RESIDENT EVIL Questions................MAJOR SPOILERS!

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  1. Paul_D

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    I'm new to the series, just finished the Cube version of the first game, and loved every minute of it, but I've got a few questions:
    1) The original Playstation/PC version of Resident Evil. How does it differ from the Cube reimagining? With some of the amazing graphical flourishes of the GC version, I can't imagine some of the same segments were present in the original game. I'm tempted to hunt down a copy of the PC version, because I loved it so much!
    2) At the end of the game, playing through as Chris, when the Tyrant is strangling Rebecca and you shoot the rocket at him, does Rebecca die? In the ending I saw, the cut-scene didn't feature Rebecca, even though he was holding on to her as the rocket hit. How many different endings are there?
    3) In the final battle with Lisa, if Wesker gets knocked off the edge, as he did during one failed attempt to beat her, how does that impact on the plot development? How do you meet the first Tyrant?
    4) Why is Code: Veronica so well regarded? Practically every person I speak to says its the best of the series... why? What's the setting and plot behind this installment?
    For anyone that can answer these questions, thanks!
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    Wow, I answered this thread, go figure [​IMG].
    1) I wouldn't even bother Paul, the PSOne version is blocky and well recognized as having some of the most howlingly awful dialogue (in an amusing way, natch) ever recorded.
    Beyond graphics inadequacies, it doesn't fit as well into the whole Resident Evil mythos quite a well, and it lacks major chunks of the backstory (such as the Trevor's and parts of the Spencer's as well). Uber-scary freak Lisa Trevor is not in the game period, ditto her cabin area.
    To be honest I haven't played it in ages, but the graphics in the GC version are such a huge leap up that I can't even picture their counterparts on the PSOne.
    2) It's definitely possible for people to die in the endgame battle with the Tyrant. I've only gotten the 'good' endings, but if Rebecca isn't on the chopper at the end, she's been toasted. What probably happened was the Tyrant strangling her counted as her death, then came the explosion. There are something like eight endings or so, all variations on the helicopter and who's in it and how poorly you did. Officially, as part of the Resident Evil canon, Rebecca did survive. She's listed in future game files as being still active.
    3) This I'm not sure of. My strategy guide (it came with the game, darn it, I didn't need it I swear [​IMG]) would say, but it's buried under mounds of stuff.
    4) I don't know. Of all the Res Evil games, RE2 is probably my favorite, closely followed by Nemesis. But CV offered a new era of graphics, which may have something to do with it. And the end boss is something else. It also has the best storyline of any Res Evil game, unquestionably. But I had to play through it in a weekend, as I was borrowing a friend's PS2.
    My advice about CV, don't spoil it for yourself. Remember, Capcom's going to release it on the Cube eventually, and it'll be well worth the playthrough. To give you the general setting though, it starts off on an island. You play as one of the characters from RE2 mostly (plus some surprise guests :p)), and that's all I'm giving up. GameFAQs and other such sites will be much happier to spoil it for you than me... [​IMG]
     
  3. Romier S

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    Good discussion topic Paul!
    1) I'm in a bit of disagreement with Mark. I think you should go ahead and hunt down a copy of the original (though the PC version looks horrid IMO). If you can find one for the PS1 that would do nicely. The original has its charm and If anything it will let you appreciate how far the RE series has come. Having played the GC version though you wont have the nostalgia to fall back on though. The dialogue was horrid but you'll have a hard time finding an RE fan that wont quote the "Master of Unlocking" line to you[​IMG].
    2. What Mark said. There are I think 10 endings to RE remake consisting of various combinations of people living or dying.
    3. Play and find out. (sorry[​IMG])
    4. I am also very partial to Resident Evil 2 myself as it has the strongest story of all the RE games. Code Veronica however was the pinnacle of the series (even beyond the remake IMO). Though more action oriented, the full 3D graphics (instead of the pre-rendered backgrounds you may be use to) were drop dead gorgeus on the Dreamcast as well as its PS2 counterpart.
    The story in the game was second only to Resident Evil 2 Even moreso with the PS2 directors cut that expanded Weskers role GREATLY. John Woo like 2 fisted weaponry with the ability to aim at different enemies at one time, really good atmosphere and the return of Claire Redfield, Chris Redfield and Albert Wesker just added up to what is my second favorite game in the series. Its really good Paul. Definitely get the rerelease on the GC when its released.
     
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  6. Paul_D

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    Thanks for the responses guys. The plotting of the RE series really intrigues me. There's so many characters to keep track of and so many interactions across the games. Superb stuff!
    Back to an initial question:
     
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    Paul, trust me, ED does get better the further you go. The storyline is very encompassing and the best part of the game. One of the most solid stories I've enjoyed in years.
    As far as the Res Evil remake question, here's a brief rundown of what I know for certain is new:
    - The Crimson Head Elder (that whole four masks thing doesn't exist in the PSOne version)
    - The crimson heads, period. They're the most notable addition to the GC version I think, they make things hella dangerous.
    - Again, Lisa Trevor (and, ergo, the altar fight) is completely new to the series.
    - The little drama in the shark tank with Neptune threatening to smash through the glass was not, I believe, in the PSOne version. Nor was his electrifying exit [​IMG]. Plant 42 and Yawn (the giant snake) were both in PSOne RE.
    - Since Lisa was new, that entire section with the weather vanes and her cabin is brand spanking new. Additionally, the way you get the magnun is new. In the original you put the red gem(s?) in the tiger statue. Try that now and you get a nasty little surprise.
    - A large number of files are different as well, notably those pertaining to the Spencer and Trevor families. I don't remember offhand if the Ashcrofts of Birkins are mentioned, but if so, they're new additions as well.
    That's mostly what I can think of off the top of my head. Oh, wait, dog whistle's a new thing too :p)
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    Geeze, thanks a bunch Romier. Put up a placeholder next time you're going to do that while I write my answer [​IMG]. Kidding.
    I find it interesting to note that you and I are the same age though [​IMG]
     
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  11. Paul_D

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    Some more great responses! Thanks a bunch Romier and Mark!
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