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…Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
In my unofficial and frankly accidental quest to cover everything Resident Evil on this blog I decided to finally read the two novel-only stories written by SD Perry, and to be fair I thought I’d read the novelisation of RE1 and 2 that take place before each of them as well. While I enjoyed “The Umbrella Conspiracy”, the novel original story “Caliban Cove” was less enjoyable, to put it politely. Want to know more? Read on!Continue reading
For the next seven days, in other words the run up to the UK release date of Resident Evil VILLAGE, there will be a Resident Evil review going up at 2pm. Now, this is the third time I’ve done a week themed around Resident Evil reviews, and because of that it has to be the last because after this one I won’t have enough content to review! (beyond one or two spin-offs I never played that I might get round to one day, a few books and whatever has yet to be released, obviously…)
As per usual this won’t effect the reviews that are already scheduled to go up at the usual 9:10am slot (that I ended up sticking with accidentally) and instead can be treated as a “bonus” due to my excitement at playing a new mainline entry into one of my favourite franchises. So, in terms of the final releases I have but haven’t review it looks like this…Continue reading
After finishing off the original trilogy of games yesterday, we now finish off Resident Evil Week in general with the reason for the week in the first place: the release of the new CG film Vendetta! Boy… it’s certainly a lot more violent and gory than the two before it, that’s for sure. It also has some extremely entertaining set pieces in it, and is generally a fun “shut your brain off” movie set in the Resi game universe. With that said, let’s take a closer look!
Capping off the original trilogy of Resident Evil games on the PS1 (and continuing Resident Evil Week from yesterday’s look at the second CG film) we have Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. While this still uses the same engine as the previous 2 entries, they have at least finally addressed some of the issues that have been plaguing the games and delivered a nice slice of continuity by setting the game in and around the other two entries in the series. Let’s take a closer look!