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  • Summary: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles's story is based on "Resident Evil 2" and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera creates a more immersive Chronicles survival experience. As in the last installment, this is aResident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles's story is based on "Resident Evil 2" and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera creates a more immersive Chronicles survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways. Filling in many of the missing pieces of storyline that were not covered in the original Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles gives hardcore fans the chance to re-live some of the most classic moments of the Resident Evil franchise, while allowing new players to take advantage of the intense action-horror experience only possible on the Wii. Gamers can choose to take on their enemies with the help of an A.I.-controlled character or enlist the help of a friend to fight via two-player co-op. Adding new dimension and strategy to the arcade-style gameplay in the Chronicles experience, the new Evade system will utilize the Wii Remote for a more intense experience when fighting enemies. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. In essence, what the game may lack in exposition or narrative complexity it makes up for in nostalgic capital, a refined weapons system and a classic Resident Evil feel
  2. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is an amazing "on-rails" shooting experience.
  3. Even though there’s no online play, only leaderboards, this game is a great way to spend a night or weekend with a friend.
  4. A great game for Resident Evil fans, as it provides the best bits from Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica with a more direct and frantic approach.
  5. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has some nice moments, especially when you are playing the game in co-op mode. We like the idea that you are going back to Racoon City, but the game is far from perfect. The camera is annoying and some bosses are just plain stupid.
  6. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a solid sequel to The Umbrella Chronicles, but it's not really much of an improvement
  7. "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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    Im so glad its been announced to be ported to PS3. This is basicly a Resident Evil 2 and CV remake. PERFECT for people with a wii orIm so glad its been announced to be ported to PS3. This is basicly a Resident Evil 2 and CV remake. PERFECT for people with a wii or playstation move, and are die hard resident evil 2 fans. Expand
  2. AgustinR
    Dec 13, 2009
    9
    An excellent game, more intense, better look and many mistakes solveds compared with RE:UC
  3. Aug 16, 2017
    9
    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.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. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Nov 20, 2009
    8
    Darkside Chronicles will definitely appeal to followers of the R.E. series with a new albiet edited visit to R.E.2 and Code:Veronica, while Darkside Chronicles will definitely appeal to followers of the R.E. series with a new albiet edited visit to R.E.2 and Code:Veronica, while newbies may find it all a little slow. I admit I'm a fan of the PS1 games and love the nostalgia D.C. brings but I wish the intensity of the originals had been realized here.The action is a bit too slow, grinding to a halt at times, and headshots are way too hard to pull off. The mindless shooting at random items takes away some of the suspense but I love the more interactive environment(shooting out lights, spinning umbrellas). It takes forever to upgrade the weapons but I had little problem clearing the levels with what's available. So overall, everyone should like it but older R.E. fans especially. Oh, and the complaints about the shaky camera are made by people who think running and shooting a gun should have no effect on each other. If you can't aim while running, be a sniper. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    I liked this game so much .Much better than the 1st one because of Leon ( :p) and most importantly the camera.The camera in the last game wasI liked this game so much .Much better than the 1st one because of Leon ( :p) and most importantly the camera.The camera in the last game was a bit boring , but this one really helped the action going.One of the greatest rail shooters ever. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2011
    8
    a improved game from REUC but takes a big hit on the camera even being more eradic and just flying all over the place . the game is slowera improved game from REUC but takes a big hit on the camera even being more eradic and just flying all over the place . the game is slower paced from say like what house of the dead overkill offers. still its a fun run down memory lane with it covering RE2 and RECV and a new story following leon and krueser . i like the ability to now upgrade your guns and carry health items and use them when u want too. its a good on rails shooter i could have given it a 9 easy if that damn camera wasnt so annoying. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2018
    6
    The Umbrella Chronicles summarizes in its levels Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica and offers a prequel to Resident Evil 4.The Umbrella Chronicles summarizes in its levels Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica and offers a prequel to Resident Evil 4.
    His story is worthy of a fair approval. Little addition of zero and some very changed stories.

    The gameplay is the classic action game "on rails", very simple but functional. A bit demanding even for veteran players.
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