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Hi guys this is £20 deliverd on Zavvi at the moment!

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Can I just say, probably pointlessly to anyone reading this thread, how fucking brilliant this game is?

I've been playing it every few days just before bed, so the episodic presentation is perfect, with each chapter neatly packaged up like an episode of a dodgy TV series, though the length of a chapter seems to vary quite a lot. The plot is as batshit mental as you'd expect from Resident Evil, and although it jumps from location to location, the core of the game is very much centred on Jill and Parker's exploration of the ship, so it doesn't feel fragmented. The dialogue is similarly batshit, and can raise a smile even in the midst of a tense firefight.

Moreover, I can't believe this is running on the 3DS: It looks stunning, and the 3D, far from being a novelty, genuinely adds a layer of immersion. I can't speak for single-stick users, but the CPP makes this a joy to control, and the new dodge move opens up opportunities to be much more ballsy than in previous Resi games. The selection of upgrades is diverse, the weapons are satisfying, and I've barely touched Raid mode!

That said, I totally agree with SweatyTravolta's comment about the enemy health bars in Raid mode, and was surprised how jarring I found it actually. Even so, that's really a small fly in the ointment as far as I'm concerned. So far (circa 7 hours in), this is a perfect blend of old Resi and new, and sets a high bar not just for future 3DS titles, but for Resident Evil 6.

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Anyone who hasn't already picked this up would be mad to miss the Zavvi price.
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This is awesome. Didn't give it any attention during its development or release, A combination of being mentally scarred by RE5 and all the talk about it needing the CPP put it on my mental ignore list.

Only bought it after reading lots of positive comments about it. Completed three chapters so far, and slightly clunky controls aside, its been excellent. My 45 minutes on the train went by so quickly. Thankfully, I get of at the last stop, otherwise I would have missed my station as I was so engrossed.

Biggest surprise as been with the not-in-anyway-annoying AI co-op buddies, as they're usually teeth grindingly frustrating. Especially as Sheva was one of the worst to grace gaming, the heal clipping, walk-sprint spazzing dolt that she was.
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Really enjoying this. Up to somewhere or other - oh yeah, [spoiler]Chris is on his way to the real boat and has just manned up a turret.[/spoiler]

I'm finding that I'm pretty rubbish at it, even with the CPP. I'm not sure I'm used to the circle pads rather than sticks.

Anyway, how do you dodge? Back and B is what I remember, but I've dodged on a couple of occasions where I've just been running past stuff. Odd.
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I think the game tells you to use back and B, but it's actually any direction and B, so if you're running while holding down B, you'll dodge automatically.
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Just checked Gamefaqs. Supposedly, pushing forward alone when an enemy attacks makes you dodge behind them. Pulling back and pressing B makes you dodge away from them. That explains that. I'm buggered if I can dodge away from them though.
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This is totally amazing ^_^ .

Up to Chapter 5 now (and have put an hour or so into Raid mode) and it really does just get better and better. The bosses so far have been either hilarious or terrifying (the latter despite the fact I'm playing in a well lit room while M'Lady selfishly tries to have a conversation with me :hmm: ) and it manages a really nice balance between all out action and creepy tip-toeing that the series hasn't managed since...well, ever. Raid mode is scratching an itch for looting that I never really thought I had. I've not gone online with it yet but really looking forward to giving it a whirl once I've got some more stuff! The script and story are incomprehensible nonsense ("Let the Sun scorch the Earth with justice!" and Parker slamming the desk and exclaiming "Damn terrorists!" being two highlights for me so far), but this somehow feels right..?!?! We're at a stage now where [i]surely[/i] Capcom can hire some decent writers and translators so can this be intentional? Maybe I'm giving them too much credit, but I'm bloody loving it. Also, it looks incredible (when I manage to tear my eyes away from Jill's bum).

Unless this has a spectacular drop in quality, it's destined to be my second best Resi . I'm bursting my lungs on the bike ride home just to get a few more minutes with it. Just brilliant :wub: .
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It doesnt dip in quality - it gets more and more utterly batshit mental as the game goes on. It's my 3nd favourite Resi.
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I avoided this thread for fear of spoilers when I was playing this and only saw it pop up again today so I haven't had a chance to read back through it properly. I was wondering though, with the new 3DS update is there any chance they will fix the sniper scopes in this so that they automatically go into 2D instead of breaking my brain?
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That used to bug me, then I figured out an awesome trick.

