Lady Dimitrescu vs The Humble Coffee Table

Lady Dimitrescu vs The Humble Coffee Table
Gif: Resident Evil Village

She’s as big as a truck and can kick your arse if she gets anywhere near you, but Resident Evil Village’s Lady Dimitrescu’s relentless pursuit can be rendered powerless by a single artefact: a…coffee table.

As you can see in this video below, because of her walking speed and the way she pathfinds her way through the house chasing after you, if you do the old-timey cartoon, yakety-sax thing and just keep circling around a coffee table and couch, she’ll never get her hands on you.

It’s not a permanent cheat or hack, of course. Eventually you’re going to need to get out of there and leg it and resume the normal state of affairs. But this is extremely funny to me while it lasts, if only because it reminds me of turning the tables in my recent Alien Isolation re-review.

That video above, by Meloo, has some more testing around the edges of the game as well if you’d like to see other stuff like “can Lady Dimitrescu fit through small doors” and “what if I kill this essential character a lot earlier in the game than I should have”.

via Gamespew


  • Same can be said of Nemesis, Mr X, Jack and most of the enemies in the franchise. It’s very rare to find an enemy that’s faster than you or has half decent pathfinding outside of hallway events like Propeller Head or Sewer Gator. Even then you’re always given enough ammo/distance/speed to compensate.

    That why if you’re ever struggling in a Resident Evil game you should just take a breath and remember that it’s all set up so you can win (usually with nothing but a knife). They do a masterful job of creating the illusion that you don’t have enough bullets or the monster is going to catch you but it’s not Dark Souls. Lady Dimitrescu is a bit of a hiccup in that the environment isn’t suited to a pursuer so the cracks show but they’ve always been there.

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