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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 16, 2010 (11:44 AM)
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I really like this review, Duo, for its honest appraisal of what made RE work then that doesn't work now.

A couple quick notes... give it a read for grammar and spelling, please! Coming across lines like "Resident Evil deserves recognition for what it accomplices and what it brought to the table..." totally takes me out of the review.

Also, be careful with your system bashing. I assume you are referring to the Gamecube as the system only 12 people bought? It's not just an exaggeration... it's a misrepresentation of the truth. The Gamecube sold extremely well and Resident Evil: REmake is considered one of the greatest and most appreciated survival horror games of all time. So I'm not sure where you were coming from on that.


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Author: Vivi22
Posted: May 16, 2010 (04:23 PM)
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Good review overall. I think it does well to highlight just how much things have changed and how some things got a pass back then because people were still figuring out 3D games.

I have to say though Zipp, as much as claiming only 12 people bought the Cube is an exaggeration, so is saying it sold extremely well. 22 million wasn't exactly a runaway success, and it's actually the lowest selling home console Nintendo ever produced by a wide margin. I mean, it only sold twice as much as the Dreamcast and it's life span was twice as long to match. Sure it kept pace with the Xbox pretty well, but I wouldn't call being one of the worst selling consoles in history that didn't fail a huge success either.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 16, 2010 (08:47 PM)
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That's fair. I'll admit I didn't look at any numbers. But even without looking at numbers, I know it sold better than Duo hints at and that more people played REmake than he seems to suggest.


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Author: espiga
Posted: May 16, 2010 (11:52 PM)
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Let's also not forget that the Wii has sold an assfuckload and is 100% compatible with the Gamecube library.


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Author: Genj
Posted: May 17, 2010 (08:28 AM)
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Let us also not forget that they even reprinted a "Wii version."


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 17, 2010 (11:38 AM)
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Yeah, I'm not convinced that anyone with more than a passing interest in the remake would have trouble finding a way to conveniently play it at this point. I recall it selling well (by Resident Evil terms) on GameCube and now that it's on Wii--which just about everyone seems to have access to or own these days--the game is one of the easiest Resident Evil titles to experience.

GameCube was a flop by Nintendo standards, though. We can agree on that, even if we might not agree on whether or not it deserved to be. Still seems a bit like trolling to bring up hardware install base references in a review, but this was a good review so I can forgive it. :-D


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Author: Duo
Posted: May 17, 2010 (11:16 AM)
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I didn't expect that one throw-away line to be the cause of such discussion. As it was, when I got the chance to play REmake it was on a Wii after picking the game up ex-rental for $1. I remember the Gamecube as an abject failure as I worked in a games shop at the time and it sold dismally, so it became a running joke with us.

Thanks for the feedback on the review, I'm glad it got across most of what I wanted to say. Thanks for the typo catch, too; hopefully, I've caught the rest of them the second time around.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 17, 2010 (12:14 PM)
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I think the discussion on that one line is a sign that those kind of lines can be distracting in an otherwise engaging and powerful review. It's something I had to learn the hard way... there's a line over which we can sometimes cross that can get people questioning our opinions rather than listening to them.


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