Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not yet.

Forget that last post where I said, I would probably stop writing with RE5. Not yet.

One more, at least...

I received a few emails about writing a guide for Darkside Chronicles throughout December. I didn't really care too much for the game back then. With Umbrella Chronicles, I took a break from the game and came back and then wrote a very enjoyable guide for it. The same effect seems to be happening with Darkside Chronicles.

I'm up to chapter 4 in Memories of a Lost City right now and I'm getting it done rather quickly for just having started on it a few days ago. It's going to be in the same style as Umbrella Chronicles was.

I received some motivation from a friend. Thanks silentman! :)

It pleases me greatly that I now actually want to write for Darkside Chronicles since I planned to from when it was announced... just lost the motivation, but I've found it once again and it's really strong now!

Memories of a Lost City (RE2) FINISHED
[X] Chapter 1
[X] Chapter 2
[X] Chapter 3
[X] Chapter 4
[X] Chapter 5
[X] Chapter 6
[X] Chapter 7
[X] Chapter 8

Game of Oblivion (RE:CVX) FINISHED
[X] Chapter 1
[X] Chapter 2
[X] Chapter 3
[X] Chapter 4
[X] Chapter 5
[X] Chapter 6
[X] Chapter 7

Operation Javier INCOMPLETE
[X] Chapter 1
[X] Chapter 2
[X] Chapter 3 - FINISHED 1/22
[X] Chapter 4 - FINISHED 1/24
[X] Chapter 5 - FINISHED 1/25
[X] Chapter 6 - FINISHED 1/26
[X] Chapter 7 - FINISHED 1/26

I'll release it when I'm done with all chapters and have all files located in those chapters. There's still some that I'm unsure of...

Extra Tasks
[ ] Good Intro
[X] Write out a Basics section - FINISHED 1/26
[ ] Add Normal mode files to all chapters
[ ] Add Hard mode files to all chapters
[ ] Confirm most of the files
[ ] File Checklist section
[ ] Weapon section?
[ ] Characters section?
[ ] Proofread Berserker, PROOFREAD! (the most important step in FAQ writing)

Proofing and File Additions checklist (for me)

Memories of a Lost City (RE2) COMPLETE
[X] Chapter 1 - FINISHED 1/29
[X] Chapter 2 - FINISHED 1/30
[X] Chapter 3 - FINISHED 1/30
[X] Chapter 4 - FINISHED 1/31
[X] Chapter 5 - FINISHED 1/31
[X] Chapter 6 - FINISHED 2/1
[X] Chapter 7 - FINISHED 2/1
[X] Chapter 8 - FINISHED 2/2

Game of Oblivion (RE:CVX) INCOMPLETE
[] Chapter 1
[] Chapter 2
[] Chapter 3
[] Chapter 4
[] Chapter 5
[] Chapter 6
[] Chapter 7

Operation Javier INCOMPLETE
[X] Chapter 1 - FINISHED 1/27
[ ] Chapter 2
[ ] Chapter 3
[ ] Chapter 4
[ ] Chapter 5
[ ] Chapter 6
[ ] Chapter 7

(Might release before all of ^these are finished)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Where have you been, Berserker!?

I've been playing as STARS Chris. I've been trying to prove that you don't need a Wesker partner to gain 900K on various stages. I've been playing Mercsident Evil 5 too long... WAY too long. That's where I've been.

I've NEVER had a game take up my time as much as Resident Evil 5 has. Usually I spend about 3 months with a game and then I'm done with it. Once I declare the guide finished, I'm done. One of the main reasons why I write is to make a game last longer for myself. With Resident Evil 5, I didn't even need to do that. The Mercs minigame is so very addicting. It's amazing the amount of replay value that RE5 Mercs has through the competency brought on by it's leaderboards.

Resident Evil 5 was supposed to be my last FAQ...

That's the way that I had it planned. I was going to stop after I was done. In a way, that may still very well be true, since I haven't felt motivated enough to move on to another guide or game at this point. I was planning to do something for Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, but haven't felt motivated enough to start.

I have made SO MANY good friends because of RE5. I'm not going to list them all here because they know who they are. It's been such a good experience. Someone needs to cue the "Somewhere I Belong" Linkin Park song right now. Wait...

There we go! xD

I want to find something, I've wanted all along... Somewhere I belong!

I've never felt so close to a community as I have with RE5. It's just been... awesome! :)

As for now, I continue to post over at the Biohazard Mercenaries site:


If you check the strategy forum, I'm basically listing information that I plan to include in a new Mercs and Resident Evil 5 guide come next year. Yeah, I'll be updating the main guide and the Mercs guide for Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition/Gold Edition. At this point, the Mercs guide is out of date. It's very basic right now. ;)

If you haven't yet, then visit my youtube page also. I've posted up several of my RE5 Mercs runs there.

I probably won't update everything as fast as I wrote the original RE5 guide. I don't know. Resident Evil 5 may very well be the last guide that I ever do, but at least I can say it's the most enjoyable guide that I've ever done. I don't want to go out with whimper. I don't want to go out with a bang.

I just want to leave a strong mark among the community of my favorite series.