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@ninkendo said:

Hard Corps is running at the speed it should

It just seems faster because they came off the slower games just minutes beforehand.

As a European, welcome to my world with EVERY game from the 90s.

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Man, I really liked season 3. I was so much better paced than season 2, and despite Hopper's characterization it was much funnier and more easygoing than any of the others. It was a good Last Crusade to the first season's Raiders, I thought, and there's mercifully nothing quite so boring as Eleven's runaway stint from last season.

Plus it looks *great*.

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Bunch of OLEDs also have burn-in issues. Plus I just hate frame art in general. I really want them to add a toggle to this.

EDIT: Haven't checked how many people call this out, but the reason they did this now is they're doing a remake of SD3, so localizing the old one and releasing this collection probably just fits as a marketing action for *that*, never mind that they'd need to translate it for the remake anyway.

EDIT EDIT: Also, I kinda wish this had the DS remake and the weird US Mana game in it, too.

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As for the racist tropes claims, I really don't see it, like I said the Spanish work is actually good, and considering the context of the game it kinda works and is believable. So in my opinion, I see no racist tropes in this game, and digging for them is just looking for drama of something that doesn't exist.

Resident Evil 5 with the African tribe village level... well... that is another story.

Well, I mean... it's not like the villagers' outfits and the general look of the town make a ton of sense in a game set in 2004. It's all mostly a derivative of tropes from media that is in turn regurgitating tropes from Lovecraft, which makes it all a bit tired and anachronistic and a touch derisive.

And I may have some thoughts about mister flamenco cop here:

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And whatever the hell is going on here.

2004 in Spanish fashion, everyone.
2004 in Spanish fashion, everyone.

Honestly, the whole thing feels of a kind across all games, 1 to 5 in terms of being a somewhat reclusive Japanese dude's stereotypical version of US action hero cops, Spanish rednecks and African towns in how they're all ridiculously stylized stereotypes. "Detrás de ti, imbécil" sounds and feels super consistent with "You were almost a Jill sandwich" to me. The implications of the African setting are a bit extra yikes-y, but I've always felt there was a similar set of tropes at play in 4 that nobody recognizes.

Interesting to hear that "romper a pedazos" is indeed a South American variant, though. From the accents my guess has always been that they sought out a handful of Spanish speakers local to wherever they recorded the dub, probably meaning a mix of Mexican and second generation US Spanish speakers, which I guess is still very plausible. You're absolutely right that nobody is even trying a little bit to make a Spanish accent, of course.

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I'm not trying to shit on Abby's play or anything cause she does awesome. But her coincidentally going down to no visible health like 4 times in a row seems borderline impossible. She only time she dies in the whole video is from instant kill moves.

Definitely some fudging in the game to reduce one hit kills from normal attacks when you're in the green, which is just good game design, really. Tons of games do things like that to avoid feeling super unfair. It's particularly good in horror games, because it's a lot scarier to be on a single pixel of life than to have a bigger chunk that is still smaller than the minimum damage you can take, and gameplay-wise it doesn't really change the balance.

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@krizstof: You know the one that always threw me off?

It's "te voy a romper a pedazos".

I'm not familiar enough with all South American variations to figure out if any particular dialect uses that preposition, but most places would say "te voy a romper EN pedazos". I've always wondered if that line can help pinpoint who wrote the wonky Spanish or if it's just... bad. Like, do Mexicans specifically say that? That a south of the US thing? If anybody here knows, I'd love to find out.

Them shouting "agárrenlo", on the other hand definitely sounds super Mexican specifically, so yeah, I tend to agree with you in the general point. The whole thing was basically a meme when this came out (I definitely know me and my friends spent a lot of time saying "detrás de ti, imbécil" in a vaguely Mexican accent when this game came out), but I've secretly always been a bit miffed by how big of a splash the racist tropes in RE5 made while not a single anglosaxon game journalist ever pointed out the weirdness of this game's whole deal.

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@curufinwe: @curufinwe:I mean, apparently only as far as the US being willing to send the one DiCaprio-looking dude and Spain sending two disinterested patrol cops, so they seem pretty chill about it.

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Ok, can all fluent Spanish speakers keep posting about how shitty the Spanish is in this game. I mean, in good humor, but I'd love to make that a known fact for all the English speakers getting back into this game.

Also, it's hilarious bad, if you were wondering. It's never not funny.

EDIT: Also also, man, that first encounter plays weird in 2019. This US cop walks into some dude's house uninvited, the dude says "what the hell are you doing here, get out!" and the US cop proceeds to shoot him in the face when the dude tries to kick him out (admittedly with a hatchet, but still).

I'm pretty sure that would have caused an international incident, even if Mr. Loose Cannon Kennedy over here didn't proceed to massacre an entire town and blow up a historic landmark immediately afterwards.

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For the record, this is not European Spanish. It's such a bad, mismatched dub (best guess, it's non-naive speakers, maybe Americans who speak some Spanish?) that its crummy accents have become a meme for native Spanish speakers.

So... sorry to burst Ben's bubble there.

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Play this in French. There is an option, you can even change it on the fly. It's a French game, so it makes a lot more sense than English with accents, and the voice acting is plenty solid in the French version, too. They even resynched the basic facial animation the game has.