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anyone play Resident Evil 5 yet?
Topic by: MHeise
Posted: March 12, 2009 - 5:51 PM PDT
Last Reply: March 29, 2009 - 7:50 PM PDT

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author topic: anyone play Resident Evil 5 yet?
MHeise
post #1  on March 12, 2009 - 5:51 PM PDT  
I hear mixed reviews, anyone got the skinny. plan on playing or have you already played? what do you think of the controversy surrounding it?
Catullus
post #2  on March 12, 2009 - 11:41 PM PDT  
I think most video game fans are retarded. I wish to watch them all burn in hell for eternity.

That said the story looks stupid but the game play looks like a lot of fun.
doozer
post #3  on March 13, 2009 - 12:48 AM PDT  
> On March 12, 2009 - 5:51 PM PDT MHeise wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I hear mixed reviews, anyone got the skinny. plan on playing or have you already played? what do you think of the controversy surrounding it?
> ---------------------------------

Controversy?

I'm not impressed enough with the demo to run out and get it as soon as it comes out, but I'm sure one of us will.

I'm getting caught back up in Fallout 3. I'm going to spend too much of my life on this game.
underdog
post #4  on March 13, 2009 - 10:41 AM PDT  
> On March 12, 2009 - 11:41 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I think most video game fans are retarded. I wish to watch them all burn in hell for eternity.
>
> That said the story looks stupid but the game play looks like a lot of fun.
> ---------------------------------

Tell us how you really feel, cat...

Catullus
post #5  on March 13, 2009 - 11:36 AM PDT  
I guess you haven't had much discussion or interaction with the xbox360 generation underdog.

Lets just say they will blow your mind with their stupidity.
underdog
post #6  on March 13, 2009 - 4:51 PM PDT  
> On March 13, 2009 - 11:36 AM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I guess you haven't had much discussion or interaction with the xbox360 generation underdog.
>
> Lets just say they will blow your mind with their stupidity.
>
> ---------------------------------

Glad to say I have not, but will take your word for it. It was depressing enough reading comments on sports forums recently. Where it's generally people who: 1) hate their lives 2) hate everything else, too 3) can't write in proper sentences (or are too lazy to do so) and 4) generally don't know what they're talking about. So if it's anything like that, not sorry to miss it.

doozer
post #7  on March 13, 2009 - 8:09 PM PDT  
> On March 12, 2009 - 5:51 PM PDT MHeise wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I hear mixed reviews, anyone got the skinny. plan on playing or have you already played? what do you think of the controversy surrounding it?
> ---------------------------------

Check your PM's please ^_^
Vanamonde
post #8  on March 15, 2009 - 2:34 AM PDT  
> On March 13, 2009 - 4:51 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Glad to say I have not, but will take your word for it. It was depressing enough reading comments on sports forums recently. Where it's generally people who: 1) hate their lives 2) hate everything else, too 3) can't write in proper sentences (or are too lazy to do so) and 4) generally don't know what they're talking about. So if it's anything like that, not sorry to miss it.
> ---------------------------------

Reminds of my old days on IRC. It seems I would be the only one who could type more than two words before hitting the entry key or ask any question beside "a/s/l?".

Battie
post #9  on March 16, 2009 - 4:01 PM PDT  
> On March 13, 2009 - 11:36 AM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I guess you haven't had much discussion or interaction with the xbox360 generation underdog.
>
> Lets just say they will blow your mind with their stupidity.
>
> ---------------------------------

HAHAHAHAHAHA! My brother had a 360 for a while and I have a PS3. So, yes. I understand your ire. The 360, unlike the PS3, comes with a headset. So basically, everyone with a 360 owns a headset, including children, teenagers and people who probably don't care enough about games to go out a drop $39-$50 on one. The same people who are likely to talk crap.

He was playing COD4 online while I listened to the headset, and all I could hear were a bunch of kids and idiots talking smack. About 30 seconds of that and I looked at him and said, "Oh my god, how can you stand it?" Needless to say, it's not half as bad on the PS3 (where over half the people I encounter have no headset).


If you have a 360, or ever buy one...I wouldn't bother even connecting the headset.
Battie
post #10  on March 16, 2009 - 4:02 PM PDT  
And let's face it, people who buy the PS3 are being slightly snobbish. It's like buying a BMW over a Ford.
GreenCineStaff
post #11  on March 17, 2009 - 11:46 AM PDT  
> On March 16, 2009 - 4:02 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> And let's face it, people who buy the PS3 are being slightly snobbish. It's like buying a BMW over a Ford.
> ---------------------------------

My father always said if you spend money on something make sure it lasts.I have talked to many Xbox 360 fanboys and I keep hearing that the system dies on them after a year. Why is that?

