Resident Evil Community |OT2| Best Fans Ever!

kamineko

Does his best thinking in the flying car
#1
The Resident Evil Community thread |OT| has fizzled out, despite a strong OP by cvxfreak. These things happen. Jawmuncher contacted me two weeks ago about starting a new one. The new thread could benefit form being on the main Gaming forum for a month, picking up new subs before moving into Community. Jawmuncher discussed this concept with moderator(s), and here we are now.

Why? People like talking about RE on neoGAF, even if they've stopped doing so in the community OT. Let's look at some recent conversations:

Ranking the Resident Evil games by Lightning Count
Resident Evil 5 is so good by Neiteio
Resident Evil 0 |OT| by me
Resident Evil 6 rated for PS4 and Xbox One in Korea by Jawmuncher
Europe: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition coming out on Oct. 29 on Wii U
SoulsBourne is a modern interpretation of old school Resident Evil by Dance Inferno
Resident Evil 5 (PS3) - co-op partner wanted. by Lightning Count
RTTP - Resident Evil 2: Surviving the Horror by ScOULaris
You are now in charge of the Resident Evil games. Where do you go from here? by joe2187
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Review Thread by Jimmyfenix
Where are these Resident Evil counts (9.5 million users online)coming from on re.net? by Jawmuncher
Digital Foundry: Resident Evil 0 Original vs HD Remaster Comparison (Gamecube Vs PS4) by Dusk Golem
Lets Talk Resident Evil Revelations 2 vs other modern RE by ksdixon
Are there any games with better pacing than Resident Evil Remake? by Crimsonclaw111
RTTP - Resident Evil 2 by Lightning Count
Why is Resident Evil Code Veronica so underrated? by The Last One
Playing RE HD last night, tank controls finally clicked for me by Neiteio

Those are just the threads that have had activity in 2016. I excluded a few, like the RE0 announcement thread, just because they started a long time ago & were ultimately replaced by the OT.

So why not take another shot at a RE community OT on GAF?


Some good things to talk about
Ranking your favorites
Tasteful fan art (MS Paint examples are especially welcome)
Analysis of a favorite scene/recurring motif/character etc
Crazy theories
Series future speculation/and or hopes and dreams
Favorite/Least favorite weapons
Weird, specialist runs for which there are no trophies, only forum fame
Great videos of god-tier mercs runs
Brag about your best speedrun time
Slyly compliment The Evil Within and insult it in the same sentence
Best villain/protag/side character
Attempts at dramatic seriousness, and their success/failure
Goofy products/projects/canon/noncanon
How to enhance Raid/Mercs for future titles
Your first RE experience
Cool GIFs. We need more Resi GIFs
Anything that isn't "new" news (that should still get its own thread in Gaming)
EDIT: This thread is also a great place to find players for online. Let us know what platforms/games you are interested in!
EDIT: Tell us about your cool mods, PC GAF!


Deporting oneself badly
Don't be a jerk. Absolutely provide insight into your opinions, but "lol [RE6/CVX/RE4/whatever] is utter shit and its [success/failure] just goes to show how [pedestrian/stupid/unskilled/butthurt/whatever] the [old fans/new fans/critics/casual gamers/santa claus/whatever] are. This fucking fanbase is the absolute worst" is just the same old shit we've been reading for years. Have an actual point. Don't just drive-by gameshit.

Yeah, just as an awareness thing, the intent of the thread is to foster community among RE fans of all stripes.

In creating this thread, I didn't envision a "correct" type of fan, nor did I consider a minimum experience requirement for declaring oneself a fan. I'll update the OP to reflect this, but I consider policing/questioning somebody's "RE Cred" an off-topic/disruptive sort of thing & really would rather not have it here.


I will happily modify the OP when I see good suggestions for other recommended topics. The OP very much belongs to the community, and as memorable quotes/ideas/gifs arise, I will try to reflect that in the OP. Apologies to Jawmuncher (& mods with whom Jm discussed this) for the delay. I was working on something a little more elaborate, but it ended up being a parody of discussion on another site (THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED).... so yeah that got scrapped. All that remains of that concept is the title, RIP

Asking the tough questions, though: will we ever see Rebecca play piano again?

