Dying For Some Old-School Survival Horror Action?
I played this game back in the day, but I wanted to own it now because I'm a hardcore zombie movie fan. The Resident Evil games in general do an excellent job of making you feel like you're playing a Romero type zombie movie. I love the graphics of this game, which even by today's standards are still impressive, as well as the immersive story. I also love the way the game pits you against more than just zombies: in fact, I would say the zombies are the least of your worries in this game. I've seen things in the Resident Evil series in general that, before playing those games, I'd only seen in my worst nightmares.
This series is famous for moments that make you jump, and this game is no exception. In fact, it's during those times when it is completely quiet that you feel the most scared and vulnerable, as you know that any moment something indescribably horrifying is going to pop out of somewhere and try to send you home in a bodybag.
As far as dislikes, this particular game, even on the easy mode,seems extremely challenging and does not give you much ammo. Low ammo and zombies is a bad combination: it's hard enough facing hordes of the undead with an abundance of ammo, but when you're constantly running out it's nearly impossible. I mean, Bruce Campbell always had enough ammo in his movies, is it too much to ask for us to have enough in this game? Nonetheless, this does add to the tension and make the overall "zombie" gaming experience feel more realistic.
Well, that's my review: short and sweet. In summary, the pros are: pretty good graphics (even today), immersive story and game play (to where you feel like you are really there amidst all of these zombies) and a variety of enemies (not just zombies). The cons are that I found it extremely difficult (even on the easy mode) and the designers were way too stingy with the ammo (to where I found myself running out of ammo and then being overwhelmed by hordes of zombies). Nonetheless, if your hardcore about zombies or zombie movies, you'll love this game (and this series, for that matter).Read full review