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Before I begin: I've heard rumours that Resident Evil 7 is going to be released this fall. Thing is, I could only find two pages that stated that, so I'm not sure that's true. So I'm going to talk as if that means that RE7 is still being made. if I'm wrong and they are releasing the seventh installment this fall, pretend I'm talking about Resident Evil 8.

And of course: this thread will contain spoilers. Don't read if you don't want that.

With that being said, let's begin. 

I'm one of the newer players to the series, meaning that I didn't play RE0 - RE4 (though I will try to get my hands on the remastered versions). My first game was RE5, so I got used to the action shooter aspect of the game that the series has today. Because of that I don't think it's necessarily bad that this game has become a shooter, because it makes the action fast-paced. In RE5 and 6 you need to move or you get attacked. You can't just stand still and empty your guns or you get surrounded. That's realistic, because if a zombie apocalypse were to happen you'd have to move your ass as well. 
The problem is that huge portions of both games I've played are what I like to call zombie Call of Duty. At the mid to end game of RE5 the enemies start carrying weapons and all the enemies in Chris' and Jake's campaigns carry guns. I find that pointless, because RE still markets itself as a horror game and there's nothing scary about shooting intelligent zombies who shoot guns at you. If that's what you want, go play the actual Call of Duty and get some skin mods.

Does that mean I want the next game to only have moaning zombies who stumble towards you? To some extent I do, yeah. But that doesn't mean that I want one enemy throughout the entire game. In the earlier installments you had many different enemies: you had the regular zombies, you had different animal zombies (fucking dogs...), you had Tyrants, you had different mutated zombies,... So you had different enemies that were in essence all zombies, didn't carry guns and some of them made you shit your pants when 20 shotgun bullets didn't kill it. I also don't particularly mind the fact that some zombies are intelligent or some carry weapons. In Leon's campaign in RE6 a fair amount of zombies carry swords or poles or even guns. There's nothing wrong with that, because that's realistic and it makes sense that some cops or BSAA members carry guns. What I don't like is that you literally have to fight an entire army of gun-carrying intelligent zombies. I don't think it's wrong to make your enemies a bit simple again and let your gameplay rely on horror, being afraid to shoot your gun because you might attract a horde and have you rely on your intelligence.

One thing that people praise about the first few games is the fact that you have puzzles and have to think about the solution. RE5 and RE6 essentially tell you what to do, which destroys any "survival" element that the original games had. Granted, this isn't just Capcom pulling that stunt. Plenty of games these days feel the need to tell you where to go every step along the way, but that's why I think RE7 could stand out by making things more difficult in other ways than just the amount of times you have to shoot your enemy and how damage they can inflict on you.

So I would like to see more regular zombies and I would like to see more puzzles/mentally stimulating gameplay. Does that mean I want every game to be in a mansion where you have to survive the zombies? No, but I do expect the plot to be better. 
The biggest flaw of Resident Evil 6 is that almost every plot point is recycled:
- Leon's campaign has "Raccoon all over again" (RE2), exploring an ancient sanctum (RE 5), Raccoon all over over again and that's it.
- Chris' campaign is essentially a rehash of RE5, where you enter a conflict zone because there are zombies (start of RE5), you have a flashback to another conflict zone with zombies, you make your way towards a military compound with stronger zombies with guns (the end of RE5) and then you make your way towards another military compound to shoot and kill everything there. And don't forget that Chris once again thinks of retiring, only to take the job again after his partner convinces him to do so.
- Jake's campaign feels a bit more original, but even this one's flawed. First of all, Jake was created for Wesker nostalgia. I understand that Wesker was a very popular bad guy, but trying to make everything about him in a way is not only lazy writing, but also destroys Wesker's legacy. He's dead, so can we please move on to other guys who want to use a virus in one way or another? Aside from that Jake's being hunted for antibodies (Jill in RE5 and Ashley in RE4). They eventually get kidnapped and stay in a high-tech facility that belongs to a family ( Los Iluminados anyone?) and they escape only to end up in a military facility.
- And Ada's campaign is essentially created to help the other campaigns. Although I will admit that the Carla doppelganger plot point was original and was good for mystery. But of course Carla has to want the same thing Wesker wanted: infect everyone with a virus and rule over the result. 

