Thursday, April 24, 2008

Resident Evil Remake (GameCube)




Having just about run out of steam on Half Life (I'm about 4/7 of the way through), I needed a break. I do intend to come back to it at some point and will keep a Dreamcast VMU dedicated to it, but sheesh! it's become a grind!



Looking through my "bought but not played" pile of games (not an unsubstantial horde, you understand...) I found the RE remake for the Gamecube. On popping it into the Wii, I was stunned by it's gorgeous graphical representation of environments I'd only ever experienced on the DS - a direct port of the Saturn/PSX version.




Now this could have been partly due to the fact, that for all it's innovation and originality, Half Life on the Dreamcast is no looker! Resident Evil GC on the other and is sumptuous. Now I've played through the DS version this year (my best ever handheld experience) so I know the plot inside out. But there are a lot of twists, variations and expansions to keep those who played the original, more than satisfied. The main variation is that zombies you have dispatched will come back later in the game, twice as fast and fucking scary, unless you blow their heads off or set them on fire! (nice!)



Now, I'm not garanteeing I'll finish this, Resident Evil games have a habit of making me cry, and I'm still stuck on the last boss in UmbrellaChronicles. But for now I'm loving it!




BTW it's really interesting to see how much of RE:GC has been recycled (very sucessfully) in Umbrella Chronicles - character models, environments etc.



I'll let you know how I get on!

9 comments:

FUNNYMAN said...

The Twin Snakes, Eternal Darkness, Star Wars, and these Resident Evil games, are the reasons why I still a Gamecube.

fatherkrishna said...

We have a GC in our house, but I never played on it! The only Gc games I've played are Metroid 2 (which I didn't get in to) and now the most excellent Resident Evil remake, both played on the Wii.

In fact that was one of the reasons I wanted a Wii. There werelots of games on the GC that I wanted to play but never did.

Now I want RE zero, Dnkey Konga and the original GC Brawl.

NebachadnezzaR said...

I'm yet to buy a GC. There are some interesting titles, like the ones funnyman mentioned, but they're so few that it doesn't look like a very good investment.

BTW, exactly where in HL are you, Father? Just curious to see your progress :)

DEITRIX said...

One of these days I want to get Eternal Darkness... I never got a chance to play that one..

fatherkrishna said...

In Half Life Nebacha, I'm up to the bit where Gordon has been captured and thrown in a garbage crusher...

FUNNYMAN said...

It doesn't look like a good "investment." Are you kidding me? A Gamecube is like $ 5 Neba. I can find that kind of money while I am getting intoxicated and high. It is an underrated console. I highly advocate buying a Gamecube. You won't be disappointed.

NebachadnezzaR said...

You're pretty far ahead, Father. Keep going :)

Funnyman, don't forget that Portugal is not exactly like the states when it comes the the videogame 2nd-hand market. Here a GC easily goes for 50-100€, depending on what's in the package.

FUNNYMAN said...

Then, take out a loan from a bank.

fatherkrishna said...

"Then, take out a loan from a bank."

That's just cold Funnyman...