This is still by far the scariest Resident Evil and still the best one in the series in my opinion. Ok, it's not got the looks of Resident Evil 4 or 5 but it's definitely much more creepier and I'm not joking!
The graphics although very detailed look dated and look virtually identical to the Gamecube version if not a tad sharper. Yes, the backgrounds are static and don't move in 3D like Resi 4 & 5.
Sadly no wide-screen mode has been added and this results in ugly black borders at the sides. While this is annoying, you soon forget about them after 10 minutes of play. Surely this could have been rectified ??
The controls are nothing to get excited about and definitely don't use the Wii's capabilities. You can use the nun chuck, wii-mote on it's own, the classic controller and the Gamecube control too. All these types of controls feel dated, so as i say don't get excited.
Game play is where this game excels. Yes, you do actually have to try and survive by not wasting bullets and herbs and think very carefully about your next move. Even failing to burn a dead zombie may end up in tears.
On the subject of zombies, I much prefer killing them than shooting something that actually looks like a person.. cough ** Resi 5 ** cough.
The sound has been well done and is very spooky in places. If you play this game alone in a dark room you'll definitely feel a tingle run down your spine.
So overall, this game is worth adding to your Wii collection if you like survival horror and do actually want to feel scared. Both Resi 4 and 5 didn't scare me at all and felt like playing a standard shooter.
Resident evil archives makes you cringe every time you enter a new room.
For the money you cannot knock this excellent game and only buy it if you dare!