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Det. Beauregard
09-07-2009, 08:26 PM
Which environments and locations were your favorites, and why? What were the most fun to explore? Which ones were pretty dull and boring?

I ask because I find the environments in RE to be one of the biggest highlights of the series. I sometimes wonder how cool it would be if some of these landmarks could actually exist, to walk around in them and be surrounded by awesomeness.

Carnivol
09-07-2009, 10:46 PM
Although I like the detailed and atmospheric stuff of REmake and REZero the most, but any form for abandoned/messed up lab is on my list of awesomeness. The transition between a "just a place that's infected" and "source" is basically the next step up on the "Shit just got real!" ladder. You are closer to the source of the problem, you're where you know "shit happened", and you're also somehow closer to your ticket out.

Rock it.
09-07-2009, 10:58 PM
The streets from RE2 (and some Outbreak scenarios - def. not the RE3 street, that just felt like one big alley). God, I wish that section was longer; dunno, it always felt pretty goddamn real. It always gave me "the shit hit the fan" feeling, and that's pretty awesome.

I_Am_Nemesis
09-08-2009, 03:40 AM
hmm well i do love the police station from RE2/RE3 aswell as the REmake labs i think my fave is the village from re4. say what you want about the game (i personally love it) but the village was a great enviroment as it was quite large and it had a great creepy atmosphere especially at night.

khasho
09-08-2009, 04:00 AM
IT is Remake

Stu
09-08-2009, 04:37 AM
Despite my lack of love for the series, i'd have to say Outbreak, which is one of the reasons it pains me the gameplay was so bad.

Darkmoon
09-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Outbreak. It's such a wonderful view of a city falling into chaos during an outbreak, you can actually feel it.

Bianca
09-08-2009, 07:50 AM
I'd have to say CVX. It's one of the reasons I love the game so much. The gothic atmosphere is really alluring and scary at the same time. Torture chamber, prison, Ashford manor, labs, Arklay Mansion redeux.

Of course, REmake is a close second, possibly even tied with first. Everything about the mansion is absolutely beautiful. Le sigh~

Beanovsky Durst
09-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Kill me. Resident Evil 5.

The whole Africa setting, the ruins, labs, tanker, lava volcano... All those with an excellent level of detail.

Next is Code: Veronica, all the enviorments keep changing from an island to freaking Antartica!

Vixtro
09-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Resident Evil 3 for me, after getting a taste of Raccoon City's streets at the beginning of RE2, I only wanted more. On top of that you got the additions of the RPD, Clock Tower, Hospital, Park and the Dead Factory. RE3 pretty much has a bit of everything, although it doesn't have a proper lab per se, the basement in the Hospital and parts of the Dead Factory gives off that lab kinda feel.

GuardhouseMusic
09-08-2009, 02:02 PM
It's odd, I don't enjoy playing RE0 but Marcus's laboratories have a great retro aesthetic. They fit my imagination as to what the pre-computerized, post-WWII biological/chemical warfare labs look like. The aged and lived in feel makes it look like some inhumane shit went on there.

valentinesdead?
09-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Resident Evil 5.

The whole Africa setting, the ruins, labs, tanker, lava volcano... All those with an excellent level of detail.



Yes, I feel the same way. The level of detail and variety are astounding. My favorite part had to be the ancient caves. It really captured the magic of actually feeling like an ancient underground civilization long forgotten temple. Really adventerous overtone. It was just so damn big!(not exactly on more playthroughs, but the first time, WOW!). And the icing on the cake is the idea that the progentior flowers are the origin of the entire series. Very cool.



Second choice has to be the Remake. Those pre-rendered backgrounds just ooze such detail. They tell such an interesting story(compared to the actual plot of the first game, lol)

The worst of a main game would have to be RECVX, because the full 3D wasn't ready for RE at that point, but the settings are actually interesting, or have great potential that RE DSC could help realize.

So, I'll just say Survivor is the worst, not that I ever played it, but all 3D on the playstation?

Uh. . .yeah.

GuardhouseMusic
09-08-2009, 02:27 PM
Survivor actually does a pretty good job of showing a town which essentially has the Umbrella logo stamped all over it. Plus the files all lend the (quite varied) settings some great atmosphere. Plus, if you want to see rows of Mr. X incubators, RE:S is the game for you :P

Det. Beauregard
09-08-2009, 02:42 PM
It's odd, I don't enjoy playing RE0 but Marcus's laboratories have a great retro aesthetic. They fit my imagination as to what the pre-computerized, post-WWII biological/chemical warfare labs look like. The aged and lived in feel makes it look like some inhumane shit went on there.

I completely agree. Easily my favorite area of RE0. The music in some of those rooms fit really well, too. I remember walking into Marcus's creepy office with the soothing music, and backtracking to the library with the unsettling overtones... good times. And that operating room with the adjacent morgue... freaky.


The worst of a main game would have to be RECVX, because the full 3D wasn't ready for RE at that point, but the settings are actually interesting, or have great potential that RE DSC could help realize.

I actually think the locations in CVX (particularly areas of Rockfort island) were my favorite in the series. I found them to be far creepier than anything in RE2 or RE3 architecturally. Although I must say that the Spencer estate and the management training facility give off really unsettling vibes, too.

belmont1997
09-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Even though I haven't played it 1.5 appeals to me the most the blue hue is actually a preferable trademark I would do if I started movies like James Cameron and his blue hue...maybe if an Re game was modded to look all blueish I'd probably appreciate it much more. The station and setting was good too

BadWolfX
09-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Kill me. Resident Evil 5.

