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  1. I watched it this week, it was alright but I didn't like the second half of the film so much.
  2. I had a quick check to find out what the minimum wage was in 1995, and there wasn't one! When the minimum wage was introduced in 1999, it was £3 an hour for 18-21 year olds, and £3.60 for people aged 22 or above. Those attendants in 1995 were probably paid less.
  3. Yep, there was! I didn't get to play it, it was swarming with bigger boys.
  4. Plenty of posters here like Pokémon and JRPGs. I think that it would be better to not be so judgemental and rude about people just because they like things. I'm sure lots of people could (and do) think negatively about you for liking the things that you like.
  5. I saw this yesterday and thought it was the perfect film to watch on international men's day.
  6. I did wonder this, there's obviously more than one! I think they tried to put too many twists in the story, so there are lots of potential revelations, none of which have any relevance to any other game in the series. In fact I think it directly contradicts the information about the BSAA in RE5. If you really care
  7. I'm glad someone's getting something out of my weird writing at least! I think that I'd recommend a lot of other games before 5. I hadn't thought about how the enemies melt in 5 (and 4) too! I think it's more sort of physics-y. The enemies get blasted and can fall over in a variety of ways, and then bubble away where they land. In Revelations they start standing, then melt in place into a pile of gore, the same way every time. A bit like PSO and the enemies that fell through the floor and melted into bloodstains. I can see where you're coming from on RE2! On release I absolutely loved the remake, but after a gap of a couple of years, and having just played the original I had a lot less fun. I think I might have been a bit too harsh in this thread but not all the changes were good ones. I think revelations is weird and doesn't quite live up to some of the main entries in the series, but it's mostly fun to actually play. 4. On the PC with the HD texture pack, but any version other than the PS2 one is probably fine. Of the classic style games, RE1 2002 remake. On the PC or any modern console. I haven't played 6, 8, or revelations 2 yet but I doubt my answer's going to change.
  8. Resident Evil : Revelations (2012/2013) I'm doing this in story order, not release order, so apparently Revelations comes between 4 and 5. I remembered having a great time with this on the 3DS, but I haven't played it since release. Straight away the story is complete madness. The backstory is this. Do you remember in 2004 when they built a floating city powered by a giant sun/laser satellite? Terragrigia? Well! A terrorist organisation that we've never mentioned before let loose a bunch of hunters, and a government organisation that we've never mentioned before burned the entire city by turning the giant sun/laser satellite thing hot and then the city sank. One year later, Jill and Chris and their new partners are investigating the apparent return of the terrorist group by going to a boat and a mountain. It's pure sci-fi madness, and is a bit different to the other resident evils. Story and setting wise, it feels like a 3rd party side game. Gameplay wise, it feels pretty great. The controls aren't a big departure from RE4 and 5. I'm surprised at how good the graphics are on the PC version. It's not all good though, there are occasional framerate issues, and the loading is far longer than it should be on a PC with a solid state drive. ther than Chris and Jill, there are a whole host of new original characters. Your boss is Columbo. There's the long hair man whose face is a bit chubby. There's the hilarious bantz ladz. There's the sex woman who talks about sex and wants to have sex with everyone and shows off one leg by removing one leg from her wetsuit. There's the young cadet with the scrunched up old man face and old man name, Raymond. The cruise ship as a setting is very cool. It's moody and spooky, and has a real nasty atmosphere. The office building in terragrigia is less interesting. The snowy airport is OK. The combat feels a little bit floaty in a weird way, like everything is sort of gliding around and you often don't feel like you're in the same space. It's less immersive than RE4. The enemies all melt away once defeated, which makes it obvious that you're playing a game designed for a less powerful system. The aiming is really forgiving as well unlike the newest games. In a weird way it all reminds me of Phantasy Star Online, which is a game that I loved. You play most of the game with an AI controlled partner. Usually they shoot stuff, and can stun enemies, but they don't seem to be able to ever actually kill them. They can usually be ignored. The enemy design is very different and is stylistically a departure from other games. They're inspired by horrible deep sea fishy things, which is a kind of horror that I think is often overlooked in the genre. Things that suck, spindly things with little legs, things that do sonar sounds, things with faces where you wouldn't expect. They're all quite weird. Sometimes that's great, sometimes it's a bit of a messy let-down. Some of the bosses feel like a dip in quality and act a bit like bullet sponges, you don't get a great sense of the battle progressing. There's also one section that turns into an on-rails shooter. One of those classic resident evil on-rails shooters that everyone remembers and loves. The game has “previously on resident evil” flashbacks between episodes, which is a great idea if you've just started playing after a long break, but totally unnecessary when you're having a long session and it's recapping what you just