I regret not playing a Resident Evil game before

1 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:41 ID: oouy10

I've never liked zombie games, they could never catch my attention. I remember when Resident Evil 7 launched and received all it's praise but still not enought to get me into the franchise. Until last month. I saw it on game pass and decided to give it a try and to my surprise... I loved it. The mix between horror, action, gunplay and resource management were just on point. And so could I say the same about Village, just as good as RE 7. My hunger for Resident Evil games were not yet satisfied, so I've bought a bundle on Steam sale with RE 1, RE 0, RE 4, RE 5 and RE 6.

I started RE 1 Remake a little apprehensive. "It's an old game, could it not have aged well?". Oh boy, how wrong was I. I admit the beginning was hard, new mechanics and controls, and I challenged myself to play on hard difficulty, but when I got used to it, the game turned into a very smooth and satisfying experience, I loved it. Now I'm going to start RE 0 and I'm really looking forward to play the next games, remakes included.

tl;dr: my zombie game prejudice kept me from playing a game franchise that could easily turn into one of my favorites.

2 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:47 ID: h611aqp

Better late than never friend! Welcome aboard!

ID: h611xv9

Thanks! I'm planning to stay a long time on the ship 🙂

ID: h61qter

Don’t forget the remakes and CV.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:17 ID: h615mrz

You know what I’m about to say… “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, SON”

ID: h616bb0

Did I hear someone say Family? -Dom

4 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:57 ID: h612qaz

It's sort of funny how a big part of the new wave of the zombie craze came from Resident Evil, since you mention your apprehension about zombie-centric games. It's not like it's a particularly young genre, or that RE started it, or even that RE was the only zombie-related thing to come out in the 90's. But it feels like a lot of the zombie fandom who catapulted World War Z and The Walking Dead to the heights of popularity were people like me who grew up playing Resident Evil titles and the films and games that tried to emulate it.

5 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:30 ID: h617j2j

You played RE1R on hard at first go? Gdamn

ID: h61b9hp

I actually learned about the limited number of ink ribbons later on, but was quite fun dying sometimes.

ID: h61hnst

Try Real Survival sometime. It's the way the game was originally going to be in 1996. It's quite fun if you're familiar with the game and enjoy it, but I think it was a very wise decision that they scrapped this concept in favor of what we ultimately got in RE1. Had they stuck with the concept, I think RE would never have been the success it was. No one would have finished the game.

The concept in question, as it was originally planned and as you get to experience it in Real Survival mode, is that item boxes aren't magically linked. The game is also on Hard by default (can't change difficulty), you don't have access to unlimited ammo, and that one door that breaks near the save room now never breaks. Try it out sometime if you have the patience for it. I just played it again a couple of days ago and enjoyed it a lot, finished it in about six hours.

ID: h61bzz2

Re1R is quite easy when you learn it But first time through even easy was a nightmare

6 : Anonymous2021/07/21 17:54 ID: h612ce0

Play RE 3 my fav among the rest. Direct sequel to RE1 with the original protagonist Jill.

ID: h614gwz

My favorite too!!!!!

ID: h61xgox

Particularly the original RE3. Though RE3 Remake isn't bad, it's just not the same type of experience.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:02 ID: h61c35n

Highly recommend you hop into RE2 and RE3 remakes.

8 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:07 ID: h6143t1

Dont miss RE2 remake - its a fantastic game. Its a well deserved 97% positive reviews on Steam and one of the best entries in series 🙂

ID: h624rw1

Mr X scared the shit out of me so much, I still hear the footsteps...

9 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:12 ID: h61djch

I don’t think RE1 has hard mode available from the beginning. That first difficulty is supposed to be very easy. I did the same thing when I started it, except I picked easy thinking it was normal. I only realized it halfway through after seeing barely any zombies.

I also wasn’t really interested in a survival horror game until I saw RE3 and went “big monster!” Two months later I had every RE game on PS4 (except for RE7, that came with the PS Plus Collection on PS5) and realized that I like survival horror games a lot more than I thought I did! Village was a day 1 collector’s edition preorder for me.

