How good is Resident Evil Code Veronica?

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#1 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -

Ive played Resident Evil 2 and enjoyed it for its brisk pacing. Enjoyed Resident Evil 3 for its much larger scope but it wasnt as polished or as well paced, far too much running back and forth. Its Hard Mode is also not that well balanced and can throw first-time players off really badly.

How does Code Veronica compare to those two games and my complaints? Also what is Resident Evil 1 like and which version is the best to go with since the different releases have differing difficulties?

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#2 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3  , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

 

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

 

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits,  and is easier to find and cheaper too.

 

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#3 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6402 posts) -

RE1 is a great game but it contains less action and more puzzles than RE2

Code Veronica was quite a fantastic game when it was released, I can only hope it holds up well today. I would recommend it

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#4 Posted by gameofthering (11112 posts) -

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

Darkman2007

Code Veronica is the easiest game in the (Old style) series. For me Resident Evil 1(Original) & CV are the best in the series.

TC, if you decide to get Code Veronica, use the most powerful weapon in the game....... the almighty knife! :P

Trust me. 

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#5 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

gameofthering

Code Veronica is the easiest game in the (Old style) series. For me Resident Evil 1(Original) & CV are the best in the series.

TC, if you decide to get Code Veronica, use the most powerful weapon in the game....... the almighty knife! :P

Trust me. 

I personally found 2 to be the easiest, 1 would have taken that spot, but the Hunters who can kill you in one hit made that game difficult, 3 likewise had Nemesis (though he was the best aspect of the game)
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#6 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

RECV isn't a Good game... It's a GREAT game.

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#7 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

It's decent enough, i'd say on a par with RE2 and RE3.

The only problem is i can remember parts of all the Resident Evil games i've played, i can't remember a single thing about C:VX other than it was fun to play through while i was playing. Couldn't tell you what happened in it, it didn't leave an impression.

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#8 Posted by RossRichard (3610 posts) -

CV was the last great RE game IMO.

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#9 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

RECV isn't a Good game... It's a GREAT game.

MonkeySpot

QFT

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#10 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

Code Veronica is one of my favorites in the series, only behind REmake imo. That said, the version of RE1 I'd play is the remake on Gamecube or the Wii. It's one of my favorite games of all time, I highly recommend playing it. 

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#11 Posted by Change_MyShorts (77 posts) -

How does Code Veronica compare to those two games and my complaints? Also what is Resident Evil 1 like and which version is the best to go with since the different releases have differing difficulties?

GulliversTravel

Code Veronica is the most polished and best paced of the series. Good balance of puzzles, collecting, and combat/bosses. I own the Dreamcast version and have played both Gamecube/PS2 renditions at friends houses. Dreamcast gets my vote as the best due to best visuals and no changes to scenes, PS2 I give 2nd because of PS1 control scheme, the Gamecube version looked watered down in the visuals department for some reason so I wouldn't bother unless you only own a Gamecube.

1 will feel like a step backwards compared to 2 & 3; however, its fun and Resident Evil Directors Cut (Dualshock version) is the version to get. Much more puzzle/backtracking oriented with some tough battles thrown here and there. A classic, then of course the remake for Gamecube is a good rendition and worth a play. Zero is ok but I wouldn't break down doors to play it.

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#12 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...
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#14 Posted by Jag85 (10980 posts) -

Among the old-school RE games, I'd rank them:

RE2 > RECV > RE1 > RE3

As for which versions to go for:

RE1 - the GameCube or Wii versions

RECV - the Dreamcast or PS360 versions

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#15 Posted by GSJones1994 (362 posts) -

Code: Veronica is probably the best old-school Resident Evil game. Even though is starts to show that RE is becoming a little more action than usual, it's still a great entry in the series and a great game for the Sega Dreamcast library. But beware, as it is the hardest game in the series.

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#16 Posted by andmcq (256 posts) -

CV was a great game. I think it was the first to use true 3d environments too.

