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Resident Evil: Survivor (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Sycada (175)
Written on  :  Sep 04, 2001
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Resident Evil never looked so bad.

The Good

This Resident Evil title is played out from the 1st person and is entirely in 3d. The viewpoint makes you feel quite claustrophobic at times and since all the favorite terrors are back again, you can expect quite a few shocks. The game has many different paths to play through and although it'd damn well want to (more on that later) it's a nice addition. Visuals in some places are fairly good for a PSX and the music at times is quite nice.

The Bad

Controlling this game is very fiddly because of the gun support. Either with or without a gun, it's a pain. The story and acting are truly awful and the music has the annoying tendency to become a kind of boppy techno beat during action scenes that's more akin to ridge racer than RE. The monsters look pretty bad and are animated poorly too, often causing the game to slow down when more than one of them appear on screen at once. The game is also very short and easy, I finished the whole thing on my 2nd go and did it in under an hour and a half. The puzzle aspect has been pretty much wiped out and infuriatingly there are no save points. You are FORCED to sit in front of this game from beginning to end.

The Bottom Line

Resident Evil is what you'd call a quality horror series. Sadly this game is the only exception. It's worth a look if you're a RE nut who has to see everything but anyone else should avoid this one and get any of the other RE games instead.