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Resident Evil 6

Having completed every Resident Evil game thus far, I am obligated to see any movie that is tied into the franchise. As you can imagine, this leads to some major disappointments. I enjoyed the first film, loathed the second, and I personally thought the third was the best so far. This gave me high hopes for Resident Evil: Afterlife, but I was definitely hesitant as the trailers leading up to release had the film looking much more like the matrix than any Resident Evil game. Sadly I was severely let down. I expected this movie to suck, but wow, it is absolutely one of the worst films I have ever seen.

Paul W.S. Anderson has been more miss than hit, but there are a few of his films that I really enjoy. For example the first Mortal Kombat is just fun as hell, Event Horizon has inspired multiple other films and games such as Dead Space, and I think Dead or Alive is the best game to movie adaptation in existence. I think he was a little over excited about trying his hand at 3D, and it simply murders the movie as a whole.

Now I like 3D, I think it can enhance a movie and really help to suck you in, just so long as the movie is not centered around its 3D effects. Resident Evil: Afterlife however is so blatant in its 3D effect gimmickry it is embarrassing. Every single scene that involves a kick, punch, chop, or block is in slow motion. I honestly think that if the movie were ran in 1:1 time, it would be 15 minutes long. I am absolutely serious when I say this movie does not go 5 minutes without some slow motion projectiles flying at your face, and it really doesn't even look that great.













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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is also known as Biohazard 5 in Japan which is a survival horror video game like the upcoming game Dead Rising 2. The game was published by Capcom and is the 7th installment of the Resident Evil series. Last March 5, 2009 this Xbox 360 game was released in Japan and was released in Europe and North America last March 13, 2009. The game is available for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows Platform. The lead characters are Sheva Alomar and Chris Redfield and is set on a fictitious place on Africa known as Kijuju.

The game was able to sell more than 2M of units on its first 2 weeks after its release then in UK it became the top-selling game of the franchise. Now, it has sold more than 5M copies all over the world and is the best selling game of the series having a single title.

This new Xbox 360 game is similar with Resident Evil 4 having great cut scenes and context-sensitive controls. The lead characters can be controlled by the player in the same manner Leon S. Kennedy is controlled in Resident Evil 4. The only difference is that there will be additional controls applied to the lead characters. A new feature added to this game is the ability of the player to play Mercenaries minigame online with the help of a patch.














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Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 was perhaps the most awaited portion of the Resident Evil franchise. It expanded upon the concepts that were introduced in its predecessors, while weaving in plot and content from other spin-off games. However, for such a monumental work, Resident Evil 4 is known for being the longest (so far) in terms of development. It was started in 1999, and went through a total of 4 iterations, before its release in 2005.

The Series picks up with Leon Kennedy (one of the survivors of the Racoon City Incident, and one of the primary protagonists in Resident Evil 2), who is now a member of the US Secret Service. Leon is assigned, upon taking the job, the not-so-enviable task of recovering the Daughter of the President, who has gone missing.

Leon ends up in Spain, where he uncovers "Los Plagas", a viral disease that is turning the inhabitants of a small remote agricultural town into slaves to some unknown will. They seek to kill him, and prevent him from recovering the President's Daughter. Their ultimate goal, as they are controlled by an organization known as 'Los Illuminados', is to infect her with 'Plagas' and return her to the United States to see to the infection of government officials, and thereby gain an unstoppable power base in the States.











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Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3 is one of the lesser known installments of the Popular Resident Evil video game franchise. Set in the same time frame and setting as Resident Evil 2, it contains some great continuity fillers, and helps flesh out the Resident Evil Universe.

The game itself stars Jill Valentine, one of the two protagonists from the first Resident Evil Game. However, unlike previous games in the series, the player only has the option of Jill as a protagonist, and the whole story centers around Jill during the Raccoon City Outbreak.

In the game, Jill is attempting to escape the infested remains of Raccoon City in the midst of the outbreak of the T Virus. The T Virus was manufactured by a multi-national pharmaceutical conglomerate, Umbrella, for the purpose of creating bio-weapons. It was accidentally/purposefully released upon the unwitting inhabitants of Raccoon City, in order to cover up their research in the nearby Arklay Mountains facility.

As Jill travels through the game, she discovers that Umbrella has released a bio-weapon called Nemesis upon the city, specifically designed to hunt down the remaining members of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service (STARS), whom Jill was a member. Umbrella fears that if STARS members escape, that they will be able to expose Umbrella to the world.










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Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 was the successor and sequel to the popular and successful Resident Evil 1 Video Game. Like its forebear, it is a Survival Horror game, that focuses on puzzle solving, limited saves, and ammunition conservation. This all adds together to create an immersive horror experience in a city overrun with the 'undead'.

In the Game, you take on the role of either Rookie Police Officer Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield (sister to the first game's protagonist, Chris). After a deadly outbreak of the T-Virus (a Bio-Weapon developed by a pharmaceutical conglomerate called Umbrella) transforms Raccoon City into Zombies, the characters must seek out the police station, in the hopes of finding Chris Redfield. However, they discover that he has left for Europe, to find Umbrella's Headquarters.

After this, the Characters attempt to flee the city, only to discover, through happen-stance, a maniacal plot, in the midst of this civil emergency, to create the ultimate bio-weapon for Umbrella. This weapon, known as the G-Virus, would transform anyone infected into a superior living war machine. The group continues to unravel the mystery of the G-Virus, finding their way into Umbrellas' secret underground research facility.