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21 September 2010 - 08:19 PMWow, so this forum posted my reply three times!? Yay MOATI...not. LOL Perhaps a delete button is in order?
21 September 2010 - 08:18 PMSorry...stupid forum posted this three times...blah.
21 September 2010 - 08:18 PMSo yeah, Resident Evil...LOL!!
20 September 2010 - 07:47 AMI'll have to check 'em out. If you were only going to get one, which would it be? (XBOX360)
If the 360 marketplace has any of them available for download, I'd suggest playing the earlier ones because in my opinion they're so much better. They instill elements of fear and tension that are missing from the most recent ones, even RE4.
RE4 and 5 are more action-based with the same silly control scheme of "stop, pivot, then fire". They did this to keep the tension high while the environments move in complete 3D. But it's dumb and doesn't work well. The first games were all static environments with cool camera angles to promote fear, tension, and the like. If you have a PS2, you can play them backward compatible. If you have a first gen PS3, you can play them backward compatible. If you have an emulator on your PC, you can play them on that. There are ways to get the full RE experience without your Xbox 360 because RE5 is NOT the best representation of the franchise and it will skew your opinion of the past games. This is all my opinion, but trust me on this, the games before the move to 3D (RE2 is still my favorite of them all) are far better than RE4 and 5. And the movies suck...also an opinion, but they just suck. If you don't play the games, you don't know Resident Evil at all. Until you battle Nemesis in RE3, you have no idea how frightening he really is. The movie chumps him completely, as they do with ALL the monsters.
Oh, and for the record - and since I'm going full opinion here anyway - I think Milla Jovovich is nasty and can't act. So for me, Alice sucks as a character and I would much rather see Jill Valentine at the helm, like she is in the games for a spell. Meh, just sayin'.
I just realized that I need a new signature banner...Crisis just isn't cutting it anymore.
29 August 2010 - 02:30 PMI've been meaning to mention a couple of good things...
First off, I really liked the way TRP handled the pre-reg processing at WWIII. Having the table set up outside eased the congestion and confusion, and we sailed right through without a problem. All of our stuff was right where it should have been, except for the event cards, which I found later stacked on the counter inside. I know there's been a lot of (deserved) criticism of how TRP has done pre-registration this season, and I just wanted to mention that I think they did a nice job on game day this time.
Secondly, MM, congratulations on pulling off the "YEAR AT WAR" theme. You took us from Stalingrad through Korea, to today's War and into the dangerously near future, and it was a helluva ride. Out of the 4 years we've been attending your games, this season was my personal overall favorite, with WW3 as frontrunner for my favorite MM game of all. It was an ambitious idea, carrying out a single theme over a full season, and you guys hit it out of the park. Now Resident Evil looms as tasty dessert after a full four-course feast. Thanks for the best summer of paintball ever.
This season's not even over, and already I can't wait to see what you've got planned for next year.
Lee, thanks as always for your undying support of what MM does. I have to say that the "Year at War" was Jackson and Cuda's idea. I was resistent to it for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I'm a true fantasy/sci-fi buff who loves to create stories from scratch. Now that the Year at War has come to a close, I see now what a bold and amazing idea it was. I was forced to learn how to design the war-based themes and appreciate them much more. I will also appreciate the gaming and fantasy themed games more, too, since I miss them so much! Resident Evil should be an out-of-the-park home run!! It's our most popular theme each year (I think), and this year we won't disappoint.