The Resident Evil Podcast

Comprehensive reviews and analysis of the complete Resident Evil/Biohazard saga by long time fans from the community

December 17th, 2020    

REP Presents: A Requiem for Raccoon City

Welcome to a special episode showcasing the chronology of Raccoon City's downfall using the new lore introduced in the remakes of both Resident Evil 2 and 3. What started off as an idea for a small skit to accompany our last episode bloomed into something much bigger thanks to many members of the RE fan community getting involved and helping us out. As a bit of fun, we've taken selected files from both remakes and compiled them together in rough chronological order so people can experience an alternate version of how the events leading up to to the biohazard in Raccoon City went down. A massive thanks to everyone who participated and as always, please enjoy. 

December 12th, 2020    

Episode 65 - Resident Evil 3 (Remake) Part 3: The Canonical Issue

Rounding off our trilogy of episodes focusing on Resident Evil 3 Remake, the team assembles to discuss the always controversial issue of canon and where this shiny, pretty new game stands in comparison to its much-loved original. Whereas Remake 2 more of less played it safe when it came to introducing major new elements, Remake 3 certainly wasn't afraid of introducing new lore and pushing the boundaries further than ever before. We discuss the important distinction between canon and continuity and what Capcom are achieving by simultaneously loading the game with Outbreak references yet making changes that retcon the events of those games out of existence. We also analyse new elements such as Dr Bard and the vaccine, the changes to Nemesis itself, and whether the advent of these remakes makes us question whether the concept of canon is more important than ever, or not at all... Finally we briefly touch on what these Raccoon City remakes mean for the future of the series. Please enjoy.

October 12th, 2020    

Episode 64 - He’s a CVXFreak!

In this special episode, we warmly welcome RE super fan - Alex Aniel aka CVXFreak author to the Resident Evil Podcast. 

Residing in Japan, CVXFreak is the author of the upcoming, crowdfunded Itchy Tasty - A History of Resident Evil book.

In what promises to be a fascinating insight into the development of the early Biohazard games, we sit down with Alex to discuss how he was able to get so close to the key developers and translate that into one of the most hotly anticipated fan books.

 

We also take a look at all the news coming out from Tokyo Games Show including Resident Evil Village and the announcement of new CGI series, Infinite Darkness. 

Please enjoy.

September 11th, 2020    

Episode 63 - Resident Evil Resistance

Resident Evil multiplayer has a long and not so colourful past but will it be third time lucky for Capcom?

In what effectively amounts as a standalone game serving as the multiplayer aspect to Resident Evil 3 Remake, the REP team brave the world of Masterminds, Survivors and zombies dressed up as superheroes.

Looking at all aspects of the 4v1 experiment including the thorny issue of canon, join Neptune, George Trevor, Rombie, STARS TyranT and special guest, TheOracleDragon. Do we have what it takes to get through the three stages of hell - news, main topic and the quiz? or will we all fall foul of Daniel Fabron's ridiculous commentary? Oui.

Only one way to find out! 

July 18th, 2020    

Episode 62 - Biohazard STARS 3

After much anticipation, the eagerly awaited third installment of the comedy panel Resident Evil quiz show, Biohazard Stars is here!
 
In what promises to be the biggest show yet, The Resident Evil Podcast welcomes its friends from the Crimson Head Elder Podcast and the First Aid Spray Podcast in a clash of the ages to determine the ultimate Podcast Quiz Champion!
 
Tackling every angle of Biohazard trivia, each team must use all their knowledge to take the title in the most competitive edition yet! Let's hope the special guest score-taker keeps up!
 
If you want to play along, you can download the answercard on our website.
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Good luck everyone!

June 19th, 2020    

Episode 61 - Resident Evil Village Reveal

After months of rumours, Resident Evil 8, dubbed Resident Evil Village, has been formally announced to world as the first Biohazard title for the next generation of home consoles. Join Neptune, Stars Tyrant, Rombie, and special guest Yoke as they analyse the recently released trailer and discuss theories involving the characters, plot, and location, whilst also simultaneously trying to put to bed the idea that we will be seeing actual werewolves in this game! Please note that whilst the internet is rife with potential story leaks you can be assured that at the Resident Evil Podcast, such leaks are not disclosed meaning this is a spoiler free Podcast (outside of officially released material). We also see partake in a sub-discussion touching on the controversial Resident Evil 4 remake announcement where we look at the sudden change of lore relating to Las Plagas and the NE-alpha parasite. Please enjoy.

May 9th, 2020    

Episode 60.5 - Resident Evil 3 (Remake) Part 2: Community Feedback

For the second part of our Resident Evil 3 Remake coverage, we return - as we did with the follow up to Remake 2 - and hand over the reigns once again to you, the listeners. With some amazing insights, commentary and extra considerations that we didn’t cover, the team contemplate numerous ideas showcased and the future of the series based on the feedback by the fans!

April 20th, 2020    

Episode 60 - Resident Evil 3 (Remake) Part 1

Arriving hot on the heels of Remake 2 some 15 months later, Resident Evil 3 Remake is finally here to complete the re-imagined Raccoon City storyline. Our panel sit down to analyse the game from top to bottom, discussing the character interpretations, story changes, gameplay features and everything else inbetween. As the original RE3 is held in such high-esteem by our team, it sometimes proves difficult to embrace just how far the changes went with this one, particularly in the second half of the game. But that being said there are still plenty of positives to take away including a superb modernisation of Jill Valentine and some impressive creature design. Other highlights include an analysis of the Nemesis and how he is depicted compared to the original and how new additions such as the Dr. Bard sub-plot added to the overall storyline. Please enjoy. 

March 17th, 2020    

Episode 59 - Remake 3 Final Preview

With less than three weeks to go before Remake 3 is released, the REP team sit down to ponder their final thoughts, hopes and fears for the upcoming game. News discussion celebrates our own little personal milestone with the launch of residentevilpodcast.com; a culmination of months of work and hopefully a nice little surprise for everyone. Although recorded before the playable demo was made available, we discuss the new mechanics for Remake 3, including the dodge move and the rumoured 'fast-travel' system. We also talk about how the Raccoon City streets are looking, how the Outbreak games will be taken into account, and of course all the revealed enemies and the Nemesis itself. Finally in the quiz, George Trevor provides the entertainment as usual. 

February 3rd, 2020    

Episode 58 - Happy Birthday Resident Evil Code Veronica

Our latest episode has the team enjoy a 20th birthday party for Resident Evil Code Veronica which originally launched exclusively on the Sega Dreamcast way back in 2000. To celebrate this glorious milestone we embark on a retrospective playthrough of the full game. We played various versions but in typical REP fashion none of us actually touched the Dreamcast original! We discuss how the game has aged and debate the best tips and tactics for a successful playthrough. We also debate various plot aspects and touch on the development history. What is the most powerful weapon in the game? Is the Hunter II the most feared B.O.W. ever? Did Chris drop his packed lunch or his Samurai Edge when his bag fell off the cliff? These are just some of the burning questions pondered as Neptune, Batman, Rombie, STARS Tyrant and George Trevor take an ill-fated trip all the way back to Rockfort Island and beyond...

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