Thursday, January 3, 2008

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Guide

If, by any chance, you want the pic of ^that full JPN cover then click here.

Silent Hill Ørigins didn't satisfy my horror writing mood enough, so I decided to move on to another horror game.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles FAQ/Walkthrough

Yeah, it's still lacking about half of the game and I'm not a big fan of releasing my work early, but I won't have a problem sticking with this guide - I mean, it's Resident Evil! This game is extremely fun to write for at the moment and I hope it continues that way.

I plan to update it every two days or possibly day with a new chapter up until it is finished. I'll update this post along with each update.

UPDATE - 12/20
Added Raccoon's Destruction Chapters 1 & 2. Formatted "Chapter Info" before each chapter.

UPDATE - 12/21
Added walkthrough for Raccoon's Destruction 3. Files and Items will be on the next update.

UPDATE - 12/22
Files and Items were added to Raccoon's Destruction 3. Walkthrough portion for Death's Door is now included. Files and items now added to Death's Door. Click here for the update.

UPDATE - 12/23
Umbrella's End Chapter 1 is now completed. The update can be viewed here since I doubt GameFAQs will post up updates on Sunday. edit: Arg! Forgot to put the new chapter in the TOC. Oh, well. I'm too tired now to reupload it with the fix - next update. That's what happens when you rush. :\

UPDATE - 12/24
Umbrella's End Chapter 2 is now alive and kickin' right here.

UPDATE - 12/25
Merry Christmas! Umbrella's End Chapter 3 is now complete and it can be viewed right here! A little extra bit was added to the Plant 42 boss fight based on my random playings and some more enemy locations that I missed earlier were added to Rebirth 1.
By the way, don't think that I spent that much time on Christmas with this guide - I actually have more of a life than you might think outside of video games. Most of this was done yesterday. ;)

UPDATE - 12/26
Dark Legacy Chapter 1 is now included. So close to beging finished with the walkthrough portion, only two more chapters to go! Click here for the update. Also, if anyone is interested here are the weapon stats for all the weapons in the game. I'd like to add a bit more to that before it's inclusion in my guide so it is not just bare bones stats.

UPDATE - 12/27
Another day, another update. Dark Legacy Chapter 2 is now up and the updated version of the guide can be found right here. Only Fourth Survivor is left now.

I received a bit of feedback from IGN about this guide yesterday that I'd like to share:

"Man you really love this one."

Why, yes. Yes, I do. :)

UPDATE - 12/28
Fourth Survivor is now completed and the walkthrough portion of the guide is now completely finished! The full walkthrough can now be found right here.

This one may actually rival my RE4 guide in length once I'm completely done with it. And to think, it is only a rail shooter! I'll probably eventually add an Enemies sections and maybe a Characters section.

UPDATE - 12/29
Ok, so I haven't really updated that much today, but I just wanted to mention that you can find the current updates to the side - should be to the right of this message and up a little ways below good ole' Chris.

I'm currently working on listing Easy Mode Green Herbs, identifying Secondary Weapon pickups, and making notes on Green Herbs that are missing from Hard Mode per chapter. Even though it requires little typing, I have to go through each chapter an extra two times, so it's still a bit time consuming. ;)

EDIT: Updated main guide with what I've done so far with the new additions mentioned above. Look under the updates to the right to see.

UPDATE - 12/30
Added the same updates to Nightmare 1, Nightmare 2, Rebirth 1, and Rebirth 2. Nightmare 2 was a complete mess, so I had to edit a bunch of areas. Curious? Well then, feast your eyes on this. I find it odd that I had that much stuff mislabeled...

UPDATE - 12/31
Updated Raccoon's Destruction 1, 2, 3, Death's Door, and Fourth Survivor with Secondary Weapon locations, Easy Mode Herbs, and Herbs missing on Hard Mode. Nightmare 2 actually had some Secondary Weapon locations that I neglected to mention including one very hidden weapon pickup. File 9 location was added to the walkthrough portion of Mansion Incident 1 - forgot to display that in the walkthrough all this time and just noticed it.

UPDATE - 1/1
Happy New Year RE fans and visitors! All Secondary Weapon locations, Easy Mode Herbs, and Herbs missing on Hard Mode are now included in the Walkthrough and Items and Files section. Items from the Archives were added to the Extras section also. Check the link to the right for the update.

I think I might just leave it at that today. I've actually been spending spare time with this guide while my new PS3 with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune that I got for Christmas has been sitting to the side. :\ Not that I haven't been having the time of my life with this guide though. :D

UPDATE - 1/2
An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is now up. I actually just made the questions up myself based on what I think readers might like to know. Also, an Enemies section is included now as well. Instead of simply repeating the in-game file descriptions of each enemy, I typed up my own description based on a sort of a summary of the in-game files, but still with my own words. I think it came out pretty well myself. Both sections still lacking a few things that I'll add tomorrow.

UPDATE - 1/3
The FAQ and Enemies section were both proofread and I added a description below each of the headings. Oh, and also, Ivy and Licker were added to the Enemies section. Now that I think about it, I'm forgetting Leech Man also, but I'll have to add him next update.

UPDATE - 1/4
Wasn't going to update today since I've been busy but I found the time to correct some of the errors in the Weapon stats guide to the side. I actually have descriptions of the weapons in the Word file before saving as a .txt file, but those descriptions are pretty half-assed at the moment, so I continue to take them out until I get a bit more time to finish them properly.

