Ranking every Resident Evil game (That I’ve played)

Capcom’s Horror series was a pillar of excellence in video games back on the original Playstation and it was even to this day a very popular series with fantastic reimagining and reinventions, the series which just currently launched its 8th mainline installment was very well recieved by fans and critics and it looks like the series is basically living its haydays again with 3 games coming out annually to very high acclaim in the past three years. I am a big fan of this series and I played a lot of Resident Evil games, my very first website on the internet was a Resident Evil fan site called Resident Evil S.T.A.R.S. back in 2004, I thought it would be a good idea if I list out my favorite Resident Evil games from best to worst and shed some light on each:

Resident Evil Gaiden is a Gameboy Color standalone title that takes place on a ship and you play as Barry and Leon two characters that wouldn’t normally even meet in the games so like you guessed it this game is not cannon and it is pretty terrible, the combat is turnbased and it is not even fun.

Resident Evil Survivor is basically the 4th Resident Evil game on the Playstation and it was mislabled as Resident Evil 4 for 14 year old RE super fan me and I was pretty crushed by this game, it has nothing the series was famous for none of the great puzzles and the inventory management basically it had nothing I liked about the series, it reuses the zombie models from RE2 and 3 and almost every other asset and it was very poorly recived by fans and critics, surprisingly it launched a spinoff series with Survivor 2 and 3 and in the third one is not even a RE title it is a Dino Crisis one, I skipped those.

Resident Evil Dead Aim is another “Takes place on a ship” RE game and it is not that good, it came out on Playstation 2 back when most Resident Evil games were exclusive for GameCube and I was pretty excited for this game since getting a GameCube at that time was pretty hard for someone living in Iraq, but the FPS combat and doubebag protoganist and the very uninteresting enviroment really turned me off from it and this game rarelly crosses my mind, it is just bland and boring.

Resident Evil Outbreak and Outbreak File #2 was Capcom’s attempt at making a co-op RE game and they also had single player mode which is how I played them, I imagine these games to be fun with friends but alone it really wasn’t and the only saving grace of these titles was Raccoon City which I have a soft spot for, the games also had more Melee combat unline other RE games and it wasn’t bad just not a good game.

Resident Evil 4 to me is the most disappointing game in the series, which the game has a really good combat and the best graphics for its time it also was a long fetch escort witch made you escort and protect a girl who constantly got attacked and kidnapped, it also had horrible QTEs and in general it was just not fun for me, I only played it once and I never returned to it ever since.

Resident Evil 6 is the pinnacle of Capcom’s Action RE Trilogy, the game is basically three campaigns and each of them is their own flavor I think and I really like one of them it is a dark horror themed staring Leon and the other two lets just say they are weird, one of them feels like an Uncharted game and the other is basically a Gears of War hord shoot em up, the result is mixed and it is just very bloated and the story really makes little to no sense and I think at this point Capcom decided to go back to the drawing boards and try to reinvent the series again.

Resident Evil 5 is the one I like in the Action-Trilogy RE games mainly because I like how it is wrapping up some of the plotlines that started in the first RE games like Wesker and Spencer and it also has some nice twists, the game also had Co-Op which I didn’t play but a few friends of mine did and they really enjoyed it, maybe one day I will give that a go, the combat is very top notch and the Boulder Punching is iconic forever.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is another Action-Centric title of the series and it brings some fan favorite characters like Clair and Barry, I played this one on Vita in Co-Op mode and it was actually fun, the one thing I didn’t like about it was the Episodic structure of the game it just didn’t make sense to me it should have been a regular game but I guess Capcom wanted to have Resident Evil’s toe dipped in everything.

Resident Evil Revelations is another “Takes place on a ship” RE game but this one they got right, well not all of the game takes place on the ship but 60% of it does and it is a well designed game and it kinda reminds me of the original settings from RE2 and 1 and it was a good game epecially for a Nintendo 3DS title.

Resident Evil 1 (Original) which I played on PSP as a part of my Resident Evil Marathon back in 2010 is a good game and revolutionary for its time, sure the live action cut-scenes and the cheesy dialoge doesn’t work but the mystery of the Spencer mansion and the interesting world building is fantastic foundation for the buildup the later become a major franchise.

Resident Evil Deadly Silence is not the most loved game in the series, a lot of people really dislike this game for some reason but I had a really good expirence with it, weirdly enough it was my first time playing the original Resident Evil which for some reason kept slipping from me and I couldn’t play until Capcom announced the DS port, the game is clearly downgrades to run on DS and it is not the most optimal but it is great if you are playing it under your blanket in a cold winter night at 3:00am which is how I got to play it and it was amazing, the port adds a few interesting features to the game like reloading your weapon and the auto knife with L and they are all very welcome addition, and it has an expiremental multiplayer mode which was very wacky and weird.