ID: h61w99k

As far as I'm aware "Mountain Climbing" is Hard mode and is available on a brand new file. You may be thinking of "Real Survival", which is more akin to a Very Hard mode.

ID: h61y3wk

Everywhere I’m seeing has “mountain climbing” listed as normal, “going on a bike” as easy, and “talking a walk” as very easy. Hard and Real Survival are unlocked after beating the game first. I even beat the game on “going on a bike” and only the easy and very easy difficulty trophies unlocked for me. The normal one did not.

Also I’d be kinda disappointed if Normal difficulty had barely any zombies and they were easy to kill.

10 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:40 ID: h618wjp

Loving your bite into the franchise was RE7 /RE8

11 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:18 ID: h61ectc

I’m a late RE fan like you. I loved 4 growing up, but never the other games. I played 1 a few years ago and liked it, but playing 7 back in May made me a fan.

Currently playing RE2 and am fully in love with this series! It’s nice to know there’s people like me who are getting into it as well!

12 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:13 ID: h6150y2

Excellent. Don't miss RE Code Veronica, and the REmakes of 2 and 3.

13 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:35 ID: h6187wm

Welcome to the club, matey. It’s never too late to jump on an old franchise.

14 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:36 ID: h618azc

It warms my heart when someone new to the series is able to appreciate REmake.

ID: h61hyjn

Yep. I always love the reactions of people experiencing something I've known for 20+ years for the very first time.

15 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:23 ID: h61ezsy

I’m in a similar situation as you, I slept on R7 (mostly because of 6) when it first came out but recently bought it and I was blown away. Welcome to the family

16 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:34 ID: h61glrn

Hey, never too late to catch the T-virus. The good thing about not playing great franchises for a long time is that now suddenly you have all these great games to play. There are so many great games, and so many great old games, that no one could really play all of them and enjoy them in their entirety. So whatever you do, you're going to miss many games and many franchises. But then, when the bug bites you, you have tons of stuff to choose from that you never got around to playing.

17 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:40 ID: h618xhq

I envy you.

18 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:49 ID: h61a6hy

I just started 0. Little rough at the begining but I'm loving it now. At first I hated no item box but now I really enjoy the extra inventory management challenge.

ID: h61i2ze

If you like inventory management challenges, try Real Survival in REmake if you haven't. You get item boxes but they are no longer magically linked.

ID: h61nbuw

I've been meaning to replay that one. I played through as Chris on my first run, need to play Jill now.

19 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:17 ID: h61e85c

Happy to have you!

20 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:44 ID: h61hxkk

Oh item management in zero is brutal, good luck! I would do RE2make and re3make next.

21 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:40 ID: h61pzxk

As a new fan what's your impression of Chris Redfield, seeing how you first saw him the two newest games and then immediately jumped to his first game in the timeline?

22 : Anonymous2021/07/21 21:15 ID: h61uz30

RE remake (on GameCube), RE 4 (GameCube, etc...), and RE2 remake (on Xbox One/PS4 generation.. best on Xbox One X) were the best in the series to me. I still go back and play RE 2 remake sometimes because it was pretty much a perfect RE game.

23 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:36 ID: h625isa

Regret? I actually envy you. You just discovered RE and get the whole goddamn series available to you. I still remember waiting for the original RE3.

24 : Anonymous2021/07/21 18:50 ID: h61aa3m

My top 3 recommendations would be resident evil 2 remake, resident evil 2 original and resident evil 4 (you might not like or it could be your favorite). I'd say try 4 last as it's the biggest departure.

25 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:21 ID: h61ep6l

Resident Evil 5 is the best co-op I have ever played.

Finished a fresh new save file with my brother on professional difficulty last summer. No weapons, no upgrades, no anything. It was so insane and so intense. We died so many times, but it was true co-op experience. Get gud or die.

I love every Re game, expect Re6 and Remake on Gamecube is probably my favourite.

