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23
Mar

“You’re just one of Umbrella’s leftovers…” (RE 5 End Game)

Again, Resident Evil 5 SPOILER WARNING. You’ve been warned…

I actually first finished RE 5 Wednesday last week, but I’ve been doing some of stuff since. I’ll start from the Wesker and Jill battle since that’s about where I left off from last time…

The robed figure in high heels is revealed, enter Jill. I was a little confused about the blond hair at first but apparently it was a result of some of the experimenting while she was in captivity by Wesker (according to one of the files). Anyways, the first part of this battle was dealing with Wesker while the brainwashed Jill gets in the way every once in awhile (and tries to gun you down). You get 7 minutes to damage him as much as you can, damage him a set amount before he leaves and you get a bonus. Not too hard as long as you have a (human) partner to collaberate with and some decently upgraded weapons (may I recommend a magnum?). My cousin and I managed to damage him enough and progressed into the next part. Wesker leaves and the next target becomes apparent, removing the control device from Jill without killing her. I don’t know what it was but this part seemed obscenely long when we were playing together. What you have to do is have Chris talk to Jill to stun her and 1 person restrains while the other pulls the device by rapidly tapping. Doesn’t seem too bad, right? Only we had to do this a crazy amount of times. It made me feel even crappier about my ability to rapidly tap (which was pretty bad to begin with). Listening to Chris say the same 3 or 4 things over and over again wasn’t too much fun either. Eventually we noticed that it was sparking quite a bit, which was a good sign, and pushed on until the end.

Whew…

Later I had to replay this chapter again because I didn’t receive the chapter achievement, which happened a couple times throughout the game (I guess as a result of joining my cousin’s game), but not biggie really. I noticed a couple things different here on single player though. First of all, let me recommend that if you’re playing it on single DO NOT send AI Sheva on the upper path of the licker room before the Wesker/Jill battle. I tried this the first time and she ran ahead which sent a crazy wave of lickers at both of us. Leave her on the ground to cover you, it’s much easier. As far as the Wesker battle goes, I didn’t have much luck damaging him enough. AI Sheva decided that she would focus on distracting Jill rather than helping me with Wesker. This time I just waited for the timer to run out. Luckily, the Jill part was much easier this time around. I beileve I had the device off in less than 10 tries of pulling. AI Sheva didn’t even do much other than restraining. Maybe this part is just plain easier on single player? Can’t tell excatly yet, but it was alot shorter than co-op.

Next part (and final major portion of the game), the cargo ship!

17
Mar

Jill Sandwich (the RE5 journey begins…)

First thing’s first, this post may contain spoilers to the Resident Evil 5 plot. So only read on if you don’t care or you’ve already finished the game (or completed until atleast 5-3, like me). I also promise to stop using sandwich in my post titles.

Let’s begin the operation! (sorry, I had to)

I actually started the game on Sunday, but you know me with the late posts. Anyways, I’ve played through most of the game so far with my cousin over Live co-op and we’ll continue more today. The other day when we hit that flashback where Chris and Jill confront Wesker (even more bad ass than ever, by the way)  in that mansion/castle/whatever I mentioned something. When Jill went flying out the window with Wesker I thought to myself, atleast she didn’t become a Jill Sandwich as Barry Burton so “cleverly” put it in the first game. It was a good larf indeed…

Being as far as we’ve gotten  thus far in the game, I think I can safely judge that not only is Resident Evil 5 a fantastic game in the series but also one of the BEST co-op experiences I’ve had in quite awhile. I haven’t had this much fun in co-op gameplay since the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance (and you can bet I’m hella excited for the sequel to that). Teamwork is essential here. Whether it’s bosses that require the collaberation of 2 people, swapping items between partners (you will be doing this considering the conservative carrying space), driver and gunner teamwork, or a slew of split up or work together puzzles…RE5 has plenty of it all. There are also parts were you can royally screw over your partner, including but not limited to: a bridge that one person cranks up while the other crosses (hoping that it doesn’t release), a raft that one person rides while the other cranks it over crocodile infested waters (and getting chomped at), and a crazy ass laser puzzle room (you might’ve seen something like this in another game). Ain’t partnership a beautiful thing?

