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>Hours of Horror! Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil

April 19, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil was released on the Wii on June 23, 2009 with a MSRP of just $29.99.  The game was developed and published by Capcom, and received an ESRB rating of “Mature”, with “Blood and Gore, Violence” listed as content for parents to be aware of.

     A brief portion of the game’s description reads, “Resident Evil Archives gives Wii gamers the opportunity to play classic Resident Evil games they may have missed at a great value price.  Experience the beginning of the Resident Evil saga with the remake of the game that started the survival horror genre, Resident Evil.”

     How many hours have Wii owners spent exploring the horrific mansion in Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil with 665 days spent at the mansion?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil has 24,078 Wii owners reporting game-play data, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel with days reported.
     The game saw an increase of approximately 108 new Wii owners reporting game-play data, in the 7 days from April 11 through April 18.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil has 200,809 Total Hours of game-play reported, with its average play-time being 8 Hours 20 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.

     The game’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 41 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil’s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,038, and it is currently selling for only $12.59.
     (Sale rank and advertised price were recorded around 1:00AM, on 4-19-11)

Review Score Averages:
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil’s “professional” review score average is 73.43%, based on 7 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 32 customer reviews.
     Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil’s customer review score average is 75%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.  You can see the customer star ranks in the image below:

     (Review score averages recorded around 1:00AM on 4-19-11)

Odd Bean:
     If you don’t know, Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil isn’t the only “remake” or “port” of an older Resident Evil game on the Wii.  Resident Evil 4 is probably the most popular one, but Capcom also ported over Resident Evil Zero from the GameCube, calling it Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero.

Filtered Thoughts:
     If you’re wondering, “Interesting post, but why now?”  Well, I started working this post, with the banner and images, about 4 weeks ago.  Originally, I was going to publish this story up on March 30, which was Resident Evil’s 15 year North American anniversary, but with school and my schedule, I didn’t finish it in time.

     I remember when Resident Evil was re-made for the GameCube, as I purchased it the day it released.  When I got home with the game, I put up an old bed sheet over my window to “Set the mood”, so I was playing the game in a dark setting, even during the day.
     I really enjoyed the game on the GameCube, and even recall a specific moment where I “jumped” with fright, while playing the game.

     If you have never played a Resident Evil game, and are wondering if they would interest you, the trailer below may give you a good idea.  While the trailer does show game-play elements, and some spoiler scares are in the trailer, I think it sets the right atmosphere of the game.

     As for the data, I’m actually surprised the game is as low as it is in “Total Hours” reported, and hours “Per person” reported.  I figured with its price being only $29.99 when it released, as well as having multiple endings, the hours reported would be higher in both of those categories.

Questions:
     Have any of you played Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil on the Wii?  If so, what do you think about the game, good or bad?  With seeing the game on sale on Amazon.com for under $20 with shipping, is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners?
     If you haven’t played this Resident Evil game, do you happen to have a favorite game from the series?

If anybody is interested in Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B00269DXXO&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr