Post by Devo DrakeFox on Jan 20, 2012 11:11:53 GMT
I know this should really go in its own thread in Eldorado Zone, but...
The new trailer for the fifth Resident Evil film, Retribution. Despite how bad the film series is, every time they release a trailer I see something that intrigues me. Specifically with this one, the apparent revival of dead characters (and not as zombies).
Seems to move between three leads/areas - Leon in Tall Oaks, a generic American-probably (I guess it could be Canadian) town; Chris in what appears to be Hong Kong; and a twosome of Ashley (?) and a new guy, a mercenary with apparently-important blood (I'm guessing he's immune to one or more of the virii) in some snowy, old-lookin' locale (north Europe?)
Bit hard to tell since there's not much gameplay footage, but it looks like the enemies vary - Leon has old-school zombies, Chris has Resi 4/5 style guys - mutating, using guns, "regenerating"? - and the new guy's only shown fighting a boss creature that looks like the lovechild of Nemesis and a Gigante
I'm rather excited
Here's a trailer
EDIT: Oh, and with regards to the Retribution trailer - heaven help me, but I'll probably go see it. Mainly because I'm intruiged about how there are dead people running around and scenes of startled civilians when most of the planet went belly-up between films 2 and 3. Oh, and that's quite a nifty way of starting the trailer off.
'NOTHER EDIT: Just found Capcom's official synopsis for RE6.
"It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President's side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in Hong Kong, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world's population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left."
Post by Devo DrakeFox on Jan 20, 2012 17:01:59 GMT
Well to hazard a guess, I'm betting Retribution is meant to be a gap-filler and a game-ender (hopefully, the film series has gone on long enough ).
As for RE6... Holy [censored]ting dick-nipples, that looks awesome!! It looks like Capcom might be taking a leaf out of the film's book, going for a full-blown end-of-the-world scenario. If that's the case, then will this be the final chapter of the Resident Evil series? o.o
Post by Devo DrakeFox on Jan 20, 2012 20:38:48 GMT
I have so many questions regarding this...
I wonder if this new guy is meant to be HUNK? And was that Ashley hanging with him? Oh my, she might actually be, dare I say it... USEFUL in this game! Who is "that B*TCH"? Does this game tie in with the new CGI film, Damnation? 0:55 - Is that Angela Miller from Degeneration? What did she do? o.o Perhaps Ada and the Organisation have something to do with all this? Zombies can't run, but they can pounce? How does that work?
I wonder if this new guy is meant to be HUNK? And was that Ashley hanging with him? Oh my, she might actually be, dare I say it... USEFUL in this game!
That's certainly a popular theory at this point. Mind, another theory is that it's Steve "I am very dead" Burnside, so that's popular theories for you.
As for Ashley, I think it is her (although I didn't notice it until someone pointed it out). Sounds like her, and the US president apparently gets infected - it's probably her father, giving her a reason to be in the game.
Who is "that B*TCH"?
If it's not a new character (or indeed someone introduced in Revelations), my gut feeling says Ada up to her double-dealin' ways. Admittedly Chris hasn't directly interacted with her before, but he'd certainly know who she was by this point.
Actually, mentioning a "personal history" - I'ma go out on a limb and offer up Jessica, who's partnering Chris in Revelations. Turning to the dark side and all that.
Does this game tie in with the new CGI film, Damnation?
...Possibly? Degeneration was canon, and Damnation is a direct sequel to that, so maybe there'll be something concrete linking the two like the way Degeneration introduced Tricell.
0:55 - Is that Angela Miller from Degeneration? What did she do? o.o
Can't actually remember who she is. I only saw Degeneration once and that was a while ago.
Perhaps Ada and the Organisation have something to do with all this?
Wouldn't be surprised.
Zombies can't run, but they can pounce? How does that work?
I'm banking on this being the last Resi game, considering its apocalyptic theme and the inclusion of Chris and Leon, meaning it's probably gonna feature, in some form, the entire cast of the series.
