|Resident Evil (Director's Cut Edition) (Dual Shock PlayStation PS1)|
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Mascotte, FL, USA
|Resident Evil Director's Cut (PlayStation, 1997) NO DEMO BONUS DISC, NO MANUAL|
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Sammamish, WA, USA
|Resident Evil Director's Cut (PlayStation, 1997)Disc Only|
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Caledonia, MI, USA
|Resident Evil Director's Cut (PlayStation, 1997) Ps1 - Disc only!|
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Clarks Summit, PA, USA
|Game||Resident Evil Director's Cut|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Series||Resident Evil Franchise|
Average review score based on 58 user reviews
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Resident Evil is the classic game of survival horror. It helped mold the way my generation views zombie games. From the perspective of gaming history, it is irreplacable. Since the game's initial release in 1996, the series has sold over 35 million games. (Per Wikipedia... The initial release was, of course, not the director's cut.)
The controls are a bit counterintuitive for anyone used to playing video games. Up is not up on the screen, but forward in the direction your character faces. Down is not down the screen, but 'back up.' Left and Right pivot the character to his or her left or right. It only took a few hours to really get the hang of it though.
And, given the sometimes interesting camera angles, this is a blessing. You find yourself looking up at your face, head on, down, a strangely angled down from a balcony overlooking your location from upstairs.... There is no end to the places they wanted you to see, including the underside of your chin.
There are some other aspects of Resident Evil that lack the 'flavor' of a good game. Sometimes shoddy dialog ("This is a lockpick. It might help if you, the master of unlocking, were to take it with you.") and bad voice acting seem to be the major negatives.
Still, this game has unique puzzles and a (*gasp*) backstory. None of that infinitely recycled movie amnesia nonsense here, our characters are Racoon City's answer to the SWAT team. Not only that, the story, the controls, and most of the items that you can gather stay relatively consistent throughout all the iterations of Resident Evil. (Something not even Super Mario Brothers managed to pull off.)
All in all, I will say that it is a must for any horror afficianado's personal game library and award it four stars.
As a part of the Sony company. Capcom made one of the first "Survival Horror" genres for the Playstation 1 in 1997. This title came packed with a never before seen type gameplay that kept players on their toes with unique boss fights and hours of gameplay. Pioneering what was later to become one of the greatest series of all-time. The first Resident Evil is a gem that many retro gamers could really appreciate. The Director's Cut of the original title gave novice players a chance to play the game in its more updated version, allowing you to play a Beginner mode and an Arrange mode, re-locating all the items and enemies for a different playthrough. New costumes and a different array of music kept the players interest in venturing forward to see what else the game had to offer; and as always they weren't disappointed.
Wonderful gameplay, killer suspense, and breath-taking horror wil keep you on the edge of your seat. Completely uncut!!! Play as either Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield. Three gameplay modes(training, original, and hard). Bought it out of love for the series, and I was missing this game. The only thing I didn't like was that the graphics were terrible. The only thing that needs to be done is to make a newer, more graphically enhanced version for all major consoles.
Plot: 8/10. Sure, it's predictable, but it works. Our story begins when a special forces team known as S.T.A.R.S investigates a mansion in the forests of Raccoon City, where several murders have recently took place. The team is forced to enter the mansion (you'll see why), and try to find out why all this is happening and to eventually escape. There are many surprises, although some of them were very obvious.
Graphics: 9/10. Yes, the graphics are severely dated when compared to most recent games out there, but they were beautiful for they're time. The monster models are still rather good looking. And despite this game's age, the FMV's still manage to look very impressive. That really says something about a game that was made in 1996.
Sound: 10/10. This is where the game REALLY shines. Creepy sound effects, creepy music, this game really makes you feel like you're in a B movie. From the moaning and shuffling of a zombie, to the ominous footsteps of a giant spider, to the creepy score in almost all the rooms of the mansion, it really engrosses you into the game.
Gameplay: 10/10. Who DOESN'T want to blow up zombies' heads with high-powered weapons? This game isn't really all that varied as far as gameplay is concerned, but it works, like everything else in the game.
Control: 6/10. My only complaint with the game. It's real simple: You'll either love the game's control, or you'll hate it. Simple as that. I fall into the first category, but it's rather frustrating when you're surrounded by zombies and you have to stop to turn your character around. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but this sort of thing will lead you to several game overs.
Weapons: 10/10. This is always a factor for me in games. We've got it all: Handgun, Bazooka, Colt Python (my personal favorite), Shotgun, Flame-Thrower, Combat Knife (useless), and the holy Rocket Launcher. I'd say that's a nice arsenal.
Gore: 10/10. This game is by far the goriest Resident Evil. Blown-up heads, limbs blown off, several buckets worth of blood, this game has enough to satisfy and gore-hound's appetite.
Replayability: 9/10. Once you've beaten the game, it's not over yet. There's another character to play as, and along with about 4 different endings, you've got yourself a ****-load of replayability.
Resident Evil released back in 1996, is the single greatest survival horror title, EVER!!!! I personally hadn't played the game until I bought it here on Half, but I was a huge fan of the entire series. And after playing every Resident Evil game released up to this point (with the exception of Umbrella Chronicles), I can honestly say, this one is the absolute BEST. It is a little hard on the first play through, but incredible and addictingly fun! The GameCube remake, although has better graphics, isn't really fun, although incredibly scary and hard. The original also is only one in the series to really make me have fun, probably because it was so groundbreaking. Comparing this title to other great survival horror titles, say Silent Hill or Clock Tower, is like comparing Christmas to Arbor Day. Don't get me wrong, the Silent Hill and Clock Tower series are amazing in their own right, but not as groundbreaking or as innovative as Resident Evil is. But, just as all survival horror titles including Silent Hill and Clock Tower, Resident Evil isn't for everyone. It's a certain genre that is probably the most hardcore and casual fans won't find much love here. But if you do love horror video games or even just horror movies and you don't know where to start. Start with original and the best: Resident Evil. You won't be disappointed.