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#17 Posted by gameofthering (11112 posts) -

I don't get why people are saying Code Veronica is the hardest in the series. It's the easiest :P

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#18 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3  , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

 

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

 

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits,  and is easier to find and cheaper too.

 

Darkman2007

 

how can anyoen say re2 and 3 are better than cv? cv is the best old-style resident evil game. it improved upon anything, especially horrendous acting of previous games

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#19 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3  , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

 

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

 

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits,  and is easier to find and cheaper too.

 

bultje112

 

how can anyoen say re2 and 3 are better than cv? cv is the best old-style resident evil game. it improved upon anything, especially horrendous acting of previous games

meh , the acting sucks in all of the, no one is winning an award for voice acting in any of them I can assure you. I also find those games more interesting in their locations, and they have a more balanced difficulty.
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#20 Posted by AFBrat77 (26346 posts) -

Its the best RE game other than RE4 and perhaps the GC remake of the original game.

I'd advise getting Code Veronica: X on the GC

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#21 Posted by AFBrat77 (26346 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3 , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits, and is easier to find and cheaper too.

bultje112

how can anyoen say re2 and 3 are better than cv? cv is the best old-style resident evil game. it improved upon anything, especially horrendous acting of previous games

Code Veronica is definitely better than 2 and 3

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#22 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

[QUOTE="bultje112"]

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3  , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

 

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

 

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits,  and is easier to find and cheaper too.

 

Darkman2007

 

how can anyoen say re2 and 3 are better than cv? cv is the best old-style resident evil game. it improved upon anything, especially horrendous acting of previous games

meh , the acting sucks in all of the, no one is winning an award for voice acting in any of them I can assure you. I also find those games more interesting in their locations, and they have a more balanced difficulty.

 

to be more precisely. the storytelling and pacing is much, much better in cv, as well as the locations, re2 is in a city and some in mansion, re3 as well, cv is in a mansion, under water and on the south pole.

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#23 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

[QUOTE="bultje112"]

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

firstly, Code Veronica is a good game, its much like the older games only with full 3D enviroments, although its a pretty difficult game, and imo not as interesting as RE2 and 3 , but its cheap so you can't complain , Id get the Dreamcast version if you can .

 

as for RE1 , its less action focused than RE2 and 3 , more focused on the actual survival , as there is less ammo and more focus on backtracking. (the closest thing you can get in RE2 is the police station , RE1 is similar to that in some ways).

 

for someone who hasn't played RE1, I would say go for the Gamecube version if you can , you get a version that looks far better than the originals and has more content.

 

between the original versions , Im personally more fond of the Saturn version , as I like the visuals and small extras here and there, but the PS1 version has plenty of merits, and is easier to find and cheaper too.

 

AFBrat77

 

how can anyoen say re2 and 3 are better than cv? cv is the best old-style resident evil game. it improved upon anything, especially horrendous acting of previous games

Code Veronica is definitely better than 2 and 3

 

I agree 100%

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#24 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...GulliversTravel

It's WELL worth a play, even if you know the first one like the back of your hand. Added areas, moved items, new puzzles and such... It's got something for you if you love the series. Plus it really shows what the CG was capable of. Buy a used 'Cube, get "REmake", "REZero", & "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem", and the cost of the console will be more than covered. You;ll be glad you did!

:D

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#25 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

[QUOTE="GulliversTravel"]Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...MonkeySpot

It's WELL worth a play, even if you know the first one like the back of your hand. Added areas, moved items, new puzzles and such... It's got something for you if you love the series. Plus it really shows what the CG was capable of. Buy a used 'Cube, get "REmake", "REZero", & "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem", and the cost of the console will be more than covered. You;ll be glad you did!

