House of Horrors - Euphemisms And Gruesome Deaths In Resident Evil 2!

Zorine and Jess take on a true classic and remember what it's like to scour for green herbs and get caught off guard by a jump scare or twelve.

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miranda246
miranda246

A real treat, that one. RE2 was something that I never got to complete until my days in high-school, once I'd finally gotten around to creating a PSN account and made it one of my initial purchases. Good memories of me and my sister glued to my PSP (yes, PSP) as I played away into the night with something that I never quite truly appreciated until I'd nabbed it at an older age. 


I don't remember dying so much though, Zorine. Yeeaaaah...lol. 

meedokicky
meedokicky

you know old games like this one are cool for like an hour or so, then you remember you have something to do or you wanna play something else, but then you think: when was the last time your game was saved? lol

amiga500_1200
amiga500_1200

Hi girls, my suggestions for retro HOH would be:

Nightbreed or Hired guns on the Amiga, or the the superb Space Hulk on 3DO


Thanks,


gaming_paradox
gaming_paradox

Zorine and Jess could you play "The 7th Guest" in the next HOH episode, Pretty please.

brxricano
brxricano

Parasite Eve until you ragequit!!

snaketus
snaketus

Play Dino Crisis or Fear Effect.

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

Yay this game is so magical, in this gory macabre kind of way. Such memories

Kroden
Kroden

Oh man I loved this as a kid on the n64 and canonically or not I always played as Leon, because as a nine year old boy girls were lame XD.

Anyway I'm pretty sure I kited those zombies in the alley with the dumpster and knifed them from above to conserve ammo.  Some things you never forget.


Also I recently came across a game called "Clive Barker's Undying" that might be a good fit for this show.  Clive Barker being the dude who created the infamous Hellraiser series.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

As a Canadian I need to say, we don't sound like that. I think that's just bad acting, not strange accent. That was a funny episode. I have no idea how we played 3D games in the early days, the controls and camera angles were just terrible.

ajmhouser
ajmhouser

Alone In The Dark that came out I believe in 92 was a pretty scary game

AlexNSN
AlexNSN

For a good scare play Dino Crisis, is retro and the dinosaurs will get you.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

I fixed it. I am the King.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

Loved this game to death, good times. How I miss the 90's

zellar
zellar

YEAH! 2 cute girls playing scary games!! NICE!

salezy
salezy

Tank controls are the only one viable for fixed camera angles(normal controls didnt work at all in re6 for chris boss fight,when the camera was not over the shoulder,but kind fixed),furthermore there is nothing wrong with them,and they are not hard to learn.Todays gamers are lazy for being spoonfilled too much.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

horror games from a bygone era:


silent hill

alone in the dark the new nightmare

countdown vampires

clock tower

fear effect

hell night

evil dead hail to the king

rohitv2312
rohitv2312

And please make one session of daylight. I know the game sucks but Kevin said it has twitch integration. Would be fun to see jess freak out when some one types scream :P

ftskamins
ftskamins

Stupid video player...!Great show anyhow!

peacewalker001
peacewalker001

Hey Zorine and Jess-- do you think you could post whole episodes/streams to Gamespot instead of just the highlights reel? I know the full streams are available on Twitch, but Twitch loads really poorly for me, I find. It's the only website I go to where I pause to let it load, wait five minutes, and then maybe ten seconds of video will play. C'mon, girls! There's a full episode of 'Lucius' on here that's fun to watch, I'd love to laugh along with other full streams!

slickr
slickr

Zorine and Jess you make a great couple, so kinky together. 

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

Farking shitty gamestop player fails again

daviz88
daviz88

zorine HAIR RATING

BRUNETTE: 9

RED           : 8.5

BLONDE    : 6

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

oh well....the ad loads just fine, but the video I came to watch doesn't play *sighs*

daviz88
daviz88

come on girls cut the game some slack, it came out 1998 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I didn't think it was possible to get killed by regular zombies that many times before even seeing the police station.  That was like watching Conan O'Brien play.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Tank controls... The only problem why I don't play the old, pre-RE4 Resident Evil games... If only they remade them all with proper controls... But no, Capcom has to keep pumping out this Co-Op Space Marines BS...

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

I wanted to see the reaction when one of the lickers flies through the two way mirror in the interrogation room.  That scares the crap outta me every time, even though i know it's coming.  Oh, and play one of the Fear Effect games.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

I wonder how many people are going to take the opportunity to complain about Resident Evil 6 here - or its critic reviews. :P

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@ajmhouser i believe they did play that one and it was more hilarious then scary... funny awkward dying noises and all.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@AlexNSN  

Great suggestion. Given the popularity of that request, I think it'll be either that or Parasite Eve for my next pick.

yeah_28
yeah_28

@salezy That's why the actual name they have is 3D controls. The tank controls thing is more associated with slow things or unresponsive and etc, not exactly the dimensions of the control scheme.

That's why I always say RE4 and 5 had much more tank controls than RE2 or 3 for example, if you know how to play the game, the chars in old REs are very agile and capable, and like you said so well, 3D controls are better at precision and consistency.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@daviz88 LOL  I was thinking she needs to update her avatar about every two weeks now to keep up.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

@DarkNeoBahamut  same here.. stupid video player.. but you can watch it just fine on youtube

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@daviz88  

Out in 1998, and still my favourite survival horror game to date!

yeah_28
yeah_28

@DiamondDM13 3D controls are proper controls, they work perfectly, and much better than 2D ones. 2D controls in a game where you cant move the camera are much worse, and less precise.

salezy
salezy

@yeah_28 @salezy  Ok,3D controls,didnt have a clue thats how they are called :D

But yea RE4 and 5 are weird because you cant move and shoot,so its kinda slowish,stop shoot move away stop shoot etc.I didnt mind them going 3rd person,and i do believe a great 3rd person horror game can be made(first dead space),Capcom shied away from setting up the atmosphere in the later games except for parts in 4 and Revelations,so if i'm going to choose,i'm choosing every game up to code veronica(very underrated) or Remake not sure which one came later.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@ahpuck

I doubt that. I find it unlikely that back when it debuted, there was not anyone who complained that it should have been more like Resident Evil 1.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Gelugon_baat @youre_a_sheep Not really since you only got to have a weapon that powerful if you toughed it out earlier and left most of the upgrades unused.  We're only talking about the last 10% of the game or so.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

@Gelugon_baat @ahpuck  This is just my opinion, but RE2 is exactly like RE1.  Even a lot of the puzzles were rehashed.  Using jewels to open a way or give you a key and such.  The hand cranks.  RE2 was just longer, and had  a couple of new enemies.  I hated those damned things that walked on the ceilings, not the lickers those insect looking things that would jump on your head.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@youre_a_sheep

Yet the satisfaction of blowing up zombies was where the series starts to slide away from survival horror. :/

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Gelugon_baat @ahpuck I hated the part early where they had a straight ripoff of the chest burster in Alien, and thought it was goofy that a police station would have puzzles built into it.  I also hated the lickers as poor substitutes for hunters, which scared the hell out of me in RE1.  On the other hand, two discs with playthroughs that affect each other was genius.  It was really satisfying toward the end to have weapons that blew zombies clean in half.