26 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:21 ID: h61eqkr

I was In the same boat as you. I stayed away from the resident evil franchise for two reasons, zombies and because I thought it was just a generic horror survival. Then I played village and fell in love with the series, now I'm playing re2remake and re4 and I'm LOVING it.

27 : Anonymous2021/07/21 19:56 ID: h61jt03

RE2 remake is amazing as well.

28 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:09 ID: h61lkit

RE1R is great, and has a huge amount of replay value with two different characters, different events depending on in what order you do stuff inside the mansion, different endings and all the unlockable modes, outfits, weapons and difficulties.

Speaking of, if this was your first playthrough you didn't actually play on Hard, that difficulty is only available on New Game+. The initial choices were Normal, Easy and Very Easy. Very Easy is new to the HD Remaster. You were most likely playing on Normal. It's indicated by the save file color, white text is Normal, hard would be red and Easy is green.

29 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:14 ID: h61mbq2

and i just had to say, don't miss on Relevations 1 and 2!! both are great games. though my personal favorite is 4

30 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:24 ID: h61nq2m

I was the same until some friends wouldn't stop talking about how great RE7 was. Wanted to play through the rest first though before jumping to 7. Highly recommend RE2 remake, absolutely brilliant. Currently finishing up 6 and pumped to finally start 7 soon!

31 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:26 ID: h61nz6h

It’s okay the nice thing about being alive in this age is we can always go back if we want to relive stuff from the past

32 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:37 ID: h61pnrx

5 is my fave

33 : Anonymous2021/07/21 20:40 ID: h61q46p

I can relate to this! I’d only ever played parts of the older games on the PS1, and I began to play the remaster of the first because of my brief experiences with it from childhood, but they never really got me hooked at the right time, it seemed. Not because there was anything wrong with them, but I just wasn’t super enthusiastic about the survival horror genre.

On top of this, I’ve been fighting some massive video game burnout for like a decade now. Nothing new was able to shake things up for me for the longest time.

Then Village was announced, and I don’t know what it was about it, but I instantly put it on my to-do list, fought some intense apprehension about getting into it even after going through the effort of preordering, and beat the game like 7 times, continuing well after unlocking all the achievements and in game challenges that I felt like going for. That’s been rare for me even before the burnout.

I instantly knew that I needed to beat 7 too, and haven’t put it down either. I know the consensus is it’s a less actiony, more deliberate type of game than 8, and there’s obviously much more content, but both just have a charm to them that makes me like them equally for their own ways, and I see myself going back to them to shake things up even still.

Needless to say, I’ve been hooked on the RE universe for a bit now and definitely foresee myself beating the others in the future.

34 : Anonymous2021/07/21 21:00 ID: h61sx9y

It is never too late to let this series take you on an unforgettable adventure.

35 : Anonymous2021/07/21 21:40 ID: h61yaah

Yeah, I only played through RE8 recently but it made me interesting in playing the other parts too. I tried to play from the beginning but I just kinda gave up with RE1 Remake, I think I too dumb for the older games. xD

37 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:05 ID: h621kmz

Welcome to the family, son!

38 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:14 ID: h622olb

Whenever you get the chance I really recommend getting re2 remake. it's really fun with some ass clenching moments

39 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:17 ID: h62361y

I wish everybody felt exactly this way when they start the series! So glad you find the nuance that is Resident Evil so great!

Zero is actually one of my all time favorites, because I really enjoyed the 2 character switching aspect. I really thought it made for some cool puzzles!

Hope you enjoy it as much as the first!

40 : Anonymous2021/07/21 22:46 ID: h626spc

Welcome! Resident Evil 2 Remake will be a great one when you get to it! I’ve loved them all over the years since playing the original on PS1, and I’ve honestly been enjoying these remakes. Compared to RE7 and 8 (which I love) they play so differently being 3rd person but are still way fun.

41 : Anonymous2021/07/21 23:23 ID: h62bdt2

You discovered it now. The door to safety is shut.

42 : Anonymous2021/07/21 23:49 ID: h62egr8

Nothing to regret friend, all that matters is that you're enjoying yourself now.


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