The X-Files: Resist Or Serve

The X-Files: Resist Or Serve
Game: The X-Files: Resist Or Serve
Platform: Playstation 2
Studio: Title
Rating: 7/10

Game Company’s Description: The “X-Files” saga continues with three all new episodes linked together in one terrifying story. Set in the show’s seventh season, the fear begins when Mulder and Scully travel to the small Rocky Mountain town of Red Falls to investigate a string of unusual murders linked to ghost sightings, the undead, and other paranormal phenomena. The agents then pursue an inhuman killer to a secret research facility in the Siberian wasteland and finally into the depths of a buried alien spacecraft. If they survive, they will unravel the mystery of the black oil and prevent the alien colonization of the planet…for now.
The X-Files: Resist or Serve contains three horrific, interwoven episodes created by the Executive Producers of “The X-Files”. The game features authentic “X-Files” characters, music and storyline, voiceovers by David Duchovny, Gillian Andersen and the rest of the original cast, and unique DVD-style bonus material containing exclusive commentary and interviews.

Look: Okay graphics. The character models look similar to Mulder and Scully but they won’t strike you right away even at a distance if you didn’t know it was an X-Files game. The movement isn’t fluid and quite slow.
Feel: Very linear game play with some puzzle solving. Resist and Serve mimics its game play and control from Resident Evil. The game itself is slow. Many times there are points where you can’t react in the game as fast as you should. There are some other issues with collision detection. Perhaps it’s a problem caused by its often bad camera angles.

The controls are fairly rudimentary. You shoot and kill as in Resident Evil. You can play as Mulder or Scully, which is a plus. You can play story mode which can be fun since you are solving a case in a ‘lost episode.’ It’s all very well thought out not executed.

Hear: Dark and brooding soundtrack that fits perfectly into the black suit that is the X-Files. You’d expect nothing less than to be creeped out by an X-Files soundtrack.

Frankly: What made me want to play was the fact that it was the X-files and a ‘lost episode.’ What kept me playing was my interest in solving the case. Although it wasn’t the most satisfaction I’ve gotten from a game it did keep me encased in the story. You’ll play it once—and then pawn it off at a game store near you for the next best thing.

+ Ralphie Wright

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