STAFF REVIEW of Evil Dead: Regeneration (Xbox)


Wednesday, September 21, 2005.
by Rhiannon

Evil Dead: Regeneration Box art
Evil Dead: Regeneration is a game based on the Evil Dead series of movies. It picks up the story with a man named Ash as the character you will control, for the most part. Ash finds himself committed to a loony hospital. And rightfully so, I mean who believes stories of the walking dead? The answer to that question is Sally Bowline, our games dame in distress and holder of Ashes redemption the diary of a Dr. Knowby(former fiddler of the Necronomicon). The doctor of Sunny Meadows, as this hospital is named, is Dr. Reinhard your typical insane doctor. This mad scientist has obtained the infamous Necronomicon Ex Mortis or Book of the Dead, and plans to use it to change the world. So once again Ash, our hero, finds himself in the position to fight deadites or the walking dead.



Once you progress towards Ashes signature weapon the game becomes pure action/comedy. This very weapon happens to be a prosthetic chainsaw, and it packs a punch. It gets more interesting here, because now you are able to perform a series of combo moves and finishing moves. The finishing moves were by far my favorite part of the game, because they are each horrifically bloody yet ironically entertaining. When I say bloody I mean that in a non frightening way, the way it is implemented in the game, is supposed to be taken in a comedic fashion. There are also weapon pickups, like a flamethrower and harpoon launcher, which are very necessary in your later boss defeats.

Another aspect of the game is the puzzle solving. Personally I would prefer not to call it that, as I found them to be very simple as to say they weren?t really ?puzzles? at all. The point of these minor brain teasers incurs the use of your trusty sidekick, Sam. Let me speak of Sam briefly, as he also makes the game bearable. Sam, himself is half deadite, thanks to Reinhard, and helps Ash out of some near death experiences. He helps in a couple of ways. One way is that Sam my be used as a projectile?.no I am not joking. Ash can kick Sam at targeted deadites and items. Secondly, Sam is implemented by finding spirits to feed the soul eater so you can fight the bosses. Sam has his own arsenal of moves like decapitating the enemy but none of them compare to Ashes finesse.



Graphics were nothing spectacular but the ability to rotate the camera fully was nice. Speaking of camera rotation its fitting to have in this game due to the fights. The camera angles allowed me to jump backwards or sideways and rotate the view to enemies at every angle. I admit I was a bit upset when it would bind me at certain angles in a room during a fight. The camera also would over rotate at certain points in an environment. I found that if I stayed away from walls or corners this happened less frequently.


The game has good audio in part due to the voice overs and appropriate chainsaw mauling. Each zombie made appropriate death rattles and the guns sounded authentic. Evil Dead fans would appreciate the voice acting of the series star Bruce Campbell along with the help of Ted Raimi as Sam. The game made great use of comedic dialogue between Ash and Sam, and also the intercom at Sunny Meadows. My favorite intercom announcement was, ?Please empty your own bed pans, we will not take crap from you! And Remember, no one cares for you like Sunny Meadows?.


Suggestions:
The game progressed very quickly perhaps because I felt I was constantly button bashing or the mere fact that it was a simple game to play. It?s a game you can do without unless you are a diehard fan of Evil Dead. The cut scenes and comedy held my attention otherwise I would not have enjoyed it at all. Its probably worth the twenty dollars to those who enjoy some action with their comedy, and to those looking for a quick hack and slash fix. My only suggestions are as follows, perhaps tweak the camera angles by using less rotation next time and try to be less repetitive please.





Overall: 6.0 / 10
Gameplay: 7.0 / 10
Visuals: 6.0 / 10
Sound: 4.0 / 10

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