Resident Evil 0 is a game that I played fairly recently on Nintendo Switch, it is the last game to have prerendered backgrounds and fixed camera, the game is very beautiful and it is fun to play especially for a classic style Resident Evil game.

Resident Evil Code: Veronica is one of the most underrated RE games and to me it is the Resident Evil 4 that we deserved, it takes place on a remote island and the game is a mixture of Action and Horror and puzzle solving, to me it is the hardest game in the series and it has some of the series wackiest story aspects which I actually like, and I love Clair so I was very excited and I really want a remake please.

Resident Evil (Remake) is another one of those games that I played fairly recently on Nintendo Switch and I really liked it, it takes the foundation of the original and makes it better in every possible way, better gameplay and better presenation of the game in general boosted by the best graphics the PS2-era geneation ever seen, it is just amazing and I am already planning a replay of the game for this summer.

Resident Evil 3 Remake followed the 2019 excellent RE2 remake which we will get to a little later and it is a good game, it is scary and Nemisis is very intimidating but the cut content which I feel like it is around 40% of the original game was basically cut and that left a sour tase in my mouth, I really wished to like the game more.

Resident Evil Village is the 8th mainline RE games which came out this month and it is a great game, it follows the soft reboot of RE7 and it connects the series with it and it lays the foundation for the future games, you can read my full review here.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard serves as a reinvension for the series, shifting the prespective to first person view but not making it an actual shooter because the combat in the game is limited, with that change the game actually goes back to its roots by making most of the game set within one mansion and by increasing the horror element of the game to make it the scaries entry of the series, to me this game made me fall back in love with the series after the decade of misses from Capcom.

Resident Evil 3 Nemesis is the 3rd offical entry of the series that takes place at Raccoon City, the game is more action orianted than RE2 and it takes place within the whole city, it is really a good game that I really have so many fond memories of, it has Mercinaries mode which me and my siblings used to love and race through it to see who can get the highest score and it stars my favorite character of the series and my first crush.

Resident Evil 2 (Original) is the reson I fell in love with this series, everything about this game is fantastic to say the least, the game has four different scinarios, perfect music, a fantastic location and puzzles, I could go on and on about this game it is just amazing.

Resident Evil 2 Remake is everything I ever wanted from a Resident Evil game, everything I said about RE2 is here but on top of that the game is visually stunning, it is scary as hell, the audio design is the best that has ever been produced in a video game, Mr.X follows you all throughout the game and he makes every counter tense as hell and it is a fun game too, it is just perfect and it really feels like Capcom went all out with this Remake and they hit every right note with it.

Resident Evil Village (Review)

Resident Evil Village is the 8th mainline Resident Evil game developed and published by Capcom for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBOX One, XBOX Series X|S and PC, The game was released on May 7th and recived positive reviews from critics and sold 3 million units during its first weekend.

The game follows Ethan Winters the protoganist from 2017’s Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and the story is a direct continuation of that story while having some nods here and there for the rest of the series and past releases, just like RE7 the game is a first person horror action adventure which tasks the player with exploring and surviving the horrors of this new setting which this time it is an eastern European village reminicing of Resident Evil 4. The village is located in a mountinous and snowly region and the habitants of the village are devout worshippers of a shadowy figure that they call “Mother Miranda”, and she comes in with a group of wacky and cartoony group of villains that you will need to deal with, Internet’s favorite Big Vampire lady being one of them.

Each one of those family memebers reign over a domain which you will have to explore and ultimately kill the ruler of that area to progress the story and the game does a fantastic job by making each area very different from the other, in one of them you will try to avoid fighting and run away from a castle while in another it almost feels like a haunted house puzzle game that kinda reminded me of Outlast games and truly the game shines in variaty of the puzzles and combat scinarios, even the bosses were all different from one and other which was very nice and fun.

Historically Resident Evil games always struggled with the 2nd half, perhaps not the original trilogy they were okay but the later games including 7 suffered with that issue and Village is no different the ending part as long as gameplay concerns it is weak and it does makes the game lose some of the momentum the strong begining and other parts have, fortunetly it doesn’t overstay its welcome and the game quickly comes to an end that basically answers a few linger questions from the series Lore in general and regarding RE7 and that was to me a nice way to contain things at least for now, but the game will also have a rippling effect throughout the series and I am not very sure I like where that is going we will need to wait and see and Capcom is making Resident Evil games a little faster than they used to now so maybe in a 3-4 years we will findout where the series is going from here.

