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Everything posted by CheekyMonkey

  1. This is f'ing brilliant - it's a bit short sure, but if they can pump these remakes out at this level of quality at this frequency, I'll be in video game heaven for the next couple of years. Any of the older games next would be immense! (I guess that's really only RE1, RE4 and Code Veronica - I think CV would be incredible, but its pretty long so I wonder if they would condense it a little, like this one, and clean up a little of the cheesiness which did at times cross into Roquefort territory). Its been mentioned above, and probably by me before - but yet another remake of 1 in this engine would make me feel all funny inside (in a good way). As for 4 I would love to see it updated too, but hmmm... Can you improve on perfection...?
  2. Still really looking forward to this, but slightly disappointed to hear that the Park/Gravedigger section has been cut along with the clocktower section which I thought was one of the best bits of the old game.
  3. Just chiming in with the love for this game - bought it after seeing this thread and it's a cracking recommendation. Pretty much agree with everything that's been said, it has a wonderful atmosphere and the animation really is cool. With this and Obra Dinn (also great), the Switch has seen me through this "isolation period" rather well.
  4. Aww man, I absolutely LOVED Code Veronica. I remember getting the US version on Dreamcast, and calling my mate in London (I lived in Gloucester at the time) to immediately drive my house and play it. We had done marathon playthroughs of 1 & 2 on the PSOne and were incredibly hyped for CV. He literally jumped in the car and drove to my place the same night and we spent the next 4-5 days rinsing it. Ahhh what simpler times, before work, kids, mortgage etc... Anyway back on topic - I can't wait to see what all the other environments look like in this. Seems like the city area has been improved dramatically, really looking forward to seeing the re-imagined settings afterwards. Oh and actually weren't there "big hairy spiders" in this one too - in the clock tower section or something? I wonder if those are in here or were cut like in Resi 2.
  5. Played through the demo twice now - is it just me or does this look even better than RE2? It's excellent - Nemesis is going to be a royal pain in the posterior though, it's so hard to get away from him. Agree with what's been said above, it'll be such a relief to take a break from being pursued to appreciate the atmosphere a bit more and slow things down a bit. Just thinking back to RE2 how bloomin' tense it was hearing Mr X stomping around all the time. I can't remember if Nemesis "supercharged" the regular zombies in the original game - thats a new thing right? Also the shooting in these games is just the best, it has so much weight to it.
  6. I'm so super hyped for this! Resi 2 was an absolutely phenomenal remake and this looks to be even better. Seriously, if Capcom forge ahead and give us Code Veronica and (gasp) Resi 4 in this engine I think I might explode! I've said it a bit further back but I would LOVE a "remake-remake" of the best game of all time - Resi 1. Just thinking about those bloody hairy spiders rendered in super real-o-vision gives me chills... I'm all over this demo - bring on Thursday!
  7. This is becoming excruciating for me. I really wanted to play this with no distraction - and what I mean by that is: 1) Finish my current play through of 1&2 2) Finish whatever else I'm playing now I obviously couldn't wait so played the first couple of hours the day it arrived but then thought "no, I waited almost 20 years for this another couple of weeks won't hurt". But bloody hell, I'm feverishly trying to finish Jedi Fallen Order and Control - and as good as they are (in fact they are great) I suppose I'm just trying to bludgeon my way through them to get to the main event. I'm actually enjoying seeing little spoilers like location screenshots - it reminds me of when 2 was coming out and I would see shots of Hong Kong and the Kowloon towers...
  8. Amazing news, RE2 remake was immense - and this is going to rock! I'll quite happily play continuous remakes of RE 1,2,3 and 4 till i die (and also even 5, 6 and 7 when they happen in 10 years time). In fact yet ANOTHER remake of RE1 using RE2 engine? Yes please, just hook it to my veins...
  9. I still can't quite believe this game is finally in my PS4 and I'm sat here playing it...??? I was the biggest fan of 1 & 2 - all my friends thought I was mad at the time, as most of the games on Dreamcast back then were arcade games which meant some pulse pounding, quick 5-10 minute experiences. This was something else entirely - and to be fair, it' still exactly that even today. It's brilliant though - I'm so happy they went down the route of making it for the fans instead of trying to update it for modern times. it genuinely feels like the sequel we never got, and I couldn't ask for a more perfect continuation (I'm still near the start in Bailu - and by God I'm going to take my sweet time with this, hopefully it'll see me through Christmas). That said - knowing that this installment still doesn't finish the story fills me with a sense of dread. I never expected this game to sell amazingly well, it's for fans after all. However, that does mean there is no guarantee Shenmue 4 will go ahead, and I fear we'll never see the end this epic journey, which would be a real shame.
