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  1. I've been getting to the point where I'm really just so tired of hearing about many remakes of old horror games being developed. Especially with Capcom's handling of their remakes of Resident Evil 2 onwards with the story aspects undergoing changes, and whatnot, this indicates that I'm more sick of it than ever. And I mean, I played the original PS1 era games countless times in my younger years. I'd rather get new games in their respective series, or even something completely new and surprising, provided those games are trying to honour the franchise they are connected to. I don't mind. Perhaps these remakes (or the more appropriate term, reimaginings) help to bring the series to a modern audience, sure. If anything, gamers today may not like to play classic horror games due to the fixed camera angles, low resolution graphics and tank controls, preferring the over-the-shoulder way of things in full HD, or first person even. So it is beneficial to them. But decades long fans like myself know that the remakes have a lot of unnecessary changes, repeated cutscenes and boss battles, and whatever else. But after paying £500 for a PS5, I feel I would rather see the potential for more brilliant games like a Days Gone 2, The Last of Us Part III, or whatever. But instead, we're getting remakes of RE games being churned out in the wrong order, Silent Hill 2, Alone in the Dark, and others. While these games may admittedly be quite successful and play well, they are not *new* ideas, as such. Unless something gets changed, we already know James Sunderland hated Mary, and he ended her life out of pity for her. How can they put this across in a different way so that it feels unique? To tell you the truth, I don't even find the RE universe in general to be all that scary any longer, especially after RE8 with the tall vampire lady nonsense, or the ugly, living doll-like person hiding in the sitting room, and the other weirdness that plagued the game. It was just incredibly dumb. So I reckon I'd rather play other horror games, because all the RE games feature returning heroes who are veterans, so you always just get cheesy lines now and too much guns to blast up stuff, and repetitive ideas means you get little in the way of a new experience. Because essentially, every game is just about a virus spreading, but with a new letter at the start. Like the new K-Virus, or something. This is why the games just aren't creepy enough any more for my personal taste. Everything is getting recycled. Although the mutant baby thing you have chasing Ethan Winters in RE8 was kind of clever, the game did have a werewolves shooting section with Chris Redfield, which felt random and just added in for a bit of your bog standard, typical fan service. Besides remaking games, Capcom has long had a history of trying to rip things off from other games in general. This is definitely the case with RE8 having mannequins, that act like the nurses in the Silent Hill games. I also got a lot of P.T. vibes from exploring that house as well. But if you tell anybody that on GameFAQs, they imply you're stupid for pointing that out. But take it from me: RE has lost the edge it once had. I've grown so fed up of moaning about it on forums, that I've basically gone and found other games to enjoy that have better graphics and are way more scary, tense, and interesting. I'm gonna be all the better for it. Look at Stray Souls, for example. That's an upcoming indie game that looks like it has way better combat mechanics than any of the recent RE sequels. And of course, there's the remake of Dead Space and Alan Wake 2. Yet another big budget game that looks to be taken the survival horror sub-category seriously again...
  2. I have been made aware of spoilers for the film. You may view them at your own risk, on this website. 👨‍💻 Outrageous stuff, though. I did try to tell people that the RE franchise has gotten rather weird and this is just further proof. 🫨 http://cvxfreak.com/deathisland The password is dinocrisissux.
  3. Yeah. I think it's just a news dump forum now, to promote upcoming games. I find most gaming forums are just not active any more to make sticking around on them worthwhile. This is because they became less popular once Facebook and Twitter grew so large. I know what you mean about the snappy moderators. I asked the main admin to once again get rid of this guy from Australia, who was impersonating my friend from my college days in a profile which he could still log into. Then he came back with the same name, just reversed like a mirror. My mate and I made some low key films, and this guy basically stalks me and floods this anxiety related site with my address while using my previous user names because they were not yet registered, as well as ones he just made up to abuse me. Of course, he keeps on saying he is not this troll in Australia. This is a lie though, because I found pictures of him once and an IP address from a Kiwi network, and I then found his profile on Twitter. That I knew him from prior years was no surprise. So he just chooses to be ignorant, despite being 37 years old and still doing pointless things like spamming on dead forums. Which is what 10 year olds would enjoy doing. Not guys pushing on 40. The only really active gaming forum is on GameFAQs or NeoGAF, but the users there on the former are just shills. When you post something semi-negative, or at least a little bit heated or combative, they say you're somebody's alt. I was kicked off NeoGAF twice. I never had any issues on there. It seems they just ban people for stupid reasons. But at my age and with my mother being in a bad way, I only post on forums occasionally to counter the cravings, or I would be in my flat all day doing nothing but watching movies. Because I mean, in real life, I have not got the slightest idea how to fit in with anyone, as I have ASD. And I find people with ASD usually have to be friends with other ASD related people, as the normal people are too mainstream. It makes life feel lonely, empty, and whatnot, when you cannot get a spouse either. Being hurt by various people like ex support workers did not do anything to improve my situation. But the clock is ticking for me to start enjoying my life, while I am still fairly young. It's just that everyone is vying for something, and they win every single time. You feel like you have no chance.
  4. Anyone been to this gaming forum? http://joyfreak.com I think I was among the top 20 people to sign up there, which I think was back in 2019. Lately I have wondered about the forum overall; I keep seeing replies in threads that look like a bot was replying rather than writing like how a proper user would. Very generic. Much of the new members are getting banned on there, so I am sceptical.
