Zero Punctuation: Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles

It’s that time of week again, where Ben tears some game a new asshole on Zero Punctuation. This week it’s Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii.

Also, in case you didn’t already know, Rez HD and Chessmaster Live hit Xbox Live Arcade today. 800 MS points apiece, but well worth it for the outstanding Res, or if you want to have your ass handed to you by myself in chess.

My cousin and I have been getting together once a week to play some co-op 360 games and were tragically forced to give Kane & Lynch a try. While it’s certainly not bad enough to have earned itself all of the bad publicity it earned during the Gamespot Gerstmann fiasco, it’s certainly not good. You have to forget about any sort of plot, because there’s no real motivation for anything that you’re doing other than standard video game instincts implying that you should murder anything that moves. The real bitch is the controls and the camera. I can honestly say that I thought we were done innovating in the field of awful video game cameras, but this game takes not just the cake, but the whole fucking bakery. Unlike in most games, using the “target” button to focus in on your crosshairs will not help you out very much, as it seems to zoom in on the back of your characters head most of the time. And I have to applaud whoever set up the cameras for two player co-op on any of the levels where you’re in a vehicle. Those levels were just a masterpiece of god-awful camera work. I’ve never had a split screen game confuse me as to which screen was mine after a solid hour of gameplay, but somehow the development team pulled it off. Kudos.

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By Sharkey

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