:D

better yet just get a used Wii , every 2nd hand shop Ive seen has piles of Wii consoles up for sale, quite cheap too. unless one is a collector and wants a Gamecube, because its Gamecube (similar to how I have a PS1), which is different.
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#26 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

[QUOTE="GulliversTravel"]Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...Darkman2007

It's WELL worth a play, even if you know the first one like the back of your hand. Added areas, moved items, new puzzles and such... It's got something for you if you love the series. Plus it really shows what the CG was capable of. Buy a used 'Cube, get "REmake", "REZero", & "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem", and the cost of the console will be more than covered. You;ll be glad you did!

:D

better yet just get a used Wii , every 2nd hand shop Ive seen has piles of Wii consoles up for sale, quite cheap too. unless one is a collector and wants a Gamecube, because its Gamecube (similar to how I have a PS1), which is different.

Gamecubes are still much cheaper, though. You can get one for about as cheap as a Sega Genesis.

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#27 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"][QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

It's WELL worth a play, even if you know the first one like the back of your hand. Added areas, moved items, new puzzles and such... It's got something for you if you love the series. Plus it really shows what the CG was capable of. Buy a used 'Cube, get "REmake", "REZero", & "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem", and the cost of the console will be more than covered. You;ll be glad you did!

:D

Emerald_Warrior

better yet just get a used Wii , every 2nd hand shop Ive seen has piles of Wii consoles up for sale, quite cheap too. unless one is a collector and wants a Gamecube, because its Gamecube (similar to how I have a PS1), which is different.

Gamecubes are still much cheaper, though. You can get one for about as cheap as a Sega Genesis.

And you don't need to figure in the Classic Controller add-on required to play those games on a Wii... And then you're also, not stuck with a Wii... Which sucks fart stains out of worn underwear, on a good day...

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#28 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"] better yet just get a used Wii , every 2nd hand shop Ive seen has piles of Wii consoles up for sale, quite cheap too. unless one is a collector and wants a Gamecube, because its Gamecube (similar to how I have a PS1), which is different.MonkeySpot

Gamecubes are still much cheaper, though. You can get one for about as cheap as a Sega Genesis.

And you don't need to figure in the Classic Controller add-on required to play those games on a Wii... And then you're also, not stuck with a Wii... Which sucks fart stains out of worn underwear, on a good day...

There is indeed a LOT of shovelware on the Wii. But amongst that shovelware are some REAL gems like Donkey Kong Country Returns, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid Prime 3, Metroid Other M, Super Paper Mario, Epic Mickey, and the Resident Evil Chronicles games. And some awesome WiiWare games like the Bit Trip series and especially Cave Story. Plus the Wii Virtual Console is a great option for games that are too rare or expensive in their original form.

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#29 Posted by Darkman2007 (17928 posts) -

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"] better yet just get a used Wii , every 2nd hand shop Ive seen has piles of Wii consoles up for sale, quite cheap too. unless one is a collector and wants a Gamecube, because its Gamecube (similar to how I have a PS1), which is different.MonkeySpot

Gamecubes are still much cheaper, though. You can get one for about as cheap as a Sega Genesis.

And you don't need to figure in the Classic Controller add-on required to play those games on a Wii... And then you're also, not stuck with a Wii... Which sucks fart stains out of worn underwear, on a good day...

no need for a classic controller, you can use any GC controller instead. and I think youre missing the point, whether the Wii sucks or not , the fact that it has games which are worth it, in addition to the GC library, and Ive personally seen more Wii consoles floating around than Gamecubes. now, if someone doesn't think its woth the extra bit of money, or is a collector (which I can understand, I own a PS1 even though much like the Gamecube its a "worthless" console, given the BC of the PS2 and PS3), then thats something else.
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#30 Posted by Jag85 (10980 posts) -
Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...GulliversTravel
REmake is not a re-imagining of RE1 like you're making it out to be. It's a very faithful remake of the original RE1, keeping the story and gameplay intact, while at the same time adding a lot of significant improvements and addressing issues plaguing the original. REmake is one of the best video game remakes I've ever played.
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#31 Posted by Change_MyShorts (77 posts) -

Resident Evil Directors Cut Dual Shock - Playstation

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#32 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
[QUOTE="GulliversTravel"]Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...Jag85
REmake is not a re-imagining of RE1 like you're making it out to be. It's a very faithful remake of the original RE1, keeping the story and gameplay intact, while at the same time adding a lot of significant improvements and addressing issues plaguing the original. REmake is one of the best video game remakes I've ever played.

