Topic: Resident Evil general discussion thread
Who else here is into this series? Personally, it's very hit and miss with me, but the RE games that I like, I like a lot. My second favorite is the REmake for the Gamecube, as it was the first horror game I ever played, and is also one of the scariest. RE5 is pretty good too, save for a couple of stupid, unnecessary boss fights that were thrown in simply to make the game longer (bat caterpillar thing, the El Gigante ripoff, bat caterpillar thing round two, and the giant, mutant spider that crawls up onto your platform some time in chapter five).
My favorite is definitely RE4. I don't know what it is about the game, but it's so much fun. Even though this game marked the transition into an action based horror series, it still had its tense moments, as well as moments that felt like 'classic' Resident Evil. Traversing the village at night, the fight against the village chief, certain rooms and areas of the castle, the Verdugo fight, and the section where you first encounter regenerators come to mind. Also, I'm one of those weirdos who prefers the plaga/parasite stuff over the T virus and the zombies of the earlier games. Regenerators and bladed, tentacle appendages coming out of people's heads are way scarier than zombies.
Though I can't deny that RE4 has some bad things, such as Leon's one liners, Ashley, and Salazar, the least intimidating villain in the series. He's almost as ludicrous as Wesker is. If I were Leon I would have punted that little fucker off the roof of his own castle.
RE2 and RE0 were okay, but I don't have a burning desire to play them again, and I've never played 3 or Code Veronica, so I can't comment on them.
Any other RE fans here?