Friday, February 06, 2009

Resident Evil Retrospective (Gametrailers.com)

I discovered this on Caleb's excellent Hunyak Blog and immediately ripped it off so you guys could see it! Enjoy, but be sure to visit Hunyak too!

8 comments:

Ice Koobs said...

More. I need more.
The sad fact is I haven't played ANY of the Resident Evils. Not just number 4 =0(
I just could never agree with the controls or the camera angles. But this video has explained so much. But I still need to know more.
Koobs

gnome said...

Oh, and father you might care for the excellent eurogamer RE5 preview:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/resident-evil-5-hands-on-chapter1to3

It also addresses that rather important racism thing in a most interesting of ways.

So great to have you back here blogging...

NebachadnezzaR said...

As great as what we expect from a GT retrospective. Too bad it completely spoiled the game for me, but I still want to play it anyway. That and the alternative path of RE2.

Interesting article, dear gnome, but I think they blew the racism thing totally out of proportion. My personal view of the matter stays the same, there's only racism there if you're looking for it. Maybe I'm just naive, or maybe it's because I'm from a country where slavery was abandoned centuries ago and there's little black communities, most black people are totally integrated in our society, but I still can't see where's the racism in the game or, even more important, why the fuck would Capcom want to make a racist game.

fatherkrishna said...

Why thank you dear Gnome! I have to say I found the Eurogamer perspective intelligent and considered - and I concur with it's assessment.

Koobs - You must play Umbrella Chronicles - it will give you a good grounding in the whole franchise history...

Nebacha - I doubt Capcom intended to make a racist game... I just think they've been short sighted in their choice of imagery and naive about it's potential impact.

I'll still be buying and playing it...

blondejon said...

probably wouldnt be interested if i told you i had just grabbed a demo phantasy star portable universe for the psp...

FUNNYMAN said...

We need to exchange Xbox Live information, so we can play multiplayer.

gnome said...

Glad you enjoyed the piece dear Father, and I'll be even more so when everything turns out to be 100% ok. Oh, and Nebacha mate, I think that the Father's explanation is what must have happened. It's ignorance on the part of Capcom and simple copying of some widely held racist stereotypes.

blondejon said...

I have a feeling your gonna fall in love with the old wii again.........

The House of the Dead Overkill is out there....Ill test it this weekend and let you know...