EDIT
I have failed this community

BONUS ROUND
Remake a cover of your favorite game with clip art and comic sans like this gem from chubigans! Suitably hilarious efforts will be featured in this OP
IMPRESSIVE FEATS OF DARING
AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF NEOGAF RESI/BH OTs
ORC (cvxfreak)
Revelations 3ds (cvxfreak)
PS360 Ports of CVX and RE4 (ULTROS!)
Mercenaries 3D (Yama)
Revelations Unveiled/HD (Yama)
RE4 Ultimate HD PC (grief.exe)
RE6 (Nemesis_)
REmake HD (Love Deterrence)
Revelations 2 (Nemesis_)
RE0 Remaster (kamineko)
RE6 Remaster (Jawmuncher)
Umbrella Corps (Jawmuncher)

Claimed OTs
Since it's not against the rules and is said to be coming out in May via the newest trailer.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps by Jawmuncher (26 January 2016)
Resident Evil 5 Remastered by Eggbok (February 25th, 2016)

Releases June 28th, 2016!
I'd love to have a crack at this, if possible:

Resident Evil 7 biohazard by cvxfreak (January 24, 2017)
Resident Evil 4 Remaster by Kamineko (17 June 2016)

FALL 2016 Release TBA
Dusk Golem's Canon Chronology

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard / Biohazard 7: Resident Evil
Here is ArkkAngel007's writeup of the RE7 reveal at E3 2016
"The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on."
Stage Five: Acceptance
OTHER COOL STUFF
For anyone who hasn't seen them yet, here are the two drama albums that explore alternative histories for Sherry and Ada after BIO2.

BIOHAZARD 2 DRAMA ALBUM The Little Runaway Sherry
BIOHAZARD 2 DRAMA ALBUM The Female Spy Ada Lives
This compilation of version/platform differences up to RE4, started by randomwab and updated by SolVanderlyn
Wonderful thread. RE has a great fanbase all over.

GamingMoe recently interviewed Kenichi Iwao, the man who conceived of the game world for the original Resident Evil. It's an interesting interview, and yours truly was the interpreter. ;)

Meeting Kenichi Iwao was amazing. Just hearing him talk about how he created RE1's characters, enemies, world, etc. was very mind blowing. I wish there could be an opportunity to go back to the series and see what he would do with it.
Actually, it not only helps set up Umbrella's downfall, but gives a full look at just how evil it is. Survivor and Dead Aim are essential to getting the full scope of the story, in my opinion. They both illustrate the company declining. The novel and stage play are great too.

The series has some of the most natural story progression imaginable, honestly.
This isn't new news, but Capcom Cafe (a Capcom-themed cafe in Japan) has been celebrating RE, Been doing a series of chibi little Resident Evil Zero comics, some special series merchandise, and apparently they've been serving these two dishes for the past couple months during the series 20th anniversary:



Have I shown my appreciation for BIOHAZARD the Toon?


Because it's great.

Really great.

And also really real.

And really cute.

(posted by Seyavesh)
Remember this freak-out? (posted by kogasu)

stairs! (posted by Jawmuncher)

Beginning Hour explained (posted by Disgraced)

a reddit guy

the ride never ends (Disgraced)


It's dangerous to go alone! Tell your friends! Feel free to copy/paste this GIF and link code into RE-related threads. The more, the merrier.

or this one

or this one

or this one
 
#4
I'm really hoping we get RE7 announced this year, it's been ages since 6. Rev 2 was a great step in the right direction, and I'm hopeful that a higher budget and RE6's amazing mechanics as a base should result in something special.
 
#5
Yo! I'm here for this! Is there a PS4 REGAF community? Anyone still playing on RE5 or 6 or any other RE on PS3 or PS4? Add me: onyxtour I have Mercs 3D and getting a new PC soon too so I can mod some RE5 and 6. I love Mercenaries and the versus/multiplayer though mp on RE6 not so much anymore since everyone just uses Piers but I'm always up for some RE!

Anyways, even though Umbrella Corps is not looking like something I wanted I'm still excited for some new RE, will def get it. Can't wait for RE7 and REmake 2!

Y'all think Julia Voth meant something by this? "#shesback" or this?
 
#6
Cool. I bought all the classic REs when they were on sale back around Halloween and now I'm pretty much addicted to the series. REmake 2 is possibly my most anticipated game at this point, can't wait to see footage.
 
#7
Give Ada Wong her own game.

Actually make it an Ada / Fong Ling game.

And make Bruce like shitty Leon in the game

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Anyway, I'm in. I love me some RE5. I can't, with good consicence say there's a bad RE game. Every one of them has a redeeming value about it.
 
