Capcom Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

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    4.25 / 5

Pros

  • Resident Evil plus solid light-gun action equals 'awesome'

Cons

  • Once you beat all the levels, there isn't much reason to play again, camera can be a little frustrating

Bottom Line

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles combines the atmospheric charm of the ResEvil series with awesome light-gun gameplay, then throws in a wealth of bonus material to unlock and discover. It's the perfect way to prepare yourself for the upcoming Resident Evil 5.

Would you buy this?

As the title suggests, The Umbrella Chronicles chronicles the story of the Umbrella Corporation's downfall by revisiting key events from past Resident Evil titles, such as the adventures of Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield from the original.

You play the game from a first-person view point and shoot enemies using the Wii Remote, which is perfectly suited to the task.

(Don't) go where you wanna go

The aiming is precise and the controls are easy to grasp. You just aim and hit the B button to shoot; to reload, you shake the Remote back and forth. The Nunchuk's analogue stick is used to shift your view around while the C button is used to change weapons.

Like most rail shooters, you have no real freedom of movement, and that's one of the main gripes with the game. The camera sometimes wobbles more than a toddler taking his first steps, which throws your aim off. It's a little frustrating but the zombie busting action is satisfying. Best of all, there are a ton of secrets to uncover, including hidden objects and bonus levels that fills in more of the overall story, which is sure to please diehard fans.

Aim for the head

The only downside to The Umbrella Chronicles is that longevity will be an issue -- once you run through all the levels, there isn't much incentive to play through them again, unless you're the obsessive type who needs to collect every single little trinket.

But the Umbrella Chronicles does a lot of things right. It combines the atmospheric charm of the ResEvil series with awesome light-gun gameplay, then throws in a wealth of bonus material to unlock and discover. It's the perfect way to prepare yourself for the upcoming Resident Evil 5.

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