Reasons for thinking that are that Chris is still with the BSAA. Unless Jill's been waved off as having retired or something, it's highly unlikely there will be Chris with no Jill. Nothing in the ending for 5 suggested Jill would be out of commission for any reason, and this is set, what, a year after 5?
Including both Leon and Chris in the same game seems to scream "big finale" as there's always been a sense of two separate arcs focusing on the Resi 1 and Resi 2 cast (with the exception of Chris' relation to Claire in CV).
So, while on the subject of Leon, we've never had him without Ada, so she's as good as in.
Of course, Leon's also confirmed as having kept in contact with Claire after Resi 2, and Chris is Claire's brother, so I'd be very surprised if Claire isn't in this. Especially as the only two loose ends that spring to mind are directly tied to events in Claire's story- Steve and Sherry. They may have attained some sort of freedom after Wesker's demise.
When it comes to important blood of this new guy, I doubt he's new and think he may well be either Steve or Hunk. Steve fits the "important blood" thing a little better after that monster thing he became that one time, but then Hunk was also attacked by William Birkin in RE2, somehow surviving. Could suggest that he was immune to the G-Virus, and he's clearly immune to all this stuff.
Blonde girl could be Sherry, rather than Ashley. It's more likely Ashley as her dad went all zombie, but Sherry's gonna be 22 years old now, so you never know.
Either way, that was quite a lot for the first teaser trailer and while there's little gameplay on offer, it's made me quite confident that it's evolved from 5 and may well be a good game.
EDIT: Also, mystery dude and Leon both clearly have partners with them. Chris has a team of people. Return of co-op?
ANOTHER EDIT: After watching it again, a couple of other things spring to mind, which I think I'll definitely be right about.
The mystery man is probably not Steve. It's probably Alex Wesker. Similar melee attacks to Albert Wesker and he looks very much like him. And he has to inject himself with stuff. Then I decided that Alex Wesker IS Hunk. Don't ask me why but he totally is.
Just gave the demo of Revelations a whirl. It's pretty good. Details!
You play as Jill in a part of the ship done up like an Old-School Resi Mansion TM.
Graphics are nice, although some textures look a bit wibbly in 3D. Not a deal-breaker though.
Sound's excellent - all the reviews I've seen say that you need to have headphones in to get a decent sense of atmosphere, but I thought the speakers on their own did a great job.
Controls have been slightly tweaked, but are largely familiar. The main changes are the lack of a run button (you just push the circle pad all the way to run instead), the excellent move of making the A button an instant use-herb button, and of course the fact you can now strafe (apparently I am the only person who was never bothered by that function's absence in previous Resis. Kept forgetting I could do it here).
Having the gunplay in first-person is a bit odd, but it makes sense for the screen's restrictions.
Grenades now count as a sub-weapon along with the knife, oddly.
The enemies are a bit weird. They look kind of like Regenerators but act like zombies. They don't react much when you shoot them, either, which is a shame. I wasted several bullets still shooting them when they'd already gone into their death animations.
Speaking of, ammo's at more of a premium. Not quite Resi 1-scarce, but edging towards that. I literally used my last bullet to make the last kill of the demo.
Light QTE elements when you get knocked over/attacked sometimes.
The proper old slightly-odd Resi atmosphere's back! There's a great bit where you open a door to find a dining room with all the tables piled with food, but there's a strange golden mist at ankle level. Not explained at all, very charming in its "oh-of-course-they-use-special-keys-to-move-bookshelves-around-in-the-police-station" way.
It successfully made me jump once. Dogs were not involved.
Finished Revelations' story mode last night. It's...eh...not bad. It's a fairly good game, but it's easily the weakest of the main series.
Sounds great, too - the music's excellent, the voice actors are decent, the effects are good. You need to play it with headphones on for the full effect though.
It's been intelligently made for handheld play, splitting itself up into bitesize chunks and putting in TV-style "previously on..." segments whenever you load a game.