#9
Yo! I'm here for this! Is there a PS4 RE community? Anyone still playing on RE5 or 6 or any other RE on PS3 or PS4? Add me: onyxtour I have it Mercs 3D and getting a new PC soon too for I can mod some RE5 and 6. /obsessed

I'm always up for some RE!
Will be sure to add you, really hope they release 4-6 on PS4 proper, I have a new PSN ID so I have to get the plats on 5 and 6 again but I'm waiting on potential remasters, 6 is looking likely anyway.
 

kamineko

Does his best thinking in the flying car
#10
Yo! I'm here for this! Is there a PS4 RE community? Anyone still playing on RE5 or 6 or any other RE on PS3 or PS4? Add me: onyxtour I have it Mercs 3D and getting a new PC soon too for I can mod some RE5 and 6. /obsessed

I'm always up for some RE!
That's a good idea. I'll add something about finding fellow players for online to the OP

(I can also vouch for ubersticky. He's a good shot)
 
#13
Lovely!!!! The franchise is very dear to my heart. It's actually the start of my love for survival horror. The series has changed since then (since Resident Evil 4) however I still cherish it for the most part. I'm most looking forward to the Resident Evil 2 remake. I have SUCH high expectations that I don't know if I've set them too high but man whenever I put on Resident Evil or Resident Evil 0 HD I'm reminded of what they can do. It could be a magical thing.

Oh and as if you can't tell, my favorite character is Claire Redfield. Followed by Leon S. Kennedy.

I've played through 2 so many times that I feel like it's the first one I'll be able to complete with no saves and all that for special achievements. I hope we get down information on it soon. Even an image.
 

kamineko

Does his best thinking in the flying car
#14
Lovely!!!! The franchise is very dear to my heart. It's actually the start of my love for survival horror. The series has changed since then (since Resident Evil 4) however I still cherish it for the most part. I'm most looking forward to the Resident Evil 2 remake. I have SUCH high expectations that I don't know if I've set them too high but man whenever I put on Resident Evil or Resident Evil 0 HD I'm reminded of what they can do. It could be a magical thing.

Oh and as if you can't tell, my favorite character is Claire Redfield. Followed by Leon S. Kennedy.

I've played through 2 so many times that I feel like it's the first one I'll be able to complete with no saves and all that for special achievements. I hope we get down information on it soon. Even an image.
yessssssss.

 
#15
Will be sure to add you, really hope they release 4-6 on PS4 proper, I have a new PSN ID so I have to get the plats on 5 and 6 again but I'm waiting on potential remasters, 6 is looking likely anyway.
Really? 4 again? There's like a million different versions already :p

5 I can get behind..it's my favorite.

Although I mainly play the PC version which still looks amazing.

dat Sheva short skit
 
#19
Thanks for reviving this. Been hoping to see it active again for a long time.

I hope we see something new soon for the franchise along with REmake 2.
 
#20
Me and another gaffer put a ton of effort into a Witcher community thread, it was moved to community on the day it was posted and died.
Good to see RE get another chance.
Let's do our best!
 
#21
I have now finished every mainline game other than 6. I bailed out of 3 twice, but finally finished it. Even though its predecessors are better, it's also not as bad as I remembered (the feeling that it's just ,,Gaiden" kept growing in my memories too). I can't say it's absolutely amazing, but definitely a very fun survival game.
 

SolVanderlyn

Thanos acquires the fully powered Infinity Gauntlet in The Avengers: Infinity War, but loses when all the superheroes team up together to stop him.
#23
REmake 2 woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
#25
I wish RE: CVX would get a PC release, especially since every other mainline game in the series has been released there at some point. I have the PS3 version but some of the textures could really do with a bit of work!

On a tangent, can anyone advise whether the Chronicles games are notably better on PS3 than on Wii? I have both consoles but would have to pick up a PS Move controller and camera for the PS3 versions.
 
#27
I wish RE: CVX would get a PC release, especially since every other mainline game in the series has been released there at some point. I have the PS3 version but some of the textures could really do with a bit of work!

On a tangent, can anyone advise whether the Chronicles games are notably better on PS3 than on Wii? I have both consoles but would have to pick up a PS Move controller and camera for the PS3 versions.
I gave up waiting and got it from PSN last time it was on sale.
Never played Chronicles on Wii but it worked fine on PS3 with Move.
 

Evolved1

make sure the pudding isn't too soggy but that just ruins everything
#28
I hope RE7 has Raid. But not Rev2 Raid. Rev1 Raid instead.

And I hope RE6master has Voth-Valentine as a bonus.

I'm also buying that absurd Umbrella shooter, but I'd like proper RE announcements soon. Getting impatient over here.
 
#30
Fun fact, if you search that guy's name on either google or wikipedia you immediately get to the site of Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has produced the series until 4. I got really hopeful until I found that the guy introducing the remake has actually only produced RE6. Caution way up again for the remake.
 
#31
I played through REmake/RE2/RE3 in a row last year. Just reminds me those games certainly have unique stances and takes on what makes RE work.

REmake is about the uncertain. You don't know if the next threat is right around the corner, and suddenly a quiet hallway isn't so safe.
RE2 is about overwhelming fear. Zombies are all over the place, and you're not just dealing with 2-3 at a time. They come in packs.
RE3 is about survival. There's a giant genetic freak with a rocket launcher after you. He is always watching.