Just close one eye! Like people looking through rifle scopes do!

I finished the story mode a couple days ago, and am very well much engrossed in raid mode.
It doesn't really feel like a portable game though, I can't concentrate on anything else when I'm playing it, so i tend to just Lay down in a darkened room with my headphones on.

Would there be any benefit to me demanding someone here to be my friend, and going online with it?

Also, I can't believe I'm asking this, but does the CPP make the game a little more comfortable? Can there be a seperate Knife button? Does the second slider act as a rifle zoom when you're using resi4 style controls?
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I'm stuck on a boss: [spoiler]the communications officer with the head on its shoulder and a chainsaw. I've died twice trying to beat him. Do you have to shoot the head or can you just keep shooting his body?[/spoiler]
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Go for the head if you can.

I'm a pink named, lv 50, totally S rank Raid Mode MOTHER now. One of the best Resis for sure.
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[quote name='chris on the moon' timestamp='1335352805' post='8573014']
That used to bug me, then I figured out an awesome trick.

Just close one eye! Like people looking through rifle scopes do!
[/quote]

Yeah I figured that out too, though it's still not completely accurate, you'll hit slightly to the left or right of the crosshair depending on which eye you close. The stronger you have the 3D set the further off you'll be and other than this I really enjoyed playing on the maximum depth so I ended up knocking down the slider when taking shots and then putting it back up again, I had a bit of a rant about it on my [url="http://identitycrisisuk.blogspot.com/2012/04/more-revelations.html"]blog[/url].
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Still continues to be ace and has increased my interest in [i]Resident Evil 6 [/i]from 'nah' to 'ooh!'.

Also, the family of Peter Faulk really should get in touch with Capcom. I think they may owe them a couple of pounds.
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Finished over the weekend...Bloody loved it, although I did think it could have done without the last chapter. My favourite 3DS game so far (although I do have Kid Icarus unplayed ^_^ ). Story is totally nonsensical, utterly crackers but blooming hilarious... really added to it.


Mid Game Spoiler

[spoiler]Chris barnstorming through the wrong boat to rescue Jill was a particularly tea-spittingly amazing bit. I very rarely laugh at a game, but that really gave me the giggles.[/spoiler]
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Apparently there is another 3DS resi game out by the end of the year!!

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[b] [url="http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=176796"]RUMOR - Capcom bringing another new Resident Evil title to 3DS this year[/url][/b]
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May 07, 2012 by [url="http://gonintendo.com/?mode=list&u=2"]RawmeatCowboy[/url][/i][/size][/color][/size][/color][color=#000000][size=3]

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- due out at the end of this year
- contains Degeneration and Damnation movies in 3D
- new title would be called Resident Evil: Downfall
- takes place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6
- play as Claire Redfield as she witnesses the "downfall" of humanity[/color]
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Intriguing
Yeah jolly, that part was good, but not as good as
[spoiler] THERE WAS A THIRD!
Like they were just going to add more copies of the same ship until they ran out of space on the card.
[/spoiler]
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Finally finished last night too. Utterly brilliant game with amazing production values.

If you're a 3ds owner and you've enjoyed a resi game at some point, you really should get a copy. It's the best resi for me since the gc remakes. A great blend of action and suspense.
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Just started this, quick question- should I be conserving ammo like the earlier resis, or shooting every damn zombo I see, like 4 &5?
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      Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £34.99)
      How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £29.99)
      The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £29.99)
       
       
      Wii U eShop Demos
       
      Typoman (Headup Games, free)
      ZaciSa: Defence of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, free)
       
       
      3DS eShop
       
      Slice It! (Aksys Games, €5.48/ £3.98) - Developed by Arc System Works and COM2US, this is a puzzle game that'll suit those with strong visualisation skills. You use the stylus to slice up shapes in order to recreate smaller iterations, which provides plenty of challenge across the promised 'hundreds' of stages. We gave this a recommendation in our Slice It! review.
       
      Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99/ £5.59) - CIRCLE returns with another release on the 3DS eShop, this time providing a follow-up in its wartime (and rather complex) strategy series. This aims to offer plenty of value for money, with over 64 campaigns and 100 generals aiming to school you in battle; unfortunately we think this is a poor effort overall.
       
       
      3DS Retail Download
       
      The Legend of Legacy (Atlus, €39.99/ £34.99) - If you want a game name that emphasizes the whole point of an RPG storyline, then Legend of Legacy seems like a good call. Developed by FuRyu, with hugely respected industry figures involved such as Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), and writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), this title adopts formations in battles and is a campaign that can be tackled through seven perspectives from the core cast. We rated it very highly in our review.
       
       
      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Heart Beaten (Spingloaded, €2.33/ £2.00 until 12th February, normally €3.49 / £2.99, OR €1.09/ £1.00 until 12th February for those that have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic! on the same ID.
      Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99/ £3.59 until 11th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
      The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €2.99/ £2.69 until 12th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
       
       
      3DS eShop Permanent Discounts
       
      Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Violetta: Rhythm and Music (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Winx Club: Saving Alfea (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
       
       
      3DS Demo
       
      The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, free)
       
       
      3DS HOME Theme
       
      Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme (NIS America, €0.99/ £0.98)
    • Nintendo eShop 28th Jan 2016
      By deKay
      This week, from Nintendolife:
       
      Wii U eShop
       
      Shadow Puppeteer (Sarepta Studio, €14.99/ £13.49) - This is a platform puzzler designed for intricate solo play or co-op, as both a boy (in a 3D environment) and his shadow (limited to left / right movement) both navigate tricky puzzle areas. With a charming aesthetic and soundtrack this certainly aims to immerse players, and we'll have an interview and review with you before its release.
       
      Level 22 (Moving Player, €6.99 / £6.29) - This sounds like a quirky title, as you play a worker that's a bit rough after a night out but needs to get to his work desk on time to avoid getting the sack. You manoeuvre 22 floors of a building, while avoiding being seen, all the while experiencing a "zany little universe". We'll try to take it easy tonight before getting started on a review.
       
      Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - The latest word game arrival from this studio, this time around there are six core pen-and-paper style games with hundreds of puzzles between them, all designed to give your brain a workout. This also support all amiibo figures and cards, as scanning them will create puzzles using the name data stored within; we'll get working on a review.
       
      PictoParty (Retroid Interactive, €7.99 / £7.00) - This provides a virtual equivalent to Pictionary, naturally utilising the Wii U GamePad for drawing while team members look at the TV to guess the image. Though simple and streamlined this is fun with a crowd, as we explain in our PictoParty review.
       
      Sense by Play.me (d-mobilelab, free) - This is a subscription based "interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you are living, promising a range of genres in its library.
       
       
      Wii U Virtual Console
       
      Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Square Enix, €6.99/ £6.29) - A relatively early spin-off in the Final Fantasy franchise for the Game Boy Advance, for which Square and Nintendo co-operation. As the title suggests this is a tactical RPG, and we'll figure out a battle plan for a review.
       
       
      Wii U Retail Download
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €49.99 / £39.99) - This one's going to cover six films in total - Avengers (which was called Avengers Assemble in the UK to avoid confusion with the cult TV show of the same name), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger,Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The Wii U version will serve up HD visuals and co-op, and we'll assemble for a review. Available from 29th January.
       
       
      Wii U DLC
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers Season Pass (Warner Bros., €9.99 / £7.99) - It's a season pass! On Wii U!
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Boost Kit (Activision, €1.99/ £1.59)
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Super Kit (Activision, €4.99/ £3.99)
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Mega Kit (Activision, €9.99/ £7.99)
       
       
      Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Affordable Space Adventures (KnapNok Games, €13.20/ £11.80 until 4th February, normally €18.99 / £16.99)
      Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €7.99/ £6.39 until 28th February, normally €9.99 / £7.99)
       
       
      Wii U eShop Permanent Discount
       
      TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €2.99/ £2.69, was €4.49 / £4.09)
       
       
      Wii U Demo
       
      Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, free)
       
       
      3DS eShop
       
      Family Fishing (Aksys Games, €5.48 / £3.98) - This includes various locations and opportunities to upgrade gear and generally to "fish like a boss!". Naturally larger fish pose a challenge, though rather disturbingly you can "throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage". We had fun with this one in our Family Fishing review.
       
