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Resident Evil (SEGA Saturn)

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Written by  :  Jordan Connor (5)
Written on  :  May 27, 2006
Platform  :  SEGA Saturn
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Summary

A Great Version of a Classic Game

The Good

This game is in my opinion the best version of Resident Evil. The onscreen colors are in some places better than on the Playstation version (blood more realistic). The gameplay is very intense. For instance, when you open up a door and discover two zombies lunging in for a bite it will scare the crap out of you! The graphics aren't bad for the Sega Saturn and really push the powers of this weaker 3D system. The storyline isn't bad. Although many people have never heard of this version of Resident Evil, if you have a Sega Saturn and can track down this version it has many features not found in any other versions. These include a "Battle Game" and even a zombified Albert Wesker.

The Bad

I can only complain of the sound which is a bit more muffled compared to the Playstation's. The zombie's moans are different from the playstation version and not as "realistic". Really, the sound issue and the slight inferiority of the game's character graphics to other versions (more blocky) are the only flaws in this version with some unavoidable using a Saturn system. Also,the horrible voice acting may get on some people's nerves,but I think it's just hilarious.

The Bottom Line

The story takes place in Raccoon City in July of 1998. Your S.T.A.R.S. team has been sent to find the answer to a series of gory murders in the surrounding forest. The helicopter of your compatriots in Bravo team who were sent first to search for the culprits have crashed in the forest and you must find them too. While searching the crash site, zombie dogs come and kill one of your team members ,Joseph, and you (Jill or Chris),Albert Wesker, and Barry Burton run and seek shelter in a secluded mansion. While inside, you uncover the reasons for the murders in the forest and discover the remains of several Bravo team members all linked together by an evil corporation's biological experiments that have gone loose. The story reminds one of the cheesy "b-movies" ,like Night of the Living Dead.