Verdict: Resident Evil Village is great game having really awesome moments for the iconic series that does lose some of its momentum by the more action focused later part, but the beautiful graphics and amazing suspeseful autmospher makes it one hell of an expirence (8.5/10.0)

Cyberpunk 2077 (Review-ish?)

Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by CD Projekt RED the acclaimed studio that gave us Witcher 3 and it is an open world RPG set in the futuristic city pleagued by crime, corruption and bugs.

Cyberpunk 2077 was my most anticipated game for 2020, I wanted that game so bad and the game was delayed three times in 2020 but that didn’t hinder my anticiaption, I am known for being a patient man and I like to let things take its time and come to me when it is ready and after 176 hours all I have to say is, I wish it was delayed for fourth time too.

I will try to get the “bugs” out of the way in one go, the game is buggy as hell, I played it on Xbox Series X and it runs well on the console usually at 60FPS with very little slowdowns, before Hotfix 1.06 I had crashes and since Hotfix 1.06 (which came out like 10 days after launch) I effectively stopped having crashes and the game ran very smoothly but the bugs are not just that, most of the time I had quests that didn’t end, I had markers that didn’t point to the objective, I had item description that got stuck on the screen until I found another item or restarted the game, sound bugs, NPC animation bugs, I have shot NPC’s head off and watched them walk by, I have seen cars just drop from the sky right in the middle of a street causing an explosion and police blamed it on me, all of the trash in the badlands are floating which makes moving in them really hard, sometimes the collision detection mistakes a corpse for a rock and causes your car to crash even though you didn’t run over a bolder you run over a corpse….etc I could go on and on, and just FYI from 2011 to 2017 I considered Skyrim to be my all time favorite game and that game was broken as hell when it came out so I am not someone who just can’t stand bugs I think it is okay to have them in there and give the developers time to fix it since there is no way for them to test out a game this size but Cyperbunk’s bugs weren’t okay they just felt like this is an early access game this game didn’t work the way it was supposed to as a final product and that is just sad.

now with that aside let me tell you what I liked about the game and I liked a lot of things, the main story is fantastic, the world building is for me the best I have seen for a brand new IP, the combat and shooting are fun and the weapons feel different from each other, driving around Night City in the rain while listening to the raido was a great expirence in its own and that is something no one can take from this game, the game had amazing characters like Johnney Silverhands who I grew really close to and loved interacting with him and Keanu really helped with that, Judy Panam Jackie Vick…etc all of them are fantastic characters, some of the minor side quests really got me thinking and made me see things differently and I loved that, every time I went on doing open-world stuff I discovered something new in the world and it is what makes me love open worlds so much, the RPG progression is great and you can totally make your character play really differently from other people’s, and so many more things.

All of that made me wish CDPR did the right thing and not announce an early release for the game when it wasn’t ready, I wish they pushed it to late 2021 or mid 2022 instead but when we got the game it was something without those bugs and a bug here and there was just a minor chuckle like when it happens in Breath of the Wild or Red Dead Redemption 2, for that I have decided to put the game aside and return to it after the Complete Editon is out, which I think it will be sometime in 2022 and then I will have a full Cyberpunk 2077 expirence that is why I wont score it, this isn’t a reivew and in my mind I played an Early Access verion of a game that is set to come out next year.

Yuru Camp△ Season 1 (Review)

Yuru Camp△ or as it is known in the west Laid-Back Camp is a slice of life anime about camping, and that is pretty much it and I am not even kidding, this isn’t as show about having major conflicts or saving the world or anything like that, the show is just about a girl named Rin who loves to go on camping trips alone and a group of girls who formed an outdoors club in their high school and they just love to go on camping trips.

and this is exactly what got me really invested in this series how laid-back it is and how it isn’t trying to do much more than what it is about, the show does feel like a camping trip on its own because of how beautiful the backgrounds are and how well drawn it is to a point that it feels like realistic images with a filter on it, I just can’t begin to describe how beautiful this show can get with its background and sound design and effects and I believe that this needs to be expirenced.

Further more one of the areas that the show really succeeded at is how realistic the characters are, unlike most slice of life animes the show doesn’t try to create a dramatic storyline, there are no love triangles or complex feelings that needs to be addressed and these characters growing into something they weren’t in the beginning, I think for the most part the most dramatic issue the show deals with is how expensive camping gear could be especially for these kids and that is pretty much it, when I was trying to recommend this show to a friend I described it as Animal Crossing-Anime because it is just that and it is glorious.

Verdict: Yuru Camp△ is a relaxing slice of life anime about how beautiful life can be if you just relax and do what you love. (10/10)

My Most Anticipated 2021 Games

A new year and a new list of games to sink my teeth into and 2021 seems like a fantastic year for games here are my most anticipated games but first a list of rumored games that are not confirmed for 2021 release yet:

  • Starfield
  • Metroid Prime 4
  • Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Babylon’s Fall
  • Project Athia
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Sequel
  • Final Fantasy XVI

#10: Far Cry 6 stars Giancarlo Esposito who seems to be playing every villain now days in a game set in a fictional Caribbean country, it will be an open-world FPS stealth game that allows you the customize and craft your weapons and fight the ruthless leader of that country

#9: Deathloop is the next Arkane Studios game which is about two master assassins’ caught in a game of groundhog day, it seems like the signature Arkane action FPS game with a more stylish game

#8: Ghostwire Tokyo seems like a really odd game from the legendary Resident Evil and The Evil Within creator Shinji Mikami, after the excellent The Evil Within 2 I am very excited for whatever Tango Gameworks is making and I cannot wait to play Ghostwire Tokyo.

#6: Kena Bridge of Spirits is an adventure action game by Ember Studios that caught the world by surprise with its excellent background graphics and charming world, the game was supposed to come out in 2020 before ultimately being delated to 2021.

#5: Horizon II Forbidden West is a sequel to the excellent Horizon Zero Dawn that will continue Alloy’s Journey to discover the secrets of the world

#4: Scorn is a first person shooter set in a really mysterious and disgusting looking environment, with guns and weapons made from bones and flesh and it seems to be a mysterious game that is going to be really interesting to dive into.

#3: Resident Evil Village is the 8th mainline Resident Evil titles, after the incredible return to form by Capcom in 2017 with Resident Evil 7 the Village is set to continue Ethan’s story, the game brings characters like Chris Redfield to the game this time kinda looks like Chris will be the bad guy maybe?

#2: Shin Megami Tensei V has been on most anticipated list since it was announced in 2017 and looks like we might be getting it this year maybe during the summer, after the great IV and the incredible Persona 5 I am more than pumped to battle Apocalypse Demons on Switch this year.

#1: Since the first time I saw Nintendo Switch I have been wanting a brand new Monster Hunter title for it and Monster Hunter Rise seems like everything I hoped for in that franchise ever, I genuinely cannot wait for it and I count minutes till we get to that March 26th Launch date.

The Mandalorian Season 2 (Review)

I am a sucker for Star Wars, I love this universe and its infinite potential and for amazing stories and the mixture of Sci-Fi and fantasy that is presented on screen, what I really loved about Season 1 of The Mandalorian was the small scale of the story focusing on the two main characters and not much of what was taking place in the larger universe at that time. see The Mandalorian takes place after The Return of the Jedi and this timeline was very dark and chaotic for the larger Star Wars universe, The Empire was just recently destroyed and small pieces of them were forming into what we now know as The First Order, but there were other pieces that continued doing evil doings throughout the Galaxy and The Mandalorian is a perfect representation of those bits and pieces.

Season 2 picks up right after Season 1 and Mando’s mission is very clear, take The Child “Baby Yoda” to a Jedi so he can continue the training and this mission our masked hero around the galaxy while introducing the new characters like Bo-Katan, Ahsoka and Boba Fett and they fit in really well in this story, further more this season is a starting beacon for the new Star Wars shows that are going to take place within this storyline and they will crossover, introducing Bo-Katan is clearly a foundation for Season 3, Ahsoka and Boba Fett are getting their own shows and storylines which is pretty obvious that Disney is building an all star Star Wars Avengers team and I am all for it and it is very fitting that they are starting with an character that looks and fights like Ironman and the show is created by Jon Favreau.

The final episode of the show was a big deal with an appearance of a major character that truly left my jaw on the floor, I didn’t expect him AT ALL and I was really floored by it, the scene that followed that brought me to tears for the first time in a long time and it was just amazing, I loved this season so much and I am all on board for the upcoming seasons.

Verdict: The Mandalorian season 2 is my favorite Star Wars property since Empire Strikes Back, it is a great start for the upcoming crossovers with the newly introduced characters and an emotionally wrecking final episode that left me sad and happy at the same time, see you in 2022 Baby Grogu! (10/10)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Review)

Wonder Woman 1984 was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig. it is a sequel to the 2017 Wonder Woman film and it takes place within the DCEU universe.