I've had my PS3 for 3 years and it still runs good as new.
But as far as a play through of RE5 I have no problem with it. I wish the guys could move with the gun drawn but I'd have to say that's the only draw back in another excellent installment in a excellent franchise from Capcom.


shiftless
post #12  on March 17, 2009 - 12:18 PM PDT  
>
> My father always said if you spend money on something make sure it lasts.
> > ---------------------------------

I agree, and with the monthly fee for an XBox live account (vs. free online play with PS3) + plus shorter life span of an XBox, it really becomes more about quality than cost, and Playstation has XBox beat hands down in that dept.
Catullus
post #13  on March 17, 2009 - 7:30 PM PDT  
> On March 17, 2009 - 11:46 AM PDT GreenCineStaff wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 16, 2009 - 4:02 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > And let's face it, people who buy the PS3 are being slightly snobbish. It's like buying a BMW over a Ford.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> My father always said if you spend money on something make sure it lasts.I have talked to many Xbox 360 fanboys and I keep hearing that the system dies on them after a year. Why is that?
>
> I've had my PS3 for 3 years and it still runs good as new.
> But as far as a play through of RE5 I have no problem with it. I wish the guys could move with the gun drawn but I'd have to say that's the only draw back in another excellent installment in a excellent franchise from Capcom.
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------

The non moving with your gun drawn is by game design.

It makes the game more strategic and gives you the feeling of being vulnerable.

I dont know how much you play resident evil games but once you get good and can time the enemies attacks you can actually run through hordes of them without getting hit.

Mercenaries mode is excellent training for that.

I think the aiming system works well and people have been spoiled by moving and shooting in video games... you dont move and shoot in real life because its terribly inaccurate. Yes you can do it, but you will miss far more often that way.

I think having to remain stationary while shooting adds a lot to the game in terms of tension and gameplay.

If you see me play fallout 3 or any FPS really I abuse the hell out of moving and shooting to the point where the game becomes trivial.
MHeise
post #14  on March 18, 2009 - 1:42 PM PDT  
> On March 17, 2009 - 7:30 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 17, 2009 - 11:46 AM PDT GreenCineStaff wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On March 16, 2009 - 4:02 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > And let's face it, people who buy the PS3 are being slightly snobbish. It's like buying a BMW over a Ford.
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > My father always said if you spend money on something make sure it lasts.I have talked to many Xbox 360 fanboys and I keep hearing that the system dies on them after a year. Why is that?
> >
> > I've had my PS3 for 3 years and it still runs good as new.
> > But as far as a play through of RE5 I have no problem with it. I wish the guys could move with the gun drawn but I'd have to say that's the only draw back in another excellent installment in a excellent franchise from Capcom.
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------------
>
> The non moving with your gun drawn is by game design.
>
> It makes the game more strategic and gives you the feeling of being vulnerable.
>
> I dont know how much you play resident evil games but once you get good and can time the enemies attacks you can actually run through hordes of them without getting hit.
>
> Mercenaries mode is excellent training for that.
>
> I think the aiming system works well and people have been spoiled by moving and shooting in video games... you dont move and shoot in real life because its terribly inaccurate. Yes you can do it, but you will miss far more often that way.
>
> I think having to remain stationary while shooting adds a lot to the game in terms of tension and gameplay.
>
> If you see me play fallout 3 or any FPS really I abuse the hell out of moving and shooting to the point where the game becomes trivial.
>
> -------------------------------
moving and shooting adds to the believability of the game.
The engine for the game was awesome back in 96 but now they really need to update it if they are going to make it go further in my opinion. Don't get me wrong this game is fun but they need to work on this issue. I hate having to get my gun up then getting cut of grabbed and it falling down again. all would be solved if the character was made more movable.
Catullus
post #15  on March 18, 2009 - 5:03 PM PDT  
> On March 18, 2009 - 1:42 PM PDT MHeise wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 17, 2009 - 7:30 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On March 17, 2009 - 11:46 AM PDT GreenCineStaff wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > > On March 16, 2009 - 4:02 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> > > > ---------------------------------
> > > > And let's face it, people who buy the PS3 are being slightly snobbish. It's like buying a BMW over a Ford.
> > > > ---------------------------------
> > >
> > > My father always said if you spend money on something make sure it lasts.I have talked to many Xbox 360 fanboys and I keep hearing that the system dies on them after a year. Why is that?
> > >
> > > I've had my PS3 for 3 years and it still runs good as new.
> > > But as far as a play through of RE5 I have no problem with it. I wish the guys could move with the gun drawn but I'd have to say that's the only draw back in another excellent installment in a excellent franchise from Capcom.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > The non moving with your gun drawn is by game design.
> >
> > It makes the game more strategic and gives you the feeling of being vulnerable.
> >
> > I dont know how much you play resident evil games but once you get good and can time the enemies attacks you can actually run through hordes of them without getting hit.
> >
> > Mercenaries mode is excellent training for that.
> >
> > I think the aiming system works well and people have been spoiled by moving and shooting in video games... you dont move and shoot in real life because its terribly inaccurate. Yes you can do it, but you will miss far more often that way.
> >
> > I think having to remain stationary while shooting adds a lot to the game in terms of tension and gameplay.
> >
> > If you see me play fallout 3 or any FPS really I abuse the hell out of moving and shooting to the point where the game becomes trivial.
> >
> > -------------------------------
> moving and shooting adds to the believability of the game.
> The engine for the game was awesome back in 96 but now they really need to update it if they are going to make it go further in my opinion. Don't get me wrong this game is fun but they need to work on this issue. I hate having to get my gun up then getting cut of grabbed and it falling down again. all would be solved if the character was made more movable.
> ---------------------------------

LOL yeah here is a suggestion.

