Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil
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Better Than RE0
Opah Jorge, Amazon
25 May 2013
Summary: This remake has better visuals and sound quality than ReZero, despite the opposite having been said, thus making this game more entertaining and more classic/interesting to play, too. I am a fan, so how can you beat replaying a retouched version of the nostalgic survival horror classic, getting to experience more of the best parts of the original again in a different way? Some things might be frustrating, but at least the pace is much better than the $&!@ that was Zero.
Summary: If you've never played this before, you'll hate this game. But, its "tank controls" were part of the allure back in the day, not being able to run-and-gun, was a refreshingly scary...or scarily refreshing?
Do not buy if you have played the Game Cube Remake
J. C. Merino "hadex", Amazon
28 June 2009
Summary: This is the all-time classic Resident Evil with better graphics and more content than the original release from the PSX. The bad thing about this Wii port of the Gamecube remake is that there are no changes at all. The controls for this port have not been upgraded, which is a big letdown since I expected controls like RE 4. Because of that, the controls feel very dated, and you'll probably need a classic (or Gamecube) controller to enjoy playing this game.
Excerpt: Resident Evil Archives is a remake of the original 1996 Playstation Resident Evil. This new version was released by Capcom in 2008 and is for over 15's. It is a single player game without online capability. Prices vary quite significantly from place to place so shop around, I got a used copy (like new) from Ebay for around £13 including delivery.
Excerpt: The first Resident Evil to come out was very good. Now I look back on it, I think, whoa the graphics were bad and the rooms/maps were not that good, but hey, it was a great story and it still makes me jump every now ad then. Now this remake, whoa, that really scares the hell outta me. I played it a couple of moths ago and want to play it again. It's still in the Wii, but I'm too scared!
Resident Evil is the same great game it was...identical in fact..
17 July 2009
Excerpt: Resident Evil Archives is a repackaged Gamecube game that was itself a completely remade version of the original Resident Evil for the Sony Playstation. Yes, I know…it sounds like a poor attempt by Capcom to cash in on the Wii’s success by releasing it to a wider audience to generate sales.
Pros: Same great plot, gameplay, graphics and music .
Cons: Identical and for twice the price because it is on one disc .
Summary: I hoped they had done a bit more with this, especially with the controls. I find using the nunchuck to move around really hard work. Yes its the same basic game, and thats what it is supposed to be, but I was more than capable of buying the gamecube version and using the gamecube controller would probably be a bit easier as well. So best left on the old console if you ask me. Now RE5 using the RE4 wii game engine, thats what I really want to see !
Summary: This is a re-release of the classic Gamecube remake of RESIDENT EVIL, this time though it is for the Wii with improved motion sensor controls and aiming. When this was first released originally back in 2002 I played this game to death, being a massive fan of the original on the Playstation in 1996.
Conclusion: Being a fan of resident evil- i was keen to get archives on the wii-there is no doubt that the graphics are fab the atmosphere superbly spooky etc, but i did struggle a lot with the controls , which was a shame as it ruined my experience.I would still recommend this game though, and despite the control issue i will still persevere with it