Resident Evil 4… again

I bought Resident Evil 4 for the PS2 a coupla days ago. It’s a pretty impressive port. i don’t really have a desire to through the whole game again – already did that twice on the Gamecube – but from what little of the PS2 version i’ve played so far (i stopped after getting to the first save point), i’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two unless they were side by side.

I have a tendency to buy games, play them for 5 minutes, and then never touch them ever again. But hey, at 2 bucks a pop, i guess i can afford to. Keke.

I don’t really like the feel of controlling Leon with the PS2’s analog sticks though. Felt a little loose. Controlled better on the Gamecube i thought. For those of you who don’t own a Gamecube, this is probably the first time you’ll be playing Resident Evil 4. Been a while since i last (properly) experienced the game. But i remember it being awesome. Like… Shadow of the Colossus awesome. That first boss fight at the lake… that blew my mind more than the time i looked at my own asshole in the mirror.

Actually i think i might just go through the game one more time. If only to unlock the new Ada Wong missions.

26 thoughts on “Resident Evil 4… again

  1. In the European version, Ada Wong gets naked.

    FIRST

    #1 | Comment by Nerima — November 5, 2005 @ 3:28 am

  2. you LIE!!!!!!!!!

    but funnily enough, my bootleg copy is actually the european version

    with the language select/50MHz/60MHz thing when you start up the game

    #2 | Comment by Justin — November 5, 2005 @ 3:30 am

  3. You look at your asshole in the mirror?

    #3 | Comment by OttoD — November 5, 2005 @ 3:35 am

  4. i wanted to see what it looked like…

    #4 | Comment by Justin — November 5, 2005 @ 3:36 am

  5. I love her.

    #5 | Comment by Nerima — November 5, 2005 @ 3:40 am

  6. european version ftw!

    #6 | Comment by Justin — November 5, 2005 @ 3:44 am

  7. Europe is cooler then the States… nudity in video games, topless white girls on the beach, the ability to smoke anywhere without the po-po messing with you and giving you fines, etc.

    The only thing is I’d have to worry about massive rioting (Football hooligans, riots in Paris as we speak)and strict gun control that puts citizens at the mercy of criminals.

    But beyond thats, its cool…

    #7 | Comment by Zahid — November 5, 2005 @ 3:48 am

  8. New Ada Wong mission?! What?!

    #8 | Comment by lessthanzero — November 5, 2005 @ 4:32 am

  9. I’m at about Level 5 mark and I just love Resident Evil 4. And to think I almost bought a GC just to play this game(well, this and all the other RE titles and the MGS re-make). Gotta agree about the controls, it’s kinda sluggish, but the weapons upgrade is a lot of fun.

    I remember the first time I saw my own asshole in the mirror. It talked to me and gave me some bad investment advice and I nearly lost all my money on the stock market. Fuckin’ asshole. If your bunghole ever tries to talk you about investing money, just pull your pants back up.

    #9 | Comment by Smiley — November 5, 2005 @ 4:33 am

  10. it is too early to cast my vote for Smiley as funniest fubarian?

    #10 | Comment by AngelBaby — November 5, 2005 @ 4:35 am

  11. shit i forgot to talk about this in the post. check it out. it’s… CHAINSAW MANIAC!!

    #11 | Comment by Justin — November 5, 2005 @ 5:17 am

  12. #7 – White girls need to be topless to make up for their lackluster bootays.

    #12 | Comment by Nerima — November 5, 2005 @ 5:21 am

  13. Meh. Resident Evil 4 was disappointing. It’s an ok game, not nearly as good as people make it out to be. And as a Resident Evil game, it was absolutely horrid.

    #13 | Comment by Kthulhu — November 5, 2005 @ 6:44 am

  14. #13 – I’ve gotta admit RE4 was very much overhyped, but you have to admit it did inject some new blood into the series, just when you thought the series has nothing more to offer.

    My biggest bitch with the game is the clunky controls(no tuck and roll or strafe), and the inability to walk and shoot/re-load at the same time. Also, the camera angles kinda suck, too.

    #14 | Comment by Smiley — November 5, 2005 @ 8:33 am

  15. #14 – They fixed things that weren’t wrong with the game. If they were going to make such radical changes in the series, I would have rather seen a merging on Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid, in a game where you infiltrate Umbrella HQ. But they randomly decided to gid rid of the corperation that was responsible for all the craziness in a 3 minute introduction, and then proceed to have a game that is completely unrelated to Umbrella, zombies, or anything that tied the classic Resident Evils together.

    If they renamed Leon and Ada, and removed the few references to Raccoon City and Umbrella, would ANYONE recognize this game as having anything to do with Resident Evil? Nope, and you know why not? It’s a completely unrelated game that got the Resident Evil logo slapped onto it solely for marketing purposes.

    When I think Resident Evil, I think of exploration and the tension than doing the exploring with an extremely low amount of ammo helps produce. In other words, survival horror. Resident Evil 4 is NOT survival horror. It’s a straight action game that Capcom should have had the nuts to market as it’s own game.

    #15 | Comment by Kthulhu — November 5, 2005 @ 9:20 am

  16. Oh, and the whole deal of upgradeable weapons is just cheesy as hell. C’mon, what kind of gun can you make 20+ times more powerful, no matter how many million pesos you throw at it?

    #16 | Comment by Kthulhu — November 5, 2005 @ 9:22 am

  17. #15 – I realize that this isn’t so much a survival horror game per se and only has the Resident Evil name slapped onto to it, almost like an after thought. But it’s still a fun game. But I can’t really say I miss the old series and style of play.

    Frankly, that zombie thing is a bit played. I don’t think it can offer much more than it already has. But would I have liked to see zombies? Hell, yeah! But if they’re going to move like molasses and not offer any different varieties of attacks, then I don’t want them. It would be much better to have them move fast, just like 28 Days Later or Dawn of the Dead(2004 remake). That would really ramp up the excitement & tension.

    Speaking of upgrading weapons with Pesos, wouldn’t it have been great if you could buy a donkey cart and upgrade it with rims, hydraulics and a Mariachi band? HaHa.

    #17 | Comment by Smiley — November 5, 2005 @ 9:51 am

  18. #16
    Hmm, with a million pesos you could probably buy a bunch of Justin’s gayoogle ads and tape them to your gun. The heteros would start running as soon as they saw you.

    PS. with the million pesos Justin could probaby buy every movie ever made and the movies that wont be released for 3 years all with added scenes and authentic DVD cover art. Then he could go buy himself a harem and a stable of camels or whatever the hell they have over there in Brunei.

    PPS. With two dollar DVD’s I’m pretty sure I could find something more interesting to look at than my own anus. Unless your Anus talks like Smiley’s I think you need a new hobby. Or a really small tape player for some talking Anus conversion.

    #18 | Comment by SpankMonkey — November 5, 2005 @ 10:45 am

  19. Smiley – Ever played REmake? Crimson heads. There’s your fast zombie right there. And even ignoring plot, I still say that RE4 was missing the two key elements that make a Resident Evil game feel like Resident Evil: tension and exploration.

    #19 | Comment by Kthulhu — November 5, 2005 @ 11:28 am

  20. While I have not played a Resident Evil game since I played the first one on the PSOne years ago, it’s hard to imagine anything beating sitting in a dark room, playing Resident Evil as a kid, and first experiencing the Dogs Scene. One of the few truly memorable moments in my, and I am sure many others’, gaming history.

    #20 | Comment by ButterscotchStallion — November 5, 2005 @ 11:31 am

  21. P.S.
    I didn’t cry like Justin probably did.

    #21 | Comment by ButterscotchStallion — November 5, 2005 @ 11:33 am

  22. I’m working through RE (remake) on GC (yeah, $60 used machines at EBGames). Crap, the dogs have scared the bejeezus out of me in that hallway.

    #10, is it too late to cast my vote for hottest fubarette, who may be a guy, but I hope is a girl, while being sexily snarky?

    #22 | Comment by Steampunk — November 5, 2005 @ 11:47 am

  23. I suggest anyone who wants to truely experience what Resident Evil SHOULD be play REmake. It’s easily the best game of the series, has graphics that are at least on part with RE4 (I consider them better), has the plot elements a Resident Evil game should have, and has the appropriate exploration and tension.

    #23 | Comment by Kthulhu — November 5, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

  24. #21, Sometimes I like to cry. It’s usually when I’m sitting at my computer at 12:28AM wondering why I don’t have love and happiness. Anyway, back to downloading porn.

    #24 | Comment by SpankMonkey — November 5, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

  25. #18, Brunei is not Bahrain. No camels. The only harem is the collection of USA pageant tail.

    #25 | Comment by tool — November 5, 2005 @ 1:28 pm

  26. #19 – No I don’t have a GC, just a PS2. My brother has a GC and REmake and managed to mashed the buttons for about half an hour. You’re right, that’s the best of the series graphics wise as well as creating a sense of tension. The graphics are definitely BETTER than RE4. But for sure, I don’t miss all the back tracking and tough puzzle solving. I know these things are an integral part of the game, but personally speaking, I thought they slowed the gameplay down.

    Whichever direction the next version of RE takes, I hope it’s a different direction yet from than this one.

    #26 | Comment by Smiley — November 5, 2005 @ 2:05 pm

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