      Runny Egg (Tom Create, €1.99 / £1.79) - This is about an egg that runs, which explains why it's called Runny Egg. A fast-paced runner / platformer, you dash through stages as fast as possible while levelling up your egg, grabbing chicks for a power-up and even tackling the occasional boss. It's been perfectly poached, too, as we gave this a recommendation in our Runny Egg review.
       
      Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - We expect this to be effectively identical to the Wii U version, and will also utilise amiibo on New Nintendo 3DS models or using the NFC portal on older systems. We'll think of the right words for a review.
       
      Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €7.99) - Previously released in 2015, this entry is likely to be an update for a release in Germany; we gave it a recommendation in our review.
       
       
      3DS Retail Downloads
       
      Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, €39.99 / £29.99) - This spin-off arrival on the 3DS includes a number of legends from the franchises' history, as you tackle the adventure alone or in co-op with others. The focus is very much on basic exploration and combat, it seems, with some aspects of this one trying to tap into the Monster Hunter craze. We'll have a review with you very soon.
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €39.99 / £29.99) - The portable version of this latest LEGO title; a review is on the way. Available from 29th January.
       
       
      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations(Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20/ £4.70 until 18th February, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
       
       
      3DS HOME Themes
       
      Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)
      The Legend of Legacy: The Seven Adventurers Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)
    • BoxBoy! + BoxBoy! sequel announced
      By Keyboard Koala
      This one got a bit lost amidst all the Nintendo Direct news from last week...   A black and white puzzle platformer, with a simple but bold presentation and with a very strong core mechanic: you create boxes in different directions from your, well... box-shaped-hero (Hakoboi actually means litt. ''Box Boy''), to interact with the world and solve puzzles. And you jump. And that's it.   It looks so simple at first, and it's the classic game that's difficult to explain by words as is easy to grasps while watching the trailer or, better,  playing it. By the end of the video this core mechanic gets applied in some astounding ways, opening up an inordinate amount of possibilities, driven by clever game and level design. As per Hal's trademark development skills.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obs7JBp3pZ4   A Euro release is a big unknown at the moment.    
    • Nintendo eShop 31st December 2015
      By deKay
      If you're a fan of N64 extreme sports games, you might think this is a good week. Otherwise... meh. From Nintendolife!
       
      Wii U Virtual Console
       
      1080° Snowboarding (Nintendo, €9.99) - Perfect for the season, unless you're in the UK where it's just raining constantly, as you can blast down the virtual slopes in this much-loved skiing title. You can take on races, the half-pipe or dramatic trick jumps, and this will certainly hold some fond memories for some. We enjoyed this in our Wii Virtual Console 1080° Snowboarding review and will take another look. This is the US version of the game.
       
      Wave Race 64 (Nintendo, €9.99) - Another extreme sports racing title from the N64 era, this time with a summery vibe as you ride the waves and try to secure top spot. At the time its wave physics were a sight to behold, and we gave it plenty of praise in our Wii Virtual Console Wave Race 64 review; we'll jump in for a fresh look. This is the US version of the game.
       
       
      Wii U Virtual Console Promotion
       
      Get 50% off either 1080° Snowboarding or Wave Race 64 when you buy the other on the same Wii U system, a reduction to €4.99 - it'll therefore cost €14.98 to buy both.
       
       
      Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €2.49)
      Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €1.99)
       
       
      3DS Retail Download
       
      Story of Seasons (Nintendo, €39.99) - Actually a Harvest Moon release in Japan, this underwent a rebrand due to regional rights issues in the West. It maintains various conventional aspects of that series, such as farming and romance, while adding some pleasing new touches and plenty of charm. We gave this a recommendation in our Story of Seasons review.
       
       
      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 until until 21st January, normally €9.99)
      Castle Conqueror Defender(CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 until 21st January, normally €4.99)
      Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 until 21st January, normally €2.99)
      Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 until 28th January, normally €2.99)
      Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 until 14th January, normally €9.99)