Should I buy the HD version, community?

#1 Posted by Jamakan_Inc (81 posts) -

Hey guys, so I'm seriously considering getting this. I don't own any other copies of it (well, technically my girlfriend has the Wii version, which is good,) but I'd rather play it with a 360 controller. Is the HD port really that bad? Does it handle like RE5 on the 360? What say you, community? WHAT SAY YOU? Also, thanks in advance for your time, I know these arent exactly the most interesting threads.

#2 Edited by DarthOrange (3498 posts) -

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

#3 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

Is Assignment Ada included?

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4609 posts) -
@Hector said:

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

Is Assignment Ada included?

I believe so
#5 Edited by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

That's the main reason why I didn't like Resident Evil 4. I hate games that force you to use the left stick for aiming. I don't understand why in an HD remake they couldn't allow you to aim with the right stick and move with the left stick. I mean they obviously adapted the controls for the Wii version, so why not the 360/PS3 version?

#6 Posted by CounterShock (419 posts) -

You should just play the Wii version if it's available to you. The HD versions are fine, there is a weird thing with the Ganados voices sounding like they're coming out of a Wii remote. Besides that, the Wii remote is the best way to control that game.

#7 Posted by Zacagawea (1569 posts) -

@spazmaster666 said:

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

That's the main reason why I didn't like Resident Evil 4. I hate games that force you to use the left stick for aiming. I don't understand why in an HD remake they couldn't allow you to aim with the right stick and move with the left stick. I mean they obviously adapted the controls for the Wii version, so why not the 360/PS3 version?

Because it's a lazy and quick cash grab

#8 Posted by captain_clayman (3301 posts) -

@spazmaster666 said:

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

That's the main reason why I didn't like Resident Evil 4. I hate games that force you to use the left stick for aiming. I don't understand why in an HD remake they couldn't allow you to aim with the right stick and move with the left stick. I mean they obviously adapted the controls for the Wii version, so why not the 360/PS3 version?

whaaaat i thought there was a way to change the options to use the right stick? i swear that's what they said on the quicklook.

#9 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

The PSN/XBLA version is probbaly the best version of that game.

#10 Edited by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

@captain_clayman said:

whaaaat i thought there was a way to change the options to use the right stick? i swear that's what they said on the quicklook.

You can remap the aim and shoot buttons to the bumpers but not remap the actual aiming to the right stick. Baffling yes, but true.

#11 Posted by DarthOrange (3498 posts) -

@Hector said:

@DarthOrange said:

I just finished the PS3 version this morning and honestly it is fine, some people just like to bitch about graphics, but the gameplay is fine. It is a little different from RE5 in terms of handling, but over all it's basically the same thing. Biggest difference is that you aim with the left stick instead of the right stick (at least on the PS3 version). I say go for it, your in for a real treat if you haven't played it before, and even if you have, it still holds up well.

Is Assignment Ada included?

Yes it is.

#12 Posted by Soapy86 (2599 posts) -

I actually just bought the 360 version a few days ago. It's great.

#13 Posted by DarthOrange (3498 posts) -
#14 Posted by MrKlorox (11186 posts) -

Every version is fucked up in the control department, so it really doesn't matter.

#15 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

I would say it's worth it. I got the PS3 version for $10, Playstation Plus discount the first week it was out, and had a blast even though I blasted my way through because I played it to death on Gamecube. For someone playing it for the first time I'm say $20 is a good price and I believe it comes with 1000 achievement points because it's technically in the Games on Demand section.

#16 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

I have it on 360 and its fine... but i also actually preferred playing the wii version.

#17 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

@msavo: Well it did have a retail release in Japan and Europe, just not in the North America.

#18 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3032 posts) -

I'm playing it for the first time via the HD version, it's so good.

#19 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1348 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian: No retail release in the UK though.

I've been wanting to buy it for a while. I had 640 points on my account, thought I would buy 1200 and get it. Turns out that would put me 40 points short. Will probably just buy it with £15 of real money at some point rather than with Brad Bucks.

#20 Edited by JasonR86 (9381 posts) -

@Jamakan_Inc:

I actually own this game three different ways (Gamecube, Wii, and now 360). It's probably my second favorite version behind the Wii version (primarily due to the Wii's controls). It's certainly the best looking version. It looks like an upscaled Gamecube game. That's not necessarily a bad thing. But it doesn't look like a modern 360 game. The controls are fine. It's similar to the Gamecube version (though that doesn't necessarily help you since you didn't play that game). It's similar to RE 5 but there's no strafing. It controls fine. It's a little clunky but all versions of this game are clunky. If you could handle the movement controls on the Wii then you'll be able to handle the movement controls on the 360. They are identical. Only the aiming controls are different (on the 360 you hold a button, stand in one spot, and aim with either the left or right stick).

EDIT:

I was wrong. You can't aim with the right stick. Again, this is just like the Gamecube version. Some people are ok with this, like me, others are not. I think it works just fine though.

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