardcore fans love the game for reasons totally beyond me.
edited 13th Oct '10 3:44:31 PM by Nikkolas
I was gonna start a new thread, but I found this by searching and thought the mods would think it better to just revive an existing one.
I just got done beating RE 1 and 2 (PS 1 Director's Cut for the first one, PC "Platinum" for the second). In another discussion people were saying RE 1 (original) was the best. I'm not sure how I feel yet, but I've noticed how the tone changes between the two games... the first is more of a mystery, and really limits how many resources you have. The second basically hands you bullets and ink ribbons and says "here, now give 'em hell." I really like both styles, honestly.
I gotta say though, I remember the hype around Lickers from back when RE 2 was new and the demo had one drop on you as a surprise, but in retrospect they're nothing compared to the first game's Hunters, which can kill you in one hit. Lickers, on the other hand, are easily disposed of. And when I found out they were both blind and stupid...
also Missed Moment of Awesome: no showdown between Tyrant and William Birkin.
So which game should I play next: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, or Code Veronica?
Go for 3. Might as well finish up the Raccoon City arc before moving on to other things.
I highly recommend playing REmake. If it weren't for the hilariously badly awesome voice acting, the original would have been made obsolete by the remake.
. *After killing a plant monster* Haha, we got to the root of the problem!
RE is superior to R Emake.
That said, play RE 3, skip Code Veronica because it's not very good, and play RE 4, which is awesome.
edited 20th Dec '11 9:58:03 PM by Talby
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