Summary: If you enjoyed Umbrella Chronicles, you'd probably enjoy this game as well. What killed this game for me was the shaky-cam. Unlike the previous game, the camera is now all "dynamic" like all those stupid action movies that won't let you clearly see what's going on during fight scenes. It makes aiming a pain and it also gave me splitting headaches every time I played it.
Summary: I just got my package today and I noticed the item looked used when we ordered "brand new" damage to the casing + guide inside has tars and CD was marked up a little. Disappointed in quality buyer be wary about buying.
A technical improvement ruined by terrible boss fights
Jeremy Shope, Amazon
12 March 2010
Summary: (note: this review is for those who have played Umbrella Chronicles) I wanted to like this game, I really did. I enjoyed Umbrella Chronicles; it brought a somewhat flawed, but satisfying rail-shooter experience to the Wii. The sequel though, is bittersweet because it makes significant improvements to the game mechanics, only to turn around and ruin it. Let's start with the good news. + The weapon system has been upgraded.
Summary: Darkside chronicles is not as good as Umbrella Chronicles. 1.) The graphics are superior but the satisfying sound of scoring a critical hit isn't there and that was the most satisfying part of Umbrella Chronicles 2.) The control is give and take, weapon selection is much easier but grenades aren't as fluid because you have to select them and use them with the button instead of using the nunchuck, it's baffling why they would abandon their fun and effective motion...
Summary: Just started playing and I realize after paying a lot of money that I've made a huge mistake. Don't get me wrong it isn't the games fault but a mistake none the less. As a newbie to the gaming world (but not in age) I had the great fortune of receiving a Wii for the family for Christmas last year and have loved it. My mistake was in picking RE4 as my first game. What a huge problem in that now every game I play is and will be compared to RE4.
Summary: WARNING: Spoilers in Review The game is decent, it's highly enjoyable for the hardcore fan of the RE series and is a good abridged version of the series, but it has a few glaring flaws that taint it . . . Some can be found in the storyline. Leon claims that Krauser disappeared, but in part 4 he can't believe that Krauser is alive after the "helicopter accident.
Excerpt: Fun enough romp through the locations and storylines of the old RE games but the realistic swinging camera can make for some incredibly frustrating gameplay. The level design is strange too. Some levels will take under 10 minutes to zoom through whilst others can take half an hour. If you want to avoid cramp or RSI take breaks! If you enjoy light gun games and RE then it's worth a rental but don't get your hopes up.