I’m busy playing through the remaster (of the remake) of Resident Evil. As much as I’m enjoying it, it just doesn’t feel right. It’s got a strange, modern control scheme that’s rather discordant with the feel of the game to go along with its shiny, polished, and high definition veneer. That’s not the problem though – you can easily switch to the original, lumbering tank-like controls and play the game with rose-tinted glasses. Still, something is off – and I’ve realised that it’s the voice acting.
Dragon’s Dogma is one of those games that I just don’t get. It had everything going for it when I first saw it years ago. A great open world. A promising combat system. Great visuals for the time. But the end result was a cluttered, clumsy oaf of a game that had me spending most of my time throwing my companion off of cliffs. Still, the game found a fanbase, that was mostly united in their hatred for Garth and his review, spinning some more content out. And the next incarnation of the game will be going completely online.
Capcom used to be the go to publisher for insanely terrible anti-consumer practices, and basically popularized the idea of locking on-disc content behind a paywall. They haven't been too bad in recent memory, but that could change at any moment with any one of their new titles. Take Resident Evil Revelations 2, for example, which has some odd micro-transactions.
I’m digging Resident Evil lately. The franchise is moving away from that silly action template that was wilfully borrowed from the Paul Anderson movies, and back towards proper horror. With Resident Evil HD being a welcome return to the core game and what made it so damn great in the first place, you might be all zombied out. But there’s still more Resi action on the way, in the form of the episodic Revelations 2. A game, that will have some proper raid action. And Barry. BARRRY!
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Run DMC[/caption] As much as I love Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry, I have to admit that the game wasn’t perfect. Maybe it was the idea to split combat into two halves of light and dark that didn’t always gel well. Maybe it was the fact that a younger Dante meant that attacks felt heavy, awkward and nowhere near as graceful as they could have been when compared to previous iterations. Mind you DmC: Devil May Cry is still a great game, but one with issues. And those issues are getting ironed out for the remastered version.
I’m not saying that I’m scared of Resident Evil. But i am saying that if anyone asks me to review the damn game, I’ll run to the hills quicker than a Ronnie James Dio song. Resident Evil is back once again, as the rather scrumptious 2002 remake gets another chance to shine outside of the Nintendo GameCube on other platforms. And it looks like Capcom may have a winner here.
See this? This is your average zombie. A braindead, shuffling moron with no zest for life and a desire to inflict pain, pestilence and disease on others…Wait, this is a traffic department admin clerk. My bad. The upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 will have plenty of the usual shuffling deceased to stand in your way. But like all other zombie games, it’ll also have a few more deadly variants on the formula.
In case you missed the announcement, there’s a pair of Devil May Cry Remasters on the way. DmC Devil May Cry, the superb Ninja Theory developed reboot, and Devil May Cry 4 are getting current with the generation. And that makes me happy. I think DmC is one of the finest reboots ever made, despite all the hate it got. But I’m genuinely amazed at the hate for Devil May Cry 4. A game in the series that I consider to be one of the very best action games ever made.
I don’t think words can express just how much I adore Devil May Cry. The Xbox 360 and PS3 generation gave us two superb outings in the franchise, with Devil May Cry 4 giving players control of a new demon hunter and DmC Devil May Cry rebooting the series under the guidance of developer Ninja Theory. Two fantastic, incredible games. And now they’re headed to the latest generation of consoles.
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Breaking news: Street Fighter isn’t dead. Even breaking-er news: Street Fighter 5 is on the way and it’ll be a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive, powered by the tears of bitter Xbox One fans. Trailer after the jump.
Who doesn’t love Barry Burton? That lovable oaf hasn’t been seen since Resident Evil 3! The ESRB rating for the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 raised suspicions that he would finally be a playable character. It made sense, because his daughter, Moira, is in the game. This latest trailer now confirms that gamers can step into his bearded role.
I am excited for Resident Evil Revelations 2. The first was rather good, taking the series back to the good old days… you know, when survival horror was about surviving, not simply shooting the heck out of everything that moved. Knowing Capcom though, this sequel could be all sorts of NOPE, but for all the wrong reasons. We’ve known for a while now that Claire Redfield will be playable along with Moira Burton. The game’s ESRB rating has been released, and it looks like Moira’s father, Barry Burton, could be playable too.
I am unashamedly excited for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - the sequel to one of the better franchise entries of late. It will take Claire Redfield, as well as newcomer Moira Burton (daughter of Barry ‘lol Jill sandwich’ Burton), and put them up against all manners of horror. Much to my delight, the game finally has a release date.
I generally go for video games that are all about escapism. Games that put me in the shoes of a character that could not exist in any one time or place ever, because reality loves harshing on your mellow fantasy. So naturally, I have a deep love for Devil May Cry.