Saturday, March 04, 2006

Finally--It has been realized.

We finally bought a copy of RE4 to play. Player's Choice = cheap. But I'm sad because Spike TV's videogame award insignia is also printed on the cover. Why couldn't it have been a sticker that I could have deftly peeled off? Who's brilliant idea was it to put the name of something crappy onto something that is good? Mutants and good graphics are synonymous with James Bond movies and cars? I don't think so.


tekanji said...

But Spike is Television! For Men! It's So Original! Because, you know, all channels (excluding those "for women") aren't for men or anything.

I had a lot of fun with RE4, but the gender portrayal in it was pretty bad. I swear they've gotten WORSE since RE1 (Jill's outfit in RE3 alone stands testament to that, though).

100LittleDolls said...

I had gotten my hopes up with RE--I like Jill so much in the remake, and I also liked Rebecca a lot, especially when she saves bohunk Billy. Claire in Code Veronica is also pretty good--though I kinda hated it when Chris had to come in to save the day. Makes me think, what happened Capcom?

What I think is so funny however, is how attractive they make Leon. Complete eye candy.

tekanji said...

Yeah, he was a hottie. Too bad more than half of his interactions with any female made me want to put a muzzle on him.

100LittleDolls said...

Ha! Yes, yes a muzzle, indeed.

What also really bugs me is how he whistles for Ashley when she's in hiding. Is she a dog?

100LittleDolls said...

I wanted to clarify in regards to Rebecca: in Zero she's great, but in the first Resident Evil, they did an awful job with her. Especially in the remake: why do I have to save her when she made it through a military complex? They could have at least updated that.

I'm playing Ico right now, which is also interesting in regards to having a weak girl following you around. It feels completely different than RE4 (and not because it's not a survival horror). I don't feel as though she's a "pet", so far, but I'm not that far in the game.