BIOHAZARD 6 REVIEW

ALL YOU JARHEADS LOOK THE SAME TO ME

DARKNOVAFORCE Reviews

RACIST EVIL 6(BIOHAZARD/RESIDENT EVIL)

Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3

Game Supports Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, and English text.

Audio Support Italian, French, Spanish, German, and English.

Support 1-2 player coop offline and online. At times up to 4 online.

Played in 1st play through Leon-German, Chris-French, Eminem-Italian, and Ada-Spanish

in 2nd play through Leon-Spanish, Chris-German, Eminem-French, and Ada-Italian

Story:  1. Leon and Helena must find out who and what is causing the outbreak around the globe. 2. Piers must help Chris fight his inner demons if they want to succeed in their mission. 3. Sherry must make sure that Eminem lives in order to create a cure to the C-virus since his blood is the only thing that create such a thing. 4. Ada is on a secret mission to find out what Simmons is up to.

Good or Bad Story?: The story told through each campaign is really good. Leon’s story has a serious tone, Chris’ s story has a serious and emotional tone, Eminem’s has a not so serious tone, and Ada has that it’s a secret tone. GOOD!

Graphics: The graphics are really good. The character designs resemble the RE movies Degeneration and Damnation. However, there are a few textures that seem out of place. And RE6 is the best looking game running on MT Framework 2.

Audio: The voice acting in the languages I played the campaigns in are really good except for German Chris and Spanish Helena. The music is well done especially Eminem’s credit theme. Note when you update the game you will be able to select the voice options from in the game. Another note on 360 you must install the second disc if you want the ability to select other languages.

Game play:

Good: Biohazard 6 is a 3rd person action survival horror arcade shooter where you can shoot, punch/kick, dodge/t-bag, play with friends, give orders to ai partners, solve puzzles, slide, swim, counter, collect, and be stealthy. The controls in RE6 are a lot different than previous games as movement is now analog control instead of tank control and you can move and shoot. Also you now have 2 runs the default is moving the analog sticks all the way and the second you have to hold the A button which will make the character run faster. You now have 3 inventories one is for items(contains 9 slots), another is a shortcut for first aid and grenades, and the third is for your weapons(you will carry all of your weapons you collect now). All of your herbs are mapped to a button, also now when you aim your weapon you can now dodge attacks in any directions as well as t-bag your enemies, aiming also allows you to take cover on the walls with the help of the camera and when there is a hard surface in front of you by pressing the A button when aiming you’ll take cover, when running(2nd) if you press the aim button you will perform a slide. When you don’t aim you will be able to punch, kick, quick fire(causes stun), and do finishers like wrestling moves, but performing them requires stamina. The swimming controls are good and are similar to Revelations swim controls. The camera controls are also different as now you can rotate the camera to see the front of the character like other action games and when aiming you can switch the sides to see what’s to your left and right side of the screen, and with the update you can now adjust the camera to be closer or far from the character. Also at times the camera may lock on to certain parts of the levels when this happens it’s to give you a clue on where to go next. You also have the option to change the reticule and the color it is. There are some stealth parts with Eminem and Ada, but Ada has the ability to do a stealth takedown from cover. When playing you can either play by yourself or play with friends. If playing online players can drop in and out of a game at anytime, but if you play alone then the ai will control your partner and the ai does a good job of helping you and you can give them orders too. And now you have abilities that can be equipped to each character like better defense or infinite ammo for a weapon, these abilities can empower the player and give them the option to play the way they want giving the game a arcade rpg element and the best thing you can switch abilities at anytime. RE6 also has puzzles that are simple and tough(at first), boss fights, collectibles, comedy(Eminem story), different hubs for each character, horror(Leon, Chris, and Ada campaign), intense action, creepiness, survival elements, a guide arrow button in case you get lost, chases, unlockables, additional modes, and QTEs with one of them being the ability to counter enemy attacks.

Now here I will list what each campaign has:

Leon: Coop(play both Leon and Helena), action, horror, swimming, chases, zombies, boss fights, puzzles, creepiness, survival.

Chris: Coop(play both Chris and Piers), intense action, horror, chases, villagers(J’avo), boss fights, puzzles, creepiness, survival, exploration.

Eminem: Coop(play both Eminem and Sherry), intense action, chases, boss fights, puzzles, survival, exploration, hand to hand combat, stealth, villagers(J’avo).

Ada: Coop(play Ada and Agent when playing coop after updating, if you don’t play coop then you will play only Ada), intense action, chases, swimming, boss fights, puzzles, survival, exploration, take double damage, stealth, villagers(J’avo), zombies, creepiness.

There is 1 thing I will question: Why aren’t the chases done via QTEs? I don’t have a problem moving the character during this part, but it feels as it was meant to be done via QTEs.

Bad: ?

Overall: RE6 is a really good game. Its 1 of the best RE games I played and it’s my favorite RE game. The game gives you 4 campaigns that feel different from each other. To me I consider Chris and Eminem’s story tied in 1st place and Ada’s in 2nd place, with Leon being last due to it starts really slow, but Leon’s is not 1 of my faves even though its good. All 4 of them are good that each 1 should have been a XBLA game and then it should have come out as a GOTY edition. I’m liking where the series is going and would like to see more RE games like this. A must buy.

