Monday, February 15, 2010

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Guide

Well, I said I would get this guide done before the DLC for Resident Evil 5 got here... Two days left! Haha.

In a way, this is not the type of guide that I envisioned. This guide is rushed and I'm not really happy with it. I should have started on it in December rather than the beginning of January. There's really so many other things that I'd like to add to this (S-rank tips, youtube videos, etc). I don't know if I'll ever get around to it though.

If you're familiar with my Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles guide on GameFAQs then you'll probably notice that my guide for Darkside Chronicles follows the exact same template. I usually change them up, but I felt having these two similar to each other would be for the best.

Big thanks to the readers that emailed me in December asking about a Darkside Chronicles guide and an extra special thanks to thesilentman226 from IGN. All of you were a great motivation and I probably wouldn't have even started this without your support.


Future Projects

Anyway, now that I've finally had a break from Resident Evil 5... it's about time to plummet into it once again! I'm going to take a lighter approach to Mercs this time though. I got WAY too involved in the competitive side last year. I'll be more constructive this time and limit my time between playing and writing.

Like I mention in the RE:DSC guide above, there are a few future projects that I am planning for Resident Evil 5:

1) Lost in Nightmares guide
2) Desperate Escape guide
3) Mercenaries Reunion guide
4) Full Revision of the existing RE5 Mercs guide of mine (possible rewrite)

I'm not going to rush through all of this either, so it's probably not going to be posted up very quickly.



Aside from all the above, it really felt good to actually write again. I spent the latter half of last year simply playing RE5 in my free time. It felt good to actually write for a game again. Feels like it's been so long.

After all, this DSC guide is just a warm-up to what else will come later this year. I've found my motivation to write and be constructive in my free time again and that motivation is really strong!


Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a way to contact you (Berserker) for the last fifteen minutes but can't find an email anywhere. This seems to be the best way.

I am extremely happy that you are going to be writing a guide for Mercenaries Reunion. I nearly cried when your guide for the original Mercs came out on gamefaqs. The existing guide by AbsoluteSteve was poor performance indeed. Your breakdown of weapons/melee damage and how to achieve melee kills with each character was flawless and exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to your guide for Reunion.

Anonymous said...

Me too....just got the Merc Reunion and am looking forward to the Berserker's guide for that! Have enjoyed so much of your original merc guide that I kept it in my PDA so I could read even when I can't play the game!

Berserker said...

Anonymous 1:

Don't cry over me! xD

I appreciate all the comments! I'll probably shape the guide much like my original Mercs guide. It should be a lot better than that guide overall since I've learned so much more about the way RE5 works since then.

Reunion is a bit harder to write for since I don't have any official source to go by this time. If you visit the Mercs board that I link to on the side of this blog, I've posted up several stats in the strategy section based off my own findings. It seems to be going well though. :)

I'm still not sure what I'll be doing for maps yet at this point though. Or if I'll even have them. The maps from last time were kind of a pain to do and they didn't come out that well overall.

Anonymous 2:

Thanks a lot.

I'm going to try to rewrite much of the original Mercs guide eventually.

At this point, I'm kind of unhappy with the shape that guide is in right now. It needs some MAJOR updating overall.

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