The Wednesday Letters page fears The Last Of Us has little reboot value, with one reader being surprised by Resident Evil Village DLC content.
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No more recycling
I watched the Capcom Showcase on Mondays just to see more about Resident Evil 4 Remake, but in the end they didn’t show anything at all. Definitely not enough to judge anything about gameplay or tone, although I’m as concerned as many are about the complete lack of cheese so far. Lewis’ accent was pretty bad, but I’m not convinced that it was on purpose, given what most Americans tend to have a weak ear for accents (and I’m sure all voice acting is done in America, I believe texts are even written there nowadays too ).
I don’t know how they’ll even try to take seriously half of what’s in Resident Evil 4, so I imagine they’ll simply ignore it. Resident Evil 3 was a disappointment because they removed all the unforgettable antics and just left it as Resident Evil 2 but it’s no good.
I’m sure they’ll face a lot of sieges, especially the village scene in the beginning, in the Resident Evil 4 remake, but if you don’t have the Stranger Things too, why would you call it Resident Evil 4? Just make a new spin-off from that timeline or something, I think people will be just as interested in Resident Evil 4-2.
I’m glad to hear that the series is moving into a third-person perspective, with Village DLC, but once you do, you reduce the need for those remakes in the first place. Just go ahead and make new things and stop trying to reheat and resell something that was a perfect toy in its day but now should be considered just a product of its time. This new version seems to be an increasingly bad idea to me.
Tried or ignored?
I must say I was really pleased with the Xbox & Bethesda offer, or should it be called the Game Pass offer? I think maybe four things were announced that weren’t included in Game Pass, which makes it very difficult to say what you would have paid more for.
The format of commitment to games that will be released in the next 12 months clearly has trade-offs. It is impossible to make people go crazy by viewing the games that are coming soon. On the plus side though, you’ll actually be able to play games sometime soon.
Then, I was thinking that the show was a 90-minute version of the BBC/ITV/Sky commercials put out to highlight new dramas coming out at the start of the season, but instead of being shown this summer on BBC it’s coming Next year on Game Pass.
Assuming you have Game Pass, you don’t watch, and you decide if the game is something you might want to spend £30-70 on, you watch thinking ‘might try’, ‘might try’, ‘definitely play’, ‘ignore’. So I finished the show thinking there were a few games I would definitely play, at least six others (maybe more) that I would make, and I added a fantasy spaceship to Flight Simulator that I might try on xCloud, over the next 12 months. Can’t complain about that.
I thought I was drowning in my feelings in the remake of The Last Of Us. I loved the original and the sequel. But I don’t think they have any real return value. I got a PlayStation 4 remaster and only got an hour.
I read you said it’s a remake and not a remaster, does that mean they have to reshoot all the motion capture and voice acting? If they were using old picks, would that suggest the levels would be exactly the same?
To be honest, I would prefer that they do something like Metal Gear Solid VR missions. Make a cheaper game with less voice acting and decks, just clear buildings, retrieve items, etc. This game works with Rainbow Six Extraction, although I haven’t heard anyone talk about this game since it came out.
Anyway, this is all irrelevant to me as I don’t own a PlayStation 5 and unless I get a surplus of cash at some point, I have no plan to get one until they release a less ridiculous model.
GC: They have said that they are using the original motion capture data but with increased accuracy. You can see in the screenshots that Ellie in particular looks completely different.
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towards the stars
I’d like to start by saying that I have no idea how Starfield will come to be and I’m not dismissive of concerns about combat or content bloating, but some of the online feedback makes clear why game companies are reluctant to showcase the gameplay offerings.
100+ hours of role-playing with dialogue trees, multiple skills, ways to complete objectives and over 1,000 planets to explore reducing it to “fighting sounds nice” or “no Man’s Sky boring”.
I sometimes think people forget that very few game companies release games anywhere near the scale of Bethesda games. It’s a simulation powered world, and there is permanence in your actions that few games share, especially open world games.
There’s every chance Bethesda has reached the stars and it’s going to crash and burn, but if you’re really quick to throw away early gameplay footage, don’t complain when you can’t see gameplay footage in the future.
Capcom had a good show on Monday, but there was some kind of disappointment. So we took an extra look at Resident Evil 4. It sounds great, I’m really excited about this game. I hope no content gets cut short and Ashley is less of a burden this time, we all do.
