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A worthy addition to the family
on 29 December 2009
First, and let me point out, that i may be a little bias being a huge fan of the resident evil series, thus is getting a 5* review from myself. But, i do believe that the game is worth these stars, here is why:
Like its younger sister (Umbrella Chronicles), it re-tells the stories of the Orignial Resident evils (in this case RE2 and Code Veronica) in a much quicker, smoother format that generally involves the hero's being outnumbered, lost and looking awfully like dinner for the oncoming masses!
Being armed with a trusty pistol (to start with) and aquiring a small, yet considerably diverse and powerful armoury. You are thrown into first person shooter / survival horror through three chapters each containing 8 sub chapters.
Many experienced fans will be aware of the general foes that they come against though Capcom have cleverly reworked these foes and of course, implemented a few new ones. Each foe (no matter how tough) has weak points that must be aimed for in order to defeat them and avoid being mauled in the process - as anyone know's shooting a zombie in the chest is utterly useless when a single round to the skull will do the job much more appropriately.
After reading the low star reviews this game has got, i was appalled to see the reasons. "The Screen Moving" is one of the most frequent. True, the screen does move in the game, at times gently to represent your breathing, at other times more so than a drunken pirate on a sinking ship, this normally occuring after your have been stood next to an exploding fire truck or fallen down four flights of stairs!
This only add's to the fun of the game. You could train a monkey to stare at a screen and shoot at moving things. War, conflict and other such extremities are not clean cut affairs where every one stands up right and faces each other! Dust, grit smoke and the like will obsqure your vision, explosions of collopsing walkways will make it a little difficult to aim your pistol!
If you have real trouble with these things, swtich it to easy mode where ammo is in abundance (as long as you decide not to use heavy ordance for a slightly enlarged cockroach!), health is plentiful and the foe, while being relatively tough still, will not give you much trouble. Giving a game a negative review due to the fact you are not very good at it, does not do the game justice.
On top of all this ("more?" i hear you cry). The CGI scene's are beautiful (with the exception of Leon having very thin and wierd looking fingers) and the game uses the latest physics technology: meaning that if you shoot a zombie backwards against a rail, it will fall over it, not just do the magical slump/slide that is so common.
Overall, it is a game with immense replayability factor (esp for people who like to really complete games and unlock everything in them: hidden files, items, video's etc), and when combined with a Wii zapper is right up there amongst the first person shooters!
This is the MUST HAVE game for anyone with a slight interest in resident evil.
P.S. If i was going to pick a flaw, it would be that construction hard hats can miracously stop bullets now, meaning you have to shoot the hat off first, before killing them. An interesting way to make zombies harder though!