Resident Evil has a long and sometimes proud history. I think it's fair to say that the first couple of Resident Evil games were genre defining, which makes it all the more tragic to contemplate the state in which the series currently exists.
Children are kind of useful, giving people who no longer fancy going to the pub very often something to fill their time with instead. They also ensure the continuation of the human race solely by existing, which is pretty impressive when you think about it. Apologies to any parents reading this by the way, I really am trying my best.
What's the point of pointing in video games? Is it pointless or is it on point? In this video, I take a look at some of the surprisingly large number of games that feature pointing as a special power or special move. Honestly, there's loads. It's weird.
The first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is out right now, much to the delight of Barry Burton fans worldwide. Ian gave it a go during one of our live streams and, well, things got a bit weird. Get ready for a lot of shooting, a fair amount of dying horribly, and a surprising amount of role-playing as a little girl. Oh, and some Cliff Richard.
Imagine, for a second, a world where Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy never became the poster boys for the Resident Evil franchise. A world where another surviving member of the original Alpha team didn't get forgotten about the second he left Raccoon City. Let's face it, Barry Burton has more badass cred in his itchy trigger finger than the rest of Resi's supporting cast combined. In celebration of his triumphant return in Resident Evil Revelations 2, here's our short, sweet, and not-at-all-serious salute to everyone's favourite S.T.A.R.S member.
The starting section of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is littered with references to author Franz Kafka. I played the first 40 minutes of Barry Burton's campaign yesterday and couldn't skulk down a corridor without tripping over an excerpt from The Trial. Presumably Burton and ol' Franz share more than just a simple dislike of overgrown insects, but what, precisely? Trigger warning: contains footage of a creepy child who may or may not be a figment of your imagination.
Everyone's spent so much time bemoaning the death of survival horror in recent years they've kind of lost sight of the fact that there's never been a better time for the genre. The indie resurgence as seen in the likes of Amnesia, Outlast and Slender is one thing, but it doesn't stop there: this autumn it's felt like there's been more big budget horror games than there have been first-person shooters, and even Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - developed by the team once behind Dead Space, of course - contains a prolonged nod to the genre in one of its stand-out set-pieces.