Take a gun, a target (bottles work) and yourself to somewhere you can shoot at it while moving.

Then proceed to move even walking while shooting let alone jogging.

Chances are anything greater than 20 yards you wont hit it at all while moving.

The whole idea of move and shoot is ridiculous... real life =/= rambo.

Most military engagements aren't like the movies... chances are good you are prone or stationary while shooting.

You only move and shoot if you have no other choice and its the LAST thing you want to do if you have limited ammo because you are going to miss ALOT.

Its hard enough to hit something that is moving while standing still with a pistol. If that item is moving and YOU are moving. You aren't going to hit it.

Thanks for playing BUHBYE.
Battie
post #16  on March 19, 2009 - 12:24 AM PDT  
Part A:
Of course the PS3 is a better buy. I wouldn't own it if I didn't think so. In general, I find that Sony products are fairly reliable. My brother's Xbox died about 18-24 months after he bought it. My PS3 will probably outlast all the components in my computer. But the vast majority of people will buy cheap over quality. Point in question: Kia vehicles.

B) I agree with both of you, to varying degrees, on RE5. Yes, moving while shooting does take away SOME believability. That said, slowly backing up while shooting accurately is not so far-fetched, which is what I wanted. I couldn't constantly move and shoot, even in a videogame. But I could back up very slowly and do it. I think it was just lazy that they kept it old-school. And maybe snobby. "It's tradition!" Well, yeah. But so was beating your wife.
doozer
post #17  on March 19, 2009 - 12:59 AM PDT  
I don't understand why we're so many games into a series and people are acting like being unable to run and shoot is a new development. I like it, it's one of the things that separates Resident Evil from some other fps' (yes Halo I'm looking at you and all the people who play while hopping around like retarded kangaroos). It makes the game more challenging. Why bother playing a game if they're going to make it easy for you?
Catullus
post #18  on March 19, 2009 - 5:30 PM PDT  
"I think it was just lazy that they kept it old-school. And maybe snobby. "It's tradition!" Well, yeah. But so was beating your wife."

ha like that will ever go out of style... call me a monogamist (I know its misogynist :D) if you want but I think as long as no one dies its all good, she probably should have had dinner ready at 6:30 if she didn't want to get beaten.
Battie
post #19  on March 20, 2009 - 1:10 AM PDT  
> On March 19, 2009 - 12:59 AM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I don't understand why we're so many games into a series and people are acting like being unable to run and shoot is a new development. I like it, it's one of the things that separates Resident Evil from some other fps' (yes Halo I'm looking at you and all the people who play while hopping around like retarded kangaroos). It makes the game more challenging. Why bother playing a game if they're going to make it easy for you?
> ---------------------------------

Okay...well, I never played the RE games much. I tried playing the first one, but I'd just bought the PS1 and it scared the crap out of me when I couldn't figure out how to make the chick move. She just kept spinning in a circle while the zombies started eating her! I ended up screaming, throwing the controller at the tv and hitting the off button on the console. I had a similar experience with RE2. I played RE4 for a little while, but never could muster the enthusiasm necessary to play it all. The lack of running away was too off-putting. I sold it to a friend.

My problem is that I'm a coward. I need to be able to back up when spooked. Even if it's insanely slow, I need it. And it's served me pretty well. I tend to kick ass in GTA IV.

That said, I'm going to play the demo...if I really like it, I'll consider buying it. CONSIDER.
doozer
post #20  on March 20, 2009 - 4:30 PM PDT  
> On March 20, 2009 - 1:10 AM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Okay...well, I never played the RE games much. I tried playing the first one, but I'd just bought the PS1 and it scared the crap out of me when I couldn't figure out how to make the chick move. She just kept spinning in a circle while the zombies started eating her! I ended up screaming, throwing the controller at the tv and hitting the off button on the console. I had a similar experience with RE2. I played RE4 for a little while, but never could muster the enthusiasm necessary to play it all. The lack of running away was too off-putting. I sold it to a friend.
>
> My problem is that I'm a coward. I need to be able to back up when spooked. Even if it's insanely slow, I need it. And it's served me pretty well. I tend to kick ass in GTA IV.
>
> That said, I'm going to play the demo...if I really like it, I'll consider buying it. CONSIDER.
> ---------------------------------

Oh man I love RE2...we have a ps2 in the back room at my very very part time job (during the day it's an art studio but 2 nights a week they open to the public and there's gallery showings or live music). Whenever the crowd gets too big and makes me uncomfortable I sit back there and play it because I've played through it so many times it's actually comforting because it's so familiar.

That being said, if you need to move whilst shooting RE just may not be the series for you.
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