The weapon system is great. You hold three guns and as many subweapons as you want - the old item boxes have returned for when you want to change your three guns (there are pistols, shotguns, machine guns, rifles and magnums). All through the game you pick up upgrades that you can chop and change between the guns at the weapon boxes - increasing damage, clip sizes, critical hit chances etc. Pistols can take four upgrades, magnums just two and so on. Not all upgrades work with all guns, and you can swap installed ones over if you change your mind. It's a really satisfying, intelligent system and I hope they keep it for Resi 6.
Some of the boss fights are brilliant, among the best the series has ever offered up. Special mention to the second one, a mutated woman who scurries through air ducts, giggling and whispering to you. I played that lying in bed at 1 in the morning with the lights off and headphones in. Probably a mistake.
Good plot. Bonkers (almost rivalling Zero), and slightly confusing in places, but good. And it looks like it might be going some way to setting up 6...
Taking a break from playing as Jill every once in a while is nice. I read somewhere that's how 6 is going to work, I hope that's true.
Nicely atmospheric in places.
The Metroid-style scanning's an interesting touch, and encourages exploration.
Combat's [censored]. Seriously, it's awful. The enemies barely react to your shots, the evade manoeuver is so arcane I never did work it out properly, and switching to first-person does your head in. It's like it's trying to find the mid-point between the early games and the late ones, but it's failing to take on board the good points of either. Oh, and when an enemy dies, it still registers on your little laser sight dot until it's fully sprawled on the floor, meaning you're liable to waste ammo. Not impressed.
The script's hilariously bad in places. But that's Resi for you, I guess.
TOO MUCH [censored]ING SWIMMING. If you divide the game into four quarters, the third quarter is basically diving down into underwater mazes over and over. It's terrible and I hate it.
Bleeding the colour out of the screen as you get hurt is an increasingly common thing, I know, but after a point you can't see what the hell's going on any more.
The final boss is a dick.
So, yeah. Interestingly, I've now turned to Raid mode (the replacement for Mercenaries), and it's proving to be brilliant. Better than the main game in some ways! And it's huge, to the point that I suspect this is where most of the game's value is going to come from.
So yeah. Quite a good game, but too many flaws to be anything more than that. If you're going to get it, try and get it cheap.
That sort of looks like Ada but doesn't quite sound like her (unless they just changed her actress). She hasn't been named yet anyway, so I wouldn't jump to conclusions. I think it's safe to say though that she's "THAT B*TCH!" that Chris mentioned in the first trailer.
EDIT: Actually, having just watched the trailer again, maybe it IS her. I'm still inclined to think not since she's not been directly responsible for any evil-doings as yet. Plus that lady is only wearing a red scarf rather than a dress. Not much to base a belief on, but I'll only believe otherwise when her name is mentioned.
Nah, I'm still convinced that "that b*tch" is Jessica. Chris is mentioned as having a personal vendetta against her, and has he ever even met Ada?
I was just flicking through the Resi wiki, and noticed something I hadn't realised - the helicopter pilot who rescues Jill towards the end of Revelations is the same guy who gets killed near the beginning of 5 when trying to evac Chris and Sheva. Nice touch.
Kind of my point. It's quite hard to have a personal vendetta against someone you've only just met.
Well Chris has never met Helena either, as far as we know. And considering Helena worked for the US President and Ada (if that is her) works for a shady organisation that have been involved with B.O.W.'s in the past, it seems more likely Chris was referring to scarf-girl.
As far as I can see it must be Jessica - because there's no other reason for Revelations to be set when it is. There's nothing in there that sets up Resi 5. Setting it between 4 and 5 cuts down on narrative tension because we know Jill and Chris will both be alive at the end of the game. So there must be a reason for Revelations to take place between two already-released games - the only thing that could fit the bill is the post-credits scene of Raymond giving Jessica a sample of the T-Abyss virus. Admittedly the big water monster that Irving turns into in 5 is quite similar to the giant whatchamacallit that sinks the Zenobia, so I guess you could suggest that Jessica passed the virus on to Tricell, but that's kind of a stretch. Thus I deduce that Jessica is going to be revealed as an important character in 6. I wouldn't be too surprised if Raymond popped up too.
(Oh, and I hope Parker makes an appearance. I like him.