Likes: Graphics, voices, music, game play, coop, horror, action, unlocks, modes, stealth, QTEs, and puzzles.

Dislikes: German voice for Chris and Spanish voice for Helena.

Questionable: Chases.

Wish list: Sequel, dlc, more audio options.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: RE, action, horror, stealth, survival, Capcom, arcade, shooters, QTEs, puzzles, comedy, WWE, coop, broops, and wrestling.

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REMEMBER ME REVIEW

REMEMBER TO LIVE

DARKNOVAFORCE Reviews

REMEMBER ME

Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3

Game Supports Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English text.

Audio Support French, Italian, German, Spanish, and English.

Played in French.

Story: Nilin is a memory hunter who is able to delete, steal, and change anyone’s memory and cause of that her own memory has been deleted. However, a person named Edge(not the former WWE wrestler) is going to help you get them back from the ones who deleted her memory.

Good or Bad Story?: Its really interesting to see what Nilin has to do to just get her memories. In the beginning it starts at a good pace, but later it gets emotional. GOOD!

Graphics: The game runs on Unreal Engine 3 and it looks really good. The art of the game reminds me of Appleseed EX Machina if it was made by the French.

Audio: The French voice acting is really good and unlike most games you can change the voice audio in game. The music of Remember Me is 1 of the best I ever heard in video games yet.

Game play:

Good: Remember Me is a 3rd person action beat-em up that is straightforward. Like any beat-em up you will fight enemies who are of lower class and then fight the boss at the end of the stage. The combat; however, is different from other beat-em ups as you can pull-off combos which you have a total of 4, but start off with 2. The combos can be adjusted to your liking by going in to the combo lab where you assign any attacks to any of the 4 combos and there are 4 types to choose strength, heal, cool down, and chain. Strength attacks do more damage, heal attacks will give you health, cool down will lower the timer on your S-Pressens so they can recharge quicker, and chain allows you to chain another combo. The longer the combo the more the timing changes to land the next attack and you can reset your combos by rolling which can also help you avoid attacks from your enemies. There are also super moves called S-Pressens which give you new abilities, but you must unlock them first and there are fatalities called Overloads which are satisfying. And the combat is similar to the Batman Arkham games as you can move the left stick in any direction while attacking to switch targets. There are parts of the game where you will have to use stealth, it starts easy and gets harder later. There are puzzles which are mostly simple, but there are a few that require patients and some cut scenes are also puzzles know as Memory Remix where you will have to alter the memory of certain characters. You will be able to explore the environment to find collectibles that can increase your stats, health kits, earn xp, and unlock some artwork. You can also shoot enemies(the shooting has a Metroid Prime Feel), fight bosses( each boss fight is different), and there are plenty of plat forming. Note the game will give you hints on where to find some collectibles and when you don’t know how to fight certain enemies.

Bad: ?

Overall: Remember Me ends up being a really good beat-em with a good story, fun combat, good puzzles, and good stealth. Dontnod’s first game is memorable and I hope to see what they come out with next.

Likes: Graphics, voices, combat, boss fights, puzzles, stealth, story, exploring, collectibles, and music.

Dislikes: ?

Wish list: A sequel/spin-off/prequel/reboot of Remember ME.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: Dontnod, action, beat-em ups, Batman, stealth, sci-fi, Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, Ted, Capcom, and fighters.

BIOHAZARD 5 REVIEW

I’M NO SUPERHERO

DARKNOVAFORCE Reviews

RACIST EVIL 5(BIOHAZARD/ RESIDENT EVIL) INCLUDING DESPERATE ESCAPE

Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3(Desperate Escape only on Xbox 360/PS3)

Game Supports Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English text.

Audio Support Bilingual(some English and some Afrikaans)

Supports 1-2 coop offline and online.

Story: Chris Redfield is sent to Africa to team up with Sheva Alomar to arrest Irving who is trying to sell bio-weapons to the black-market, but they must first survive against the villagers. In Desperate Escape Josh and a old friend must go and find Chris and Sheva while fighting the remaining villagers.

Good or Bad Story?: RE5’s main story is really good, but in Desperate Escape there isn’t much story do to the fact as its only an escape and it’s not a bad thing as you will know where it leads. GOOD!

Graphics: RE5 came out in early 2009 and playing it in 2013 the game is still 1 of the best looking games I ever played. Everything is highly detailed from the menus to the characters. However in my 3rd play through there was a bit of screen tearing although its barely noticeable.

Audio: The voice acting is really good, but I would have liked if the characters could speak more languages. And the music is really good from the tense moments to the game’s final theme.

