"Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles" enters a crowded genre on the Wii, a genre that has been done much better then what is presented here. Nice visuals and a stunning soundtrack can't save the huge design flaws present throughout the title, flaws that only serve to impair the gameplay and frustrate the player.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings
Sep 8, 2016After the commercial success of Umbrella Chronicles Capcom decided to bring another rail shooter in the Resident Evil franchise, was itAfter the commercial success of Umbrella Chronicles Capcom decided to bring another rail shooter in the Resident Evil franchise, was it better, worse or identical that Umbrella Chronicles ?
Graphically the game looks pretty good for the Wii, of course it"s easier to make good graphics in a rail shooter that a RPG but it's still a good point for the studio, there's no bug, the motion controls works perfectly, technically it's a very professional job, nothing more to say.
Concerning the gameplay it's almost the exact same formula that Umbrella Chronicles (that wasn't a revolution in the rail shooter genre) except the change of weapon system that works way better, and a better solo experience (in the first installment there were moments that almost needed a second player), the game is still very generic but they did improve the game.
The story tells the events of Resident Evil Code Veronica, and Resident Evil 2 but also adds an act of original story that tells the back-story of Leon and Krauser from Resident Evil 4, it's not really important for the license or the fans but at least it adds some value if you already played all the other games. The game will last around 6 hours for the first run, which is a bit short but not outrageous for the genre.
In conclusion Darkside Chronicles is better than Umbrella Chronicles, Capcom did good use from the feedback they received in the previous episode and correct all the major issues to offer a better product, even if it's not perfect a very advisable game if you're looking for a rail shooter or if you like Resident Evil.… Full Review »
Aug 16, 2017The game's plot is slightly different than original game's plot, but it does keep the same story and characters and I really like that.The game's plot is slightly different than original game's plot, but it does keep the same story and characters and I really like that. Graphics for the WII console are great! Easy to control, shoot and aim. Amazing game.… Full Review »
Oct 18, 2013one the best game of nintendo wii
an excelent spin off.
im really impressive. it has a good gameplay and its has solid graphics for a Wiione the best game of nintendo wii
an excelent spin off.
im really impressive. it has a good gameplay
and its has solid graphics for a Wii game
its a good game… Full Review »