Xplay preview: You can move while shooting!

#1 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
Here. At 2:30: "You don't necessarily have to be stationary anymore while you're shooting". While I'm very happy, I kinda feel bad for the anti-walk while shooting people...
#2 Posted by ReTarDedFisHy (1070 posts) -

Makes it a bit more realistic, but at the same time it may get rid of the suspense.
Nothing screams panic like having to stay still while hordes of zombies are coming after you ;)

#3 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -
Icemael said:
 While I'm very happy, I kinda feel bad for the anti-walk while shooting people..."
Why? He said there would be a choice, play with the new controls or play with classic controls. Its a smart move in my opinion
#4 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Won't this rebalance the whole games difficulty? I think they're just referring to the fact you can strafe while you shoot?

#5 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
HazBazz said:
"Icemael said:
 While I'm very happy, I kinda feel bad for the anti-walk while shooting people..."
Why? He said there would be a choice, play with the new controls or play with classic controls. Its a smart move in my opinion"
Yeah, but many of them don't even want it as an option because "it's destroying our beloved RE" or something.
#6 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
Icemael said:
"HazBazz said:
"Icemael said:
 While I'm very happy, I kinda feel bad for the anti-walk while shooting people..."
Why? He said there would be a choice, play with the new controls or play with classic controls. Its a smart move in my opinion"
Yeah, but many of them don't even want it as an option because "it's destroying our beloved RE" or something."
Am I totally missing the plot or didn't it get clarified at TGS that the new "Gears" controls only add in strafing. There was much deliberation beforehand over what it meant but I'm certain afterwards the press confirmed it was not so much of a change.

Not trying to sound like the RE(4) purist or anything but being rooted to the spot is a MASSIVE part of the suspense. It's all about finding an area where you can see the zombies and being as accurate as possible to pick them off.

If you could move while shooting it would retune the whole difficulty.
#7 Edited by Icemael (6364 posts) -

I had't heard anything about moving while shooting until now. I'm guessing it's Dead Space-style, but I'm not sure.

get2sammybsaid:
Not trying to sound like the RE(4) purist or anything but being rooted to the spot is a MASSIVE part of the suspense. It's all about finding an area where you can see the zombies and being as accurate as possible to pick them off.

If you could move while shooting it would retune the whole difficulty."
They'll just improve enemy AI. It doesn't remove suspense, look at Dead Space. That game had moving while shooting, and there was a whole lot more suspense than RE4.
Anyway, what mode are you people gonna play? I'm gonna start with the new controls to see how it works, and then use the classic on my second playthrough.
#8 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -

I'm sorry to say that the Capcom guy was mistaken, you can NOT walk and shoot...  I emailed them to check, and this was their response:

"Hello Icemael, Currently the game does not allow you to run & shoot at the same time. There has been no announcement on the gameplay changing to allow this.

CAPCOM Customer Support"
#9 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

fake, I played the demo already, you can only strafe.

#10 Edited by Bulldog19892 (1795 posts) -

Personally, I would welcome a horror game that allows you the conventions of a third person shooter or action game. The fear shouldn't come from poor controls, it should come from powerful enemies, scarce ammo/weaponry, spooky atmosphere. You know, good game design.

#11 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -
Bulldog19892 said:
"Personally, I would welcome a horror game that allows you the conventions of a third person shooter or action game. The fear shouldn't come from poor controls, it should come from powerful enemies, scarce ammo/weaponry, spooky atmosphere. You know, good game design."
RE lost all that already, and the controls aren't poor, stop using that stupid argument.
#12 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
clubsandwich said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"Personally, I would welcome a horror game that allows you the conventions of a third person shooter or action game. The fear shouldn't come from poor controls, it should come from powerful enemies, scarce ammo/weaponry, spooky atmosphere. You know, good game design."
RE lost all that already, and the controls aren't poor, stop using that stupid argument."
True, the controls aren't poor. I'm currently playing through RE4 again, and strafing is really the only improvement that's needed. The reason why RE isn't scary anymore is that you're so damn powerful. There's no real fear when you've got a shotgun and plenty of ammo. The scariest part of RE4 was when you were playing as Ashley in the rooms with armors. Why? Because you were playing as a defenseless girl, not a guy with a shotgun.

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