Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Resident Evil - The Umbrella Chronicles
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Resident Evil - The Umbrella Chronicles

House Arrest - Kill Time Killing Everything

Lisa Lippard
Jul 18, 2007
0709_impp_02_z+resident_evil_the_umbrella_chronicles+screen_shots Photo 1/4   |   Resident Evil - The Umbrella Chronicles

The Wii's success as the console for "everyone" has definitely worked in Nintendo's favor and many of the first games released seem to follow a pattern of super-ease of use, but not much depth. Not everyone who bought a Wii is a casual gamer, and many have wondered if the Wii will bring out games for more hardcore gamers. As the fall season arrives, the game line-up for the Wii does show a wider variety of games including a brand new Resident Evil game exclusively for this console. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is an all-new title in the franchise that long-time fans should love as Capcom takes us back to reveal the story behind the infamous Umbrella Corporation.

Although this is a brand-new storyline, familiar Resident Evil characters and locations from RE O, 1, 2, and 3 are used right along with brand new locations like inside Umbrella's stronghold. The game is done in first-person point of view, and as expected, the Wii-mote is an integral part of the gameplay, mostly used as a gun throughout the game. The Umbrella Chronicles is more action oriented than the normal survival horror game, and many more weapons are available to use. Along with the usual small weapons like various pistols, grenades and knives, The Umbrella Chronicles also brings in the heavy-duty artillery like submachine guns and rocket launchers, which is always good for downing enemies and causing massive damage.

At times, getting to the end of a favorite game is a let down as it's common to want more game, yet not the same game all over again. Capcom understands, and The Umbrella Chronicles introduces interactive pathways to give gamers a choice of various routes to take throughout the game. This feature adds just the right amount of variety so that there are great replay possibilities by going back and choosing different options. It's been awhile since fans have gotten a Resident Evil fix, and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a great way to spend the time until Resident Evil 5 drops some time in 2008.

Rating4.5 / 5
GenreSurvival shooter
ConsoleWii
PublisherCapcom
HotBlasting zombies, interactive path ways and new storyline
NotNon-Wii owners will miss out
By Lisa Lippard
209 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

While many don't see Lexus as a leader in performance sports cars, it has been at the forefront of luxury SUVs, from the RX in the '90s, to now, decades later, with the new subcompact crossover SUV, the UX.
Sam DuJan 23, 2019
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Track Performance Pack gets improved aero, better brakes, and a stiffer suspension to go beyond ultimate
ManufacturerJan 23, 2019
Buyer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction nabs Supra VIN 20201 - signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda - for $2.1 million, the entire bid benefiting the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Rory JurneckaJan 21, 2019
The Cayman GT4 will hit the popular R-GT series in 2020, going head to head with rally-fied Fiat 124 Abarths and Aston Martin Vantages
Conner GoldenJan 20, 2019
You've just purchased the new NSX but you have too much money left over and you need to spend it on something (we've all been there, right...). That's where AIMGAIN comes in.
RodrezJan 18, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP