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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2016 17:39 
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Our friends over at Biohazard France recently got to play the four-hour portion of the game that was recently unveiled to the press. Their impressions were promising and here is a summary of what they discovered:

*The game has a 'progression flow' that's been confirmed. If you walk to new locations and transition like in the older RE games, there is something of a chapter system to help divide progress. The section of the game they played was a bit from Chapter 3. Apparently this is the segment most journalist played recently, as Chapter 3 starts off with the Baker Dinner Table scene.

*The trailer vehicle is apparently the 'shop' in the game, you can collect Old Coins from around the game, and use them to purchase permanent upgrades (either to skills like accuracy or health increase, etc.), or even new weapons (like a magnum is available in the section of the game they played). Trailer is also said to follow you through the game to different locations as the shop.

*Ethan can find a backpack to give you more inventory space.

*To get the Shotgun, you need to solve an optional puzzle.

*There are insect enemies in the second location, smaller than typical RE fair but they do come at you, sometimes alone and sometimes in swarms. These include Bees, Spiders, & Centipedes.

*You can sharpen some weapons to give them increased piercing powers.

*There's different types of grenades you can craft from chemicals, including a poison cloud grenade and a incendiary grenade.

*You can develop photos that show the locations of hidden treasures around the place.

*Lockpicks can be used to open up certain doors for shortcuts around the house, drawers and lockers with supplies in them, and such things.

*Every time you complete an objective, the telephone will ring for a bit for more dialogue with the mysterious caller who will reveal a bit more and give a clue for progression.

*You have a map in the game that your character updates details about as you progress.

*There is a classic "Item hidden in bathtub" scene.

The next details include minor easter eggs concerning references from previous characters and hints about possible other locations. Not really spoilers but obviously don't look if you want to go in completely blind:

Spoiler:
*One of the written files is a newspaper article about missing persons in and around the Baker plantation area. This article is written by Alyssa Ashcroft. A separate file is written by Clive O'Brian. Other files talk about a crashed boat stranded after a storm, corruption surrounding a local church and a hospital investigating the strange mould that is surfacing in and around the area and its potential medical properties.


Thanks to http://www.biohazardfrance.net for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2016 2:28 
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Yup, pretty much love all of that. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the chapters. However they're probably the non intrusive kind. That just helps divide up the story on repeated playthrpugha


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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2016 6:05 
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I like the fact they reference minor characters as well. It's odd, but cool. :smile:


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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2016 9:26 
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Beats referencing a character we've seen 9 million times. It's nice to start focusing in on others.


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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2016 11:18 
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Spoiler:
Outbreak has been criminally undermined for over a decade, its nice to see a reference to those games.

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2016 21:56 
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Minor references to previous games are fine (even on the non-numbered entries) if they don't bog down and deviate from the main narrative.

"Member' Alyssa Ashcroft?" "I member!" "Member' Revelations?" "Oooh, I member.'" "Member' when Resident Evil was survival horror?"
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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2016 5:50 
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You lived up to your name with that post. :biggrin:

Remember when the PAL version of Survivor had Nicholai's report in it? I'd actually love to see all these old, side characters return again in person, as opposed to just receiving mentions. But it's like Capcom considers it taboo to put a person like Kevin Ryman with Leon, because Outbreak was a side story game. Why not have the two meet one day? Would be interesting!

I kind of liked the fact Outbreak revisited locations in classic games, like Birkin's lab and the police department. We got to see Marvin before he saw Claire/Leon.


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