Of course, Capcom has created a lot of RE games already and that makes it difficult to write new and original plot points. But one thing that I've noticed in all the games is that we also have to play as the good guys. This is only an idea I've been playing with, but I think it would be interesting to play as someone infected by a virus. Not only is this a fresh idea to some extent, but it would give the writers more room to play with. Just imagine the possibilities when all of a sudden Leon and Chris become the main antagonists and you have to try to avoid them as they try to kill you or use your body to create a vaccine. It would definitely portray those characters in a different light. 
And yeah, I know that Capcom has already made a few of their characters resist a virus in one way or another. Steve and Piers come to mind. But there's a difference between a side character becoming infected for a part of the story and the plot revolving around the infected main character. 
This also allows Capcom to re-use their old characters, as we know they're very fond of doing. Chris and Leon are their two main characters and the BSAA will make appearances in many games in the future. So while I accept that I don't really want to play as them entering a conflict zone to find a plot that threatens the entire world and that gets fixed with a nuke or two.

Which brings me to my final point: make the characters more vulnerable. All good horror games rely on the fact that the enemy is dangerous and that they could kill your PC in one swoop if you're not careful. This is not the case in the latest RE games, because we know Chris and Leon are not going to die. We've seen them beaten around, we've seen them fall from high places and not break anything, we've seen them blown away by explosions that would easily kill other characters and still they stand up and carry their heavy weapons. That's not realistic at all and it breaks immersion for me. 
Isn't it better to go back to the original RE setting where everything in the house can kill you if you're not careful? I will repeat that we don't need a mansion or zombie infected city in every RE game, but neither do we need a massive plot where the main antagonist wants to annihilate the world and only Chris or Leon can save the day. I would like to believe that the RE writers haven't lost all inspiration yet, even if they face the difficulty of having to make the 7th game.

So in essence I want the RE developers to make the game simple again. No massive plots spanning the entire world and no fifty different zombies with different guns or weapons. One thing I did like about RE6 was the fact that we got different story lines and that the main characters eventually interacted with each other. This could be used to great effect if you used simple plot lines and connect those with each other. Aside from that I also want to see some new characters. Or maybe even use old characters. Where's Rebecca Chambers, for example?
They did something similar with RE Revelations 2 where they used Barry, so it's not as if they can't pull it off.

A lot of fans want to see some of that old magic that made RE popular in the first place, myself included ironically, so I think Capcom should find a way to harmonise the action shooter elements with the horror atmosphere. I don't think we should expect them to head back to the camera angles and the shotgun. The mechanics are here to stay, clumsy as they can be, but I do believe that the writers can do a lot to help out in terms of plot and immersion. 

Thank you for reading this very long post. I'm sorry I made it this long, but the RE series is very long and I wanted to be as precise as I could. Comment if you have a thought and maybe we can discuss some things.
From the moment we are born into this world we are conditioned to believe various things about love, some of them conflicting. I'm curious to find out what you people believe when it comes to love and why you do so.

I have a few questions I'd like you to answer:

1) What is love to you?
2) Can love be eternal or not?
3) What is a necessary basis for a functioning romantic relationship?
4) Is there such a thing as a soul mate?
5) What is your opinion on the latest "love trend" that creates a lot of drama and conflict: the friend zone?

Discuss away!
Hey there,
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That's why you need to pick a subject like depression, insecurity or worry. You need to pick a subject that your audience can relate with and connect to. Only then will they want to read it and we all know that poets are there to serve their audiences!

Now that you have your subject you need to find ways to talk about it without coming across as too boring or repetitive. That's why we use metaphors! A metaphor is an image or a symbol that you  use to talk about your subject. Rather than saying you are sad you should say that in your world it rains all the time. It gives your poem that extra oomph!
Some popular metaphors that are guaranteed to attract new fans are the weather, the boogeyman, monsters in general, something black or dark and of course your body breaking apart. That way you can physically describe how you mentally feel!

Now that we know what to write I want to talk about how we write it. Most poems tend to have rules which are meant to make the poem sound better and more powerful. But those rules are extremely restricting! Rhyming structures, stanzas, iambic pentameters, who cares about those silly rules?!
A poem is most original when you just write the words down. Use Freeverse all the time! It makes the poem come across as more original and more you! Power lies in just writing, not following some old rules!

So we have our subject, we have our metaphors and we don't follow the rules. So what's next? The length, that's what! Now, poems are at their best when they're long. And when I mean long I mean reaaaaaalllllyyyyy long! It doesn't matter that you essentially repeat yourself over and over again with different metaphors, you need to make sure that your audience really gets how you feel. So it's always better to write that one extra stanza!

So after fifteen stanzas of writing about how you blame yourself for your cat not wanting to cuddle with you it's time for you to write the end. And at the end of your poem you need to show some positivity! You need to show that whatever problems you have can be fixed and that you are working on them. Show that you are above your pesky cat! You need to demand respect and admiration from your audience, because that is the only way you will make them come back! You are above them and their problems. You are better than them. And you need to show that! So anyone who criticises your poems is nothing but a boring hater who has no social life and feels better by attacking others. The only way that you can make them realise this is by telling them that! After all, you can't fix a problem if you don't know about it, right?

