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johnfreemann in leon_x_claire

ORC

GAH WHY IS EVERYONE DEAD AFTER SIX YEARS?

Oh well I'm new but I feel like I've known you for guys for like ever. I just got into Resident Evil [five days ago, actually] and I love love LOVE Leon and Claire. I'm studying to become a Concept Artist and Character Design and to practice I did Claire; but now it actually spurred me into wanting to make a story or A COMIC GASP!

Haha well I've actually never played any of the games except for right now I am playing the Gamecube version of Resident Evil as Jill. I am fucking TERRIFIED of this game and I haven't played for two days because I'm so scared. Stupid zombies and Barry telling me not to leave the courtyard because somethings immune to bullets. I'll go out there fucking anyways.

Annnyyywayysss...before I was into RE I picked up a copy of the Playstation Magazine, and on the cover was one of the new characters for ORC and Leon's reflection in his eyes. I never noticed it until a few days ago. But anways, as I read the article, something really pissed me off. Re-read it, said the opposite of what I thought.

Anyways, CapCom KNOWS that everyone loves Leon, and they're taking advantage of it by making one of the gameplays be "Kill Leon", where you hunt him down, and as the title says, kill him.

What the FUCK, Capcom? Why are you pushing away the original, FUN, fucking terrifying game with the awkward camera angles and the limited ammo and the useless knives and the retarded controls and instead go with over the shoulder [ots], non-scary, Left 4 Dead style? I bought Left 4 Dead for L4D, I don't want another fucking game if I already have one like it?? AND WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU PUSHING AWAY CLAIRE FROM LEON? I SWEAR IF CLAIRE IS NOT  IN DAMNATION I AM GOING TO STRANGLE THE FUCK OUT OF CAPCOM AND WRING THEIR NECK AND FEED IT TO CROCODILES.

And this is from someone who's not even halfway through the first game.

-Kiran

[tumblr]: http://kiranscholl.tumblr.com/
[DA]: http://sakura1406.deviantart.com/

Comments

Totally agree with you here. I don't know, but for me, RE has gone downhill since RE4...sure, there's Leon, but I just don't like the new gameplay and emo!Leon too much *sigh*.

In other hand WE NEED CLAIRE! Claire proves to be kickass in whatever media she's in (RE2?Check. Veronica?Check Check. Degeneration?THOUSANDS CHECKS).

go with over the shoulder [ots], non-scary, Left 4 Dead style? I bought Left 4 Dead for L4D
THIS +1000
I'm almost reluctant to play RE4 (Woah I almost called it MGS4 for a second there, lol!) because of that, AND Ada. And Ashley :/. emo!Leon sucks balls, I like how he acts around Claire. badass!Leon is cool, not a moody, angst-y guy.

YES! CLAIRE NEEDS MORE ACTION! Goodness, I hope she's in RE6.

Haha yeah I mean ORC looks cool, but I prefer to keep my games spiced up and totally different.
Dead Space: Fucking dark infected ship with necromorphs IN SPACE and you get an awesome suit;
L4D: Fun four-op with great characters, funny lines, and lots and LOTS of zombies! Plus, there's like mini-bosses and then I guess the Tank is considered a boss[?]. Teamwork is heavily implied and is the only way to progress through the game.
MGS: Tactical Espionage Action! Sneaking around bases, knocking out/killing dudes and fighting GIANT BI-PEDAL NUCLEAR LAUNCHERS! METAL GEAR METAL GEAR!
RE: Scary, barely-enough-ammo-to-get-by, mystery solving, exploring, and awesome tense atmosphere. What really set the atmosphere was the door opening slowly and throwing you into the darkness, not knowing what was going to happen next.

In my opinion, what would make ORC better is if it had limited ammo; don't use your big guns unless there's a huge amount of zombies/bosses. Like in RE0-3, you fucking SAVE your ammo for trouble. Make zombies faster, have the same door opening sequence, and for gods sake, make it harder to kill zombies and lickers or whatever. Really adds to the game if you're desperately trying to kill zombies to help an injured teammate. This is why I'm going into the video game department; I personally will listen to what fans have to say and incorporate what I can to make people happy. I'll MAKE my bosses listen, even if I AM a lowly concept designer; fuck you, I'm making the foundations to start your damn game, LISTEN TO ME.

Sorry rant over >__>;;
I guess my problem with the recent RE series that the new gameplay and setting kind of take the 'scary' and the whole atmosphere away. Hell, RE5's setting is in broad day light and we're fighting humans. The new gameplay too, kind of take the urgent atmosphere, especially the OTS part.
Plus it's a pity that they don't use the double-character setup like in RE0 in favor of the new setup (and they took away the classic menu...).

The door and the stairs sequence are really scary, indeed. I think that one scene with Nemesis in stairs in RE3 scared the wit out of me! Aah, I miss the old RE...

//johnfreemann on a different account.

Yeah, it feels urgent, but not like "HOLY FUCK RUN AWAY WERE RUNNING OUT OF AMMO." and the camera change just makes it less scary when running away because you can see your exit. Take RE for example, when running away your camera angle would change around all the corners, confusing you and making you panic. I love that! The menu also pisses me off, too.

The door sequence was the best! I'm pretty disappointed. If only it would come back.