The Survival Horror Thread

Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:13 pm

What are everyones opinions of these games?

I have owned pretty much all of them on some format or other.

The first one for me was groundbreaking. Scary as poopie and nothing like anything else seen on a console/ PC before it. It was the first game that made me literally jump (although I did sometimes involuntarily jump whilst playing Jumping Jack on the speccie!).

As the series went on, the games pretty much used the same engine, although the graphics improved and the moving between rooms got quicker - still brilliant stuff though.

In the meantime, Silent Hill and its sequels became more popular. The first one especially is probably the best game ever released on the PS1. I actually bought a PS2 just to play Silent Hill 2!

The original Silent Hill is a masterpiece in creeping terror. The siren signalling the changing world still gives me the willies!

And then came Resident Evil 4. Wow! Playing this on the Wii is incredible - the controls just seem perfect and natural and even though I have completed it 3 times already, I am still playing it instead of opening Goldeneye which is still in its selophane.

I havent played Resident Evil 5 but the reviews havent been great compared to 4. Its also never been ported to the Wii which is a shame.

I know there are more games outwith these series (such as Dead Space) but what are your favourites of the genre?

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:41 pm

I never really played any of these assuming they were a bit of a doom clone. Obviously I've missed out on something.

I might have to get a copy of resident evil for the Wii... And are they actually scary or just another shooter type thing?
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:56 pm

The reason Resident Evil 5 has never been ported to Wii, quite simply, is because it can not handle the graphics/rendering. If you ever get the opportunity to play it then do so - it's an absolutely fantastic game. I recommend playing on the 360 over the PS3 purely for the comfort of the controller due to the games controls.

Silent Hill - Homecoming on 360 is good too. Avoid Saw, utter garbage.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:10 am

Don't have that many consoles Dusty... I have an old PS2 that I use to watch dvds (mainly dodgy ones that my main player can't handle) and a Wii that my office bought me when I was injured.
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:17 am

Resident Evil 4 on the wii is fantastic.

I noticed you have Goldeneye - I will give that a bash soon and we will have to get a multiplayer game going.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Guest on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:20 am

LondonJonnyO wrote:...and a Wii that my office bought me when I was injured.

Where do you work!? Get me a job! :606laugh:

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:21 am

Diamond Dust wrote:
LondonJonnyO wrote:...and a Wii that my office bought me when I was injured.

Where do you work!? Get me a job! :606laugh:

He works for Sony Very Happy

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:28 am

Hobo wrote:
Diamond Dust wrote:
LondonJonnyO wrote:...and a Wii that my office bought me when I was injured.

Where do you work!? Get me a job! :606laugh:

He works for Sony Very Happy

LOL!

No... I don't work for Sony.
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 am

which is better on the Wii? The Silent Hill or the Resident Evil games for that platform?
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:21 am

resident evil 4 is not only the best game for the Wii, due to its nunchuck controller, it is possibly in the top ten games of all time (obviously in my opinion).

Seriously good. You can pick it up for about £15 in game (second hand)

Can't recommend it enough.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:15 am

I now have a copy of resident evil 4 sitting in front on me on my desk... and will have a little go when I get home. :wooo:
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:29 am

LondonJonnyO wrote:I now have a copy of resident evil 4 sitting in front on me on my desk... and will have a little go when I get home. :wooo:


that was bloody fast! I didnt even see your id log off from here!

You will really enjoy it - the controls are really easy to get into as well. Let us know what you think.

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:33 am

I didn't log off.... Left the machine locked and went to the gamestore nearby. They had a copy for a tenner... so I nabbed it.

And had a burger while I was out as well.
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:19 am

I kinda like this game... interesting... a bit of atmosphere... and the controls are reasonably easy to get to grips with.

Now to start it over and not shoot the place up like a member of the A-Team in a hastily constructed tank
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Adam D on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:53 am

Wait till you get to the chainsaw mofos!

Was playing it again tonight - still have about a third of it to complete on pro level.

I seriously love this game!

Adam D
Founder
Founder

Posts : 23684
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 46
Location : Parts Unknown

http://www.v2journal.com

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:01 am

I was gonna play a little this evening... but instead I've cracked open a TsingTao and a bottle of Sake. Man this stuff is good.

Wobbly already (although I have had 5 shots in 10 minutes!) thumbsup
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:36 am

Well the other half is out tonight so I'm at home babysitting...

so it's Sake, Resident Evil and beer. And possibly some Lego Indy if I get scarified of the zombie things
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:19 am

OK. Got the Wii online finally (Bt HomeHub was knackered)...

So now. How do I get it to connect to the internet from within a game?

Mario Kart or Goldeneye would be a good start.

Mac. If you read this still interested in a little kartracing?
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by LondonJonnyO on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:45 pm

I did a little bit of Resident Evil Not Zombie slaughtering last night... Those chainsaw things are not fun! The cut my bloody head off!
LondonJonnyO
LondonJonnyO

Posts : 1885
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 43
Location : Epping

Back to top Go down

The Survival Horror Thread Empty Re: The Survival Horror Thread

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum