Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 2

In many gaming circles, 1998 is considered the best year for video games in history. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, Xenogears, Half-Life, Banjo-Kazooie, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Tekken 3, and Resident Evil 2 among others. All these games (many which still top All Time Great listings) were released within… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 2

Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 4

This week we are celebrating Shinji Mikami’s 30th year birthday in the industry. As such, it seems like an opportune time to look back and reflect on Resident Evil 4. The GameCube release of the series’ 4th entry is Mikami’s highest rated game, and a bona fide masterpiece. The GameCube Needed a Mega Hit Keeping… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 4

Variety Celebrates Shinji Mikami’s 30 Years in the Gaming Industry

Variety interviewed Shinji Mikami, “the godfather of horror games,” in celebration of his 30 years in the gaming industry. Shinji Mikami started at Capcom in 1990, directing Resident Evil, and 2020 marks his tenth year at his studio Tango Gameworks. This article looks at some of the interesting insights gleaned from Variety’s fascinating interview with… Continue reading Variety Celebrates Shinji Mikami’s 30 Years in the Gaming Industry

Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)

A failed attempt of developing a Resident Evil 2 port for the Sega Saturn ended up in the development of Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Code Veronica chronologically speaking was the true sequel to Resident Evil 2, even if Resident Evil 3: Nemesis ended up being the numbered successor to the PlayStation survival horror hit. While… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)

Resident Evil 4 (GC) Review

I was never a big fan of the Resident Evil games, I did finish Resident Evil 2 and RE: Code veronica, but even then, while I still consider RE: 2 a classic, the games were far from flawless. Graphically, the games always did the trick; I will never forget how awesome Code Veronica first looked… Continue reading Resident Evil 4 (GC) Review