  5. Eden Lake. 😐 Youngsters can be so evil.
  6. I know. It's hard to grasp why they couldn't just go with that dumb blue Umbrella storyline RE7 began, instead of the Countess Dracula crap they decided to go with in RE8. I gathered they just kept the franchise going years ago, essentially for the money side of it. And I have always had a hard time comprehending why their devoted fans still support them after they got caught copying people's material in the past. Plus, their current engine isn't that great anyway. You know? Everything looks too smeared, the plot is an absolute joke, and darkened discoloration is evident in every set piece... But hey. In other news. 🙂 https://youtu.be/isRsJs6QQwE
  7. I'm cautious myself. One of the upcoming games is set in Japan, but I don't know why. Silent Hill is in Maine, or at least someplace in New England. Now it's like RE and Capcom, where they just use the name to create loosely connected storylines. Because by God, the plot in RE no longer makes any sense. Ethan Winters may as well have been Harry Potter, or Van Helsing. LOL. But now Silent Hill could be in for the same fate.
  8. Hmm... I have no idea what this was supposed to be. https://wccftech.com/silent-hill-the-short-message-was-removed-from-the-taiwanese-rating-boards-database/amp/ There had been speculation that it was a P.T. style demo, for a new game. But that's all I know, because it began as a rumour that didn't conclude to anything. For all anybody knows, it could be for a game that was in development in secret, before being cancelled. The problem with Konami is that they're inclined to announce something, then we get radio silence for ages before getting either wonderful news, or something we dreaded. It's always a 50/50 thing.
  9. https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/guillermo-del-toro-created-serial-killer-potato-for-1st-stop-motion-project.html/ Who could play the tattie in a live action version? So baked, boiled, or fried? 😋
  10. I believe more news on the Silent Hill series is imminent. 😉 https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/05/rumours-about-ps5-exclusive-metal-gear-solid-silent-hill-and-castlevania-send-the-web-potty
  11. I've not heard much about their upcoming Silent Hill games following their late 2022 showcase event, but Steam was updated recently to say the SH2 remake is "coming soon." But over the summer, there ought to be news.
  12. Knight Plug


    Here is the latest trailer for Resident Evil: Death Island. It's awesome to see that Jill is finally back, and that she will be meeting Leon and Claire. I don't know if the new animated RE movie counts as being anime, as such.
  13. It has been "replaced" by Summer Game Fest.
  14. If any company knowingly milks their franchises, it's certainly Capcom. It's not as if Naughty Dog make new The Last of Us games an annual or a near annual tradition like Resident Evil has been, since the introduction of the RE Engine. If Naughty Dog were to do that, their seal of quality would become anus gravy. No. Rather, I can appreciate their attention to detail so the game comes out right. Sans of course, the awful PC port of the first game. But they are working to address the technical issues. I wouldn't say they're milkers as much as Capcom. To be honest, I don't really read about them in the press nearly as much.
  15. This is how you redeem yourselves, Konami. You do right by your fans. 😊 https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/konami-opens-new-studio-in-osaka-as-it-celebrates-50th-birthday-3425115
  16. All of what you're seeing is cut. Yes, spoilers ahead. Michael Does Life was streaming about it, while playing the full game. Go to his community tab at your own risk.
  17. Man, half of these so-called "next gen" games are normally receiving PS4 ports. 😅 I held off getting a PS5 until last year, and this is still going on!?
  18. https://youtu.be/tUTrBXdVPAE Besides RE4, there's also this cool looking CG RE movie. And Jill will be in it. 😘
  19. This guy cracks me up. 😄
  20. Yes. I have it and the little known PS2 sequel in my box of retro horror games. Never really played them.
  21. Strap yourself in. "Hey! What did I tell you!? Don't touch anything!" I can't wait until they meet Bill. 😄
  22. I remember people saying the fog and the radio in the SH games was also because of the limitations of the era, but they became a staple or recognisable asset to the series. Even the little doot doot sound when you pick up something, I like. You know it's a SH game if you hear the little noise.
  23. Well, I'd say yes, they are important. But I think in RE games, they are making everything too quiet and dark. There's barely any music. You can add the original soundtrack, which just feels meh. But really. The graphics aren't bad, but they just want everything to be too dark throughout practically every room you go into. It's not like that in older RE games. I still think the RE[1] remake on the GameCube has the most peachy graphics, despite coming out all the way back in 2002. I think it was out in March that year, but I got it in September, as the PAL release was late. If you had an Action Replay device, you could actually use it to play import games from other regions, months before it hit shelves wherever you may be. That was nifty, but then cheats got done away with, as well, it's cheating. Ain't it? I don't really like RE much anymore. It's not just because they are too dark. It's mainly just because the story is ass gravy now, and I think Capcom has hired some lame writers for their games. Plus, I don't know what to make of some of the zany stuff in RE8. But nonetheless, I felt it was a good series up to a point. And I do like RE4, as a general game judged by itself. Although it's hardly a sequel, as the plot is about the parasites in Europe. But it's not really like the previous games, which is why I say it's like RE had basically been turned into a new IP altogether, yet the name was carried across. And most of the games since 2005 have been uneven Steven. You know? But anyway, that's just because Capcom wanted to do different things each time, so of course some results will be bad, but some will still be effective.
  24. I wonder if they're going to have Ada's red dress as an unlockable. In my opinion, she should have had it from the start anyway, and the combat outfit should have been an extra costume. They're totally changing up her character.
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