Goof Troop is an attempt at a Disney-based Zelda-style game, by famed Japanese developer Capcom. It’s based on a ’90s television series of the same name and was first released in 1993.
Dino Crisis was a 1999 PlayStation release for Capcom and features soldiers taking on dinosaurs in a futuristic setting.
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica was released exclusively on the Sega Dreamcast by Capcom in 2000.
Resident Evil 4 – THE standout survival horror game of the Noughties – was released exclusively by Capcom on the Nintendo GameCube in 2005, and it immediately became a critical and commercial smash hit. For all the right reasons.
The sequel to the great Resident Evil 2 is a great continuation of the survival horror series, this time with you playing as Jill Valentine, and fighting against a persistent superboss who jumps into the story at certain points to give you a pasting.
Or – if you give it a pasting back – you get a reward.
Capcom‘s Resident Evil 2 really elevated the survival horror genre to great heights, way back in 1998 when it was first released.
Mostly because it was more gritty and serious than the first game, but also because it was a much more complex storyline in this one: with two different characters playing the same scenario, but from different perspectives (and provided on two different CD-ROMs). Effectively giving you two games in one. So you play one character on a ‘A’ game, and the other on a ‘B’ game, by loading your save in from having completed one half of the game.
And the actions of one character in the game have an effect on what the second character experiences in their game later.
This – in itself – is a dazzling feature, but there is so much more to Resident Evil 2 than that.
Let’s face it: Resident Evil (one) was never the best game to begin with…
When you make a story-based game, the first thing you start with is a script. And Resident Evil‘s script (mostly notably: its dialogue) has always been laughable.
With such memorable lines as: “Thanks for saving my life! Now, shouldn’t you be elsewhere?” and character mood swings bordering on the insane, you’d be forgiven for writing Resident Evil off with derisory laughter.
But a lot of people think that it’s still a great game.
Killer7 – it has to be said – is possibly THE weirdest game of all time.
Part first-person shooter; part on-rails shooter. A full-on nightmare of strange characters, both playable and not.