Resident Evil: Deadly Silence Reader Review
Resident Evil. A series that has progressively gotten better and better with time. Resident Evil 4 on the Gamecube and PS2 was nearly faultless. So why play a game that is over 10 years old and is the first in the long running series of survival horror games? This may be the reason why Deadly Silence has been sitting on my shelf for the past 3 months, untouched.
Well, I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised by how well it has aged. Ok, it still has the cheesy acting, dialogue and FMV sequences, but that was the whole point of the original Resi. It was meant to be a take on the old B-movies from the 70's.
The DS version features 2 versions of the game. First - the original version which is basically a direct port from the version released 10 years ago(with uncut bits that us Brits never got on the old PS1 version), with next-to no touch screen control or new features.
Next there's Rebirth Mode. This is where this game gets interesting for any fan of the original. There are now touch screen, first-person knife battles with zombies and touch screen and microphone based puzzles.
The graphics are also fairly sharp for a DS game. Nothing has really been changed from the original - it is still 3D characters on a static background, but it still looks very nice on the small screen.
Overall this is a good port that is just as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago, and still one of the best survival horror games of all time. Well worth getting if you can pick it up cheap and especially worth getting if you are either a fan of the series looking for some nostalgia, or a DS gamer looking for a top adventure game.
8 / 10