Excerpt: Resident Evil, originally released in 1996, helped start an entire genre. Now that Capcom has pledged to release RE solely on the Gamecube, with the exception of 2 games, they are remaking some of the older ones, starting with number 1.
Excerpt: Resident Evil is one of the most defining and most recognized game series in the industry. Created from the mind of Shinji Mikami, it not only placed Mikami among other legendary game creators, but the game itself began paving the way for a new genre: Survival Horror. Mikami was first known for creating games such as Aladdin on the SNES, but when he proposed to Capcom the idea he had conjured in his head for so long, Mikami was given the opportunity.
Pros: Amazing graphics, Creepy sounds, Fun weapons such as the taser, High level of difficulty
Conclusion: REmake not only wants to disturb, but for once it actually can. While series like Silent Hill try (and in my opinion, mostly fail) to deliver subtle psychological horror, Resident Evil quite literally goes for the throat. If you’re not playing with the lights off, you’re not playing it right. Fun, frightening and classy in its delivery, REmake is one of the highlights of the Gamecube and without a doubt the best Resident Evil that Capcom would push out before RE4.
Excerpt: Resident Evil for GameCube is a perfect example of creative impotence masked behind an engaging sense of style. Its not a bad game. Or, I should say, the cumulative experience it offers isnt bad. As a slick remake of a popular classic, it has its virtues. Gameplay, however, isn't one of them. Resident Evil , of course, is the game that reinvented the horror genre some years ago.
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence Parents will most likely want to steer their young children clear of Resident Evil for the GameCube. It is extremely graphic and bloody. Most fans of the original Resident Evil or it sequels will probably find this game a dream come true for its expanded story and groundbreaking updated graphics.
Excerpt: I think Matt and I expected different things when we popped Resident Evil into our GameCubes . Whereas Matt was hoping for something "new," I was merely expecting a remake of the old survival horror classic that I loved so much back in the day. I was prepared for the clumsy movement, odd puzzles and the nonsensical level design that earmarked the original (and pretty much define the survival horror genre as a whole).
Excerpt: By now everyone has at least heard of Resident Evil , the first game that truly started the survival horror genre. Well, Capcom has been at it again - saying that GameCube is the place to be for all the RE goodness and has decided to re-release the series on GameCube, exclusively ( Zero and 4 will be totally new, and 2 , 3 , and Code: Veronica will all be ports, sadly).
Pros: Outstanding Graphics, Great mood music, Lots of extra goodies, Fun but dated gameplay, Great FMV