I don't do things by halves, so expect a blistering epic.
Yes, that old chestnut.
The most striking difference is Jack murdering the unfortunate David Anderson.
|For North America and Europe, spade removes top of deputy's head.|
|Even in the Japanese Cero Z Grotesque Version, it remains intact.|
To get snake key, you must stick hand down his throat.
In Japan, essential item is simply got adjacent to mutated body.
Finally, severed hand is covered in mold, rather than blood.
Although enhanced DS remake of PS1 original Deadly Silence featured exclusive FP sections and Dead Aim combined FP with third-person, this is the first time first person takes centre stage.
Rail shooters like Survivor don't count.
Derelict House VT is a tribute to premise of Famicom exclusive Sweet Home (the genesis of Resident Evil), and shooting booby trapped bombs is straight from Res 4.
Spectacularly boring Wrecked Ship section threatened to bring largely great spectacle down.
Anyway, Gaiden, Revelations and Dead Aim are set aboard Umbrella ocean liners Starlight, Queen Zenobia and the Spencer Rain respectively.
Don't like the the final chapter of Res 5?
Oh well, ship happens.
The Molded come in four uninspiring varieties and here's the most common example.
Bloodshot - Res 6 (left) and Leech Zombie - Zero (right)
|Regenerator (Res 4)|
|Immortal Jack occasionally scares the shit out of Ethan by walking through walls.|
|Mr. X does the same in Claire or Leon's B scenario in Res Evil 2.|
They make such a cute couple.
Alan vomiting icky substance could well be reffing James Marcus puking leeches.
After recovering from GTA, our man Jack tries again with makeshift scissor chainsaw.
Clock Tower was initially Human's baby, but Clock Tower 3 was developed by Capcom and Sunsoft.
|Scissor Twins (Jemima and Ralph)|
|Eveline reacts badly to Ethan's intravenous 'cure'.|
Infliction surely stemmed from Res 5.
Capcom couldn't resist making ardent geeks smile.
|Clive R. O'Brian was BSAA Head in Revelations.|
|Brilliant and eccentric architect George Trevor designed the Spencer Mansion, as file Arklay Research Facility "Mansion" Notes found in The Umbrella Chronicles confirms.|
|Arklay Mountains, July 7, 1991.|
7 years before the 'mansion incident'.
|Fighting Street was nonsensical name for Turbografx 16 port of Street Fighter.|
|Appearance of reporter Alyssa Ashcroft officially makes Outbreak canon.|
Handgun Albert-01R is got when game is completed on Easy or Normal difficulty.
Wesker's legacy lives on.
Master of Unlocking flashes up when lockpick is used to open something.
Hey Redfield, you're really 'Chris', right?
|How the fuck should I know?|
Will free DLC Not A Hero be worth the wait?
Destroy a Mr. Everywhere statuette and He's Here, There, Everywhere! appears, reffing Beatles track Here, There and Everywhere from 1966 album Revolver.
If pop culture excites, prepare to climax.
The Evil Dead
Ethan retorts "That's not groovy."
Any one of three passwords will unlock Lucas's door (1408, 1146 and 7500), and you have two shots at 'guessing' the correct one.
To ensure peeps can't effectively skip barn part, true password will always be unused third possibility.
Costas Mandylor's character Hoffman debuted in Saw IV.
Be Kind, Please Rewind - Be Kind Rewind
Butterfly Effect - The Butterfly Effect
Dead by Dawn?* - Evil Dead II
She's Alive - It's Alive
Sleepless in Dulvey - Sleepless in Seattle**
*Subtitle was only used for publicity material.
Who's Your Daddy Now? could be a reference to Evil Dead II, as after stabbing possessed hand, Ash gloats "Who's laughing now?"
More, more, more.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Mia vs Leatherface
Ju-on: The Grudge
Mia vs Kayako
The Thing (1982)
Molded vs Blair Monster
For the fucking awesome Saw part, what a shame Lucas doesn't say:
"Hello, Ethan. I want to play a game."
Dummy vs Billy
Lest we forget, Jigsaw's communication device was inspired by Deep Red.
|Eh, what's up Doc?|
For the record, Part 2 was terrible.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Blair Witch Project
Andre vs Mike
Bullshit teen horror Ouija ripped catatonic state off.
Have a read of Jack rambling on.
|"My little girl has given us a gift, and this gift is with me always."|
Colm McCarthy adapted M.R. Carey's hit novel for the big screen last year.
Evil Dead 2013
Mia shares name and likeness of Jane Levy's character.
First phase of anti-climatic end boss monster reeks heavily of Evil Dead II.
Or a deadite?
Video game rip offs
As gameplay borrowed so much, it's hardly surprising they took things too far.
Ethan's drive vs Miles' drive (Outlast)
Evie vs Alma (F.E.A.R. series)
Apart from 'what' takes you from behind, principle is identical.
|She's not my child contradicts subtitles, as text states she is not my child.|
|25 June 2014 fell on a Wednesday, not a Sunday.|
Somebody in the family has a soft spot for art.
Let me put you in the picture.
|A Cavalry Battle - Salvator Rosa|
|Corn Husking at Nantucket - Eastman Johnson|
|Saint Jerome Writing - Jusepe de Ribera|
|Saint Paul the Hermit - Jusepe de Ribera|
Expect eyes to spin more than rigged fruit machines.
Jack (second boss fight)
|Grabbing final cerberus head instigates petrol powered mayhem.|
|Lefty mixing it up with Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 could well be the inspiration for set piece.|
I accuse Capcom (and Tobe Hooper) of watching 1980 horror comedy classic Motel Hell.
|Bruce (left) duels with pig-headed brother Vincent.|
|Dingy setting allows Ethan to kick and use body bags against Jack.|
|At one point, Bruce does the same to Vincent with pig carcass.|
|For first boss fight, she forces Ethan into a hole and attacks by summoning 'pretties'.|
|Jennifer (the lovely Jennifer Connelly), is able to psychically command insects.|
|Once mutated, hideous hag is a right royal pain in the ass to kill.|
Please note elongated limbs.
|Ice Cream Man (Doug Jones) stars in Legion's most memorable scene.|
If one pisses about, you'll become monster food.
Maybe I'm drunk with imagination, but for a split second, death sequence smacks of...
|...Bruce devouring Quint in Jaws.|
Switching to the small screen.
Centipede featuring in segment is reminiscent of The Walking Dead Season 3.
Topping the lot.
Digital Kitchen's iconic title sequence for Alan Ball's epic vampire TV drama series True Blood focuses on the circle of life.
Dead dog vs dead fox
And yeah, footage is sped up for maggots to feast on rotting corpse.
Call me arrogant, but I reckon only a very small minority joined the dots.
Whatever, it's truly UNBE-FUCKING-LIEVABLE.