The whole Africa setting, the ruins, labs, tanker, lava volcano... All those with an excellent level of detail.

I actually agree with you, the amount of scenary porn in the game is excellent.

Also CV:X and Outbreak.

Vector
09-09-2009, 02:57 PM
RE5 had the most beautiful environments, obviously, but I have to say REmake had the best environments overall...mainly for its absolutely incredible ambience. Things like shadows, the sound of the wind in the outer areas of the mansion, everything. I've never played the game myself, but I've seen playthroughs, and the environments were the best part of watching it. So incredibly immersive.

I_Am_Nemesis
09-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Now that i think of it i loved the Arklay Garden areas in REmake and Lisa Trevors little shack thing, they were pretty damn scary

Bertha
09-09-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm on the fence about really liking the environments in RE5. You visit most areas once, and never see them again. Of course...since you can just select any chapter you want, you really don't need an excuse to backtrack. However, I think seeing sections of Kijuju at different times of day would have made for some interesting gameplay. I think the swamps/marshes and the village would have been a bit creepy with a nightime setting. That would be something I would like to have included if Capcom did any more DLC...randomly changing levels in Mercs from day to night, factoring in weather, etc.

I think REmake and some of the Outbreak areas are pretty much win.

The Ekamp
09-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Kinda torn on RE5's setting. In the early trailers the African town looked really cool, and I could just imagine what kind scenarios could happen. Then the game came out and I realized it's just fancy hallways and arenas. Hallways and arenas on a straight path. =/

missvalentine
09-10-2009, 04:28 AM
I didn't wanna log in, but I saw this topic and just had to. I love this subject. :lol:

I cannot decide between Outbreak on a whole, and RE3. They locations and environments there are marvelously spectacular in design. Those would both be my favorites. With the city parts being the best. End of the Line in Outbreak 2 was especially great. And the whole Raccoon Streets part of RE3.

I think Remake would be next. The whole mansion aesthetic, and the Guard house are amazingly chilling to see in such detail. And Lisa's cabin, and the garden and underground tunnels would be favorite areas of mine as well. Especially that little room under Lisa's cabin with all the candles, then there is a little hallway flooded with water and riddles with snakes that leads to her bedroom. The atmosphere is overwhelming at that point.

I really can't decide which is my favorite between the three.

I have to agree with Gaurdhousemusic as well. RE0 houses some of my favorite locations in the series. The train was great, and the experimental facility, with such beautiful rendering is still not surpassed (in my eyes) by any other game to this day. I love it to much. The graphical detail is amazing. I love playing RE0 and just staring at the backgrounds for ages. Same with RE3. XD

I also did love the whole Village area in RE4, it was pretty neat. I liked the foggy backdrop and the mystery that surrounded the place.


Kill me. Resident Evil 5.

The whole Africa setting, the ruins, labs, tanker, lava volcano... All those with an excellent level of detail.

Next is Code: Veronica, all the enviorments keep changing from an island to freaking Antartica!

:o

I thought RE5 had the worst locations ever in the enter series. It even put me off playing a second play through. It was dull, boring, and uninspired.

Same with most of CVX. I only liked some tiny bits of CVX's location. Maybe it's cause of the graphics, but Rockfort island was very dull and muddy. I did like in Chris's small section though, were the mansion is all on fire, and in Antarctica when all the water is frozen into ice. But other than that. I thought it was rather bland.

I liked the RPD, and the streets a bit in RE2. But other than that. Not really.

Det. Beauregard
09-10-2009, 05:49 PM
I love playing RE0 and just staring at the backgrounds for ages.

I wonder if there's a way to debug the game to get rid of the characters so I can get shots of the backgrounds (although I know nothing about how to do it). They really were excellent in that game.


I also did love the whole Village area in RE4, it was pretty neat. I liked the foggy backdrop and the mystery that surrounded the place.

Agreed. I loved it during the day with the overcast, and at night it just got creepy! Particularly the Pueblo area...

Agent_Wong
09-10-2009, 06:08 PM
I have to say that all the games have their own appeal and best and worst qualities. I really liked re4 town settings the most I think though. You walk through during the day at the start, then later on you come through and it's a raining dark evening. Awesome. As far as I can remember the other games didn't have day and night, unless someone knows other wise. REmake would have to come in second with all the improvements and upgrades graphically, it really made the foreboding atmosphere pop.

red-letter.day
09-11-2009, 08:57 AM
I would have to say Resident Evil, I love the streets, lab, and police station. The transition from the streets to the police station, to the sewers and finally to the lab was perfect in my opinion.

aris13
09-11-2009, 09:38 AM
RE 4: Loved the gothic vibe of the village. The island and the castle weren't bad either.

Alexia_Ashford
09-11-2009, 12:15 PM
I'd say CVX but that is only because of its tie in to the Ashford family, which for me are the most interesting topic of RE. In terms of backdrops I liked the most, probably RE2 or REmake.

Jill's Boob
09-11-2009, 12:44 PM
Raccoon City has to be my favorite location. A city in flames, in ruin. Overrun with zombies. Dark city streets, abandoned homes and cars - an imposing concrete maze.

Though the added areas pertaining to Lisa Trevor in REmake give RC a run for its money.

EDIT: I am primarily speaking of the "city portion" of Raccoon City. I could do without the ridiculous police station with numerous rooms only accessible with card-suit-themed keys, not to mention the giant laboratory built underneath it.

Red Queen
09-11-2009, 02:18 PM
The old mansion from RE1/Remake and the police station from RE2. Good old times.... :(