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Carnosaur
09-19-2007, 01:44 AM
Hey I'm new.
I'm 17 and quite a long time gamer.
Never having a playstation I have never played a resident evil in my life.
Now I am quite a big wuss. Anything scares me. So I always try avoid anything scarey. And too me thats alot of games. And don't even talk to me about movies. I stay far away from anything with the tinyest bit of gore.

I am a big fan of the story side of games. The monster fluff, the backstory, the history, the mysteries... all of it. I find alot of games don't have much of a plot. About a month ago I was bored and in need of a game to play. So I searched the interwebz. I heard this really old game called 7 days a stranger was really interesting. So I downloaded it. I was kinda a bit freaked out as it was called a horror game. Anyway I started it and the creepyniss wasn't too bad because of the point and click style and the old graphics.

It kinda had a couple of points that would make me jump if it wasn't for the sound on low and the graphics. Like this skeleton coming out of the bath. But I really liked it. So I finished it, then I played and finished the 2nd and 3rd games. I dont know if any of you would of heard of it but its got quite a cool story.

Anyyyway, I was bored again yesterday and I was looking around at games I have never really looked into. And I found resident evil on wikipedia. I read a bit and it sounded interesting (altho very frighting). Then I looked at a few youtube vids of resident evil 1. It looked quite fun, and the bad graphics kinda help wear the scare factor off a bit. Then I Looked to see what order the story went in. I found that The true story of biohazard was the first part. So I searched and came here.

I read a bit and its very good stuff. Those trevors letters are the kind of stuff I love.

I wannna get into resident evil I do. The only series ever I have followed is halo. Sounds bad I know. And I need some more I can follow. I have a few worrys tho.

For a start this is a old series. And when you want to start playing an old series you have an overwhelming amount of games, books, comics etc to try put in order and try find. Its really confusing. Has anyone else here tried playing them for the first time recently?

Also, If they didn't even release The true story of biohazard in english, how many things did we miss out on? With any jap based series we miss out on so much. We get the basic stuff, and miss out on all the deep stuff. We get peacies and they get the hole thing. Does this happen with resident evil?

Are they rare? I live in New zealand and I really havnt seem many of the older resident evil games. And I bet it would be really hard to get the comics or books or whatnot.

And my main concern. How scarey it is? I was hopeing the only thing scarey is the fact the main enemy is zombies and werid mutant things. Not things jumping out or ghosts or horrid gore or people screaming or loud noises or werid dreams or anything remotely pants wetting. If its any help to my scareniss level I can play threw ravenhelm in hl2 quite easily. I hate the moaning noises though. I think my main problem is a sudden loud noise or something jumping out. Its those suprise scares that is horrid. And to a lesser degree, horrid screaming and things. Would I be able to play resident evil?

And is there lots of cool things like trevors letters in the games? like cool mystery papers to read?

Thankyou all:) Oh and sorry for my horrid spelling and grammer

Ps- Whats wrong with the name Biohazard? Why change it?

PS92
09-19-2007, 01:56 AM
biohazard sounds cool but resident evil just sounds great. i dunno why it is but it just sounds better

Carnosaur
09-19-2007, 03:11 AM
I guess but biohazard sounds... Mystical.. and dangerous. Resident evil sounds bruce willisy and americain action filmy.

Stars_g36
09-19-2007, 03:38 AM
the name Resident Evil, just flows so well, your in a Residence and there is Evil everywhere, blood, gore, violence, killing, death, guts, mutilation, slashing, gashing, and more, to bad you cannot arm your self with a chain saw, Id have lots of fun :D....if you say your really that scared of graphic images, then more power to you when you play, because after you lose the fear, it really only makes the game much more boring to beat over and over again, I use to cower in my covers when I watched my dad play RE2 before I got into the game, and I started to play it, and scared to death when I did, shaking with the lights off, I eventually got through it so many times it was second nature...though being 17 and that much more scared seems like you have lived a very sheltered life, which I am not dissing on since not every one is exposed to the world and all of that, but I want to say, hey, it will make you enjoy the game that much more when you actually have a sense of fear going into it.

Carnosaur
09-19-2007, 03:48 AM
What do you mean? Sheltered life as in not watching or playing scarey stuff or sheltered as in not seen people die in real life?

