I'm a big fan of the resident evil series and i was pretty excited for this one. the game is a rail shooter like you see in house of the dead games. i would say that game is about 20 hours+ but I'm sure you will play the levels over and over. the co-op is prob the best out of the whole game because just going through the game with your bud is a blast. there is plenty of unlock able content and you can upgrade your weapons when you finish levels. overall the game is great, bit shady when you shoot the zombies, they dont seem much of a punch when you don't upgrade the pistol. after you do they feel it =). if u want a good co-op game to play with ur friends, then this is the best one i think on the wii.
posted by Moose1220 (MICHIGAN CITY, IN) Nov 24, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
The Umbrella Chronicles is a very well made shooter for wii. It is in first-person view, which is different for a Resident Evil game. The game is also on an "on rails" system. This means that the game moves your character for you, which gives you the ability to focus more on shooting enemies. I was a little skeptical about this, but once I played it, it worked fine. Besides, there is nothing more suspensful than slowly turning a corner to see a zombie coming right at you. The game also fills in the gaps between RE 0, RE, and RE 3. This helps an awful lot to understand how exactly the Umbrella Corporation collapsed. You'll also relive some of the greatest boss fights of the Resident Evil series, such as Yawn, Plant 42, and Tyrant. This game is also great if you are new to the series, as you can learn what the Umbrella Corporation is, what the T-Virus is, and the secrets of the Raccoon City incident. Overall, this is a very fun game and also gives you some insight of mysteries from the series. If you are a fan of the Resident Evil series, you gotta check this one out.
posted by ShadowWolf (WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY) Nov 15, 2007
Member since Jul 2005
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game was a solid tribute to the RE franchise. Not only is it a great feeling revisiting all the old RE locations, but it is all done arcade rail shooter style. Any fan of the Resident Evil should rent this!