Well this is what I meant, if REmake is very much the same game as RE1 but MUCH more, then id rather just play the GC game instead and skip the original PSone game. I think the Wii has an awesome library but the games look so much better on Dolphin that Id rather just wait till I have a system good enough for it. But yeah, I really would like to play to play Eternal Darkness as well and the GC RE games have aged like fine wine.
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#33 Posted by CaptainGamespot (616 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jag85"][QUOTE="GulliversTravel"]Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...GulliversTravel
REmake is not a re-imagining of RE1 like you're making it out to be. It's a very faithful remake of the original RE1, keeping the story and gameplay intact, while at the same time adding a lot of significant improvements and addressing issues plaguing the original. REmake is one of the best video game remakes I've ever played.

Well this is what I meant, if REmake is very much the same game as RE1 but MUCH more, then id rather just play the GC game instead and skip the original PSone game. I think the Wii has an awesome library but the games look so much better on Dolphin that Id rather just wait till I have a system good enough for it. But yeah, I really would like to play to play Eternal Darkness as well and the GC RE games have aged like fine wine.

REmake was designed for fans of the classic psone game, deliberate changes enhanced the experience.

it's like watching a movie and then a remake of that movie with different stuff added and deleted and changed. best experienced in order so you recognized what was changed on purpose. that was REmakes biggest achievement. a shame many i spoke too never knew...

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#34 Posted by Jag85 (10980 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jag85"][QUOTE="GulliversTravel"]Im well aware of REmake but I dont have a GC or Wii and from what I hear the original game is used only as an inspiration with the majority of the game being new. Still if im going to get the experience the original intended then might as well not waste time playing it. As for RE0, just some of the design choices in that game make me shudder...GulliversTravel
REmake is not a re-imagining of RE1 like you're making it out to be. It's a very faithful remake of the original RE1, keeping the story and gameplay intact, while at the same time adding a lot of significant improvements and addressing issues plaguing the original. REmake is one of the best video game remakes I've ever played.

Well this is what I meant, if REmake is very much the same game as RE1 but MUCH more, then id rather just play the GC game instead and skip the original PSone game. I think the Wii has an awesome library but the games look so much better on Dolphin that Id rather just wait till I have a system good enough for it. But yeah, I really would like to play to play Eternal Darkness as well and the GC RE games have aged like fine wine.

Oh, I see. I think I may have misunderstood what you meant. I kind of agree with what you're saying. If the REmake improves on the original game in every way, then there's not much point playing the original. However, if you have the time to play both, then you could try Captain's idea and play the original followed by the remake to get the best overall experience.

And by the way, REmake looks awesome on Dolphin. I played the Wii version on Dolphin just some months back, with the HD resolution, anti-aliasing and bloom lighting (with the OpenGL plugin) making it look almost like a current-gen game. However, you might need a high-end graphics card to get the full effect.

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#35 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

It's the best game in the series imo.

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#36 Posted by GSJones1994 (362 posts) -

It's the best game in the series imo.

Clock-w0rk
No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.
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#37 Posted by hurriflash (645 posts) -

As for story part is truly interesting, it talks about this mad family in this remote island, you have to play it. Once finished you get a nice feature in dress of FPS and TPS battle game, nothing exceptional but passtime. Game is hardly replayable for his extreme longness despite other chapters of saga, this game then is well cured in graphics and sound, but hasn't great gameplay innovations apart dualshoot. definitely a good game but in no way on par with the first resident evil, remake and resident evil 4

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#38 Posted by Jag85 (10980 posts) -
[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

It's the best game in the series imo.

GSJones1994
No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.