Resident Evil Village was one of the highlights and I want to say that Shadows Of Rose content looks a bit disappointing. I was expecting a prequel story. Show what happened to the village, how the infection began, and more in the dramatic story of Miranda and Oswald Spencer. The addition of the third person is interesting, but I don’t think it should be added to Rose’s DLC, because it removes the horror and can be more action-based. Which damaged the village, in the end.
Mercenary looks good, and I’m sure playing Ms. Dimitrescu would be great. Hope the fans will enjoy it. I was hoping Resident Evil 9 had been announced. It would have been the perfect bow to this cake, but I’m sure it’s still some time away. It was a great Resident Evil show and I hope it all ends up being great. On a final note. Where was pragmata?
GC: Resident Evil Village from a first-person perspective is a lot less scary than most current third-person games.
No more lady d
Resident Evil is one of my all-time favorite video game series, so I was looking forward to the Capcom show. The Village DLC looks good and I was surprised by what they announced. I thought the continuation of Rose’s story would have been kept for the next entry. I was expecting the Lady D Origins story considering how popular the character is.
The third person mode is what excites me the most. I enjoyed the village but for me Resident Evil works better as a third person. I can’t wait to turn it back on again in this mode. Hopefully Capcom will stick to this rather than first person for future entries. Resident Evil 4 looks great but not many new features have been added in the interface. It would also be a good excuse to play 2, 3 and 7 again with the free PlayStation 5 upgrade.
On the topic of Resident Evil, I’m currently playing CODE: Veronica which I first purchased from the PS Store 20 years ago. After getting used to the tank controls again, it was as good as I can remember. To me, the Ashfords are among the best villains in the series. She also had some of the cheesiest conversations ever! I would love to see a new version of this game.
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GC: This is what we expected as well. We wonder if plans have changed or if the coda for Village was always meant to be just a teaser for DLC.
I think it’s even worse that Diablo Immortal is actually a good game under all the layers of disgusting microtransactions. Read about all the different battle passes and other items you can buy… This more expensive free to play than a proper game will be over in just a couple of months and will last if you let it as well.
I just don’t understand why anyone would put up with this. Just play Diablo 3 if you are that desperate. It’s on the switch for a note a lot more than ten, and then you own it all and you don’t have to spend an extra penny!
I think the most surprising thing that came from the Starfield trailers was how the entire world jumped into either “looks cool” or “looks like trash”. The majority are in the latter camp. really? from the trailer?
We don’t really know anything about it, just some petty claims. How can you come to any conclusion without knowing anything about the story, themes of the narrative, the voice acting, the characters, the mission types, the enemies, how populous and interesting the planets are, etc.? People are complaining that it is a shooter and some people seem to have a problem with it being a third / first person role player? What kind were you expecting? A completely new one? Is he even a good shooter? great one? garbage?
Disasters like Cyberpunk 2077 and No Man’s Sky have made people really want to overreact to projects or future updates to CD Projekt and Hello Games. Bethesda gained a lot of fan opponents with Fallout 4 and 76 and these folks are now eager for the chance to tell us all how Bethesda fell or how wiser the PlayStation 5 option was.
It’s incredibly fashionable not to like them anymore on the Internet. CD Projekt has proven that you are just as famous as your last game. Cyberpunk 2077 DLC was recently announced, and killing everything before seeing it is incredible. I don’t mind, Cyberpunk 2077 is a very good game. I recently played it on PC, and the DLC is a welcome bonus if you ask me.
Get yourselves together and wait for the reviews.
GC: You are mischaracterizing the situation to make a point. Even in this inbox there are examples of people who do not take the utmost care of the game.
Inbox too, rans
I think No Man’s Star, I mean Outfield, oops, I meant Star Effect. Sorry, I think Starfield looks really unique and original.
I have an idea of what Sony can do for the PS Plus, if they’re worried it’s not working properly yet…wait for that? I know a crazy idea but it’s out there I can see why it never occurred to them and the only real option is to try and keep the long-awaited Game Pass competitor a complete secret.
Hot topic for this week
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How excited are you with the new ad and to what extent does it depend on whether it’s just a pre-rolled logo or trailer or actual gameplay? Do you enjoy the full preview and hype circus or would you rather not participate?
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