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GF Rating
6.4

5243 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Resident Evil in a nutshell

posted by JesseMeza (FAIRFAX, VA) Dec 6, 2007

Member since Apr 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Wow, talk about one great game. When this game was first announced, I was a little skeptical about it because I was one of the unlucky people who had high hopes for Gun Survivor. That aside, once I got my hands on the game, I was blown away. What's so great about this game? Pure action. No puzzles to solve, no back tracking, no long boring cut scenes, nothing but pure zombie shoot outs.

First off, let me get this out of the way. The Wii Zapper sucks. Trust me, it doesn't make the game any better. In fact, the way you're supposed to hold it is uncomfortable and it really puts a cramp on your hand. Besides, if you're just buying the Zapper to get that Zelda game that comes with it, it's not worth it. And that's coming from me, one of the biggest Zelda fans around.

Anyway, this game is basically Resident Evil in a nutshell. If you didn't have the time to play through all the other games in the series just to get what's going on with the story, this game sums it up pretty well. The levels are broken down to chapters, each chapter covering a different game. Each chapter is then broken down to three levels. Although I was a little sad when I found out that Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4 weren't included, the game makes up for it by having two exclusive stories not featured in any of the games.

While the game isn't long compared to other RE games, (about 8 hours if you breeze right through it) it's a lot of fun. The controls are easy to pick up and the levels are modeled straight from the games, so you'll feel right at home when playing.

All in all, if you're a RE fan, or even a fan of light-gun games such as Time Crisis and House of the Dead, you'll love this game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very fun... On easy

posted by i21444 (MURFREESBORO, TN) Nov 23, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Let me begin by saying this is more of a party game than any. If you're not a MAJOR Resident Evil fan and just like the idea of shooting zombies in the forehead to watch it explode on impact, then you'll find this game very fun for about a day to maybe a week. If you love the story behind Resident Evil and want to know everything from the horses mouth, be prepared to spend quite a lot of time gathering all the little bits of information hidden within each level.

The visuals in the game are pretty nice, but when Wesker got stabbed and killed by the Tyrant (... this is no spoiler, it happened in the first game...), it just didn't look as good as the stab on the Game Cube. Maybe it was the way they positioned the camera. Going on with that idea, the way the game felt just wasn't scary at all. Think back to the first time you played a resident evil game, and how freaked you were when that first zombie lunged at you... I'm sorry to say that in this game, you don't really get that sensation. Probably due to the fact that you don't to control exactly where your character goes, which is just part of the game.

All this isn't to say it's a bad game... At least not entirely. It's very enjoyable, but only if you have friends to play it with. Unless I'm mistaken, it seemed like the game didn't care if you were playing co-op or alone, and every level was the same with or without someone else which made it very hard to play when no one else was around. Hence the reason I said it was fun on easy... And even on easy there's a certain boss (actually 2 of the same person) on the single player Wesker mission that takes about 10 minutes to kill and involves one-hundred and one ways to die on your part... Which gets annoying after the 10th time in a row you DO die...

Still, overall it's a great game if you're into this kind of stuff. Had it for about 5 days, by the 4th I was a little tired of it, so if you're thinking about renting it... I suggest you do... But I wouldn't buy it.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Takes some getting used to though

posted by weswes (BOWIE, TX) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

not bad it just takes some getting used to the feel of the zapper and the overall playing style of the game

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