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I've gone all in on Resident evil as of late, a series I wrote off as mediocre for many years and I'd like to assume that after the RE2 remake and the upcoming switch releasest, there are many more of you out there in the same boat. 

The problem is the series spans 20 years and some titles are drastically different experiences and this being a gaming forum I'd hope ventrens would be kind enough to share thoughts on what games to play, in what order and what to avoid along with us newbies sharing what we have come upon so far and our feelings towards the various titles. 

Regardless of my experience, what is your favourite RE game? What would you like to see remade? If you are a new comer will you be diving into the pile of prior titles?

 

My take, I played Re7 in VR last year and loved it, outside of VR it's a fun game but perhaps the best horror experience of all time in VR. 

I then played the RE2 remake, liked it but gradually started to fall in love with it and I now think it's a masterpiece after platinuming it and playing all campaigns multiple times. 

I then played the RE1 HD remake, I was not so impressed as I spent 4 hours trying to figure out two puzzles they were so obtuse. I like that in a way but progression is slow going and it lack moment to moment gameplay to make it feel as if the puzzle progression is worth it.

I am now currently playing Re4, 10 hours in and judging by trophies I'm nearing the end of the game or at least two thirds (took down Verdugo an hour ago) I'm thourally enjoying it with my complaint being exactly the opposite of Re2 HD as the moment to moment gameplay is fantastic nut the puzzle progression is lack muster albeit it does get better with time, yet lacks the feeling of tight level design as in Re2 and Re7. 

I know to avoid Re5 as I played it before and gave up, it was boring at best and Re3 is out of the question as they are remaking it. What should I like up after Re4? 0, revelations, Code Veronica? Should I return to Re7 HD and give it a second chance, perhaps vendetta or something else I am missing?

 



 

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I've drifted away from it because horror games in general don't appeal to me any more. Just not a fan of the tension any more. I liked all of the ones I've played however. RE and RE2 on PS1, RE: Code Veronica on the Dreamcast, and RE4 on the Gamecube. RE 5 looked good, and RE 6 looks pretty iffy. I DO want to play RE 7 some day, especially in VR, and the RE 2 Remake as well, but there's a good chance I never will. My favorite is RE 4. The one most worthy of a remake is RE 3.

Totally forgot I played the RE1 remake on GC, as well as RE0. I never finished RE0 though. :(

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I think the essential ones are REmake 1 (because it was the starting point of the series and the genre), REmake 2, and RE4.
All of which you've played. Though I'd recommend you try New Game + on RE4 once you're done, as replayability in that game was fun thanks to that mode where you get to keep all your weapons and upgrades. You'll also have Ada's story to play through.

Resident Evil 4 is my favorite in the series, and I even think it's one of the best games ever made.

I think RE6 was terrible though, and would not recommend that one at all.
RE5 however is just ok in single player, and really fun in co-op with a friend. So if you have a friend to play co-op with through the campaign, I recommend trying that. If not then it may still be worth checking out, if you're determined to play more RE games.

Code Veronica was a good one, but it sports the classic gameplay and controls, so that might be a bit jarring to get into in 2019.
At least REmake 1 gives you options to play without tank controls. None of which I noticed while playing, but they're there.

I've never played Zero, so I can't comment on that one.
I'm about halfway through Revelations 2, so I can't give a full review, but it is focused more on survival and horror, similar to RE2 in that the monsters are resilient and ammo is scarce.
I am enjoying it though.
RE3 was good, but like you said, I also expect it to be remade so you may as well wait for that.

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I have not played as much Resident Evil games as I´d like, but my favorites are Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 2 (played with traditional, 3rd person controls) and Resident Evil Revelations.

The RE2 remake is excellent. Current playing it, really awesome. I would like to see a remake of RE; Code Veronica, as it seems that not many people played it.

Not a fan of RE7. The game itself is fabulous, but I don´t like the first person view. It did not feel like RE to me.

I would recommend you to try Revelations, which has a good balance of horror, anxiety and action.



