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Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles [Wii]
19 March 2013
Excerpt: The Resident Evil franchise is an icon of great measure in the videogame industry. It’s a franchise that has spanned many different formations over a lengthy period of time, coming in at a vital point in the industry’s growth and thus developing along with it. These titles still retain the mark of a hardcore game, despite being able to sell by the bucket load. With that in mind, Capcom is in a good position.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Deux ans après The Umbrella Chronicles qui, à vrai dire, ne nous a pas laissé un souvenir impérissable, Capcom nous propose de retrouver le même concept de jeu dans Darkside Chronicles. Pour résumé, au lieu de nous livrer un titre complètement nouveau, Capcom nous livre ici quelques éléments du deuxième et quatrième volet de la saga, suppléés ici et là par quelques niveaux inédits.
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.
Review: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Nintendo Wii)
21 April 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.
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.