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Now like...everyone else...I'm hardly a fan of the RE movies. Infact being such a devoted RE-game fan makes me despise them all the more than your average Game2Movie disastor. I saw the original and thought it was rather...meh...but compared to the second movie it could be seen as a faithful adaptation. It isn't but the second movie is just that bad.
The third movie I haven't even given a chance in all honesty. Two movies was already too much for my RE fanboyism to endure.
Now to some surprise, for me at least, there's a 4th movie??? With the trailer now depicting a huge homage to RE5, as stated before in Kombat's thread.
And there we now have the full trailer all awaiting the tears, anger and maybe vomit at that.
Now with even more 3D-exploitation, Afterlife may even set a new ''mainstream'' low for the RE movie series. But truthfully those few seconds of the Las Plagas ''flower-mouth'' looks like it may offer some dumb popcorn fun much like the original movie.
Wesker starring in this installment too can at least have some potential for some well directed ''ninja-fight-ACTION'' scenes too, and if they happen to be anything like the ones from the actual RE5 game then they'll be entertaining to watch.
The story...might aswell not exist, frankly I'd probably prefer this to be released as a string of Wesker scenes with Las Plagas ghoulies in between. Oh and the complete removal of this Ninja Alice at that.
Besides all of this obviously imminent shite, I can't help but still feel..curious?...Curious enough at least that I may just actually watch in the cinemas. Least what with the direction RE5 took the games, Afterlife actually looks like it'll stay close to its source material.
...It's a sad day for Resident Evil for me to admit that...
Despite the 2001 era graphics, despite the rampant negativity this game has got at large from critics and players alike, despite it not even being available in the UK....I got it.
Ordered from ebay, for around £25, Deadly Premonition is on its way to the dreery streets of The Wirral, delivered through my mailbox and straight into my heart....or into my brain, from me smashing it rapidly against my skull over realising what a waste of cash it was.
I'm very aware how much of a gamble I'm taking with this...unique...title, but man...the crazyness...the split personalites...the creepy smiles...the oddly humorous jazz soundtrack, everything just fits together to something that looks right to suit my tastes.
Lost In Nightmares is the second piece of DLC for the acclaimed action-horror title, Resident Evil 5.
It adds around 40-60 minutes extra for the main story of Resident Evil 5 aswell a few new additions to the Mercenaries minigame.
So its certaintly not one to focus on the amount of its content, more so its quality is where it manages to shine.
Lost In Nightmares stars players as the original RE duo, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, amidst their mission to apprehend Ozwell E. Spencer. Breif moments were given via flashbacks in the main game, but now you're given the chance to play through from the moment they enter the Mansion.
Unlike RE5, Lost In Nightmares strays far from the usual high-tension action. Infact theres hardly much in the way of enemies to contend with. Lost In Nightmares focus' much more on setting a gloriously nostalgic atmosphere with plenty of throw-backs for old school RE fans to squeal with glee over. From the perspective of how Chris and Jill open doors, to even a certain classical piano tune that Jill will play to open up a secret section in the wall.
Its an hour of throw backs all aimed to the days of old.
The story on its own doesn't strike much of course, rather theres at least more backstory to be found from numerous files the player can view, one that I believe may hint at a new antagonist.
The gameplay is, again, focused more on the exploration of Spencers latest Mansion, which also coincidently happens to resemble the Spencer Mansion from the original Resident Evil. There'll be a number of cranks to turn, emblems to find and a piano to play, all in good ole RE fashion. Admittedly some of the aspects seem to stand out a little too much, almost like CAPCOM really want to force the veteran RE players that warm sense of ''Ah the good old days'', sometimes its more like CAPCOM are blatantly shouting references down your ear instead of having them subtely kept in the background for the player to notice and possibily wet their pants over, which to me seemed kind of tacky.
Replay Value for Lost In Nightmares isn't particularly high, since with so few enemies there'll be little difference if you were to play through again. There at least exist multiple difficulties and even leaderboards now to boast your scores. The option to play as Jill, once completed once, in single player too might warranty a second play through, but overall I can imagine for most that once the hours over, thats it, Nightmare over.
