Hello there! Welcome to another segment of The Game Of Nerds Plays! This week we’ll be discussing a timeless and ongoing franchise; more specifically, the FIRST of the franchise, Resident Evil. From a wildly popular movie series to clothing merchandise, Resident Evil has erupted worldwide since the game’s debut in the 1990s. This game has revolutionized the way we see zombies.
You, as the main character, have the option of playing as S.T.A.R.S Operatives Jill Valentine, or her partner Chris Redfield. Your sister team, S.T.A.R.S Bravo, has gone missing after being dispatched to a mansion on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Your team, Alpha Squad, has been sent in to find out what happened. After being attacked by a pack of flesh-hungry beasts, you and other Alpha Squad officers are forced to lock yourselves in the mansion. You and your teammates split up to not only locate your missing squad members, but also clues as to what’s happening. Danger waits behind every closed door and around every bend, and the mysteries of this ghoulish house thicken when you find it riddled with booby traps. As you get further into the game, you become less concerned with who did what, and more interested in getting out alive. However, you DO discover that the world’s most popular commercial entity, Umbrella Corporation, is behind the recent cannibalistic attacks, after their science division creates a biological weapon called the T-Virus. This virus somehow manages to escape and infect the living, first killing them before re-animating their bodies and turning them into flesh-eating zombies.
This game is a wild ride of twists and turns and, in its hay day, could scare the toughest of gamers. If you have yet to play Resident Evil, or watch it being played, I highly recommend it. For those of us without PlayStations, Resident evil was recently re-mastered and formatted to the Xbox 360 platform. I hope you kids, adults, and strangers who came here by accident, love, or fall in love with this game as much as I have! Keep your head up and don’t get bit!