The Weekly Reporter’s Review: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

February 15, 2008 by ·  

Spencer places the latest Wii installment of the Resident Evil series under his umbrella, eh, eh.
by Spencer Snell

SpencerPirate_1.jpgEach week a different member of the Living and Arts staff will present a new review of anything ranging from the latest chart topping blockbusters to obscure potato chip flavors; always insightful and always through an honest perspective, the WRR gives a critical picture into today’s content rich world.    

    Resident evil has taken on many forms over the years, but none are even similar to the newest installment Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.

    The rail shooter is a common arcade style of first-person game, where the player has little or no control over movement and is instead lead through the game (as if on rails) while attacking an assortment of enemies. The future of this genre can be found in Capcom’s newest game Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. This title is a summarized version of the Resident Evil game series including the most important scenes from Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 1-3 as well as an all-new campaign Umbrella’s End.

     The game follows the rise and fall of the international pharmaceutical company, Umbrella. The company is actually a front for the true purpose of the organization: developing biological weapons of war constructed via mutated humans, or even the living dead, as well as an assortment of animals all injected with different strains of the Tyrant Virus, or T-virus.

     The most common recurring character is Albert Wesker, a high-ranking employee of The Umbrella Corporation disguised as a member of S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service, a fictional police force secretly funded by Umbrella, and stationed in Raccoon City).  Wesker takes center-stage as the primary antagonist and narrator of Umbrella Chronicles.  The game shows the other, darker side of the Resident Evil series (yes… a darker side of a game with evil in the title). Read more

The Weekly Reporter’s Review: Articles of War

February 11, 2008 by ·  

"Arvin is…capable of sentences that stop you cold"
by Manny Perez
One_Book2.jpgEach week a different member of the Living and Arts staff will present a new review of anything ranging from the latest chart topping blockbusters to obscure potato chip flavors; always insightful and always through an honest perspective, the WRR gives a critical picture into today’s content rich world.

Articles of War
    One Book/One Denver, the citywide project to bring together readers around a hand-selected book by the mayor, is a great idea. Imagine, once the program begins to ascend in popularity, turning towards friendly looking people on the bus or while waiting for the elevator and asking “So what did you think of Articles of War”? Too bad these people will reply with only an exasperated sigh and return to leafing through their thesaurus for more interesting words. Or is that just me? Read more