Review by ANTIverson
"The best survival horror game ever"
I think think this is not only the best resident evil game, but the greatest survival horror game ever. They have fixed every problem that has plagued resident evil the past few years.
The graphics in this game are the best i have seen on the gamecube by far. The graphics are comparable to any Xbox game. The characters have incredible detail. Capcom spared no expense when working on this game. The dark, gloomy, and cloudy atmosphere make you feel like you are actually there. This game was almost felt too realistic.
The music is classic resident evil. Starts out slow and in the background. it picks up when an enemy comes close to you. Sounds really get you into the game and this does not disappoint. The weapons sound real and the voice-overs are above average. The villagers even say things to you when they get close to you. Nothing is scarier than hearing a villager shout a war cry before coming at you with a chainsaw. The music and sounds in this game will no doubt creep you out more than the graphics.
The gameplay has been vastly improved. No longer do you fight mindless zombies, no you fight living, thinking people. The aiming system has been completely redone. You can now aim at certain body parts like legs, arms, and head. There are all new weapons like new handguns, grenades, and automatics. On top of that you can upgrade your current weapon's firepower, capacity, firing speed, and reload speed. If that wasn't enough they also gave the ability to combine things with a weapon. For example, a scope and rifle could be combined for a sniper rifle. How will you get these items and weapons? You buy them. Thats right, there is now money in the game to spend on weapons. You also have a lot more space to keep your new toys. Ammo is also abundant in the early stages of the game. Later on when you have someone following you, they actually use intelligence. If i aim at her head, she will duck. If i jump a fence so will she.
The story is better than the other resident evils. You no longer have to go inside someplace and fight zombies. You have to save the president's daughter from the village people. When you get there you find the villagers don't like outsiders very much. The story is well written and will keep you playing.
Overall : 9/10
You will want to buy this game. It is a bit challenging and there is 20+ hours of gameplay. This will be the best survival horror game for a long time to come. Its a shame it took Capcom so long to come out with this kind of resident evil game. After the camera and controls were redone there really is no reason not to play this game.
Reviewer's Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Originally Posted: 01/13/05
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