Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Pro Reviews

Average Review Score: 7.5/10

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Reviews

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EuroGamer 7/10 Nov 27 '07
GameDaily 7/10 Nov 16 '07
GotNext 4.5/5 Jan 24 '08
Hooked Gamers 8/10 Jan 20 '08
Thunderbolt 8/10 Nov 22 '07
Wii Nintendo Life 8/10 Dec 30 '07
1UP 7.5/10 Nov 13 '07
GameSpot 7.0/10 Nov 14 '07
Gamespy 3.5/5 Nov 19 '07
IGN Wii 7.9/10 Nov 13 '07
Nintendojo 6 / 10 Feb 25 '08
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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Previews

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IGN Wii Apr 13 '07
IGN Wii Sep 14 '07
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"While Umbrella Chronicles doesn't accomplish much of note besides solidifying the Resident Evil story thus far, it provides plenty of point-and-pull-the-trigger satisfaction for your buck (especially with a friend in tow). It offers the welcome accessibility of the Wii amidst a more thematically mature setting, providing an enjoyably casual trip through a slice of gaming history. Series fans will devour it as an excuse to flesh out the Resident Evil canon, but there's enough casual slaughter of the undead for anyone to enjoy."
"Good atmosphere and some unique mechanics make this a solid on-rails shooter."
"Umbrella Chronicles looks pretty impressive on Wii. The game is running in 480p and 16:9 widescreen at a fluidity of 30 frames per second. Some of the world and character textures blur up close, which is disappointing, but nevertheless Capcom has really used light and darkness to great effect. Shadowy environments become illuminated in quick flashes of lightning and the silhouettes of characters and objects project and distort onto walls and walkways. Animations are smooth and particle effects over-the-top -- blood splatters in every direction as you decapitate zombies with well-placed bullets. We'd wager this is one of the prettier Wii titles and we'd expect nothing less from Capcom."
"Overall we're enjoying the game far more now that some key changes have been made - even despite some still-annoying issues - and are eager to see how polished the experience can get before its final release. Die-hard Resident Evil fans may want to start paying more attention to this one as we near its release; there's some definite entertainment to be had."
"It lacks polish, and it may have some annoying gameplay quirks that keep it from being a “great” game by definition, but as a tribute to the Resident Evil franchise, and a fun in-between game that works well in short bursts, UC delivers. There’s a huge variety of RE-inspired levels to blow through, over 20 hours of play (gigantic for a light gun game), nearly a dozen weapons to find and upgrade, and a pretty ambitious amount of scripted cut scenes and classically bad Resident Evil voiceover work. It’s far from perfect, but it’s an entertaining addition to the RE “gun survivor” genre, and it simply boils over with fan service."
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