If you blow their heads off, you don't have to burn them.
You can only rely on a critical hit from a close shotgun blast though, it's much more reliable to torch them.
Can you dodge the enemies without using defensive knifes?
Just run past them, the new movement controls make it easier to run past zombies, conserving ammo.
You can blow heads off with the samurai edge. Headshots are critical hits. Some weapons have higher critical hit percentage than others. I don't know if they are any tricks to get 100% headshots.
Like NWD said, only reliable weapon for crits is the shotgun when it comes to taking down common zombies. Can't rely on the pistol, I actually only got a few pistol crits during my Jill playthrough.
Is there any new content that's not on the GameCube besides looking pretty?
The new movement controls make the game feel very fresh. I thought I was going to be a stubborn vet and keep the tank controls on, but the new movement just makes the game feel so much more fluid and comfortable, while a bit easier since enemies can be dodged easier, and retreating is easier if you're in trouble.
I like Chris's BSAA outfit but it's just weird since RE5 Chris with his RE1 voice actor, lmfao especially since it's a full on RE5 transformation, not just RE1 Chris put in the Lost in Nightmares outfit.
I just finished my playthrough with Jill, I had accidentally chosen Easy mode. I say accidentally because they weren't straight up with the difficulty selection, they ask you how is your playstyle. I guess I misread or something, so I ended up on Easy. I didn't think anything of it, until I realized that bosses were getting dropped really fast by my hands, especially taking down the Black Tiger like it was any other regular spider. I eventually had so much magnum ammo stashed up that the Tyrant was a complete joke, he only made contact with me one on the roof and that's cause I forgot about his run attack.
Well, doing Chris on Normal now, then going to do both again for their secondary costumes, especially Jill's Resident Evil 3 outfit. I can't 100% this game because I simply don't want to put in the effort of crap like finishing the game under three hours, completing invisible mode, and beating the game with only a knife. It's bad enough that there are achievements that require multiple playthroughs like getting the bad and good endings for both Jill and Chris. So basically unless you're super ultra awesome Resident Evil master supreme, you're going to be playing through this game a boatload of times before finishing it completely. I'm not an achievement whore anymore anyway, and I'd like to enjoy my other Xbox One games, Capcom, you snakes :laugh: