The Most Potential

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3 years ago#1
Out of all the Resident Evil betas, which one do you think had the most potential from what we saw? - Results (83 votes)
RE -.5 (RE0)
4.82% (4 votes)
4
RE .5 (RE1)
1.2% (1 votes)
1
RE 1.5 (RE2)
9.64% (8 votes)
8
RE 3.5 (RE4)
32.53% (27 votes)
27
RE 4.5 (RE5)
51.81% (43 votes)
43
This poll is now closed.
I'm havin' a tough time choosing between 3.5 and 4.5 myself.

But since people wanted it here are links to the betas:

RE -.5:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW97JD5BWUM

RE .5:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPs5oO190bw

Art and Information: http://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/11/resident-evil-1-concept-beta/

RE 1.5:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qAlyZXJm8Y

RE 3.5:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NLUzU8Z_NI

Art and Article: http://www.relyonhorror.com/in-depth/resident-evil-3-5-in-depth-analysis/

RE 4.5:

Art and Article: http://www.relyonhorror.com/in-depth/resident-evil-5-beta-4-5-information-lost-scrapped-concepts/

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3 years ago#2
4.5

Would have been amazing.
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3 years ago#3
Cool topic.

Tough choice, but it's 4.5 for me. 3.5 had the atmosphere, but it was too paranormal, whereas 4.5 would have been classic RE (albeit in a different location). I never understood all the love 1.5 gets, either; the finished RE2 is definitely superior.
3 years ago#4
gotta go with 4.5

I saw it well after RE5's release and I thought "Damn, they ditched that and gave us the crap RE5 was? I would have sold RE5 for 4.5 in a heartbeat"
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3 years ago#5
The one that spawned DMC

since it made an entire new franchise
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3 years ago#6
The one that spawned Devil May Cry was APPARENTLY 3.5. Honestly I don't see why people say RE3.5's paranormal. It's hallucinations, not ghosts. And yeah, I look at 5's beta and mourn the loss of what we could have had, but I can not figure out if I'd want what we could've had with 4's beta more considering the crap they threw together for the final version's story myself.
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3 years ago#7
Aceviper posted...
The one that spawned DMC

since it made an entire new franchise


Yeah but that actually turned into something. So I don't think it counts.
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3 years ago#8
1.5

I liked the idea of Eliza, no not because she is blond but because she is a motorcycle racer.
3 years ago#9
edward18 posted...
The one that spawned Devil May Cry was APPARENTLY 3.5. Honestly I don't see why people say RE3.5's paranormal. It's hallucinations, not ghosts. And yeah, I look at 5's beta and mourn the loss of what we could have had, but I can not figure out if I'd want what we could've had with 4's beta more considering the crap they threw together for the final version's story myself.


For me it's not so much the paranormal vibe.

But the whole style of the hookman version, it's just not very Resident Evil at all. It make a cool original IP but I don't think it felt like a RE game.
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3 years ago#10
edward18 posted...
Honestly I don't see why people say RE3.5's paranormal. It's hallucinations, not ghosts.


It doesn't matter if they're hallucinations; they're still paranormal. Dolls coming to life and attacking Leon doesn't exactly shout "Resident Evil." This series is supposed to be about biohazards, not paranormal activity.
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