did. They're skipable. The pacing is a bit off, it feels like I'm being rushed in quite a lot of sections. The music reflects this, it's often a bit too urgent. There's also quite a lot of backtracking and replaying the bits you've just done, which is a bit sad. Weirdly there's a large unique room – the solarium and swimming pool – which is never entered during the story, and you're never prompted to go there. You have to deliberately go the wrong way to explore it. It seems like a shame and a waste that so many people will miss it by playing the game normally. According to the steam global achievements, about 80% of players never see it. By the end of the game, I'm hardly engaged with the story. I've played twice in a row and I think I just about understand what happened. It amuses me that there's a twist, There's one major boss in particular as well that I don't think was ever explained. After finishing I was eager to try the 3ds version again. As well as wanting to check out the 3d, the graphics and controls, I'm sure there were some touch-screen puzzles and gimmicks that were removed (like the screwdriver puzzles, and a bit where you put your finger on a fingerprint reader). But, whoops, looks like I sold it at some point. And my 3ds is half-broken. I download the demo and try that out. The controls have been adapted to the 3ds brilliantly. The graphics are amazing for the console and the 3d effect is great. Aiming is in first person, which is better suited to the portable. The framerate is a worse than on PC, but otherwise it's an excellent version. The map is much better than the 3d one on the PC version too. I play raid mode for a bit too, I remember loving this on the 3Ds but I'm a bit less interested now. It's a kind of RPG-lite stage attack mode. Your character levels up, as do the enemies. You earn points, buy and find different guns with unique attributes. Some of the enemies have different powers eg. speedy, giant, high defence. This mode reminds me a lot more of Phantasy Star Online. On the PC it seems to be a bit more geared to playing in co-op mode. I think it's a little more appealing for quick blasts on a handheld. I get halfway through the first set of the raid levels, but I've pretty much had enough. I've played every bit of the game several times in a row now. I like this game, but I think it was the best on the 3DS, where it was more impressive game.
  9. Resident evil 4 (2005) Yep it's still one of the best games. I must have played this at least 10 times since it came out on the gamecube and Xbox 360. I was just going to do a quick run through of the steam version, but ended up playing the campaign on normal, operation ada, seperate ways, 5* with all characters on all stages of the mercenaries, a second campaign run on professional, and then a third play through the campaign with the infinite handcannon. It's just such a ridiculously good game. I don't see the point in talking about it really. If you're on this forum, in this thread, you absolutely must have played RE4 by now. So here's some screenshots of what the base game looks like on PC now. This is the part where I was going to say "and here's how it looks with mods", and then take the piss and post a bunch of screenshots where everyone's replaced with anime characters or naked or something. But then I found out the RE4HD fan project has been completed! It's incredible and makes the game look brilliant. Here's how the game looks with that mod Two of my favourite 2005 rllmuk resident evil 4 memories. The first is when I was asking who Krauser was. I'd never played RE3 or the side games, was he introduced in one of those? Nope, he's an entirely new character, he's just introduced as if anyone knows who he is. The second is the guy who posted that the game was shit and nowhere near as fast as everyone said it was. Leon can't even run! Then someone told him to press B to run, and he had a much better time and started to enjoy the game.
  10. Games are entertainment and you owe nothing to them. They're supposed to be fun, and if you're not having fun it's fine to stop playing. Unfortunately I complete most of the games I play because I seem to have something terribly wrong with me.
  11. I'm playing re4 at the moment, my main impression from the trailer is that it's slower and darker - like the other RE engine games. I'm a bit concerned that engine's not going to be a good for that generation of resident evil (4,5,mercenaries). Then again, that could just be the person playing the game to show it off rather than rushing and hammering through everything. And in any case, if I don't like it I can still play the original. No this is the worst take of the trailer so far
  12. I've just finished watching this, had to take a little break before the last episode because of the intensity. It's just relentlessly horrible, really shocking. With Curtis' other docs I felt like he was criticising systems he was a part of. With this, since it's a different culture it feels very, I don't know, harsh? Risky? I found it a little harder to trust his authority on the subject, like it might be more of an opinion piece. In a weird way it sort of reminded me of Africa Addio, that sense of damning, scathing criticism of a foreign culture. Great though! I'd love to know what some Russians who were around then think of it.
  13. Holy shit watch Friday night dinner you lunatics
  14. A great and underappreciated poster already started a thread on this and nobody replied.
  15. Looks bad to me. It looks really slow and ponderous, like they've seen a really fast action game and decided it needs to be a cinematic wade-around-in-sludge adventure with stealth elements. It also looks so dark you'll never be able to play in the daytime.
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