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  1. Garibaldi

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    Yeah, I don’t think it would work. I can appreciate why folk are nostalgic for the original, it was a great game, but when I take a minute to imagine these graphics with the fixed camera angles, wonky shooting, and tank controls, then the mental image is unintentionally comical. Capcom are coming up with different ways to create tension that aren’t related to the original’s now esoteric gaming mechanics, it seems, such as the torch/darkness we’ve seen which is a great idea. Of course this will all require some rebalancing, as even REmake decided how often you’d get a headshot, and RE4 arguably only worked with the aim mechanic because you were often swamped by foes and needed the edge. That’s my main concern, I think, as in the first (official?) gameplay footage I saw of RE2’s remake, it looked like the player was deliberately missing the occasional headshot to try and generate some tension. Impossible to know until we get more detailed impressions, of course.
  2. The storyline is utterly incoherent as well. It just drops you into a situation of ‘rescue this guy because things are fucked!’ (Who is this guy, why should I care? Matter of fact, who are all these other squad members?) and if you actually want to be filled in on the world then you have to dig into databases of text at the safehouses - similar to reading the website for Destiny if you wanted a story. Dreadful.
  3. So, without spoilers, do they keep up momentum after the ‘big event’ or are we just back to nicely shot despair porn?
  4. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery - new TV show materialising 24 Sep 2017

    To be fair, given the opportunity I would’ve yelled expletives at the writers as well.
  5. Garibaldi

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    Much though I loved RE4, I’m not sure it would benefit much from a remaster. I bet they could make it look pretty darn spiffing, but what could really be changed/enhanced gameplay wise? Looking back, it still feels pretty clean in execution and intent, whereas RE2 remake’s footage shows things I bet the original team wanted to do, but it simply wasn’t possible at the time. Having much of the police station in darkness, and explored with a flashlight, not only makes more sense than the original but also looks to ratchet up the tension several degrees. See also going for the over the shoulder view, making gunfights more exciting and a group of zombies feel far more threatening. I’m more optimistic having seen the gameplay, as it looks like Capcom have put some genuine thought into how RE2 could be improved. I thought the Capcom that actually cared was long dead and gone, and am more than happy that I might be proven wrong!
  6. Garibaldi

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    I’m afraid if she manifests in figurine form, she’s my enemy. I’ve seen too many collectors’ editions brought low by those badly painted totems.
  7. Garibaldi

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    I doubt you’d need a petition for the latter, as 99.5% of collectors’ editions these days come with a fucking figurine.
  8. Garibaldi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    £175?!! I hope for that price it’s actually capable of deflecting small arms fire.
  9. Garibaldi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    I really wish someone had had the balls to ask Howard ‘As this is gamebryo, will people still have grass glitching through the floors of their bases?’ in a Q&A I saw earlier.
  10. Garibaldi

    The Last of Us Part 2

    I know in all likelihood it was a vertical slice, but that insanely slick demo and ND saying ‘very early in development’ didn’t quite go together.
  11. Garibaldi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    The Super Mutants being legitimate is a bit up in the air atm. They’re definitely not from the Master’s Army, as Richard Grey of FO1 had only just become that wacky freak, but folks are speculating they could be from Vault 87...maybe? Then again, given this is 25(?) years after the bombs and you’re already facing all kinds of giant, mutated creatures, who knows? The reddit source who leaked details of Fallout 76 said there would be a lot of ret-conning to the lore, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
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    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    Virginia, close enough to Washington that it wouldn’t get away unscathed. Nuclear winter would also kill off most of the foliage but Bethesda say fuck it because they loved the look of that grass and leafy tree mod. Well, just watched the gameplay trailer and eesh...definitely not for me. Obviously doesn’t give two shits about the universe, and has doubled down on the ridiculous Fat Boy gun with nuclear missile silos. Because, naturally, having narrowly survived nuclear holocaust, the first thing the survivors would do is want to detonate some more of those suckers. Oh yes, definitely feeling triggered here. *Twitches*
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    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    My heart sank when I heard that. It’s like they’ve learnt nothing. Every game, every map, has to be bigger than the last, even when Fallout 4 had very little of substance to fill that space. I’m also a tad baffled why everything is lush and green just after nuclear bombs have gone off, but two hundred years later it’s a stark, dead landscape. Don’t get me wrong, I much prefer the look, but it is pretty funny.
  14. Garibaldi

    E3 2018: EA Play - Everything was GARBAGE

    Nail on the head. This was a conference for investors, not consumers. It’s the only reason I can conceive of that they’d be so tone deaf as to have not only a Command and Conquer mobile game, but one revealed via a live VS match with a fucking commentator.
  15. That’s not true; Galvatron transformed him to a robot with only one arm.
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