Resident Evil was released in 1996, and changed the gaming world. It also apparently taught a lot of people some interesting lessons.
Japan's biggest online billboard, 2ch, was abuzz recently under the thread titled, "What we learnt from Biohazard (Resident Evil)" (俺達がバイオハザードから学んだこと).
Here is a sample from the life lessons of Resident Evil.
- For close-quarters combat, a knife is faster.
- The gun called a Magnum is super strong.
- Stairs are terrifying.
- You can heal wounds with herbs.
- If you're a protagonist, getting bitten by a zombie doesn't infect you.
- Run close to the walls.
- You can take care of any monster, so long as you have a knife.
- Ink ribbons are valuable.
- You can resurrect people with an emergency spray.
- Don't work for a pharmaceutical company.
- Always have a crank.
- Make sure you lock rooms with pointless puzzles.
- Do not ride Capcom helicopters.
Of course, just how much of this is applicable in real life is debatable.
So, what has the Resident Evil series taught you? For me, I suppose the greatest life lesson I ever learnt from the Resident Evil series was that the number "6" looks like a giraffe getting a blowjob...
But, then again, I've never been one of the most apt of pupils.