Zero Hour (Resident Evil #0) Review

Zero Hour (Resident Evil Series #0) is a 2004 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Star Books, and based on the Resident Evil: Zero Hour video game. Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo’s helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses — and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. Positives: Billy and Rebecca are…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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Books | Resident Evil

Resident Evil, known as Biohazard in Japan, is a survival horror video game based media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the video game company Capcom. The series’ overarching plot focuses on multiple characters, and their roles in recurring outbreaks of zombies and other monsters, initially due to the release of the T-virus, but still more biological weapons over time, created mainly by the fictional Umbrella Corporation and various other organizations in later games. Zero Hour (Resident Evil #0) Sent to investigate a series of…

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Resident Evil, Could It Have Been a Better Film Series?

Now with the highly anticipated final installment in the Resident Evil film franchise coming soon, I have to write an article about the overall series and my impressions.  The Resident Evil film series is one of those series that it could be considered a guilty pleasure of mine.  Despite the high deviation from the source material (which I don’t mind) and the wide array of mistakes the movies contain I cannot deny that I’ve really enjoyed the series as a whole. I am a fan of the Resident Evil video…

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The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) Review

The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) is a 1998 science fiction survival horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as a novelization of the video game Resident Evil the story follows members of Alpha S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad) team in Raccoon City, whose search for Bravo Team leads them to the Spencer estate where they find horrors that defy imagination. Positives: Good characters Maintains tense atmosphere Interesting plot Great antagonist Writing is descriptive Negatives: n/a Plot:  The Umbrella Conspiracy follows members of…

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Games | Resident Evil

Resident Evil, known as Biohazard in Japan, is a survival horror video game based media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the video game company Capcom. The series’ overarching plot focuses on multiple characters, and their roles in recurring outbreaks of zombies and other monsters, initially due to the release of the T-virus, but still more biological weapons over time, created mainly by the fictional Umbrella Corporation and various other organizations in later games. Resident Evil (1996) The game’s plot follows Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, members of…

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a 2015 episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Serving as the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise, and the story follows Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, who are kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island filled with monstrosities and run by the mysterious Overseer. Positives: Good graphics Interesting story Extensive campaign Fun cooperative gameplay Suspenseful music Great main characters…

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Resident Evil: Revelations Review

Resident Evil: Revelations is a 2012 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for the Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.  Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the story of the game follows series protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they try to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting the Earth’s oceans with a virus. Positives: Good graphics Good voice performances Creepy music Interesting story Lengthy campaign Great gameplay Challenging gameplay Raid Mode is awesome Negatives:…

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Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) Review

Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) is a 1998 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published with Pocket Books.  Set in between the events of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the story follows Rebecca Chambers and former members of S.T.A.R.S. who travel to Caliban Cove to stop a madman from unleashing a new virus upon the world. Positives: Interesting story Awesome protagonist Good writing Likable characters Negatives: Story isn’t compelling Flat antagonist Plot: The story follows combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of…

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