I wasn’t a fan of the original Wonder Woman film I thought it relied too much on romance instead of storytelling and action, it had a weak villain and even weaker cast and the saving grace of that film was the introduction of the Wonder Woman character which I really like and Gal Gadot was fantastic as Diana, further more that film had a “Fish out of Water” type story and it was funny at time that probably it, WW84 has all that too, Fish out of water and Gal Gadot and everything here sucks!

I really disliked this film, I think it is everything that is wrong with the superhero genre, I will start with spoilers from here onward so be warned if you want to waste two and half hours on this film be my guest, here we go.

The first hour and half we only see Wonder Woman for less than two minutes, in return we get a cheesy romantic comedy with Diana and Steve, this time Steve being the Fish out of water type character and at the same time the “villains” are developing in the background and they are so boring, in Golden Age of super hero movies and storytelling we are getting a jealous nerdy girl and a loser tv personality who somehow got in position of a stone that grant wishes, that is it! and not only that the movie ends with none of them really being responsible for anything other than a minor inconvenience it is just so inconsequential and it is only there as a side plot for Diana getting over Steve and nothing else.

Throughout the film I kept wondering why is the villain losing his health and why is Diana losing her powers, the thing is the way this story is told those are major plot points but they are told so poorly I barely paid any attention it and they don’t make any sense in no way these rules were set during the film’s storyline which brings me to the main issue with the film and that is the script, this script is so bad that even a filmmaker like Patty Jenkins who is great, and a budget of 200 Million dollars and a big studio like WB couldn’t turn it to a good movie.

Verdict: WW84 is boring, feels inconsequential and nothing happens in it that even matters, I don’t even know why it is taking place in the 1980s! (3/10)

2020 Favorites: Games.

Ah! 2020, Pardon my French when I say this but Fuck 2020, everyone hates this year but throughout the year the only thing that kept me -and most of us- sane was the games that came to the rescue, here are a list of my favorite games of the year in no particular order except for #1.

Doom Eternal is a frantic fast-paced hectic shooter that more often that kept me engaged and entertained throughout the 10-12 hours campaign, and surprisingly it has a good story too.

Drake Hollow offered an interesting take on town management with interesting little creatures named Drakes that you needed to protect and provide for, it is fun and cute and at times really hard.

Cyberpunk 2077 was my most anticipated game of the year and for the most part it delivers everything I wanted, at the time of writing this post I have not finished the game yet but I have put 75 hours into it and I am playing it on daily bases and I really like it, it is just a massive shame that this game came out feeling like an early access version.

Persona 5 Royal was not on my list, I put 130+ hours into the original and I didn’t think the added semester and few characters will make any difference and boy I was wrong, I bought this game based on friend recommendations and I put 190+ Hours into it, I really loved it and if you have played the original you owe it to yourself to go back to Kamoshida’s castle once again and adventure with the band of misfit phantom thieves and see the story to its true ending.

Ghost of Tsushima is without a doubt one of the very best games to come out last generation, one of the most beautiful artistic visions accompanied with perhaps what the best sword fighting combat ever and a beautifully well realized story about family, honor and duty that kept me engaged for well over 50 hours.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is good game, perhaps it would have been better years ago since the game has a very shallow world with some of the most static NPCs but that is not the worst thing not every game needs to be an Open-World game, the game is obviously serving as an opening to the larger FFVII arcs ahead and I am very interested to see where is Square Enix taking this game.

Resident Evil 3 Remake follows the fantastic 2019 remake of the 2nd RE game delivering an action packed sequel, it is a fun game and Jill is an amazing character, it is just way too short and the multiplayer part was meh, I wish they didn’t cut so much content from the original game and delivered a full remake instead but here we are.

Hades is SuperGiantGame’s Swan Song, it offered a beautiful game, amazing gameplay and a great story to follow along, I put over 50 hours into it and I kept going back for one more run, I should probably do one more run.

For the most part I liked Watch Dogs Legion, it is not a bad game and I really hope Ubisoft ends up building a better 4th entry to the series based on the mechanics they added in Legion, but for the love of everything that is holy give us a main character!!

Genshin Impact is an evolution to the mobile gaming and Free To Play in general, it is really beautiful and fun to play and I was really engaged in it for a few weeks, I decided to drop it for now and maybe pick it up again later in the future on maybe Nintendo Switch.

