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Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles


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GF Rating

Very Good

Great Game.... Could use alittle refinement

posted by WiiMike (SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) Nov 16, 2007

Member since Oct 2007

50 out of 54 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

Keep in mind that this is not a typically resident evil game, it is more like house of the dead. To many dumb people complaining that it is not like the other resident evil games, but it is not suppose to be this game is an arcade shooter.

Gameplay - 10/10. very innovative. The game moves you around through the levels but you still have the control to pan the screen left,right, up and down to get a better shot or find hidden first aid sprays or guns. Handgun unlimited ammo, find reloads for shotgun and machine gun and other weapons all around. You can blow up things up in the background like windows and lights.

Graphics - 7.5/10. Definitely does not have as good of graphics as resident evil games usually have, still good but needs some refinement. It is not as realistic when you shoot zombies they still lose their heads but basically no matter where you shoot them they are still stunned the same way.
On the over hand, it pretty realistic how you can shoot out windows, shoot down paintings on the wall, you can break lights and it will get darker.

Story - 7.5/10. Not as interesting as stories in the past, but still interesting and fun to listen to. It is also pretty cool to relive somethings from old resident evil games.

Replay-ability - 10/10. First off, Each part of the game is broken down into a scene. You can reenter old scenes that you have already played. They rank you for each scene based on hits, critical hits, objects in background broken, time it took to complete. It makes it interesting to go back and replay missions to beat your last score.
Second, this is 2 player game!!!!! Go Coop with a friend through missions, they can also come and go at any point. In other words, you can beat half the game 1 player then a second player can join half way through if they want.

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braiiiiins but no brawn

posted by Redrunsdry (MODESTO, CA) Nov 16, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I thought the game was a good escape from the regular formula but it could use some fine tuning. The controls require a little bit of a learning curve but it's not too bad.

The story follows the games as they should, and the new mission are inlightening. The problem I had with it was that I wasn't satified with the guns and with a shooter that is most important. There are alot of guns but i never felt like I was wielding a lot of power. Sadly the upgrades are barly noticible unless you look at ammo. It is a solid rent but not good enough for a buy which is why it's good you have game fly.

Story : 9
Graphics: 8
Controls: 6
Replay value: high
Satisfaction: medium

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Very Good

fun, but not for everyone

posted by fraskew (MATTHEWS, NC) Sep 11, 2009

Member since Feb 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

most of the negative reviews seem to focus on this game not being like the others in the series. and that's fair. if you want that, you will be disappointed with this, a little. but if you take the game for what it is, a fun shooter with a well-developed story, you'll enjoy it. very similar in play to sega's virtua cop/house of the dead stuff. some nice quality re scares too. the game looks nice and plays well, with enough collectibles and secrets etc to get you to play levels multiple times. fun game for what it is.

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