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Old 26-01-20, 17:10   #6125
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Originally Posted by dg1995 View Post
I haven't played SH 4, but I've seen it enough on the internet to know that it had lots of bad design choices aside from sound effects for some monsters.

-A friendly NPC that you can't give any commands to her.(And you should outrun her in order to make her stay in one room.RE 4 at least allows you to give commands to Ashley.)

-You can't heal her that much aside from putting candles beside her. But even that will effect her for a short time.
And for some reason the damage on her body will start to appear when you finish the subway world for the second time instead of showing from the first to make players realize that they should look out for her and prevent enemies from damaging her.

-You have to go back to apartment to use your item box. The developers should have added item boxes in the areas rather than just your apartment.

-The worst ending should have been a game over ending for the final bossfight battle. It was like a slap on the faces of players to give them that for beating the game.(Especially on harder difficulties that makes getting the good endings harder.)
I love SH4, but a lot of these reasons you posted are some of the reasons why I can't replay the game. First off, I've never been able to save Eileen in my dozens of playthroughs of this game. You just can't do anything with her without it being detrimental. You can't leave her alone for too long or else she will start becoming possessed. There are also parts of the game where there are TONS of enemies in one room and she will have to take damage. Like in Prison World, there's a room full of 6 twin head monsters in one room. TBH, her character is really not bad as an AI character. She can actually hold her ground against most enemies. Unfortunately, the game has strict requirements on keeping her alive and you can't even heal her completely.

I'm also not a fan of completing the same worlds two times over either. I get that the previous SH games had the normal and otherworld versions of the same places. But at least in the otherworld version had new enemies, new rooms that could be entered, and even change how the old rooms looked.

I also hate the ghosts in this game and the fact that you can't kill them. Sure, there's the Sword of Obedience that can in them down permanently. But there are only 5 of them and should be saved for the "special ghosts" like Cynthia and Jasper. I hated that damn old lady ghost so much since she's in every single world.
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