Anyways,  I’d like to go a bit more into that crazy ass laser puzzle room since it posed a bit of trouble for us. Sure, the big room with 4 hallways of mirror reflected sun beams of death should’ve seemed like enough…but no. The next part was a series of 3 rooms of rotating mirrors to get the beam from point A to point B, each one deadlier than the last. Oh, and the beam will kill you instantly if you touch it at all. This was hands down our first area of most deaths in the game. FYI, try to make sure your partner is clear of the beam before you rotate it AND try not to rotate yourself into the beam. Needless to say it can end up a bit of a mess with retrys if you’re not extremely careful. Hehe…

All in all, it’s been quite an entertaining journey so far. Check back tomorrow for part 2 of the insanity.

Lastly, I hope you all had a good St. Patrick’s day, the day when everyone’s Irish…and corned beef and cabbage rocks.

– DGM-payne

Disclaimer: Riskening.com does not guarantee that sandwich will never be used in a title again. Thank you for your understanding.

13
Mar

I could really go for a Sim Sandwich right about now… (or something equivalent)

Here’s the other half…
So around this time in late February is when Dawn of War 2 came out (Hooray!). I had preordered it at best buy but it became backordered and I had to wait a little extra to get mine. When I did finally get it at the very end of the month I was raring to go. It’s an all around great campaign, a bit more squad based and micro managing in an RTS than I’m used to (coming from a massively C&C background) but it’s easy to adapt to. I hear the co-op is pretty bitchin as well (haven’t personally tried it yet unfortunately). It sure as hell beats the cold that I was coming down with around the same time. Luckily it cleared up before I had to go for jury duty on the 4th, but as I had explained to my cousin that day was completely uneventful anyways.

Here’s how my jury duty went down…
Got there about 9am, filled out a couple forms, watched a dumb introduction to petit jury video then some CNN, then after being there for about an hour and a half got called into a backroom with about 20 people where they told us we were no longer needed because the trial they called in extra people for was settled out of court and I was free to go. Didn’t have to sit on a jury and now I’m set for another 6 or 8 years.
Haha…pretty pointless, right? I think I still get the $40 though.

What else happened…
Oh, my mom finally got her new washer after that extremely unfortunate incident from around christmas time. Good news is that insurance covered it AND I don’t have to help lug our clothes over to my grandma’s house every weekend. YAY! Helped my brother and mom put the washer and dryer up on cinder blocks. Next step is looking for a sump pump. There was never a problem with the old washer and dryer during flooding, but I guess there’s just something about the way they make the new ones that can’t take a little bit of water creeping up. Go figure.

We should probably talk about games again…no?
I already talked about Dawn of War 2 earlier, but my other pick for last month would be the Lost and Damned expansion for GTA 4. Back when I first got GTA 4 I didn’t have much of a choice on format since I didn’t have a PS3 yet, but now I’m glad I got the 360 version. TLAD added a decent amount and variety of missions that run parallel and intertwine with Niko’s story, new weapons and vehicles, and a gang war/bike race here and there. Easily 10-20 hours (more if you count online play) of added content for a decent price.

Speaking of good prices though, I got the Simpsons game for the 360 this week for only $8. This game is a goldmine of video game references and even often EA poking fun at themselves as well (or the video game industry at all for that matter). The comic book guy even has you collecting video game cliches along the way, such as exploding barrels, double jumps, etc. I could go on and on about the different kinds of references, but for example in the “Enter the Cheatrix” level where you spend your time in a literal game engine with miserable looking Sonic-ish and Mario-ish characters slaving away, as well as noticing the Doom door opening sound coming from a moving platform is a beautiful thing. The Sim Sandwich part of the title came from a level with Will Wright in it. The cutscenes throughout the game are even brand new cartoon footage (claimed to be over 30min total). Sure, alot of voices are recycled from the show but I really don’t mind at all (and this is coming from someone who grew up with the show). The game is just plain visually beautiful too. The camera is a bit quirky, which is probably this game’s biggest downfall (besides only offline co-op and no other multiplayer), but it still doesn’t take away too much from the game. I’ve had alot more fun with it than I had expected for a game this cheap and I highly recommend it to anyone who is even remotely interested. Here’s the Newegg link to the $8 price with free shipping (still $8 at the time of this posting, saw it go up to $10 once but then it went back down again).