Agreed.
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#39 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

It's the best game in the series imo.

GSJones1994

No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

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#40 Posted by MLBknights58 (5016 posts) -

Resident Evil 4 is the best RE game, with Resident Evil: Code Veronica being my 2nd favorite.

I can't really compare it to RE1, as I don't remember much about it.  All you need to know is CV is easy on the eyes, has great environments, fun weapons to use and lots of critters to kill.  Puzzles are fun as well, and backtracking, while very much present, didn't feel as tedious as in past RE games.  Easily my favorite of the pre-RE4 era.

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#41 Posted by MLBknights58 (5016 posts) -

[QUOTE="GSJones1994"][QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

It's the best game in the series imo.

Clock-w0rk

No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

I will just never understand the mindset behind thoughts/complaints like these.  If you don't like the game by all means that's completely fine, but to have these pre-conceived notions of what a game/series "should be" and what it "is supposed to be" always seemed silly.  Games change and evolve, and by no means is this a bad, or in some cases a good thing, it's just different.  But by no means should a game get knocked because it "isn't a proper entry into X series because it plays differently".

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#42 Posted by AFBrat77 (26346 posts) -

Resident Evil 4 is the best RE game, with Resident Evil: Code Veronica being my 2nd favorite.

I can't really compare it to RE1, as I don't remember much about it. All you need to know is CV is easy on the eyes, has great environments, fun weapons to use and lots of critters to kill. Puzzles are fun as well, and backtracking, while very much present, didn't feel as tedious as in past RE games. Easily my favorite of the pre-RE4 era.

MLBknights58

I agree with this.....but the Resident Evil 1 remake on the GC is close to Code Veronica: X

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#43 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

[QUOTE="GSJones1994"][QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

It's the best game in the series imo.

Clock-w0rk

No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

 

re4 is the best re game ever. you are basiclaly the only one thinking otherwise.

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#44 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

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[QUOTE="GSJones1994"] No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.bultje112

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

re4 is the best re game ever. you are basiclaly the only one thinking otherwise.

No he's not. RE2 is the best RE game ever, IMO, followed by the RE Remake on Gamecube.

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#45 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

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[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

Emerald_Warrior

 

re4 is the best re game ever. you are basiclaly the only one thinking otherwise.

 

I said basically alone. also re2 is perhaps the most overrated re game there is. code veronica is better in every way that counts, and re3 is better in every way except for bad story.

No he's not. RE2 is the best RE game ever, IMO, followed by the RE Remake on Gamecube.

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#46 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

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[QUOTE="bultje112"]

re4 is the best re game ever. you are basiclaly the only one thinking otherwise.

bultje112

No he's not. RE2 is the best RE game ever, IMO, followed by the RE Remake on Gamecube.

I said basically alone. also re2 is perhaps the most overrated re game there is. code veronica is better in every way that counts, and re3 is better in every way except for bad story.

Fixed that quote for you.

It's all subjective opinion, really. But to say Code Veronica is better in every way, is a bit of stretch. Better graphics, sure, it's on Dreamcast. And improved controls, yes, I'll give it that as well since it added a few moves to your arsenal.

But RE 2 definetly has a better story that really dives into explaining where the virus is from and what it's purpose is about. Easily the best story of any of the RE games. It introduces Claire and Leon. And it introduces some mainstays in the series like the oh-so-awesome looking Licker and Mr. X is one helluva intense villain. In comparison, Code Veronica is about some twisted family, whom the suviving patriarch of likes to dress up as his sister. Kind of a weird story if you ask me. But it does tie up the loose ends of Claire finding her brother Chris, at least.

RE 2 also is a longer game. You get 4 seperate playthroughs between Leon A & B, and Claire A & B. All of them telling the story from a different perspective; giving you much more gameplay.

And I don't see how RE2 is anymore "overrated" (as you put it) than any other entry in the main RE series.

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#47 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

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[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

No he's not. RE2 is the best RE game ever, IMO, followed by the RE Remake on Gamecube.