Id say my favorite RE game would be RE4 (Gamecube), followed by RE2 (N64) and REvelations (3DS).  Fore some reason, I just couldn't get into RE0, but that was years ago.  Maybe it's time to re-visit that one.



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I am in the same boat as OP. I've played 4 and 7 all the way through, and really enjoyed them. I played a couple hours of 5 and hated it, especially trying to micromanage my AI companion.

Was thinking about getting the 2 REMake, but thought maybe I should play the original first. 20 bucks on PSN. Wish it was a little cheaper, but might give it a shot.



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Hiku said:

I think the essential ones are REmake 1 (because it was the starting point of the series and the genre), REmake 2, and RE4.
All of which you've played. Though I'd recommend you try New Game + on RE4 once you're done, as replayability in that game was fun thanks to that mode where you get to keep all your weapons and upgrades. You'll also have Ada's story to play through.

Resident Evil 4 is my favorite in the series, and I even think it's one of the best games ever made.

I think RE6 was terrible though, and would not recommend that one at all.
RE5 however is just ok in single player, and really fun in co-op with a friend. So if you have a friend to play co-op with through the campaign, I recommend trying that. If not then it may still be worth checking out, if you're determined to play more RE games.

Code Veronica was a good one, but it sports the classic gameplay and controls, so that might be a bit jarring to get into in 2019.
At least REmake 1 gives you options to play without tank controls. None of which I noticed while playing, but they're there.

I've never played Zero, so I can't comment on that one.
I'm about halfway through Revelations 2, so I can't give a full review, but it is focused more on survival and horror, similar to RE2 in that the monsters are resilient and ammo is scarce.
I am enjoying it though.
RE3 was good, but like you said, I also expect it to be remade so you may as well wait for that.

 

Rogerioandrade said:

I have not played as much Resident Evil games as I´d like, but my favorites are Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 2 (played with traditional, 3rd person controls) and Resident Evil Revelations.

The RE2 remake is excellent. Current playing it, really awesome. I would like to see a remake of RE; Code Veronica, as it seems that not many people played it.

Not a fan of RE7. The game itself is fabulous, but I don´t like the first person view. It did not feel like RE to me.

I would recommend you to try Revelations, which has a good balance of horror, anxiety and action.

 

Kwaidd said:

Id say my favorite RE game would be RE4 (Gamecube), followed by RE2 (N64) and REvelations (3DS).  Fore some reason, I just couldn't get into RE0, but that was years ago.  Maybe it's time to re-visit that one.

Re4seems to be the peak the peak of the series so, I am indeed loving it and good to know there is an Ada campaignupon completing it. I was hesitant at first as I thought it was another RE5, just shoot everything and move on with no survival or puzzle aspect but it did ramp up, I am however slightly disappointed by the way the level progression works and would have loved to see some criss crossing, metriod style gameplay like in 7 and 2. Still, it's causing the most tension since I played 7 in VR for the first time, French people are my biggest fear and boy are these French people angry.... nah, it's caused some tension for sure, Verdugo was intense but no horroras with RE2, VR has just destroyed anything horror related for me unfortunately but the game is fantastic nonetheless. Here's hoping the Re4 remake will be a couple of years from now and twisted up enough so I have'nt spoiled it for myself. One has to wonder how long it will take for them to get Re3 done, released and then RE4 or if they'll follow that progression, Perhaps Code Veronica would be following Re3 in remakes, seems I should avoid that for til the re3 remake drops. 

Cheers for the replies and advice. 



 

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COKTOE said:

I've drifted away from it because horror games in general don't appeal to me any more. Just not a fan of the tension any more. I liked all of the ones I've played however. RE and RE2 on PS1, RE: Code Veronica on the Dreamcast, and RE4 on the Gamecube. RE 5 looked good, and RE 6 looks pretty iffy. I DO want to play RE 7 some day, especially in VR, and the RE 2 Remake as well, but there's a good chance I never will. My favorite is RE 4. The one most worthy of a remake is RE 3.

 

Totally forgot I played the RE1 remake on GC, as well as RE0. I never finished RE0 though. :(

Awe lad, You have company Re2! It's so good and  , no hyperbole, one of the best games this generation, I hear it is changed up from re2 OG too to you'll have some fresh aspects. Like top ten GoTG material. 

And Re7 in VR while not as game as Re2 or tight, it's just mindbending in VR, real fear and a sense of danger comes from playing it, again no hyperbole, it will have your heart racing and often adrenaline pumpung through you. It can cause shakes or it can cause a massive euporhic epinephrine rush that feels so damn good like being, or both. It will ruin horror games for you though. 



 

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You've played all the good ones already OP, just wait for the inevitable RE3 Remake.

If you really want to know, Code Veronica, though certainly more playable than titles to follow (and the one I'd like to receive the remake treatment after 3), is the game that started all the convoluted braindead BS that culminated with this:

And this:

One might argue RE4 is partly that, but the silliness is integral part of its charm, and it stands on a very hard to achieve balance. The RE4 HD project is almost done, and it looks amazing. I'm waiting for it to play the game again.

And the RE0 villain is a sentient leech dressed like a JRPG character.



 

 

 

 

 

John2290 said: 

Re4seems to be the peak the peak of the series so, I am indeed loving it and good to know there is an Ada campaignupon completing it. I was hesitant at first as I thought it was another RE5, just shoot everything and move on with no survival or puzzle aspect but it did ramp up, I am however slightly disappointed by the way the level progression works and would have loved to see some criss crossing, metriod style gameplay like in 7 and 2. Still, it's causing the most tension since I played 7 in VR for the first time, French people are my biggest fear and boy are these French people angry.... nah, it's caused some tension for sure, Verdugo was intense but no horroras with RE2, VR has just destroyed anything horror related for me unfortunately but the game is fantastic nonetheless. Here's hoping the Re4 remake will be a couple of years from now and twisted up enough so I have'nt spoiled it for myself. One has to wonder how long it will take for them to get Re3 done, released and then RE4 or if they'll follow that progression, Perhaps Code Veronica would be following Re3 in remakes, seems I should avoid that for til the re3 remake drops. 

Cheers for the replies and advice. 

Yeah there's very little retreading old ground/backtracking in RE4, though there is some. And perhaps because of that, I remember them distinctly. When you re-vist the first village, it's striking how it's now pitch black because the sun has set. Making it harder to see the ganados, and the traps they laid out.
The tradeoff for less backtracking is that we get more unique areas instead, which is also good. But as Ada you'll get to explore many of the same areas, and some new ones.

Speaking of which, there will be two new modes with Ada unlocked once you finish the game. Only one of them is a story campaign. Then one I'm referring to is called Separate Ways. And it was not on the Gamecube version, but added as a bonus to PS2 since it came out later.

Also, a little tip.
Many enemies can be suplexed. You perform it by first shooting them on the lower half of their leg, and then the button prompt should show up as they are kneeling.
It's not only a very powerful move that often crushes their skulls, preventing plagas from sprouting from their heads, but it's also very satisfying to do.
These hooded enemies in the castle can all be suplexed.

Also, the Red9 handgun becomes as powerful as a shotgun during its final (exclusive) upgrade.
Very fun to use in New Game+ as it causes heads to explode very frequently.

With the direction they took REmake 2, I think the next remakes will be thoroughly enjoyable both for veteran players and newcomers alike.
It had enough similarities for nostalgia, but also a lot of new elements or changes that made it feel like a brand new experience as well.
I hope that game goes on to sell a lot more because they really put a lot of thought and effort into it.

If they remake 3, then I'd expect Code Veronica to be next, because RE4 is in much less need of a remake as it still holds up very well to this day, so they might as well save that for when technology is even better. I'm not sure why Code Veronica wasn't designated a number, but I read that Resident Evil 3 - Nemesis was not supposed to have one either, but that they changed their minds when production for what would become RE4 was delayed, and turned into Devil May Cry.

Last edited by Hiku - on 27 February 2019