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Such a faithful contribution to the franchise,
This review is from: X-Files: Resist Or Serve (PS2) (Video Game)
This game is amazing. The graphics arent even bad or disappointing, as mentioned before. As let down by the previous game, you can now play as either Mulder or Scully, each having different stories and occaisonally crossing over. Mulder's is much more surreal whilst Scully's revolves around autopsies whilst killing the odd zombie along the way.
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.
The game storyline slots in nicely, as it explains why Kryceck ends up in the jail house in the beginning of the season seven finale, Requiem.
All in all, an amazing game that throws virtually everything to do with the series, into a Resident Evil style game. Hopefully if it does well enough, a second one will be made. Dont be discouraged by the first x files game. It is a completely different style (now third person) and you have much more control over the characters and where they go. At such a cheap price, there is no excuse to not bother purchashing.