WHEW…

That brings us to one last thing:

re5-partners-helicopter

The game that I’ve been waiting for years now and watching countless trailers for is finally officially out NOW. My copy of RE 5 collector’s shipped wednesday and I’m just hoping to get it SOONer than later. After watching the last couple of trailers and witnessing the ever increasing bad-assitude of Wesker I nearly crapped myself. This is a glorious friday the 13th. I’ll have more when I actually obtain it.

One last thing, I was going to post this yesterday but apparently it was a bit too windy day and our power went out for a good chunk of the night.

Ugh…

It’s always something, isn’t it?

– DGM-payne

P.S. – The DGM forums are back up now since I finally dug up the index file I required, go ahead for a stay if you please.

02
Feb

Resident Evil 5, CoD : WaW, and what not…

As you Xbox Livers know by now (or should unless you live under a bridge), the Resident Evil 5 demo had finally hit the US. No more having to use the Japanese demo and WE can play Co-op as well. I’ve also been salivating over the Collector’s Edition recently, albeit heftily priced it’s still a wonderful collection of bonus goodies. I’m a bit strapped for cash right now but the collector and resident evil fan in me will not take no for an answer. I watched a video over Live today talking about the features and was plesantly surprised by hearing about the alternate control scheme. The marketing guy for Capcom mentioned that in addition to the default Resident Evil 4 style controls, there would be a more “Gears-like” set (being able to run and gun being cited as a major difference). I didn’t really have a problem with the RE 4 style, but it can be a bit akward with large groups of enemies (like the first level of the demo).

Speaking of Gears though, I had mentioned in the last post that I had been extensively playing Gears 2 online. Recently I’ve switched gears completely though (haha…OK, I’ll stop now) and have jumped back in to playing the new Call of Duty everyday. So if anyone’s interested in getting in on World at War with my cousin and I, contact me and set your clan tag to [RSKN]. We play mainly Team Deathmatch, Headquarters, and Capture The Flag, but we can try other modes too. With any luck we can get some bigger Live parties going…

One last thing as far as site updates go, the forums for Da Gaming Mafia are still down but I just need to replace the index file lost from the recent crapstorm. It’s just taking a little bit longer because I thought I had more backups for the forum files than I did (sorry, my bad). I’ll have it back up as soon as I dig up that original IPB 2.0 index file. Not that the forums were seeing that much use, but it’s nice when they actually work.

Till we meet again,

DGM-payne

Update (2/3/09): I plan on doing a games of the month post for Febuary that should be up within a couple days, so just bear with me…

06
Dec

Resident Evil 5 Demo (…hell yes)

Yesterday the lucky ducks over in Japan got a demo of Resident Evil 5 over Xbox Live while the rest of us sit in envy…well NOT this time! Fear not fellow Resident Evil fans, you TOO can try out this demo before the official US release sometime in January (supposedly), and here’s how:

What you need:

  • A blank CD-R (or DVD)
  • The means to burn files onto this aforementioned disc (aka CD/DVD writer drive)
  • These files:

Part 1 – http://rapidshare.com/files/170750985/RE5_demo.part1.rar

Part 2 – http://rapidshare.com/files/170888054/RE5_demo.part2.rar

Part 3 – http://rapidshare.com/files/170894406/RE5_demo.part3.rar

(UPDATE: Ok, everything’s finally uploaded. Sorry about the rapidshare links but I didn’t want to kill my own bandwidth. It took a hell of a long time to upload all 3 parts so appreciate it.)

How it’s done:

  1. Extract all the folders and files, including “Content”, from the RAR onto your desktop.
  2. Open your CD/DVD burning program of choice (I used a free program called ImgBurn, but anything should suffice really…even the crappy built in ones for XP/Vista)
  3. If using ImgBurn, select “Write files/folders to Disc” and open the “Content” folder under the “Source” option, click the “folder -> disc” icon to begin burning. A dialog should come up asking whether you want the Content folder to be root or not, select NO. (If not using ImgBurn, select the data disc option in whatever program you’re using and burn away)
  4. Pop the disc into your 360 and go into the Game Library, you should see it there with japanese writing and a little 5 icon (under demos section).

There you have it, a Resident Evil 5 demo without having to mod your console or any of that other crap and little more effort than burning a disc. Everything within the game is actually in english as well. JOY!

Enjoy! 😀

(Credit goes to the original rippers and the uploader on bitgamer.com where I originally torrented it, I’m simply just trying to redistribute it a bit in a more accessable way)




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