Possible Resident Evil 7 unvailing at this year’s E3

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So it was rumoured that Resident evil 7 started production in November 2012 not long after the release of RE6. If that is correct, the timing would seem about right for an E3 2014 unveiling. I really do hope Capcom takes the series back to its tense horror roots, instead of the action focus it adopted in RE5/6. If they do, it will most likely restore my faith in the franchise, here’s hoping.

Posted by Craig Bryant

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Resident Evil 2 Retro review

 

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So, if you are a 90’s kid and I don’t mean you were born close to the end of the 90’s you had the pleasure of possibly owning Resident Evil 2 one of the best horror games released in my opinion especially at the time Resident Evil 2is one of the more complex games in the series. What I love about it is that it’s not just a gore fest typical of the horror genre. It is a game of hardcore strategy, with rich characters leading an intricately woven story about lies and deception in a city driven by insane, power-hungry individuals. Now one of my favourite things about this game was having 4 scenarios to play through (6 if you count Hunk and Tofu) in which you play through Clare’s scenarios A and B and Leons scenarios A and B I had never seen this before and it blew my younger self’s mind heck it still does.

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So, I recently dusted off my old faithful play-station 1 and cracked in my copy of Resident evil 2 and I was instantly taken back to when I was a child and playing this game. Yes, I played M-rated games when I was 9, just like I am sure many of you have. I love the first video cut scene it still feels me with joy especially when I was a 9 year old boy I was amazed at the graphics yes I know that to today standards the graphics would seem dull and rubbish, but back then this was superior towhat I had seen before. The controls to the game are a bit tricky at first and can take a little while to get used to but once you got them down you’re sorted the only draw back to this is from the get go you are thrown strait in the middle of a pack of blood thirsty zombies that want nothing more than to nom your tasty flesh so trying to run past them can be tricky unless you want to waste your bullets on them which is not advised in my opinion as in this game every bullet counts, You will be led into a false sense of security when you have 58 handgun bullets and a first aid spray, and you’ll find yourself 2 minutes later in orange Caution with less than a clip left and dodging zombies left and right.

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Something that made this game stand out for me was the puzzles you would have to complete to get further in the game now allot of the time it wasn’t so blatantly obvious what you needed to do so you really had to think. I remember it took me a good half hour to realise I had to light the fire under the portrait to get one of the gem stone the first time I played which as you can imagine is a bit frustrating but I think that added to they suspense of the game play you could be running along trying to figure out what to do then BAM!!! a Licker jumps through the 2 way mirror and you slightly soil yourself I’m not going to lie when I replayed the game after a rather long time I forgot about that bit and very nearly did need a change of underwear.

I believe this was one of the best games from the 90’s and it still stands the test of time it has been ported to multiple systems such as N64, Pc, GameCube, Dreamcast and even the Game.com I will play this game probably till the day I die as I love it so much Resident Evil 2 is what survival horror should be on all accounts I wont soon forget my trip into Raccoon City, and I sure as hell wont forget the benchmark survival horror classic that is Resident Evil 2.

 

Hitman GO releasing on the App Store April 17th

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Square Enix Montreal’s turn based version of the Hitman series will be releasing on the app store on April 17th.

 

On the announcement on the developers blog its been stated that the game will be going for the low price of $4.99. This is excellent news for fans of both the Hitman series and fans of turn based strategy games.

 

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Smash Bros U New Features Announced

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As you may already know from my earlier article (http://setinstonegaming.com/2013/08/31/super-smash-bros-by-daniel-estephane/) I’m a massive Smash Bros fan so this is BIG news for me, and hopefully some of you out there too. 

This video shows us some of the core components of the new Smash Bros game for both Wii U and 3DS, and I have to say, they have gone all out on this one. New levels, new items, new Pokemon and character trophies. They announced changes in certain characters move sets and they also showed off some new characters too. 

Im also really excited about the new online features. Instead of limiting you to a 2 minute free for all, they’ve added matches with customs rules, online just for fun or in it for glory modes and a clever yet simple ranking system. Even the 3DS will support online features. 

All in all, I like the look of everything so far, maybe a bit fearful of what moves they may have changed but also kinda excited for it. What do you guys think? Dislike some of the changes? Wanna see more new characters? Watch the video and give us a comment below, or join the discussion on our forum.

Oh and don’t miss the bonus clip at the end of the video

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