BLSR1
09-19-2007, 07:43 AM
Sometimes for newcomers the Resident Evil games are scary because they are nerve racking. Heres a senario from Resident Evil 2.
You are low on health, have no herbs or first aid sprays, have only 10 handgun bullets. You enter a hallway with 4 or 5 zombies and have to try and dodge them as you make your way to the other side.

Sometimes there is a cheap scare everyonce and awhile. But the games get really scary (especially the later games) when you turn the lights off and are all alone playing them. The atmosphere in the later games can be terrifying when you get absorbed in them.


(at least thats how I look at them)

The scariest game for me Is the REmake followed by RE4, but 7 years ago the scariest one was RE2.



RE has helped me beat my fears. Now when I get scared, It's fun.

Carnosaur
09-19-2007, 07:57 AM
So your saying the only way to make resident evil not scarey is to get scared by them until your numb of the scaredniss?

That would be hard:(
Can you give me an example of a cheap scare without spoiling too much??

PS92
09-19-2007, 12:48 PM
resi4 flaming oven man

Branden_Lucero
09-19-2007, 02:26 PM
resi4 flaming oven man

That part was hilarious

Stars_g36
09-19-2007, 03:08 PM
Resident Evil 2, Crows popping out the glass as you run by scared the hell out of me...yea you become numb to the scaryness after a while like I had said in my post above, and no I dont mean seeing people die in real life, a lot of people havent seen that...Im just saying having the mind set of whats fake and whats real is what im saying, if you know its fake, it shouldnt be scary even though its intense and does scare ya, you can walk away knowing its fake. ;)

Stars_g36
09-19-2007, 03:11 PM
That part was hilarious


man that was so random when he came out after you...I was like WTF! ahahaha The rotten meat bags and the object in the bag that you shot was moving was creepy in the Regenerators Prison Cell.

Carnosaur
09-19-2007, 05:03 PM
Is it a cutscene when the oven man attacks you?
Because in cutscenes they can make it really scarey by shoving it in your face, but if its gameplay your viewing from further away or you can just not look at all.

I really don't know how much scare I can take is the thing. Today I found this old demo of silent hill 1. It starts in some kiddies school. I played for quite a while, and I got to the demons world and couldn't fiqure out what the ball does.

Can someone tell me the scare level of that part I just played?
I mean how scared was I ment to be?

BLSR1
09-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Is it a cutscene when the oven man attacks you?
Because in cutscenes they can make it really scarey by shoving it in your face, but if its gameplay your viewing from further away or you can just not look at all.

I really don't know how much scare I can take is the thing. Today I found this old demo of silent hill 1. It starts in some kiddies school. I played for quite a while, and I got to the demons world and couldn't fiqure out what the ball does.

Can someone tell me the scare level of that part I just played?
I mean how scared was I ment to be?


you go to the roof and put the ball in a hole.

Random, huh?
But thats how I think it's done. -.-

Stars_g36
09-19-2007, 11:51 PM
SH has the wierdest freaking puzzles that sometimes dont make any sense...ahaha no pretty much you run up to the oven cause its in the way and he basically burst open and runs right at you...pretty much in your face oven madness...nothing like an oven roasted Ganado...

PS92
09-20-2007, 01:48 AM
the oven man is funny just cause u have no where to go fast enough, also the regenarators are scary and possibly the boss battle against krauser as ada was kinda thrilling

Shido
09-20-2007, 02:45 PM
That oven man nearly gave me a heart attack the first time through RE4.

PS92
09-20-2007, 03:05 PM
it was kinda scarry but the ''jail'' section on the island is freaky i msan u have the ''bag of terror'' and a ''regenarator in the dark'' soooo scary

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 04:52 PM
I'm really being freaked out by all your scarey tales. I really do wanna play them, I just feel they may be a tad tooo scarey. If it just wasn't for those jump scares:(

Its werid. I played doom 3, I didn't get far as I hired it out. I got up to these levels that all had directions in there names (like west etc) and Its really not that far into the game. I was quite enjoying it and I could play. I did hear that there were jump scares so I donno if I got as far as I could before getting to a scare bit. And also at someones house I watched them play alone in the dark 3. or 4. I'm not sure which number. Its the one where you parachute down onto or near the house.

I seem to be ok kinda in horror games without jump scares or exsisive gore or screaming or werid twitching nurses.

Also, is number 5 the last RE? number 6 won't be RE is space will it?

