After a tactical lesson on how to properly play the game from one of my kindly neighbors, I managed to finally get past the opening sequence of Resident Evil 4.
I racked up somewhere between 50-100 pitchforks to the face before making it into the first town. I then racked up about a dozen chainsaw decapitations before finally finishing the sequence.
All told it took me a little over a month to get past the very first combat sequence in the game. The satisfaction was palpable.
And then, like the beginning of a movie, the words "Resident Evil" appeared on the screen.
Yes folks, the sequence it took me all those hours and deaths to get through was the INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE, designed to take a few minutes to get you acclimated to the controls.
This is going to take awhile.