  10. Just finished with 21 hours on the clock. Absolutely brilliant - first thing I have played in ages where I didn't want it to end. They took out pretty much all of the instadeath stuff from the first one which was a very wise move. Melee was definitely still a bit useless, but improved on the original too. It just kept building and building all the way to the end I am quite surprised how much they nailed the pacing. Cracking stuff - well done. ☺
  11. Well this is freaking marvelous! Just finished CH5 and it was all kinds of ace. I was thoroughly enjoying sneaking around the town in CH3 - i thought the bit of open world was very well done it really felt like a little town gone to hell, and some of the side missions threw up some serious surprises. Then for it to switch gears in CH5 to more linear experience akin to the first game was great - so atmospheric! Just like the first game, there seems to be a good variety of enemy types to mix it up - the first time I stealth attacked one of the enemies, only for her to turn around and run full pelt at me was an expletive laden moment I can tell you. ☺ If the quality stays this high till the end it's gonna be one for my all time greats pile!
  12. I'm excited - I have some good Dutch (ok scottish) courage and I'm going in....☺
  13. I am one of the select few who thought the first one was fab - sure there were one or two pain points, but IMO the good far outweighed the bad. It had the best atmosphere ever, plus it had Mikami headshots and a very Mikami shotgun. ☺ The enemies were pretty memorable and well designed too - there was lots of variety. Even the invisible ones created some ace nervy tension when fighting them (watching for a footstep in a puddle or a chair/table to move). I am hopefully assuming the not so great bits have been tweaked (useless melee, silly running stamina) or eliminated (unforeseeable one hit kills etc). If so I cannot wait for this, it is going to seriously rock! ☺
  14. After watching the DLC trailer I thought I would fire this up again in VR - and, well, it's just bloody amazing isn't it? Even with this being my second playthrough and knowing what's going to happen, I still shit my pants every time something jumps out at me, and it still gets my heart pounding out of my chest. Just walking through the house has me constantly on edge it's so tense - and the save rooms are so welcome - like in the old games, they quite literally allow you breathe out and relax (for 2 seconds). It's true the enemy variety could have been better (besides the Bakers who are fabulously gross), and the environments besides the house and surrounds just miss a beat here and there (especially towards the end) - but I've been an avid gamer since my Commodore 64 days, and this game in VR is what I would call a revolution. As far as the upcoming DLC goes - yeah it looks a bit action oriented, but I can't wait for it.
  15. It an Optoma HD33 - a few years old already, but it's an awesome PJ, and was an absolute steal at the time for $900 (aus dollar).
  16. I'm not sure if i'm completely alive myself sometimes... Yes, the Yamazaki 12 is all kinds of ace. There's also an 18yr 2 shelves above it. ;-)
  17. Thanks matey! The footstool was an eBay special, it took quite a while to find something that even vaguely matched the chairs and I ended up getting 2 of them. They are just a tad too high (although still comfy) and i did think about chopping a little off the legs to lower them a bit. ☺
  18. On t'other side of the room I have 2 pinnys + arcade cab. I'm an absolute pinball addict since acquiring those - I would love to have 5 or 6 of them (if only i had a little more cash and a little more room).
  19. Hi all - pretty new here, so thought I would start with sharing my not-quite-complete setup. I have a somewhat ordinary setup in the lounge at home, but we also had a spare couple of rooms, so I thought I would go for a whisky bar/man cave/gaming haven mashup - I still have some tidying/wiring/mounting stuff here and there to go but here's my little whisky + seating area: A bit of my growing whisky collection (yes I do like my Islay whisky). Additional Japanese whisky selection (if there is one country who can match the Scots for good quality whisky, it's Japan). The PJ in the top pic is an Optoma 3D one - absolutely cracking picture from PS4 and XBONE. Excuse my son, he just had to be in the picture the little poser. Couple of things left to do here - such as wire up the screen motor control that you see hanging down the left hand side. I'll add a few more pics of the other side of the room, but currently I have hooked up to the PJ: - Saturn - Dreamcast - PS3 - PS4 - XBONE - Gamecube I may upload a pic of the console/amp setup but at the moment it's ghastly - the cabling is an absolute nightmare as you can imagine, but it's all hidden away behind a small alcove ie, out of sight, out of mind.
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