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It's been awhile since my last post how's everyone doing? I've been doing great. Had an awesome winter break back home in Singapore. Got my PS3 (at last) with street fighter IV and RE 5 (I know... both Capcom right? But it was unplanned believe me). I didn't enjoy Street Fighter IV as much as I would have imagined but still it was good fun (once in a while when I just want to do something mindless and hit away) but RE 5 Boy was I pleased with it. I like how Resident Evil is evolving. Moving away from that much overused dark crammed place to a more open environment concept. It's like the story is progressing and many games seem to talk about a progressive story but gameplay mechanics and settings don't change much making playing through them difficult. I prefer RE5 to RE4 actually. RE4 was revolutionary it changed the way Resident Evil games were made with new aiming and gameplay system but it was still very dark and very gloomy and at sometimes slow moving. It was a pain to go through the castle in RE4, I enjoyed the starting parts and the ending parts but I hated the castle parts. As for RE 5 why I love it so much is that it doesn't dwell in one area too long, it keeps the environment fresh and with the constant outpouring of enemies make gameplay move at a more commendable pace then RE4. If I were to rate RE5 I would rate it just as gamespot has rated it (lower than RE4) but if you ask me which game I'll recommend, I'll definitely recommend RE 5 period.
So anyway, besides getting my PS3 I did the usual things I did back home. Hanging out with friends, catching up, watching movies, eating good food etc. But I guess this was the best winter break given how I actually had a chance to go have some outdoor fun. Thanks to my girlfriend(and potentially future wife) who really is just awesome to be with. So if she's reading this thanks babe. So sad that school had to reopen, would really like to spend more time with her but well I believe the seeds have been sown and that I've done all I can. God's gonna provide the increase and the favour with her. Amen.
Right now, I'm kinda working on my thesis back in Perth. Stuck at 550/15000 words which is kinda a pain I really believe it'll be finished by the due date. Don't know how don't know why, I just know it!!! Praise God for the sound mind and the confidence. My trust is in You.
Oh yea, coming to the main thing I wanted to post about. Marvel is reairing the 1994 Spider-man cartoon (for free at the moment just stream at their site: here). Yay! I always wondered why there wasn't a dvd for this series. Probably one of the best Spidey cartoons out there. But I'm contented just to be able to watch it again. Another thing for me to thank Jesus for heh. So yea I don't know how many of you loved it as much as I did but I thought I'd just post it up here. Note that new episodes air every Wednesday and this past Wednesday (5/8/09) was episode 1: Night of the Lizard. I just pray to God that this free service will remain for all 52 episodes in Jesus name. hehe
Thats all from me. All the best and God bless you all~
Well I just bought a PAL version not too long ago just to pro-play it through... So right now officially I have 3 copies of this game!!! Jp version and US version are back home in Singapore and PAL version I'm currently playing it on my friend's PAL region PS2. Ah.. reliving those tense moments just never felt soo good. Still, I hate the mutated bugs in this game be it wasps, spiders, stick insects, leeches just ewww disgusting stuff. They creep me out with their wierd noises and irritating attacks. Oh hate those crows too; they make me waste ammo. Anyways, the reason why I bought another copy was because I was inspired by professional players that post their videos on youtube. I just wanted to know if I could do what they do too. One of them is this dude, he's one of the best... apparently he completed all the chapters in very hard mode without taking damage which is really awesome. I'm doing a speed run now and have just completed the 5 chapters on normal in just under 3 hours. Going for hard next. And oh this time I promise when I'm done I'll write up that long awaited review hehe. Opps break time over. Gotta go study for my exam now see you guys in a couple of days. Hopefully with Hard Mode completed (exam finishes on Wednesday hehe).
The cutscene that started it all...
I don't claim to be the no.1 Resident Evil fan in the world but I do have much love for this series. The first time I got into Resident Evil was probably the movie with Milla Jovovich. I was just about 13 then. I thought the show was pretty decent, something new, something out of the ordinary. It was the first time where a monster/horror flick had any brains involved. I fancied the idea of a virus turning humans into mindless freaks who just crave for meat (before you say anything, this was considered my first zombie flick so the concept of being "infected" was new to me). Also, the idea of a well-known, rich and powerful pharmaceutical company producing and researching such dangerous biohazards really appealed to me.
Anyways, what really made me a fan was RE Outbreak for the PS2. It was my very first Resident Evil game. Sure, the diehard fans really rated it lowly and the gameplay was at times annoying (with uncooperative team mates), but still I enjoyed it. You see, the Resident Evil series isn't a mindless series build upon a fixed, trial and tested gameplay but rather the foundation is found in its storyline/setting. After finishing outbreak, I just couldn't help but go and read up on the entire Resident Evil synopsis. And slowly, I found myself liking more and more the characters, the deep plot with the big pharmaceutical companies and all the politics that are going on and of course the evolution of the viruses.
In 2005, I got my first taste of RE 4 at a friend's place on his gamecube. Even though I barely just scratched the surface then, I personally felt that RE 4 was quite possibly one of the best games I've ever played. Later that year, Capcom announced the game's release on the PS2, I was estatic and immediately got my copy when it was released. Boy I was real pleased with it. The first time I played through it, I took my time to fully enjoy it and only completed it in 25 hours. The 2nd time I played it, I chose to play it on the highest difficulty and did a speed run through and I managed to clear it in just under 8 hours. Personally, I thought Capcom hit the jackpot in RE 4. They got the gameplay formula right. Previous games like Outbreak and the rest of the main series gave players a very limited aiming system that was at times clumbersome and annoying. But with over-the-shoulder aiming, it gave gamers more freedom to look around as well as more accurate aim. All in all, I wasn't surprised that RE 4 won game of the year.
Today, the focus has shifted to RE 5 and I'm looking forward to playing it at the end of the year when I get my hands on my PS3. So anyway, this is all I could come up with regarding my constant positive rants with this series. Hopefully, there're some like-minded Resident Evil game admirers like me out there. If not, to the rest of you reading, shalom and be blessed.
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