Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Chronicles
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Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection PS3 Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: There are already a few good gun shooters out on the Playstation Move, titles such as House of the Dead: Overkill and Dead Space: Extraction are notable mentions. If your a fan of these titles or of course of the Playstation Move in general, then either of these two titles will make a welcome addition to your collection.
Summary: If there's one type of game that I love, it's lightgun games. If there's another, it's specifically the Resident Evil series. If there is THREE...well, let's just stop there. The Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles in the Resident Evil series were released for the Wii a few years back and now they're available on PlayStation Network with a new coat of paint and not much else. And I'm ok with that.
Excerpt: Take beefcake gunman Chris Redfield, alone, in a mansion, turning a corner down a hallway, a new static camera, and an unexpected dog-through-window. Now imagine it’s all being rendered by a 32-bit processor, and there’s no music, and it’s just you and him, alone, in a mansion. When Capcom and Cavia decided to re-tell the stories of the lower-resolution Resident Evil games, they imagined what these classic, beloved Japanese horror games could do with modern processors.
Conclusion: The HD collection brings the on-rails action to the PS3 with zombies and leeches and yeti looking things, oh my! The Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles keep you entertained with huge worm looking enemies and zombies. Yes, more zombies. I’ve enjoyed the majority of the Resident Evil series and feel that this collection is a great addition to any gamer’s backlog.
Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection Review for PS3
12 August 2012
Conclusion: Overall Darkside Chronicles is pretty fun, and while not without its own set of flaws, it’s clearly the part of this collection that’s going to be worth checking out. Unless you’re some type of Resident Evil die-hard though, I’d urge you to avoid Umbrella Chronicles, as I find it to be a pretty weak entry that does little more than retell you the plot highlights from a few of the previous Resident Evil titles, and certainly feels less polished when stacked up against...
Excerpt: Should it be such a shocker that some of the Wii’s more mature shooter titles are converting over to the PlayStation 3? Nah, not really. The PlayStation Move works in a very similar manner to the Wii remote, and the processing power of the PS3 allows the developers to tell their story with a little higher definition than they could on Nintendo’s machine. Plus, better audience outreach. Hey, it’s true. Look at how much better House of the Dead: Overkill and Dead...
Summary: Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection is the perfect way to introduce newer fans of Resident Evil to some of the greatest moments from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2, 3 and Code Veronica while also being a competent light gun shooter at the same time. Two player co-op works like a dream and allows for quick drop-in drop-out gameplay, something that many rail-shooters seem to forget.
Pros: Perfect way to introduce new RE fans to the series, Improved Move controls are better than ever
Cons: The camera in Darkside is so shaky that it might cause motion sickness in some players., Button-mapping is somewhat weird and needs to be changed around in the settings., Still looks like a Wii port, so the textures aren't as fresh as they should be.
Summary: Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection offers two solid rail shooters packed to the rafters with challenging gameplay, ample fan service, and yet another reason to dust off those PS Move controllers.
Pros: The classic Resi locations and enemies remastered in HD, Challenging and satisfying undead-blasting action, Heaps of content to unlock
Cons: Some dodgy visuals, Voice acting is a mixed bag, Darkside Chronicles' shaky cam can prove annoying