Ohh and something else I wanted to know. I heard horror movies are basicly porn with added scares and gore. There is no sexual things in RE right? and no hooker zombies like in dead rising? I just want to know because I think that ruins the hole thing.

Do you know of any games that are creepy but really.. tame?? Mabey if I eased my way in?

Sorry for being such a wuss....

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 05:32 PM
I'm really being freaked out by all your scarey tales. I really do wanna play them, I just feel they may be a tad tooo scarey. If it just wasn't for those jump scares:(

Its werid. I played doom 3, I didn't get far as I hired it out. I got up to these levels that all had directions in there names (like west etc) and Its really not that far into the game. I was quite enjoying it and I could play. I did hear that there were jump scares so I donno if I got as far as I could before getting to a scare bit. And also at someones house I watched them play alone in the dark 3. or 4. I'm not sure which number. Its the one where you parachute down onto or near the house.

I seem to be ok kinda in horror games without jump scares or exsisive gore or screaming or werid twitching nurses.

Also, is number 5 the last RE? number 6 won't be RE is space will it?

Ohh and something else I wanted to know. I heard horror movies are basicly porn with added scares and gore. There is no sexual things in RE right? and no hooker zombies like in dead rising? I just want to know because I think that ruins the hole thing.

Do you know of any games that are creepy but really.. tame?? Mabey if I eased my way in?

Sorry for being such a wuss....


:cupps face in hands: uhhhhg.

ok. The "horror Porn" is generally in horror movies from the 60's-80's , current toture movies like saw, and scifi-channel B-movies,

I don't know any horror game that has sex except Pyramid head raping a monster in SH2.

there are a few racy zombies in dead rising but it's really mild (no full nudity)

Hopefully the Resident Evil games will last for ever.


I'd like to add that some fun games to play are the house of the dead games.
Not as scary but lots of zombie kill'in

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 05:49 PM
Ohh yea I have seen them at the bowling ally. They are only arcade games tho right?

They look really fun. I love how the zombies use weapons.

If you were playing RE 1 for the first time, would you recommend the first one or the remake? Do they stick to the story in the remake? I watched the starting of both. I know the acting and dialoge is quite amusing in number one, and the remake starting cutscene looks quite cool (if not a bit metal gear solid twin snakes).

Sorry for being a noob.

Also can someone confirm if we have missed more than just the true story of biohazard here in english speaking countrys?

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 05:56 PM
Ohh yea I have seen them at the bowling ally. They are only arcade games tho right?

They look really fun. I love how the zombies use weapons.

If you were playing RE 1 for the first time, would you recommend the first one or the remake? Do they stick to the story in the remake? I watched the starting of both. I know the acting and dialoge is quite amusing in number one, and the remake starting cutscene looks quite cool (if not a bit metal gear solid twin snakes).

Sorry for being a noob.

Also can someone confirm if we have missed more than just the true story of biohazard here in english speaking countrys?

Play the original, THEN the REmake. That way the REmake will blow your mind, confuse, and Scare you even more.

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 06:04 PM
But the remake is the same story, rooms, items, guns, and creatures right? just better game mechanics and graphics?

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 06:07 PM
But the remake is the same story, rooms, items, guns, and creatures right? just better game mechanics and graphics?

Yeah Right. -.-

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 06:12 PM
cool. Would be werid going from remake to 2 and 3.

Do you know when the true story of biohazard will be completed?
How many chapters are left??

You need to know the backstory to understand RE right?
I loved trevors letters. I take it the places he visited are places you visit in the game? Its kinda a cool tips guide as well. Like telling you there is something you do with that golden statue. And that there is a path behind the waterfall.

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 06:20 PM
the story will end when there are no more biohazards. (i.e. viruses, paracites)
or when the world is overrun with the virus

the first two games are self explanatory

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 06:28 PM
With RE you need to manage inventory space don't you? Like a grid where things take up an amount of sqaures. Sorta like diablo if I remember correctly.

Do the camera angles ever get annoying? In dino crisis 1 and 2 they were ok (never played 3). And with the silent hill demo you got to move the camera which was very cool. Was the change in RE 4 because of problems? Or was it time for a change?

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 06:31 PM
With RE you need to manage inventory space don't you? Like a grid where things take up an amount of sqaures. Sorta like diablo if I remember correctly.