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So I decided to buy a Nintendo 3DS today because I really wanted to play Omega Ruby (Groudon FTW). I originally didn't want to buy one for a long time as 170 euros wasn't worth the two or three games I'd play on it (Pokémon games), but I finally caved as the Pokémon nerd in me remembered all the nostalgic memories when playing on my favourite Pokémon games, which is the Ruby/Sapphire generation.

So I go to the website of a game store nearby and find out that they have a Pokémon sale. For 209 euros I'd get a white Nintendo 3DS, Pikachu cover plates and Alpha Sapphire already downloaded. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. But at the store the clerk told me that I wouldn't get a charger as it wasn't included (apparently they weren't included in the regular Nintendo 3DS either). He asked me if I had any other charger and I answered that I had a charger from my Nintendo DS and he said that those should work. I knew that if I wanted a new charger I would have to buy one and I didn't have enough money on me for that. I had brought enough with me to buy the Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon Y, which was around 255 euros in total mind you. Not exactly cheap...
So I come home, go about my daily routine of school work and other stuff and when evening came I decided to play Pokémon Y. After about three to four hours the batteries start dying on me, so I get my old charger to plug it in and recharge the thing. Turns out my old charger isn't compatible with the latest Nintendo console. It turns out that only the Nintendo DS Lite has a charger that is compatible with the 3DS...

So now I'm going to have to go back to the store and shell out another 8,50 euros to buy something that I feel should be included when you buy the damn thing itself. I'm not entirely sure what kind of sale tactics Nintendo is having here, but this is bullshit...
Now I would understand if the 3DS was only around 100 euros, but this thing was more expensive than the Nintendo DS when it was new... AND I got a charger with that.

Fucking greedy Nintendo... No wonder they're losing customers left and right...

TL;DR: I bought a Nintendo 3DS, they said that my old charger would work and it doesn't. Now I need to spend another 8,50 euros on something that should've been given with the Nintendo 3DS in the first place...

Anti-complaint: At least the game store isn't that far. It'll take me half an hour to go there and buy the damn charger if I bike there.

Question: The Nintendo 3DS as I got it lasted for about three and a half hours before I had to recharge it. Is this the usual amount of time that these things can work before you need to recharge it or does it last a lot longer after your first recharge?

EDIT: I've bought a charger by now, so I guess my first world problem is over. Time to continue training my Braixen.
Mother: Son, I'm going to go to the supermarket. Do you need anything?
Me: Nope.
Mother: Are you sure?
Me: Yes, I am.
Mother: Absolutely sure?
Me: Absolutely sure...
Mother: Really really absolutely sure?
Me: Yes! I am absolutely certain that I don't need anything from the supermarket. I do not require anything from the place called the supermarket. Nothing needs to be purchased from that place where you will do your shopping. Buying nothing from that place would please me a lot!
Mother: Okay, fine... I heard you the first time...
One trip to the supermarket later...
Mother: Hey son, I got you that thing you wanted.

Compare this to my father:

Father: Son, I'm going to go to the supermarket. Do you need anything?
Me: Nope.
Father: Okay, cya later.
And that's the end of the story.

Thank you father, for speaking the language I do!

You know, I really hate Days of Our Lives, but I always have to listen to it because my godmother adores the sitcom. Based on what I hear and the ocassional scene I do see I think I can say the following about the cast:

1) All the women in this show are manipulative, lying cunts who are either trying to fuck over someone else or who are trying to hide their own fuck-up.
2) Half the men in this show are manipulative, lying dicks who are either trying to fuck over someone else or who are trying to hide their own fuck-up. The other half are some of the dumbest morons I have ever seen in my entire life and are usually the victims of all the manipulation.

But that isn't really the worst thing about this goddamn sitcom. The very worst thing is the dialogue, which is why I absolutely loathe listening to it. You see, rather than talking to each other like realistic people everyone in this goddamn sitcom thinks he or she is a psychologist and therefore they all spend a great deal psycho-analyzing each other in front of their faces. Who, besides me ( = the weird guy), does that in real life?

But people love their junk, I guess. Now psycho-analyze away!

  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: The sounds of the world.
  • Reading: The words of men.
  • Watching: The images before my eyes.
  • Playing: with questions
  • Eating: Pizzas!
  • Drinking: Water.



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PoisonNote Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Writer
Yes? What is it that you require, non-human?
PoisonNote Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Attention, per usual :>
Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Writer
Bored, are we?
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DarkenedHelix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Thanks for the watch
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Writer
What's up?
Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Writer
The sky, clouds, birds, occasionally a plane passing by.
What's down?
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