Regardless, Lost In Nightmares gives a decent enough single hour atmospheric ride into showing how Resident Evil could still play like. Theres the odd jump-scare, moody atmosphere alot of actual ''surviving'' this time around that its a must play for the veterans and maybe RE5 fans too for an easier way to digest some of the older traits of Resident Evil. Just a real shame it has to be so short since by the end of it, I was left wishing Resident Evil 5 had more chapters similair to this.
Along with Lost In Nightmares, there also featured a sort of remix of the Mercenaries minigame, now titled Mercenaries Reunion.
Its just as fun and addictive as its always been, the bad thing is that it acts as a separate mode to the original Mercenaries. It may give you the first time ever, to play as well loved Barry Burton and, strangly enough, the ability to wiggle around as Excella, there all thats available. You can buy two costumes, one for Chris one for Sheva, which will add two new characters, but even still, you'll only find yourself at the moment with just four characters to choose from. No new maps, weapons and the fact that I can't have STARS Wesker and STARS Barry teaming up is a very loud flaw thats hard to look past.
Why they couldn't just have the new characters as additions to the already set up Mercenaries mode, I don't know.
Mercenaries Reunion will look to pick up once the Desperate Escape chapter arrives with two more characters and costumes, but until then its just far too thin.
Whats more, the new characters and costumes don't even cross over to the Versus' mode either.
As a whole, for its price range, Lost In Nightmares is a fair deal. The Lost In Nightmares chapter is memorable though alot shorter than most might of expected, especially with the amount of its promotion it got. Its a quality hour fortunatly, and the fact that I'm wishing more speaks for how great it is.
Mercenaries Reunion is strange in why they didn't pack it together but....playable Barry Burton?!? I can learn to forgive.
For another opinion, there is also EpicSteve's review.
I say that but it doesn't matter when it would happen, it would always be a fuckin nuisance.
Soo yeah, on Christmas Eve, only 4 hours away for it strike midnight and hit Christmas Day...my ps3 got its very first yellow light :'(.
Is this fates way of trying to push me into socialising more with my family? Pah! I've least still got my 360 and all its classics of 2006-2007...That said my 360 will probably grow legs and decide to revolt against me via constant kicking of the bollocks..or get the red ring, yeah I'm sure thats much more plausible
I've never been too fond of christmas and this is hardly warming me to the holiday. >:(
Yesterday I found out that Great Uncle, Colin, died. More imporantly though, I only actually found out about Colin with that very information...
My nan was on the phone with his wife and soon after she then rested her arms on the dinner table and had one of those serious tones on her voice.
She explained how she had another brother called Colin, not a half or step brother, full blood relation.
Hes the oldest of my Nan and her siblings but at that time her dad, and my great Granddad, wanted a girl. Soo he then opted to just hand him over to some friends because again, he didn't want a boy and the friends also were unable to conceive a child.
According to my nan though, they never knew how to raise a child so well and thus he was never shown much love growing up. They fed him, clothed him and all that but the affection you need growing through the first stages of childhood was missing.
Even as a child too, my nan and her siblings knew of Colin, they knew he was there brother. They weren't permitted to see him though and nethier Colin or my nan ever appeared at each others birthdays or other family events.
Apparently such occurences was common in those days too...people just handing over their kid to someone else like a pet they just didn't like the look of.
Truthfully though, I wasn't saddened by the news, I mean of course hes still just a stranger to me and will always stay that way too.
I'm more soo pretty pissed at why the hell, all this time, my nan still just carryed on with her dad. They still spoke to each other like a loving father and daughter would throughout life. She explains to me how even as an adult, Colin was plagued with depression and was usually on meds and sorts throughout.
He had least was able to have his own family, kids, grandkids. And worked as a teacher in a primary school. Non the less, his potential happyness in life was thwarted by his lack of affection during his childhood and of course knowing how he was abondoned.
And now he dies at the age of 61. From a massive heart attack my nan said. I asked about the Funeral and she said she will attend, though franklyI feel its a lil too late toonly juststart getting involved in his life...when he doesn't have one.
I might join too, not because of him being family but because even without relation, he was a broken man who had to live life knowing his parents didn't want him. Blood relation or not, its just too damn cruel.
So yeah, bad things happen in the world, hardly news to anyone. But still just thought I'd give rise to such an event in my life.
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