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Resident Evil: Outbreak (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  Nick Seafort (22)
Written on  :  May 03, 2004
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Summary

You still won't have enough ammo.

The Good

I was a big fan of the original Resident Evil, but not so much of the subsequent sequels. The idea of a survival horror game is a novel one, and Outbreak adds a new dimension to that by being online.

The game has 5 different scenarios, each with a different objective and feel. The flavor of the original Resident Evil is here, and as always, there are plenty of zombies and mutant creatures to keep you on your toes.

The Bad

The number 1 complaint that most everyone has with the Resident Evil series is bad camera angles. Outbreak isn't an exception here, you'll find yourself running in circles in some places simply because you can't figure out what perspective you're navigating from.

The AI is horrible. It will pick up ammunition for a weapon it dosen't have. It will take rare ammunition and use it unsparingly on weak opponents. It will drop much-coveted weapons in favor of healing items.

Also, it's unfortunate, but the Scenarios are disjointed. You'll complete scenario 1, and then scenario 2 you're in a completely different place for an undisclosed reason.

The Bottom Line

The good outweighs the bad here. This one isn't destined to have the same legendary status of the originator, but it makes a good companion, and is a worthy purchase. Well worth the money.