Before the #1 game, here are a bunch of games that I didn’t play (yet) but it could easily end up on this list if I did:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Wasteland 3
  • NiOh 2
  • Desperados III

and here is a list of games that came out before 2020 and I played it in 2020:

  • Diablo 3
  • Path of Exile
  • Dauntless
  • Control
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
  • Destiny 2
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears 5

And my 2020 Game of the year is:

Animal Crossing New Horizons offered the much needed escape from how dark and depressing the world got during March and April (not that it is any better now), but it is not just that Nintendo managed to take their beloved franchise and give a new life and for someone who really loved the previous entries New Horizons really made me happy, the beautiful timeless art style and music looks and feels amazing on Switch and I cannot wait to play more of this game.

Control (Review)

Control was developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games, it was written by Sam Lake and directed by Mikael Kasurinen, it is an third-person action game that is set around a mysterious government agency and the protagonist Jesse Faden’s quest to find her long lost brother Dylan.

The story takes place in government agency called Federal Bureau of Control (FBC) which is a mysterious organization that investigates and deals with Other-Worldly anomalies, the whole game takes place within their HQ which is called The Oldest House, you also have access to one weapon which is called The Service Weapon, but this weapon has a few modes that replicates other types of firearms like Shatter is a shotgun, Charge is a missile launcher, Spin is a SMG and so on, you also have access to powers like Launcher, Evade and Levitate and a few others which you will use to take down Zombie like enemies who are corrupted by an interdimensional being called “The Hiss”, the gameplay and combat of the game is actually pretty hard and it borrows some elements from Dark Souls such as the checkpoint system, killing enemies will grant you recourses and you lose some of it when you die and respawn in a nearby checkpoint, but unlike Souls games you can’t recover the lost resource, and the game is very hard the character is squishy and you can die with one or two hits especially from a powerful enemy and your reload time is slow so you will need to manage your attacks and evades timing, environments are destructible and powerful enemies will grind your cover down leaving you stranded behind a desk not knowing what to do next, also unlike souls games you don’t have healing items and that you can use but your enemies drop the healing items after you shoot them and you will need to make sure to pick it up when it is safe or you will easily get caught up and die.

The Story is told in a Souls like manner as well, if you miss out on the reading material and the voice notes and the video presentations that you get from Dr.Darling then you will basically not understand 90% of what is going on which is a shame because the story is actually fantastic and complex, the game has an ominous and borderline scary audio design that really pushes the atmosphere engagement to a beautiful result and it does makes the experience amazing, I haven’t felt this way since the first BioShock which and that to me is an achievement.

Verdict: Control is a fantastic Action game that expects you to follow its complex and mysterious story with your own intuition and handle its nail biting gameplay, it is another addition to Remedy Entertainment’s already impressive library (9/10)

The Queen’s Gambit (Review)

The Queen’s Gambit is a miniseries that was written and directed by Scott Frank based on the 1983 novel of the same name, it was released on Netflix on October 23rd to universal acclaim.

The story follows Beth Harmon a young orphan girl who lives in an orphanage and starts to learn Chess with the help of the orphanage custodian and starts to show an incredible ability and affinity for the game, it is a coming of age story and an underdog journey of overcoming the odds for a really difficult game especially for women to break into a fully dominant male sport, the series also highlights drugs and alcohol addiction and how easily they can sway a person off a path.

The series’ star Anya Taylor-Joy really shines with her amazing quirky performance and her loveable portrayal of Beth Harmon, since the majority of the series follows her and she has a near 95% of screen time it is great to see her shine so well in the role, the rest of the cast is great and they give a good supporting performance to her, but the true star of the series is Scott Frank who created, wrote and directed every episode to an impactful result, the flow of the sport side of the series almost feels like a sports anime which is fantastic and the chess matches are shot in such an exciting and interesting way it feels like action scenes kinda similar to what Fincher did with The Social Network.

Further more the best thing about this story is the development of Beth Harmon as a character, since she is basically the driving force of the story if her character development is not believable it could have dragged the story down but they did the most fantastic way to show a believable, flawed character who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction but came out swinging at to achieve her ambitions, Scott Frank managed to show the stages of her life within those seven episodes perfectly and he should get all the praise for it.

Verdict: The Queen’s Gambit could easily be the best miniseries Netflix has produced to date, backed with strong performance from its lead actress and amazingly sharp writing and directing from Scott Frank this show is easy recommendation to anyone who wants to watch something compelling regardless of how much they are into chess. (10/10)