On YouTube yesterday, I came across a video which someone had put up about a video game called Haunting Ground. I’d never heard of this game, but the thumbnail for the video was a picture of a lovely girl who reminded me a lot of the female characters in the Resident Evil franchise (which I’m a big fan of), so I decided to look into it. As it turns out, Haunting Ground was developed by Capcom, the company behind Resident Evil, and it was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. It’s original Japanese title is Demento and it is closely related to the Clock Tower survival horror series of video games, in which the player’s objective is avoiding enemies rather than fighting them.
The long awaited Resident Evil 2 remake was announced a couple of weeks ago at E3 2018, but this trailer (which was shown there) has only just been added to the official Resident Evil YouTube channel. It’s kind of a reveal trailer, as it is not immediately clear what it is about at the start. And while the other trailers that have been released thus far show more actual gameplay, I find this trailer particularly interesting because you get to see a fair bit of Claire Redfield in it.
In January, 2008, a new type of figure was released as part of the limited edition version of the PS2 game The Confusion of Haruhi Suzumiya (which is of course, part of the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise). This figure was of Haruhi Suzumiya herself as a superhero and it marked the beginning of the figma brand of articulated figures, which are now ten years old!
Yesterday (after midnight, which technically made it Halloween for me) I finally managed to complete the “Ghost Ship” stage in the “Raid Mode” of Capcom’s video game Resident Evil Revelations. As a result, I can now play as the dread pirate Jill Valentine! As you may be aware, I’m a big fan of Jill and yes, this is going to be a thoroughly self-indulgent post.😋
I’d completed the “Ghost Ship” stage on the 3DS version of Revelations a long time ago, but I do recall being envious of the fact that when Revelations was first ported to other platforms, it was going to have a pirate-costumed Jill Valentine as an unlockable reward. So last year in June, when I bought Revelations from Steam during a sale, I was happy that at long last I would to get the chance to play as Pirate Jill. Little did I know what I was in for. IT. WAS. HARD!😫
This is a piece of fan art of Eveline, the chief villainess from the video game Resident Evil 7 (or Biohazard 7, in Japan). But surely I can’t be the only one who felt sorry for her at the end. She was, after all, evil because people made her evil.
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