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.
Excerpt: "...much-anticipated sequel to Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles is a rail shooter for the Wii, based on the Resident Evil franchise. It covers the events of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil: Code Veronica and a meandering preamble to Resident Evil 5. Graphically, the game is pretty superb. In a bold move for a Wii game, it utilizes the Havok 2.0 Physics Engine, and looks polished and stylish, though lighting could have been far ...
Pros: Good franchise, great graphics, good voice acting, good story, and its a rail shooter !
Cons: Bad unlockables, shakycam, bad sound effects and level design, confusing boss battles and menus .
Summary: After spending many hours enjoying R.E4 on the Wii I was looking forward to playing this game. I have to be honest and say I wanted something that was just as entertaining with such a wide range of options and story unfortunately this isn't the case. This game takes you back to the old arcade style version of point and shoot while following where the camera decides to focus!
Summary: Graphics: top! Gameplay: meh.. This is why: Firstly, resident evil the darkside chronicles is a so-called "on-rails-shooter" where you are moving automatically along a predetermined path and you just point and shoot at incoming zombies with your wiimote. The fun part is the co-op mode where you team up with a partner.
Summary: Playing Darkside Chronicles can be annoying from time to time. The fact that they wanted to add more realism by making the camera move like a real person would is not a bad idea...for a movie that is. For a video game it can be a bit frustrating when you miss a headshot because your character decides to look somewhere else. Not to mention that the boss fights are hard. The upgrades for the weapons are very expensive.
Summary: I have always been a big Resident Evil fan, but this game is ultimately disappointing. Yes, it's like Umbrella Chronicles, but broken. The graphics have improved but removing the ability to look around was a mistake. Coupled with the headache inducing camera wobble this is almost completely ruined. The camera shake makes it almost impossible to aim at anything accurately. Seriously it's like playing as Timmy from South Park. Aaaaaaargh.
Summary: This game is quite good overall zombie shooting game, except you have no power over the controls. The camera controls are very annoying as you have no control over where you are looking and so it makes picking up items difficult, and also trying to shoot the enemies as while you are shooting them the camera changes views. Also, another annoying thing is the camera is very unsteady and it is very difficult to aim!
Summary: I own most of the other Resident Evil games for the Playstation and even though I prefer them I don't think this game should be overlooked. First of all the game gives a nice overview of Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica even if not completely accurate for anyone who hasn't played these game for whatever reason (too young when they first came out or because don't like the controls).