Game play:

Good: RE5 is a 3rd person action survival shooter where you shoot/knife, punch/kick, share items, and solve puzzles. You can shoot/knife enemies in any part of the body and hitting certain body parts can deal more damage and allow you to perform melee attacks. The inventory contains 9 slots for both characters, if you play with a AI partner then you have full control of what your partner can carry, but not when playing with a friend. The inventory allows for sharing items between both characters and allow for shortcuts on the d-pad by placing items on the top, bottom, and left to right of the center slot. And when exiting or beating a chapter the game will allow you to remove and add items before the next chapter begins. Even though it’s not perfect I got used to it. The puzzles are mostly simple except 1, some can be done by 1 player, but some require both players. The game also has some QTEs and they add more of a interaction to some cut scenes and during fights they can help you avoid damage. There are also boss fights, unlocks, a on-screen map which can be turned on or off, a cover system depending on which level(s) your playing on and it works really well, movie browser, explore to find rare items, ammo, healing items, and guns with all items can be sold as well as guns can be bought and upgraded, and on each loading screen there is a history of RE to refresh your memory of the series. Through the game you will always have a partner and your partner will help when you are in danger as well you can give him/her orders to go guns blazing or be more defensive and if you can’t see your partner with the press of a button you can track him/her. The AI for your partner is good, but it’s better to play with a friend. Desperate Escape play’s like the main game except you only fight minions so no boss fights and no puzzles, but it is really fun to play. RE5 has 2 types of controls the classic controls which reminiscence RE4’s controls and the shooter controls which feels like other 3rd person and FPS games. The movement and camera controls for type 1are the same as RE4 as your character can move up, walk backwards, and turn to the left and right and the camera can be moved up, down, and left to right. In type 2 your character can move up, walk backwards, and side step to the left and right and the camera allows you to look up and down, but when moving it to the left and right it turns the character in that direction, but if you hold the run button then the movement in type 2 will change to type 1’s movement. So both of RE5’s controls work and feel really good. Note Desperate Escape must be beaten in 1 play through and you must beat the game once to play the Sheva and Josh’s partner and the vest takes inventory space.

Bad: The AI for your partner can be clumsy at times.

Overall: RE5 is 1 of my favorite games of this console generation and also its 1 of the best RE games I played. Playing it again reminded me how fun the game is. Desperate Escape is just as fun as the main game and could have been its own XBLA game. The game is not scary, but does it make it a bad thing? No cause the game ended up being very fun. While your partner can be clumsy at times he/she does help you a lot and the best way to play is coop. A must have.

Likes: Graphics, voices, music, game play, puzzles, coop, unlocks, story, boss fights, inventory, partner.

Dislikes: Clumsy AI at times.

Questionable: Why does the vest take inventory space?

Wish list: More audio options.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: RE, action, survival, QTEs, puzzles, Capcom, coop, bro-ops.

BIOHAZARD 5 LOST IN NIGHTMARE REVIEW

JIIIIILLLL!

DARKNOVAFORCE Reviews

RACIST EVIL 5 LOST IN NIGHTMARE(RESIDENT EVIL/BIOHAZARD)

Platforms: Xbox 360/PS3

Game Supports Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English text.

Audio Support English only

Supports 1-2 coop offline and online.

Story: Chris and Jill are sent to Oswald Spencer’s Mansion to capture Wesker.

Good or Bad Story?: The story is really good as you get to find out what happened after Revelations and before RE5’s main story.

Graphics: LIN’s graphics are the same as RE5, but there is a lot more darkness to the game which gives it the horror feel. Both the characters and the environments look amazing with a lot of detail.

Audio: The voice acting is really good, but I would have liked if the characters could speak more languages. And the music really suits the game’s mood.

Game play:

Good: RE5LIN is a 3rd person survival-horror shooter where you shoot, knife, punch/kick,  share items, and solve puzzles. The inventory contains 9 slots for both Chris and Jill(you can play either 1, but you must beat the game once to play Jill next time) where you can exchange items or give an item to your partner, but also if you place items on the top, bottom, left, and right of the center slot then you can use the d-pad to equip the item rather than having to open the inventory. The puzzles are simple(the majority of the game is puzzle solving) and the shooting/knife/melee mechanics work like RE4. You can change the controls to either the classic controls which reminiscence RE4’s controls and the shooter controls which feels like other 3rd person and FPS games. The enemy variety in LIN is not the same as the main game since you only fight 1 type of mid-bosses and there is only 1 final boss(depending on the difficulty you may or may not fight a lot of enemies). LIN can be played with coop(Ai partner is good), but you can play by yourself and it also has the option to make the game go back to its roots which will give the game fixed camera angles and tank controls. Note LIN is similar to Assignment Ada as you can’t save so you will have to beat it in 1playthrough.

Bad: ?

Overall: LIN is a great addition to RE5 as it feels fresh and gives you something different from the main game. The game itself is a throwback to RE1 as the setting looks very familiar to RE1’s mansion and the game play is reminiscence of that. LIN is 1 of the best dlcs available. It’s a must have dlc.

Likes: Story, Graphics, voices, music, game play, coop, horror, boss fights, and puzzles.

Dislikes: ?

Wish list: More audio options.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: RE, horror, survival, puzzles, Capcom, coop, shooters, bro-ops.