Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Chronicles
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Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection
2 September 2013
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.
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Is Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection yet another case of “what you see is what you get?” Yes. The hi-def re-rub of 2007’s Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and 2009’s Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles takes Cavia’s on-rails shooters from Wii to PS3 with relative ease, especially if you’ve got an ideal PlayStation Move setup at home. The collection doesn't offer up the prettiest games, but they're still a fun romp, especially with a partner.
Excerpt: Previously released for Nintendo Wii in 2007 and 2009 respectively, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles allowed players to relive classic moments throughout the history of the Resident Evil franchise with on the rails gameplay that you'd find in titles such as Resident Evil: Dead Aim .