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.
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
Conclusion: Concept: Take the Wii shooters, polish the graphics, tighten the gameplay, and make them available for download to PS3 owners
Graphics: Far better than the Wii, but still not up to snuff for most PlayStation 3 titles
Sound: The voice acting is often miserable, but everything is hard to hear over the blazing gunfire
Playability: If you can point a Move controller at your TV, you can play this game
Entertainment: Casually strolling through the game is a decent time, and...
Excerpt: Player(s): 1-2 Extra Features: Local Coop (2 players), Leaderboards It's a great time to be a fan of the Resident Evil series. Revelations, Operation Raccoon City and the upcoming Resident Evil 6 are all released this year, so a Resident Evil fan should be in heaven right about now. And believe me, I am! Along with the new games listed above is a compilation of both Wii RE: Chronicles games entitled Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection.
Excerpt: With zombies and other bioweapons stalking every hallway, guns are extremely important to the Resident Evil series. As the follow-up to the spinoff Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles focuses on shooting everything that comes at you using the Wii remote... and ammo has never been more plentiful. Darkside Chronicles is predominantly a retelling of events from previous chapters in Resident Evil history.
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection PS3 Review
19 July 2012
Excerpt: The Wii is a console that most big companies would simply ignore when releasing a major entry in a key franchise. Companies didn’t trust that the games on the system would sell, and instead opt to put spin-offs on the system to avoid losing mass amounts of money. Capcom did this with Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles , both games that appeared on the Wii system as lightgun games and not survival horror that the series is...