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I am a HUGE Outbreak fan and miss playing it online.
RE5 left a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't like being teathered to your partner 100% of the time. It was decent and it had its moments, but I didn't feel the fear and anxiety that I wouldn't survive. Checkpoints and invisible gun stores really was a buzzkill to the atmosphere.
I digress. I'm not here to bash RE5, or you RE6 fans. I'm curious who here misses Outbreak. I'd love to hear your opinions on how old school Outbreak compares to the current RE titles. Would an Outbreak 3 be well received by the RE community?
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I miss Outbreak. I love how it was large enough that you could completely lose your partners and never see them to the very end. I've had so many good memories with that game. And I already know they will never recapture that feeling, ORC was proof enough of that.
I have always seen Outbreak as "setting out to do it right".
You can control the characters with the 360º analog scheme, you have a variety of melee weapons to use, you could attack the zombies using hand to hand, innate abilities that sets characters apart (far more than any of the 'canon' games could do) and actually giving the ability to walk-and-shoot.
It's just too bad that overall, the game was poorly executed. Maybe if they made it less demanding and more straightforward, it would have been more successful.
There is no such thing as a "Quick Time Event done right". A game that has Quick Time Events is a "video game done wrong".
Edward: wouldn't offline co-op would be kind of awkward considering the gameplay and camera angles?
As for outbreak, I actually liked it. It wasn't a main game, but it was a nice spinoff. and the difficulty was surprising. I actually liked it despite some of its shortcomings. (though to be honest, I never managed to play online since I didn't have a ps2)
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