Maintaining the authenticity of The X-Files, the game features familiar environments and characters faithfully recreated from The X-Files television show, including Skinner, the Cigarette-Smoking Man, the Lone Gunmen and more. The X-Files: Resist or Serve takes the The X-Files authenticity one step further by also including the score and dynamic music created by those responsible for the music behind the television show.
The game plays out over three The X-Files episodes (each complete with a teaser, title sequence, and "To be continued..." endings).
I can personally say I was not impressed with this game, having played the 1998 original version, that featured full motion interactive video -was available on pc and ps2.
The content of the game I found overal to not satisfy much of my 'search for the truth'. I would find myself in say Russia and then, suddenly for no reason would be in the field office. You find the game story board jumps from places quite alot without you realising and also the story concept, leaving you confused. I was anyway! I don't think the writer knew what path to take for this game.
The story concepts range from:
Alien Oil Virus
In this game you get to play either Mulder or Scully in these 3 'lost episodes'.When you have chosen your character you get the episode teaser (the bit at the start of every episode).Then you get the title with the theme.This helps to make you feel you are actually playing them and are featuring in the episode.In this game Mulder gets the action and Scully has to do all the autopsies.When the first episode ended and the 'To be continued' appeared I was waiting for the credits to roll but it didn't and took me back to the main menu.Alot of the cast are featured in the game like Skinner,Krychek,C.S.M,Lone Gunmen and others which makes it feel more authentic.
The more you complete in the game,the more extras/special features you unlock.These are like DVD special features where you get to see Storyboards,trailers,Cast recording sessions and much more.
Graphics wise the game doesnt push the PS2 to its limits but still aren't all that bad since it doesnt stop you from playing.
Sounds and Music are lifted straight from the TV series and a CD single that was release a few years back.
After all this,this game is a worthwile experience for you die-hard X-Files fans.The best X-Files games out there with only a few flaws.If you're out for the better scares available then try the horrific Silent Hill series or Resident Evil but for this price you might aswell get this game.
The game is very much like Resident Evil, but has all the ingrediants of the x files thrown in too, and nothing has been left out. The characters of Skinner, the Lonegunmen, Marita, Kryceck, Cancer Man and the Bounty Hunter are all here with their original voices. The music has been taken directly from the series and it is such an amazing release to please both gamers and fans of the series. The more experienced gamer would probably finish this in a week with both characters, but the x files fan would find it much more difficult.
The storyline is faithful to the mythology and is set within the first half of season seven, the last of the classic era. There are also bonuses to unlock, such as footage of the actors recording their voices for Cancer Man, the Lone Gunmen and Kryceck. However, Gillian or David dont have any footage as their voices were recorded first, long before the makers decided to record the actors and include it as bonus footage.
What impressed me, is sometimes when you control either Mulder or Scully, the other character follows you around and in some cases, you both work together to defeat certain bosses. When one character draws their weapon, the other one immediately does the same. Your character can also talk to and be followed by the lone gunmen and Marita which impressed me. In a particular act, your character can explore the FBI Headquarters, the x files office and Mulders Apartment which was the icing on the cake.Read more ›
From the first opening FMV, you can see that this has taken the atmosphere and originality from the episodes themselves. The game recreates the series mysterious air and when you begin playing the game you do feel like youre on an official X files investigation.
The great thing abou the game, other than the actual actors doing the voices, is the fact that the plot is so brilliantly put togetehr that both loing term x files fans and regular gamers can enjoy it and not get too confused. It does however, fit seemlessly into Series 7's mythology, and when I say seemlessly, i mean it.
The game play is very much like resident Evil, you go round shooting zombies, finding a key for this door etc ect... however there's less stupid puzzle solving. That's not to say there aren't puzzles... but they're not stupid. Remember back in res, when you have to put some kind of emblem ina socket to open a WOODEN door, when it would have been just as easy to shoot it down... or you have to move crates to create a walk way, when in reality you could just shin up the side.... Thiss something that Resist or Serve improves on massivly. ANy puzzles there, are solved by human methods like working out how to get the combination to a bomb using a police officer's tool... or conducting a body autopsy and then working out how to generate a cure for a disease...
It's brilliant. Sheer brilliant.
There's less concern regarding ammo saving here too... due to the fact it's divided into 3 episodes (that are different for each character) so you can concentrate more on the game then holding back with your trigger finger.Read more ›