After months of yearning and memorizing the Internet, she’s finally here: Lady Dimitrescu – and so too Resident Evil Village, I guess. But was it (and I suppose the game) worth all the hype and marketing-driven hoopla? In the village this week- (and Village-) thematic sequence of Split screen, we’ll find out.
Ash Parrish, Mike Fahey, and I join in at the beginning of the episode KotakuIan Walker, who’s fresh Verification Resident Evil Village. We lock him up with questions that are both flashy and crazy, and he answers playfully. Do you want to know how big part of the Tall Lady game actually is? Well, let’s go. Even if you are curious Resident Evil 4 Similarities (I know that it is me), we also talk about them in detail.
Next, let’s move on to a discussion of the best villages in video games, which includes a variety of Legend of Zelda Villages, Chrono Cross‘Starting village, the Seven Cats Inn from The Witcher 3
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Nathan: I think the most important question we can possibly ask – and which is probably the closest and most dearest to Ash’s heart – is “Great lady: how much are you there?”
Ian: That is a very charged question. I don’t know how much you want to know about this because Ash might want to experience it for himself.
Ash: Don’t spoil me, but at least whet your appetite. Oh god, that sounds so indecent. This is going to be the naughty podcast folks. I will not try. It’ll just happen. I’m so sorry.
Ian: I will say that she is the first of the four main bosses. I’ll let you presume from there.
Nathan: On that basis, would you say that Capcom was justified in using them for so many of the game’s marketing purposes? Or is it going to be a thing where maybe people play the game and say, “Oh, I was expecting to hang out with her more”?
Ian: I’d say it’s a bit of Column A, a bit of Column B. It’s probably the most unique and widely spread of the main bad guys. She is the most interesting. She has the most extensive backstory in my opinion. But she is also a very early enemy. They send them very quickly.
Fahey: I’ll say there’s nothing I like more than a good backstory if you know what I mean.
Ash: [Laughs in a way that produces a sound I did not know she was capable of making.]
It’s because your bum is big, all of you. That’s the joke.
Ian: She is really great. Resident Evil has this story of non-killable tall, scary people chasing you around. She is definitely the most interesting of them. She talks like shit. She doesn’t just say “STARS” and chase you around. She says, “Yo, you suck and I’ll kill you.”
Nathan: So the other question on everyone’s lips – and you don’t have to answer this directly: is it on you? Does this appear in the game?
Ian: Good question. See, because I’m really good at video games, so she didn’t get me very often. No, I’m just an asshole. I want to say that she could do that in a moment if she caught you, but it’s not part of a cutscene or anything.
Ash: I was hoping for … you know how in FailCan you get these cinematics where you viciously kill whatever you attack when you critical hit or whatever and it’s just them who blow up? I was wondering if the lady would catch you, you get such cutscenes – like someone else every time she catches you.
Ian: That would be great, but they’re still doing this really fun thing that Ethan doesn’t have a face on. Even in the Model Viewer and Artwork Viewer, he simply has no face. So I don’t know how they would do it.
Nathan: I didn’t know he didn’t have a face at all!
Ian: Well he does. If I wrote this blog about Ethan having no facePeople said, “You can see it in the model viewer if you hack the game and look at the models and stuff.” He has a face there, but Capcom is very careful when it comes to covering up his face in official marketing and assets. He is either headless or covered up there as if in shadow. It is very funny.
Nathan: What’s the point of that?
Fahey: You want to evoke the neighbor handyman.
Nathan: This is fair. When I think of survival horror, I think of the idea of living across from Tim Allen.
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