HungFist wrote:I think RE4 was fantastic. RE3 brought the trilogy to a nice end (even though it wasn't as good a game as RE 1&2) but then it went downhill with bloody boring spin offs like Code Veronica and rather pointless Resident Evil 0. RE4 reinvented the series. That being said, RE5 looked so boring I never even tried it.
I for one loved Code Veronica and its Gothic-y vibe. RE4 is not a bad game from graphical and gameplay standpoint, but what I hate about is the characters, story and the dialogue writing...
Characters: everyone is an absolute asshole and feels the need to act like one. Leon is Leon by name only (wasn't he supposed to be a ginger btw?). Ashley is one the most annoying characters and damsels in distress in video gaming history. Every time I heard "Leon, HEEEEEEELP!" I felt like shooting her in the throat. The only ok character was Luis Cera but even he had some horrible lines. Ada Wong is a cunt and should've stayed dead.
Story: Saving president's daughter... I think Capcom actually tried going for b-movie story intentionally this time, but that just didn't work for me.
Dialogue: And this is my major complaint about this game. While I can forgive the original RE for having terrible dialogue because those were dark ages of video game voice acting and the guy who wrote the dialogue clearly wasn't very experienced at translating or writing in English, the shit they did in RE4 is inexcusable. I think they wanted to copy the cheesiness of the first one, but instead ended up with most cringe worthy crap I had a displeasure of hearing:
Luis Sera: Okay, I have only one, very important question: You got a smoke?
Leon S. Kennedy: Got gum.
Ramon Salazar: I've sent my right hand to dispose of you.
Leon S. Kennedy: Your right hand comes off?
Ada Wong: Put your hands where I can see them.
Leon S. Kennedy: Sorry, but following a ladies lead just isn't my style.
And this killed the game for me.