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GF Rating
6.0

905 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Recommended

posted by shocktroop (BROWNSVILLE, TX) Apr 16, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've played this game on the original PS1, DS, and GCN. Now I find myself playing the Wii port of the GCN. This game has a secret formula that somehow has me playing it over and over again, its also good that each title has something new and different thus adding a new experience.

If you have never played the GCN version I recommend you to hop onto this one. Although it is nearly identical the new control options are quite comfortable, I personally like the Wii remote + nunchuk. The game is revamped from the original PS version, its going to be a whole new experience.

So if you have not picked up the GCN version I recommend it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

If you loved the Game Cube version...

posted by djcomputro (SAN ANGELO, TX) Jan 4, 2010

Member since Jun 2004

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The first thing I thought when I started this game was where the heck is the cursor. I was sitting there waving the controller at the screen trying to make the cursor highlight the 'New Game' option. It took me several seconds to realize that there's not going to be a cursor here. I then decided to go to 'Options' to get the picture in widescreen mode so I won't have the black bars on the sides. No luck there. Finally, I started a new game and figured out that this is in no way different than the Resident Evil for the Game Cube. I was disappointed because I was expecting an updated Wii version kind of like what they did with Metroid Prime Trilogy. As far as I can tell, there is no significant difference between playing this game or playing the Game Cube version( except the GC version was on two discs ). I should have probably read up a little more about this game.

All that being said, I absolutely loved the GC Resident Evil. It took a while, and some effort, to get used to it but I was hooked. It was the only game I had played that really made me feel like I was in a scary movie. The odd fixed camera angles and the difficult controls only added to this great experience. Sometimes, you don't know what's around the next corner or what will jump out at you and you can't peek. When you encounter an enemy, you can't easily dodge or jump out of the way of attacks. Neither can you just start pumping bullets into the enemy since ammo can be a precious commodity. Also, some enemies can come back faster and stronger if you kill them. Sometimes it's better to just avoid them all together to save ammo, health, and hassle. The game had amazing atmosphere, a fantastic story, good puzzles, and a lot of replay value. You'll definitely want to play it over and over.

Since I loved the GC version so much, I really can't say anything bad about this Wii version since it is basically a carbon copy.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A very good game for the old classic RE fans.

posted by thugj71242 (PAULLINA, IA) Dec 14, 2009

Member since Apr 2004

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have to say for starters people who hate on this game is probaly because that they have been playing the most recent one like 4 and 5 and so have I but still i prefer the old games better they may not of had that good of graphics but the games freakin ruled so yeah to all those haters out there your to used to playin the new style of gaming and dont respect the old style games

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