Do the camera angles ever get annoying? In dino crisis 1 and 2 they were ok (never played 3). And with the silent hill demo you got to move the camera which was very cool. Was the change in RE 4 because of problems? Or was it time for a change?


the games before 4 have standard inventory boxes, In RE4 they are a grid.
I and many other RE fans have no problem with the controls or camera.
It makes the game so much more cinematic. RE4 had a great system too. I like both.

Carnosaur
09-20-2007, 06:38 PM
Okey Thankyou I am just really interested I dont really want to look to far into the info on wikipedia in fear of spoilers.

The biggest problem I have is finding the games. Especcily the first. Games seem to be so rare in new zealand. I honestly have never seen a resident evil 1,2 or 3 around. And they are rarely ever on trade me (NZs ebay).

Well I better go now and do some chores. Cya later

BLSR1
09-20-2007, 06:50 PM
If you have a DS. Resident Evil Deadly Silence is a port of the original game. just play "classic mode"

Stars_g36
09-21-2007, 04:29 AM
Think of Dino Crisis 1 = Resident Evil 1

Dino Crisis 2 = RE2 and RE3 style

but I loved the fact that you could run with weapons! hated that you couldnt in RE...but Dinocrisis kicked ass, should have made more like the 1st with the scary factor and the seconds gaming style, would have been bad ass!

Carnosaur
09-21-2007, 07:51 AM
I dont really think dino crisis 2 can be called a horror can it?
I played it lots as a kid and it never scared me.

RE has a good plot right? and it has mysteries right? like strange reports or papers that you can read around the place and things?

BLSR1
09-21-2007, 08:07 AM
A good plot.
but bad acting. But that gives the series some humor.
most of the bad acting comes from secandary characters.

Rombie
09-22-2007, 08:06 AM
Are they rare? I live in New zealand and I really havnt seem many of the older resident evil games. And I bet it would be really hard to get the comics or books or whatnot.


The biggest problem I have is finding the games. Especcily the first. Games seem to be so rare in new zealand. I honestly have never seen a resident evil 1,2 or 3 around. And they are rarely ever on trade me (NZs ebay).


Which part of NZ you in? (In NZ myself)

The RE titles on PSOne can be releatively easy to come by... looking at the currently listed titles on Trade Me, you could get copies of all three original games (RE, RE2, RE3) together in total for around $100. Other consoles editions aren't so easy to find, but there are also copies of RE Code Veronica X on PS2 easily found as well. Just depends on what you want/need. I can drop you some links or give you some suggestions on where to look store wise if you have a list of what you're looking for.

Carnosaur
09-23-2007, 12:04 AM
Hey:)

Yea I have come across a few on trade me.

What part of NZ?

I live near christchurch. I think the it will be best just to try get the games in order. As in get the first few and worry about the rest as I come to them.

Rombie
09-23-2007, 05:11 AM
I'm up in Wellington. I used to be down closer to your way, in Dunedin.

If you use Trade Me avoid a copy of Resident Evil: Directors Cut unless you really want the extras from it. It'll cost you far more to buy the DC edition rather than the original these days (I see copies of the original go for only $30-40 when the Directors Cut can go up to $100 alone if it's in good nick and has the RE2 demo with it), which wont be worth it if you're just going to play the game. You shouldn't need to pay much more than $30 also for RE2 - it's really common, but RE3 might set you back up to $45-50 for a copy in great shape. They're not as common.

Right now I can see an original RE on PSOne with a buy now of $37.50 in good nic, and a copy of RE3 with a buy now of $35 "on special" from the trader.

Speaking of which also avoid using the traders who put their tag or ### or some symbol in front of all their listings if you can help it. Their quality can differ from what they advertise due to bulk listings/multiple copies or charge higher prices because they can wait on the sale. You're better off looking for one off traders who either are just clearing their old games or have no idea what to charge (I've picked up a few bargains off Trade Me for games that are worth easily $70 or more for $10 or $20).

Storewise, if you're heading into Christchurch shopping areas - check out Gamesman's and EB's pre-owned titles. You won't likely find any PSOne titles, but it might be easy to track down some PS2 or GC RE titles. I don't like EB a lot myself but they also have the benefit that if you want a particular title they can search all pre-owned stocks nationwide (and even into Australia if needed) and perhaps find you a copy. That service doesn't cost anything, but the price of pre-owned titles at EB can be exceptionally high sometimes because it's where the company makes most of it's profit from.

Good luck!