Yeah, that's right. I'm working on a characters section at the moment and just finally decided how I'm going to write it out. At first, I was planning on taking the descriptions directly from the RE: UC Reviewer's Guide that Capcom posted on their blog since I didn't want to just repost the same profile descriptions that you can read in the game, but I don't really like the idea of typing out someone else's writing for my own guide, so I'm going to do all my own biographies for each character - paraphrase details in my own words and spice it up a bit with my own play experience from past games. The bad part about this is that I have already spent about an hour of my time today, typing out the info from the Reviewer's Guide... Oh well.

Resident Evil Reviewer's Guide

If anyone is interested in viewing the RE: UC Reviewer's Guide then click the ^link above. It's got some very descriptive biographies of each character and some interesting facts about the game. I believe these are scans of the Wesker's Report extra book that was included with the Japanese UC, but they have been translated into English - either way, it's worth a read.

UPDATE - 1/6
Well, I really meant to add this yesterday, but completely forgot. Anyway, to the point of this edit, for the people that visit my blog, there is now a printable File List to the side so you don't have to dig through a big guide to find them. I went through and numbered them all for your viewing pleasure.

Click here or find the File List to the right of this post.

UPDATE - 1/7
Early update today since most of this was done yesterday. A Characters section is now included. The facts displayed in each character's description are a blend of my own progress through RE games, the Reviewer's Guide description, the in-game profiles, and the Resident Evil Archives book. The Basics section and FAQ section have some added areas and I managed to add Mimicry Marcus/Leech Man to the enemies section this time. Oh, and I finally got around to typing out a good intro this time as well, and I'm now pleased with it.

All that's really left now is a Weapons section and the inevitable proofreading of the walkthrough portion.

UPDATE - 1/8
Weapons are now included in the main guide - this is a list of secondary weapons only since there is not much real difference in the Handguns. Now all I have left is proofreading and there is one more minor section that I'd like to add that I've been thinking of for a while now - something that only I would find amusement in most likely.

UPDATE - 1/9
Alright. I think I have now reached a new low with this addition.

A Breakable Doors List is now included in the guide. I also posted up the Breakable Doors List by itself to the right or click here, whichever. Might try to make a mini guide out of it and post it up on GameFAQs, if they will accept it.

All that's left now is just proofreading unless I think up anything else that needs to be added that there isn't a guide for on GameFAQs yet. I would write out a full game script, but my VCR is not working at the moment. :\ Might try for one if I get the extra time after plugging up my newer VCR, whenever I get around to plugging that up.

UPDATE - 1/10
Proofread up to Nightmare 1. Eight chapters altogether and fourteen more to go!

I really hate proofreading. Even though I don't do it with every guide that I write, ironically, I do feel that is one of the more essential aspects of writing them. It's just so damn boring to read back through your own work though. :)

UPDATE - 1/11
Proofread up to Death's Door. Making quite a few edits here and there, so it's a good idea that I'm doing this. I need to make myself do this more often really.

Oh, and a new "Extra Information" section was added. While messing around yesterday on the net, I thought some links to other RE information might be helpful to readers. I'll try to add a bit more to it later. Also, a seperate item list will be posted up soon on this blog much like the file list.

UPDATE - 1/12
Again with the proofreading - up to Umbrella's End 3 now. Only 3 more chapters to go! Got to read over the Basics section as well.

There is now an Item List to the right. The item descriptions are taken directly from the main guide, so some of them aren't entirely clear. Refer to the main guide for any questions, since I placed them in the walkthrough near the area where they are found. All items are in order the same order that you'll find them while progressing through a chapter.

UPDATE - 1/13
Entire document has now been edited. I'll be adding some formatting to the boss descriptions for tomorrow's update then everything will be finished!

UPDATE - 1/14
Added formatting for the boss fight, more questions were added to the F.A.Q. section, and Ada's chapter now has a quote. Only extra thing I can think of is maybe some sort of section for the Special Stage - in all honesty I'm not that great at that stage, but I might try to add something at a later date. Still, I now declare this guide...


Now this post can finally die. If I make any more updates then I'll still update this post, but it won't remain at the top from now on.

UPDATE - 1/27

Not an update to the guide mind you. I added a "Other Resident Evil Resources" link list up under the main guide link list. The Reviewers Guide and the Wesker's Report pdf are not typed up by me - I think the WRII file was posted up on the Capcom site a while back.

I'm planning to have some sort of section up for the Special Stage of UC in a few days. to finish it before Devil May Cry 4 is released.

UPDATE - 1/28

I finally conquered my main nemesis for UC last night. I finally beat the Special Stage! A section for the Special Stage is now in the main guide for UC along with a few other additions.

UPDATE - 2/4

Added some extra info to the File List and submitted it to IGN FAQs and Cheat Happens.


Nish said...

Merry Christmas, Kevin!

Berserker said...

Thanks Nish.

And a Merry Christmas to you as well! :)

Nish said...

Ooh, another member of the PS3 brigade!

d077y said...

Hey... I read you GOW2 walkhrough and wanted to congratulate you.

Dunno... It's very nice compared with other GSpot's wthroughs...

And since you are also a RE fan, I gonna keep an eye on your RE's guides too...

And Happy New Year btw...

Berserker said...

Thank you. Yeah, I was extremely happy with GoW II. :D

Nish said...

Ooh, another member of the PS3 brigade!

Yeah, the thought of doing without MGS4 sort of owned me.

I actually wanted it this year for Uncharted, though I'm a bit indifferent to the game while playing it - there's just too much run-and-gun around the beginning. Still only about halfway through it though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the RE: UC guide. Very helpful.

Berserker said...

No problem and thanks for leaving a comment!

nods said...

thanks man, your blog/walk thru rocks!

Berserker said...

Much obliged for the comment there. :)