In the end, Resident Evil is Carrier's best friend and worst enemy. On the one hand, Carrier's very foundation is based on that built by RE -- Without it, the game wouldn't be here. On the other hand, Carrier (as well as any other entry in this niche genre) will always be standing in RE's shadow. After all of these philosophical ramblings, however, we find that Carrier is nothing short of a top-notch contender in the field, with solid play mechanics to go around and enough new ideas to make it stand alone. The game isn't very hard, but the flow never stops, so rest assured your interest will be piqued from the beginning to the end. It's definitely more than a tease of what's to come upon next month's release of Code Veronica, and fans of the genre are encouraged to check it out.