I want to get into the Resident Evil series...

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#51 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12627 posts) -

See, the thing about the older RE games is that they're not really very good unless you have nostalgia for them. Back in the day they were atmospheric and everything, but now...not so much. And they're kind of terrible to play.

Resident Evil 1 (not the GameCube remake) has amazing voice acting.

RE4 is fun. So is RE5.

That's what I have to say. There are plenty of people who will disagree with me, and say that the original games are great and everything, but really, you need the nostalgia to really enjoy them in this day and age.

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#52 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

If you can't handle tank controls don't even bother with the older games.

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#53 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15666 posts) -

Basically, you should start with REmake as a gauge for how you can take Tank Controls. In addition to being the best "old style" Resident Evil, it is the one that perhaps most strongly ingrains the ideas of "avoid enemies and conserve ammo" which are pretty much the tactics you use throughout the series. I really like them, but I also blog about old games semi-regularly, so your level of tolerance may differ.

Also, I agree with : Code Veronica is crap. Awkwardly paced and backtrack heavy, not to mention being the definite start of Resident Evil changing from a B-horror type thing to a more action oriented perspective. People always seem to hate on RE:0 as the weakest, but I think that game is actually kind of great.

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#54 Posted by supermonkey122 (1229 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Avoid Code: Veronica X, because it's pretty crap.

I don't know man, the Dreamcast version is pretty great.

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#55 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@supermonkey122:

Really? The only difference is one cutscene where Wesker shows up, hits Claire, and then leaves before he can exercise any influence on the plot.

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#56 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: Looks like revolt is happening
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#57 Posted by supermonkey122 (1229 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@supermonkey122:

Really? The only difference is one cutscene where Wesker shows up, hits Claire, and then leaves before he can exercise any influence on the plot.

Well the Dreamcast one is the only version I've played

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#58 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@kingzetta said:

@Video_Game_King: Looks like revolt is happening

If my Kingdom is under threat, so is your's. Mutually assured destruction, good sir.

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#59 Edited by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@kingzetta said:

@Video_Game_King: Looks like revolt is happening

If my Kingdom is under threat, so is your's. Mutually assured destruction, good sir.

So if the people in your own kingdom revolt, you nuke mine for no reason?
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#60 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@kingzetta:

I have my reasons. How am I to know that you didn't instigate such a revolution to gain control of the Throne?

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#61 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@kingzetta:

I have my reasons. How am I to know that you didn't instigate such a revolution to gain control of the Throne?

You'd nuke a kingdom because they maybe had something to do with the fall of yours? You're a monster.
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#62 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@kingzetta:

I'm a strategist.

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#63 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@kingzetta:

I'm a strategist.

Nuking things is not a strategy
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#64 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@kingzetta:

Tell me: what country are you from?

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#65 Posted by copycatzen (819 posts) -

just make sure that when you play the first RE, you play te Remake version made for the Game Cube

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#66 Posted by Deranged (2022 posts) -

If you're starting out, it all depends on what interested you in the series. Do you like the behind the shoulder gameplay of 4 and 5, or did the gritty, close quarters of the earlier game draw you in?

I'd personally recommend going through them all, but RE4 would be the most logical since it's the best so far and the series is following suite.

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#67 Posted by heavyplay (325 posts) -

@UKSamwise said:

Gametrailers did this retrospective a couple of years ago in preparation for RE5.

http://www.gametrailers.com/game/resident-evil-retrospective/10620

Just posting to say THANK YOU!. I played RE1 on the PS1 and hated it. I've always wanted to get back into the series but I didn't want to actually play those games because of the horrible controls.

I think I'm going to watch these and start on RE4 HD.

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#68 Posted by clubsandwich (3965 posts) -

@JoeyRavn: REmake for the GameCube is by far the best RE game, you should try that!

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