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Top 5 Resident Evil Video Games

260px-resident_evil_3_coverAh Spring Break can be a wonderful thing. Gives me a chance to rest and relax from my busy schedule. However it doesn’t exactly make a rich and interesting critical environment for my website. So I’m sitting here thinking to myself, what is something I haven’t done in a while for the site to put up while on Spring Break? Then it came to me! I have not talked about my former favorite video game franchise in quite a long time. My Resident Evil Retrospective was one of my first major projects that I ever did for this site. It was apart of my original reviews back in 2013 and through it I covered all of the video games in the franchise as of today. But after covering 17 different reviews on the subject, I realize I never counted down the top games. So seeing as how March is my yearly anniversary and I need something to cover for today, why not discuss the franchise once again? This is The Top 5 Resident Evil Video Games!

Keep in mind this is my personal list based on my experience and reviews of the games. If you disagree with this list, please leave a comment and I would love to have a friendly debate. Continue reading “Top 5 Resident Evil Video Games”

Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective Finale: RE Revelations

250px-RERevelationslogonewAs we come to the end of this road and the last of my Resident Evil retrospective is written, we find ourselves in dire straits. The Resident Evil franchise started out as a juggernaut of video gaming. It and Silent Hill shared the honor of being the two games that jumped into people’s minds when it came to the Survival Horror Genre. It had some bad moments, but really that could be said about the majority of franchises with multiple games in their libraries (yes exceptions do exist, I’m well aware). But man… This franchise hit the top with Resident Evil 4 and have been on a downward spiral ever since. Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil 6 have turned the once great franchise into little more than an action packed joke to the world. The franchise that we knew is all but gone and we are left with the tragic aftermath… BUT WAIT! Even in the darkness that we RE fans find ourselves in, there is a shimmer of light in the distance. Granted it is a pretty dull shimmer, but it is light none the less and at this point I think we will take whatever we can get. Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective Finale: RE Revelations”

Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE 5

Resident_Evil_5_Box_ArtworkUp until this point, CAPCOM’s Resident Evil was a pretty powerful franchise. The main series was solid with only a few real hiccups that came from their spin offs games like the Gun Survivor Series, Gaiden, and so forth… But then Resident Evil 4 happened and it changed everything! It changed the way that Resident Evil was seen, how it was played, the mechanics, the look, the feel. Resident Evil 4 may have been one of the greatest video games of all time, but that game would mark a pretty nasty downward spiral that the franchise finds itself in today and it all started with patient zero, the first decently received game in the main story line of Resident Evil, Resident Evil 5. Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE 5”

Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE REmake

Resident_Evil_2002_coverI am back! After a wonderful trip to Origins Game Fair I have finally returned and am ready to continue my reviewing duties and so without further ado, let’s continue with the retrospective!

When I first heard that there would be a remake to the first Resident Evil… The levels of fanboy nerdery excitement were well over 9000. I had been waiting for this for so long. FINALLY a remake of the original, same story, same characters, all that they did was fix the borked dialogue and add in a few more villains and scenes. I was stoked, I was thrilled, I waited in anticipation for the game to release… And it was a Nintendo Gamecube exclusive……………………… Fuck. Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE REmake”

Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE3: Nemesis

260px-Resident_Evil_3_CoverAnd now we reach the point in the Retrospective where we talk about my favorite Resident Evil game of the entire series. No joke, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is my favorite game in the entire franchise and one of my favorite video games of all time.

It just feels like the perfect storm of what I look for in a zombie survival horror game. An interesting setting, interesting characters, the constant fear of being stalked by this massive unstoppable creature, the game I feel is just the crowning achievement of what could be done with the PS1 and to this day I wish that they would remake the game like the did with the first game. Just the same game with PS3 graphics. Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE3: Nemesis”

Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE1

Resident_evil_platinum_palResident Evil… One of the most well known and well loved gaming franchises in the history of video games and along with Silent Hill brought the survival horror genre of video games crashing into the turn of the century. While their were many survival horror games before it, Resident Evil did mark the beginning of the next wave of survival horror and became a template for how survival horror was used in the future. Since its creation in 1999, the game has spawned an entire universe as well as one of the shittiest movie franchises of all time (I will tragically get to those later with tears in my eyes). Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE1”