Excerpt: I have good memories of both Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica. They were two games in the series that were built around the lumbering zombie as opposed to the faster and more intelligent breed that is the modern living dead. Following on from the trend set by Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, The Darkside Chronicles is a combination of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica, as well as the events leading up to Resident Evil 4.
Conclusion: Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles est un titre sans surprises. Il ne faudra s'attendre ici qu'à un niveau complètement inédit, le reste étant de l'ordre du déjà-vu. L'intérêt pour ce jeu est assez faible, même si quelques bonnes sensations viennent se faire ressentir ici et là. On apprécie le niveau de difficulté parfois épique et la présence de nombreux boss qui nous donneront vraiment du mal.
Pros: Un niveau inédit, Le confort du rail shooter, Nombreux boss, Plus intéressant à deux
Cons: Un seul niveau inédit, L'inconfort de la vue "caméra au poing", Le manque de nouveauté, Trop de déjà-vu
Excerpt: Remember when the licker first tried to eat Leon's face in Raccoon City Police Department? That's in The Darkside Chronicles. Remember when the giant crocodile tried to bite Claire's head off in the sewers? That's in The Darkside Chronicles. Remember those tentacles on the train? You know… those tentacles? They're in too. You get the idea.
Conclusion: In short, this is a good game, especially for fans with fond memories of classic Resident Evil titles and/or old-school light-gun games, and for those who liked The Umbrella Chronicles and want more of the same. It's a full-price Wii title, which might sound obscene for a rail shooter with a refurbished story, but it provides a long campaign with zombie-slaying galore, plenty of replay value, and an entertaining multiplayer experience.
Review: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Nintendo Wii)
30 March 2010
Summary: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a step down from the overall experience that was Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles . Darkside is more linear, has less overall content, far less unlockables, and has not only lost the ability to somewhat control the camera that the first game had, but at times the camera is so shaky that the game feels like it is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
Summary: Parents need to know that this first-person shooter is quite gory and bloody. Gamers can use an assortment of deadly weapons -- from pistols and machine guns to melee attacks using knives -- to kill human-like characters infected by a "mutagenic" virus (as well as animals, such as infected dogs, and monsters). It's possible to dismember limbs and decapitate heads, resulting in copious amounts of blood. Corpses can be seen on the ground, sometimes seeping entrails.
Excerpt: Hearing about another light-gun game for Wii isn’t always the most exciting news. While the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles get endless streams of AAA titles from the canons of their favorite franchises, most Wii owners are left with quick cash-ins and side stories. With the success of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, it is, therefore, no surprise to see Capcom churn out another on-rails shooter in hopes of satiating fans.
Gamertell Review: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles for Wii
29 December 2009
Excerpt: I shouldn’t have played this game so quickly after Dead Space Extraction . Dead Space brought such a new twist on rail shooters (light gun games), that Darkside Chronicles seems quite common by comparison. This isn’t entirely fair, though, because it’s still a great game. You could call Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles a sequel to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles but it’s not entirely accurate. Rather, it fits within the same universe.
Pros: Outstanding graphics, excellent flow, cinematic presentation, solid boss battles.
Cons: Some of the acting and dialog is annoying, shooting pictures and lights gets tedious, can leave you hanging without the right weapon.