Emerald_Warrior

I said basically alone. also re2 is perhaps the most overrated re game there is. code veronica is better in every way that counts, and re3 is better in every way except for bad story.

Fixed that quote for you.

It's all subjective opinion, really. But to say Code Veronica is better in every way, is a bit of stretch. Better graphics, sure, it's on Dreamcast. And improved controls, yes, I'll give it that as well since it added a few moves to your arsenal.

But RE 2 definetly has a better story that really dives into explaining where the virus is from and what it's purpose is about. Easily the best story of any of the RE games. It introduces Claire and Leon. And it introduces some mainstays in the series like the oh-so-awesome looking Licker and Mr. X is one helluva intense villain. In comparison, Code Veronica is about some twisted family, whom the suviving patriarch of likes to dress up as his sister. Kind of a weird story if you ask me. But it does tie up the loose ends of Claire finding her brother Chris, at least.

RE 2 also is a longer game. You get 4 seperate playthroughs between Leon A & B, and Claire A & B. All of them telling the story from a different perspective; giving you much more gameplay.

And I don't see how RE2 is anymore "overrated" (as you put it) than any other entry in the main RE series.

 

re2 isn't longer than code veronica, in fact it's much shorter. code veronica's main story without extras take over 10 hours alone over 2 cd's. re2 can be easily finished within 3 hours and the ending is very, ok... wtf is this... it basiclaly just stops and re code veronica is it's true sequal, the storyline delve4s in much further, go to different palces that are a lot more exciting, like antarctica and especially the chris part is great. in code veroncia they really go into the history of the t-virus, umbrella corporation, who created it, when, the family involved and how f'd up in the head everyone was. it's a freightening story and the characters in code veronica are bizarre and great, like albert(no spoilers) also they introduce leon in re2? yes, the most annoying character in all of resident evil, no thanks

 

re2 is overrated in that it's seen somehow as the best re game, although when code veronica was released everyone agreed that one was better, but as always it suffers from the sequel syndrom over years, people always find originals better somehow(see shenmue 1 in recent years), that is why re`1 still gets so many votes as well when it's clealry the worst of all the re's. all of them are great but in order the old ones are imo:

 

code veronica

re2

re3

re zero

re1

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#48 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

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[QUOTE="GSJones1994"] No, that would be RE4. Code: Veronica I would say is 3rd best with RE2 in 2nd place.bultje112

RE4 isn't even a proper RE game, it changed the formula completely which a lot of RE fans didn't like (me included) RE4 was the first step in the series becoming what it is today (trash)

It's an amazing survival horror game if not the best ever, but as far as RE games go it's not even in the top 3, it's like saying Metal Gear Rising is the best MGS game.

 

re4 is the best re game ever. you are basiclaly the only one thinking otherwise.

Opinion.

lol go away kid, there are plenty of people who don't consider 4 as the best.

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#49 Posted by hurriflash (645 posts) -

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[QUOTE="bultje112"]

I said basically alone. also re2 is perhaps the most overrated re game there is. code veronica is better in every way that counts, and re3 is better in every way except for bad story.

bultje112

Fixed that quote for you.

It's all subjective opinion, really. But to say Code Veronica is better in every way, is a bit of stretch. Better graphics, sure, it's on Dreamcast. And improved controls, yes, I'll give it that as well since it added a few moves to your arsenal.

But RE 2 definetly has a better story that really dives into explaining where the virus is from and what it's purpose is about. Easily the best story of any of the RE games. It introduces Claire and Leon. And it introduces some mainstays in the series like the oh-so-awesome looking Licker and Mr. X is one helluva intense villain. In comparison, Code Veronica is about some twisted family, whom the suviving patriarch of likes to dress up as his sister. Kind of a weird story if you ask me. But it does tie up the loose ends of Claire finding her brother Chris, at least.