No Resident Evil is exactly the same scenario. And that's what made going through each one different and fulfilling.

I also highly recommend Revelations 2. You like old style movie cheese? RE1's hokey acting and dialogue? Then you're right at home with this game. And it helps that it brought back my favorite RE girl, Claire, for one more ride of terror.
 
#35
Glad to see the community back up, hopefully this time it'll get a following that sticks to it. Especially as was posted how big RE threads get on GAF main page.

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Really hope the anniversary celebration this year goes all out. I want to be swimming in RE related things all year long.
 

SolVanderlyn

Thanos acquires the fully powered Infinity Gauntlet in The Avengers: Infinity War, but loses when all the superheroes team up together to stop him.
#40
The RE4 HD texture mod is going to be amazing, and it's almost done.

Also, Carlos is the best one-off character. A hero working for Umbrella? He was Finn before Finn. Despite the RE3 segment of Umbrella Chronicles being the worst and most inaccurate adaptation of its respective game, it did Carlos a lot of justice and boosted him to main character status, which was awesome.

 
#43
As a gamer and a scientist I have taken it on myself to rank all the games. Please note, this list is not my opinion, and is in fact 100% fact. This list flows from best to worst. Hyphens represent a tie in quality.

Official Games Ranking

REmake – 4

5 – 2 – 3 – Original

Revelations 2

Zero

Outbreak File # 2 – Dead Aim – Revelations - Darkside Chronicles

Outbreak 1

Code Veronica – Umbrella Chronicles – Mercenaries 3D

<POWER GAP>

Operation Raccoon City – 6 – Gaiden

<POWER GAP>

Survivor
 

Evolved1

make sure the pudding isn't too soggy but that just ruins everything
#45
Jill > Claire > Ada > Sheva > Ashley > Rebecca

I still need to play 6.
6 will either move Ada forward a notch, or back... depending on your reaction. Personally I love RE6 Ada, she has a very "oh how quaint" attitude as the world burns around her, and her noir-like narration/VO was a great change of pace from the other characters' campaigns.

There are folks who advocate breaking the game up and playing the chronological segements of the campaigns, jumping around... I could not disagree more. RE6 has very very neat narrative mechanic that gets utterly lost doing that. The characters do not view the same circumstances the same way. As the player, you know what they know. You start as Leon and you perceive the events from his perspective. His goals, his direct experiences, his antagonist. But each campaign plays on that perspective by challenging it with new information and experiences you've had with another character. Three times they add information and change the context of the "crossroads" events... when the campaigns collide. And it all culminates with Ada. Too cool for school, she's the only one playing the meta game.

I mean if you automatically roll your eyes at the RE "story" then maybe this does nothing for you, and Ada is just someone talking too much. But I enjoy the story and thought this mechanism of layered and intersecting narrative was reallly clever. And that Ada was a great pay off.

I shed a tear every time someone on gaf recommends chronological playthrough (as a first time) they missed the whole point! Really unappreciated aspect of RE6.
 

Kozi

Neo Member
#49
After reading the OT, it spurred the question: what was my first RE experience? To think back on it, my first RE experience is one of my favorite video gaming memories. It was the mid nineties, and my brother and I would constantly visit comic book shops to check out if they had any new Aliens comics. One day we came in and there was a demo kiosk for the Sega Saturn and a few guys were around playing it. I could see that they had just started the game Resident Evil, and I sat down to check it out. I had seen screen shots in EGM, and from the screen shots and I could not comprehend how the game actually played. I was super curious to see the game in action.

The guy playing chose Jill Valentine, and as soon as he started playing, I remember thinking it was the most cinematic game I'd ever seen. I couldn't believe how crazy this game was! The character had a pistol with only a few rounds, and the person playing burned through these rounds rather quickly, trying to dispatch zombies around the mansion. It was super interesting to watch this dude playing get super frustrated and eventually die. I remember thinking that this game is totally different than any other I had seen before. Every decision you made had to be deliberate as it was painfully permanent. You could always reload saves, but as for a single play through, ever action made had to be strategic. I remember watching the Jill run through the mansion, with doors being locked. In my head, I tried to remember all of the doors and which key corresponded with which door. I was excited to get my hands on the game and play it myself. While the dialogue was hammy, the plot was incredibly intriguing. Pharmaceutical corporation working on weaponized virus in a remote installation, all hell breaks loose and you have to investigate. Holy shit. Fucking terrifying. Back then, and even now, I have to say that I feel it's the best explanation for "zombies" in media.

I think RE might have been the first thing in media to remind me of (the greatest film of all time) Aliens. There is this incredible tension as the characters don't have enough resources to bulldoze through the adversity, the characters needed to be aware of their resources, and utterly survive. To me, this changed video games.