It's nice to see developers actually attempt to make good games on the Wii. Too often we're seeing half-assed ports of PS360 titles or rubbish party games where waggling the Wiimote amounts to a gameplay mechanic. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, a sort of mix-tape to the best moments in RE history, is a genuinely good game, and at £15 on Amazon, it's not to be missed!
- Click here to purchase Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Bundle from Amazon for £14.99 [Wii Games]
If you're seeing a different price on the site, simply cast your eyes to the right, and the "More Buying Options" box, where Amazon's cut-price is listed. This deal not only comes with The Darkside Chronicles game, but the Wiimote Zapper, the Wii's lightgun peripheral, which by itself can be rather expensive. So finding it bundled with a game, all for the cost of fifteen bob, isn't bad.
RE: The Darkside Chronicles is essentially a montage of the best bits in RE2 and Code: Veronica, my personal fave. It's a co-operative game at heart, with up to two players taking control of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. It's an on-the-rails shooter, with the actual movement of characters and pacing of the scenes determined by how quickly you can shoot all the enemies without dying. Whilst it might sound restrictive and also somewhat heretical, robbing the series' of its trademark creeping dread, it's still a very scary experience, albeit in a more hectic fashion. Bullets fly, monstrous snakes slither around bookshelves, and incredibly bad dialogue is thrown around with aplomb.