RE 2 also is a longer game. You get 4 seperate playthroughs between Leon A & B, and Claire A & B. All of them telling the story from a different perspective; giving you much more gameplay.

And I don't see how RE2 is anymore "overrated" (as you put it) than any other entry in the main RE series.

 

re2 isn't longer than code veronica, in fact it's much shorter. code veronica's main story without extras take over 10 hours alone over 2 cd's. re2 can be easily finished within 3 hours and the ending is very, ok... wtf is this... it basiclaly just stops and re code veronica is it's true sequal, the storyline delve4s in much further, go to different palces that are a lot more exciting, like antarctica and especially the chris part is great. in code veroncia they really go into the history of the t-virus, umbrella corporation, who created it, when, the family involved and how f'd up in the head everyone was. it's a freightening story and the characters in code veronica are bizarre and great, like albert(no spoilers) also they introduce leon in re2? yes, the most annoying character in all of resident evil, no thanks

 

re2 is overrated in that it's seen somehow as the best re game, although when code veronica was released everyone agreed that one was better, but as always it suffers from the sequel syndrom over years, people always find originals better somehow(see shenmue 1 in recent years), that is why re`1 still gets so many votes as well when it's clealry the worst of all the re's. all of them are great but in order the old ones are imo:

 

code veronica

re2

re3

re zero

re1

No way man, resident evil the first remains the most important and atmospheric chapter in series, and to me is the direct opposite, regarding your rankings, with the exception that re2 remains the worst of bunch, because it wasn't innovative and story feels a bit bleak, different code veronica story was great as you told.

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#50 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

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[QUOTE="bultje112"]

I said basically alone. also re2 is perhaps the most overrated re game there is. code veronica is better in every way that counts, and re3 is better in every way except for bad story.

bultje112

Fixed that quote for you.

It's all subjective opinion, really. But to say Code Veronica is better in every way, is a bit of stretch. Better graphics, sure, it's on Dreamcast. And improved controls, yes, I'll give it that as well since it added a few moves to your arsenal.

But RE 2 definetly has a better story that really dives into explaining where the virus is from and what it's purpose is about. Easily the best story of any of the RE games. It introduces Claire and Leon. And it introduces some mainstays in the series like the oh-so-awesome looking Licker and Mr. X is one helluva intense villain. In comparison, Code Veronica is about some twisted family, whom the suviving patriarch of likes to dress up as his sister. Kind of a weird story if you ask me. But it does tie up the loose ends of Claire finding her brother Chris, at least.

RE 2 also is a longer game. You get 4 seperate playthroughs between Leon A & B, and Claire A & B. All of them telling the story from a different perspective; giving you much more gameplay.

And I don't see how RE2 is anymore "overrated" (as you put it) than any other entry in the main RE series.

re2 isn't longer than code veronica, in fact it's much shorter. code veronica's main story without extras take over 10 hours alone over 2 cd's. re2 can be easily finished within 3 hours and the ending is very, ok... wtf is this... it basiclaly just stops and re code veronica is it's true sequal, the storyline delve4s in much further, go to different palces that are a lot more exciting, like antarctica and especially the chris part is great. in code veroncia they really go into the history of the t-virus, umbrella corporation, who created it, when, the family involved and how f'd up in the head everyone was. it's a freightening story and the characters in code veronica are bizarre and great, like albert(no spoilers) also they introduce leon in re2? yes, the most annoying character in all of resident evil, no thanks

re2 is overrated in that it's seen somehow as the best re game, although when code veronica was released everyone agreed that one was better, but as always it suffers from the sequel syndrom over years, people always find originals better somehow(see shenmue 1 in recent years), that is why re`1 still gets so many votes as well when it's clealry the worst of all the re's. all of them are great but in order the old ones are imo:

code veronica

re2

re3

re zero

re1

If you think RE2 is just 3 hours long, then you're missing like 3/4 of the game. There are multiple playthrough (4 to be exact), each one being a completely different story. (BTW, RE2 is 2 discs, as well).