Posts Tagged ‘resident evil 1


Perfect Gaming Moments: Zx Spectrum to PSone

There are some moments in gaming that provide a clarity, a new understanding of the game and of the expanding horizons of gaming. These great gaming moments can be a visual trick, an event in the game world or something as simple as a well animated sprite.

There are moments when the line between fantasy and reality is totally gone and the possibilities seem endless, that rare feeling of something totally new and the instant knowledge that nothing will be the same again.

The rise of gaming has been a series of logical steps, as processors get faster and the range of colours on screen expands games have become for want of a better word, prettier.

But the real defining moments of gaming are not limited by speed and colour depth, but by a spark of inspiration from the games designers and programmers. These moments once experienced are never forgotten and the feeling is infectious, how often have you only had to say “Do you remember that bit in Zelda…” for the moment to come flooding back and the inspiration return.

Here we celebrate that inspiration.

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Retro: The Joy of Resident Evil 1

I remember buying this game when it was released back in 1996 and thinking there is no way a video game could ever scare me. But how wrong I could be, Resident Evil not only scared me (a lot) it entertained me immensely with it’s incredible and revolutionary gameplay, although using a very basic control system, that put you in the centre of the action making you rely on your reactions to aim and shot in the general direction of the variety of Zombies and monsters that came your way or run away like a screaming banshee.

Of course the game not only played well it also entertained, and a lot of times for the wrong reason. Famously known for the appalling dialogue that was spoken from the so called actors that lent their voices to Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton and Albert WESKER, it took the shine of a very well produced game but also gave me some of the biggest laughs i’ve had playing video games. Continue reading ‘Retro: The Joy of Resident Evil 1’

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