Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (PS4) Review

We end this final Resident Evil Week with the last mainline entry not to covered here on this blog: RE VII (though this goes up on the day Resident Evil VIII is released, which I won’t be able to review for a few weeks due to actually having to play it, so… bugger) Biohazard was somehow simultaneously a return to the classic games while also having a completely different viewpoint: first person. How can that be?! Let’s have a look…

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 (PS4) Review

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a bit of a different beast than its predecessor. It was made from the ground up for consoles this time but still lacks that top-tier polish due to originally being a download only episodic budget release. It does however live up to the “Revelations” tagline this time as it picks up on a plot thread from RE5 that would’ve otherwise gone unresolved… Let’s take a closer look!

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Resident Evil Revelations (XBOX 360) Review

The two Revelations games are a bit of an oddity. This started off as a 3DS exclusive, then was ported to the consoles where a second one was released, but some of the handheld ideas were still carried across both entries. Given I never owned a 3DS it was this 360 port that allowed me to finally play through the game. It’s set between RE 4 and 5 but far from just being a small “gap filler”. What was it like, and what’s it like now? Let’s find out!

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) Review

While Umbrella Chronicles covered RE 0, 1 and 3 as well as giving us a pivotal moment in the RE timeline it’s sequel, Darkside Chronicles, covers RE 2 and Code: Veronica while showing as a bit of background between Leon and Krauser set before RE 4. So… not as interesting. Still, is it still fun to play though? That’s the main question! Let’s find out…

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii) Review

I was quite excited for this at-the-time-Wii-exclusive on-rails shooter back when it was released. Not only did it have an entirely new scenario that showed the final straw that took down Umbrella but it also had new mini-stories set during or in between the three games it covered (RE 0, 1 and 3). Story aside though, what was it like to play, and what’s it like now? Let’s find out!

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Resident Evil: Outbreak & Outbreak File #2 (PS2) Review

While I was going to review each one separately on reflection the “Gameplay” and “Graphics and Sound” sections of the review would be near identical, and frankly so would the “Story” part, so I thought it would make more sense to just bung them in one review. Frankly “File 2” is the PS2 era equivalent of DLC for the original Outbreak, just more levels to use the same characters on. So with that being said, let’s say goodbye to Resident Evil reviews with tank controls! Hooray!

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Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) Review

Having loved Persona 5, mostly for the story and characters, I was all-over a Warriors spin-off. Imagine my surprise then when this is far less a Warriors spin-off and more a full blown sequel with more action-based RPG elements rather than turn-based and a lack of some of the slice of life aspects being pretty much the only differences. Now they are big differences, obviously, but it’s still far closer to Persona 5 than it is Dynasty Warriors. So, let’s take a look, shall we?

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Review

So I finally gave up on the third GBA game and/or the DS games getting a digital re-release for now, so before I look into sneaky and murky emulation there is still one “Metroidvania” style Castlevania game I officially own and that’s the out-right classic Symphony of the Night. As mentioned in my reviews of the first two GBA games (which were a while ago now, thanks to the Scrolling Sundays marathon…), I had somehow never played SOTN until just now, but you’ll not be surprised to find out that it lives up to its lofty reputation. Let’s take a look!

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (PS4) Review

Valhalla is the latest in the Assassin’s Creed series and the third in the revived, new engine sub-series. I was really looking forward to it as being a Brit who has looked into his own past I was actually far more familiar with the time period and (obviously) setting of this game’s Viking Invasion era than any other AC game, but sadly the story is stretched far too thin for the game’s own good, and the combat soon became far too easy. Still, there were plenty of highlights too, so… let’s take a deeper look! (and yes, that says PS4, I still haven’t gotten my hands on a PS5…)

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ToeJam and Earl (Mega Drive) Review

What’s this? An older game review that ISN’T a scrolling beat ‘em up?! I know! Feels like forever, though funnily enough me and my friend played this childhood classic at the same time we played the older Streets of Rage games (they were all on the same digital collection, so why not?) so this review and its screenshots have been sitting on my PC’s hard drive for the better part of a year… Oh well! Let’s take a look at the other MegaDrive game that along with Sonic 2 and Streets of Rage II always comes to my mind when someone mentions the console…

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