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 Post subject: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 13:31 
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The demo is out now!

Personally I think this is going to be some Resi 4 type of fucking awesome.

Play it, play it now.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 16:39 
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I will play this.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 17:23 
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FYI: You only get one go at it and then its over for ever but if you manage to complete it then you get an exclusive trailer which, by now, is already on the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 17:34 
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Yeah I'd heard it being a one shot thing.

Did you 'do' 'it'?

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 17:35 
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Pancake only. Sad.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 17:43 
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Zardoz wrote:
Yeah I'd heard it being a one shot thing.

Did you 'do' 'it'?


To be honest, I crash quit my run because it was that good I wanted to play it at night with the lights out when I was really in the mood.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:56 
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I did my one-shot last night and didn’t manage to finish the demo but I didn’t mind cause I was just bloody loving it. It looks great, it sounds great and it was just tons of fun. It has a great atmosphere without resorting to the body horror of Resi 7. It just felt right. I couldn’t get on with the OG Resi 1 reREmake (it’s basically the original but pretty with some quality of life stuff and modernised controls) but I’m absolutely on board with this (it felt like a brand new game). If I didn’t have a backlog of games to play this would be a Day1 purchase from me but I might bump some of the stuff I was going to seek out just to play this.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 15:53 
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Good to hear. Didn't get round to playing it over the weekend so I'll have a go one night this week.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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I've seen a few videos of this on my Xbox dashboard and it looks absolutely brilliant. I'll get it one day.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 0:39 
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Stayed alive but ran out of time! Good demo left me wanting to play on, nothing really new though (obv). And after RE7 it’s going to be a bargain bin buy at best.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:04 
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Apparently you can run the demo as many times as you like by just creating new local accounts on the console.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... time-limit

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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Hearthly wrote:
Apparently you can run the demo as many times as you like by just creating new local accounts on the console.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... time-limit
I did wonder how they'd implemented that. I couldn't see any good ways to do it; guess they couldn't either...


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 18:22 
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Reviews are coming in and it’s 9’s and 10’s across the board!


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 18:23 
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I'm looking to get it, but £40 is too rich for my blood.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 18:31 
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It’s less of a remake and more a brand new game though. It looks awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 18:22 
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This is out today and gets a new mode to download. Or is it a mode that coming out? I dunno. Anyway, here’s the new mode. I’ve been avoiding everything to do with the game cause I’m super-excited to play the full thing and don’t want any spoilers but I don’t mind watching this cause it’s just a dude shooting stuff but it looks amazing.

The internet is saying GOTY contender already.



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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 19:28 
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Digital Foundry comparison video is out.

XBox One and PS4 - Pretty ropy, target 60FPS but very rarely get there, regular drops into the 50s, 40s and 30s that cause noticeable judder and affect gameplay.

XB1X and PS4 Pro - Both do a much better job of hitting 60FPS, XB1X almost bombproof 60FPS, PS4 Pro exhibits drops into the high and mid 50s quite regularly.

Gameplay is compromised on the base consoles, not the ideal way to experience the game. Their feeling is that Capcom targeted the upgraded consoles and the base consoles just sort of got what was left.

I might give this game a go, it's a toss up between the XB1X and PC version I think. I'd rather play it with K+M but I do like sitting on the couch and playing games on the big telly with 5:1 sound.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:44 
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I have bought this but went for the PC version in the end. By all accounts the XB1X version is really good and in many ways I'd rather play it on that platform for COUCH and BIG TELLY and 5:1 sound, but the draw of K+M controls was more than I could resist.

Also, Capcom have done a great job with the PC version going from the Steam user reviews, so I'm hoping to be able to play it at native 4K with some Freesync shenanigans.

It's like, I managed to play through THE LAST OF US but I was never what you'd call comfortable with the controls, I'm just a bit shit on a pad really.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 14:38 
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FPS: KBAM preferred.
3rd-person over the shoulder view: controller. Obviously.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 15:11 
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FPS: KBAM preferred.
3rd-person over the shoulder view: controller. Obviously.

That doesn’t make a lot of sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 15:30 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
FPS: KBAM preferred.
3rd-person over the shoulder view: controller. Obviously.

That doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Yes it does. It makes perfect sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 15:31 
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Well I'm glad that's settled.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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Lonewolves wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
FPS: KBAM preferred.
3rd-person over the shoulder view: controller. Obviously.

That doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Yes it does. It makes perfect sense.


Not overly.

Depends whether accurate aiming or more fidelity in movement direction as relative to the camera are more telling concerns for gameplay. Perspective doesn't really play into this, but a third person view certainly makes 8 way movement more noticeable than it does for first person.

also: whether you're cackhanded with one particular control method.


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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 19:11 
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Pfft.

4K is off the table, I could get it to 60FPs with some fairly ruthless shiny reduction but decided 1440p all maxed out was a better option. (Which TBH is a fair result, the 1080 isn't really a 4K card.)

Unfortunately I didn't get far into the game before Mrs Hearthly and Jnr got home so I'll actually get to play it properly later on. There is something to be said for the console model of just firing up the game and getting the 'pre-optimised' settings for the game right out of the box, I don't much enjoy or have the patience for tweaking PC settings these days, and see it more as a price to pay for the best graphical fidelity experience and moreover, in this case, K+M controls.

Anyway, it looked lovely and I'm looking forward to shitting myself up with it later on, or I might play Wargroove, I haven't decided yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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Fuck me this game is terrifying, I'm not sure being sat close to a 32 inch screen with the volume turned up loud in a dark room is an entirely good idea.

I've come downstairs to grab another beer.

The Resi series as a whole hasn't really been a favourite of mine, I played the original on PS1 back in the day, and I had it on PC at some point, and I got a special edition red 360 with one of the games in the series but never got much past the opening due to my bumbling incompetence with a pad in games like this.

Anyway, beer acquired, back upstairs for killing motherfucking zombies.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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Hearthly wrote:
(Which TBH is a fair result, the 1080 isn't really a 4K card.)

The clue is in the name.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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Grim... wrote:
Hearthly wrote:
(Which TBH is a fair result, the 1080 isn't really a 4K card.)

The clue is in the name.


But then it'd be called a 1440 by that logic.

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Evil 2
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I played more of this last night. It's atmospheric as fuck and keeps making me jump, the zombies are right arseholes and have a habit of getting back up. The inventory system is annoying, only being able to carry eight things, although I get that it's a deliberate mechanic designed to force you to make choices with regards to what to use, what to take with you, and what to store in the item stashes that are dotted around the place.

The checkpointing can be a bit mean and only being able to save at typewriters feels clonky. (And yes, I know that's a Resi thing.)

I'm glad I got it on PC because I know for a fact I'd be woeful at trying to play this game with a pad, especially since you really don't want to be wasting ammo or hitting anything other than headshots.

It's super-gory and not in a splattery cartoonish sort of way, it's got more of a genuinely nasty horror feel to it, which is very effective in ratcheting up the tension.

So up to now, it's a definite thumbs up from me.

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