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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition will hit Steam on Feb 27

By Russ Boswell
Jan 22, 2014
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  1. I've played the Resident Evil franchise since its beginning. It was my introduction to the survival horror genre, and it's easily one of the best franchises to come from the Capcom brand. My favorite, even years after its initial release,...

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  2. If memory serves me right, the original version does not support mouse, the aiming uses the keyboard. Hopefully this pc version will have mouse support.
     
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 582   +87

    "A lot of Resident Evil 4's gameplay revolves around fast, absolute aiming, so it will be interesting to see just how well the control scheme carries over onto a keyboard and mouse."

    Not sure what you mean here author.

    A mouse excels at Absolute aiming maybe your a console gamer?
     
  4. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Enthusiast Posts: 209   +51

    They are meaning how usually console ports, tend to botch up otherwise very obvious controls. IE: Keyboard + Mouse in a way PC gamers are used to. There have been tons of bad ports, that really pick obscure keys. Or bind multiple actions to one key, despite keyboards having more options.
     
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 582   +87

    ah my bad I understand now!
     
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 633   +123

    Wrong. If you aren't familiar with the Resident Evil series, consider yourself lucky. It's been getting progressively stupider with each incarnation and is now at the point where they've written themselves into a corner. Just ignore the rest of the Resident Evil series and its bloated canon, treat this HD remake as a stand alone game and you'll enjoy it.
     
  7. The best Resident Evil is the Wii edition. Light gun + numchuck is the 27 hit ultimate combo.
     
  8. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Rookie Posts: 45   +13

    I really don't get why so many people think RE4 is the best game in the series. I played through RE4 several times. It's a great game, but it's a bit silly fighting old, pompous midgets in giant low-tech robots. Also, I'm not really a fan of the anime art-style, which is all too evident in RE4. There's just something about anime that puts me off. Like how men look like women, women look like kids and kids look like animals.

    Capcom toned down the anime-look in RE5, and the monsters were monsters! RE5 is by far the best in the series, and the addition of co-op made it my all-time favorite game. RE6 was also a good game, with tons of content, but they got some of the little things wrong. Like the camera positioning, half-baked melee system and that annoying thing where the game locks the camera on something you just have to see (which you don't really care about).
     
  9. Maybe yes, maybe not, but RE4 is freaking amazing.
     
  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    For most who played the original resident evil's, RE5 was the beginning of the end of RE. I enjoyed RE5 a lot, for what it was. As part of the series though it was very different from what roped in the original fans. There was little to no horror, puzzles were nearly non-existent and I feel the new story didn't really fit in with lore very well. It was much more shoot 'em up and action oriented than series was. So I completely understand when some people hate RE5 and some people love it. Personally, I would like to see a return to the original RE's

    That being said, I am def looking forward to this release. $20 seems like a good price, imo
     
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  11. I'd rather play this game with Razer Hydra which will give me a much more enjoyable experience than with a mouse.
     
     
  12. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Have you ever even used the Hydra? That thing was about as awkward as dinner with the parents of a one night stand.
     
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  13. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Enthusiast Posts: 217   +6

    I still remember the day when I got RE 1 for the pc and playing it in 3dfx glory. Having come from playing Alone in the Dark this was a big WOW.
     
  14. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 721   +30

    Its resident evil 1 or nothing for me. I thought 1 was great on my ps1, loading screens disguised as opening creaky doors, "oh no you nearly became a gerbil sandwich" etc. first time a dog jumped through a window on the foreground when you were headed down the corridor in the opposite direction. awesome. then 2 which felt like it didn't follow on at all. and 3 was worse. 4 worse. 5 wtf. Loved the first 1. Old school
     
  15. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Rookie Posts: 45   +13

    It's true, the series has changed a lot. RE1 was simply epic. It made the franchise, after all. But after the events in RE1 things escalated and went out of control. It makes sense (to me) that Chris and the other heroes wouldn't be terrified of every little biofreak anymore, and that they would have learned to deal with the freaks more efficiently, and thereby changing the genre to a more action-packed experience.

    One of the things I really did like about RE6 was how the different heroes/storylines had a completely different feel. Playing as Leon, you to experience crypts, graveyards, underground caves and puzzles. He's more of a detective, I guess (dunno if he's actually still a cop). The Ada storyline also had a lot of puzzles, and served up some good survival horror seeing as she didn't have a partner to help. The Chris and Jake storylines were all about action. Chris' most of all, as he's a soldier now, as introduced in RE5.
     
  16. People forget that the original pc port also lacked dynamic lightning, had lower poly counts, flash effects muffled, etc. So, HD textures alone will not make it look better than the original gamecube version; this is another attempt to milk an old game (see FF7) instead of making new ones that are not crap like the latest installment..
     


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