Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Review and Rating
Written and directed by Eiichirō Hasumi, with co-written by Shogo Moto, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a 4-episode computer anime series.
Official name: Biohazard: Infinite Darkness
English name: Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
English name: Resident Evil: Endless Darkness
Genre: 4-episode anime series
Categories: anime, action, horror, adventure, science fiction
Premiere date: July 8, 2021
Executive Producer: Hiroyuki Kobayashi
The story of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness takes place in the year 2000 when a US Special Forces plane went down as a result of its participation in the Vietnamese Civil War. At that time, the "Mad Dogs" battalion of the US Army refused to remain in their place in implementation of orders, and they rushed to the rescue of the injured in the accident.
But the special forces personnel who fell with the plane were completely arrested. Forcing the "Mad Dogs" battalion, led by Captain Jason, to flee the battlefield in an attempt for their lives. At this point, Jason saw the slain members of his battalion moving suspiciously.
The events of the series adapted from the vampire game “Resident Evil” take place between the fourth and fifth parts of the series
The review will be based on a person who has not played the game at all, and on this basis the review will be.
Story The story is rather good for those who have not played the game before, and for those who have played the game it is interesting because there are some hints from the game's story. The character designs details are great especially for the two main characters. An additional thing that fans of the game will like is the presence of Leon and Claire from the game in the series with the same characters. Negatives: The details of the non-main characters were noticeably neglected and the meticulousness of the details in the main characters was greatly taken care of. You have to expect the characters' locations where they are confusing without showing where they are or how they got here, which is probably a big downside to the series. The backgrounds in the series were mostly poor, as if you were watching the graphics of a game on the PlayStation 2. The series follows government agent Leon Kennedy after a quickly contained zombie outbreak in the White House escalates into a diplomatic crisis between the United States.
countries and China. How the former relates to the latter forms the backbone of the "Infinite Darkness" plot, but the answers are compelling only for hardcore Resident Evil fans. Otherwise, it is incomprehensible.
For example: Viewers are expected to know from the start that Infinite Darkness takes place between the video games Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. They are also expected to be familiar with the events of Resident Evil 2.
The show's main character, Claire Redfield, and how she relates to Leon. (He survived a zombie apocalypse in a small-town raccoon city together.) Leon also appears in a trilogy of mediocre anime movies available for purchase or rent on demand — subtitled decadence, condemnation, and vengeance — but endless darkness takes place in a flash on the timeline where it doesn't matter. Really those stories. Again, this seems like a project just for committed fans, the kind of people most willing to see a relevance to those earlier and newer stories. This connection is close to non-existent. Infinite Darkness does its own thing.
Unfortunately, this thing isn't terribly convincing, given all the preparatory studies Infinite Darkness expects from viewers. On paper, the short series offers an interesting twist on the Resident Evil formula: it chooses to treat zombies almost everywhere in the series as an afterthought, instead focusing on the people who created it. This has always been a persistent theme in Resident Evil games - in the series' stories, zombies and other monsters are always a byproduct of drug companies' attempts to create a new form of weapon. The hordes of monsters that the player fights in these games, dubbed "organic bioweapons", are usually collateral damage in an effort to create a more perfect and destructive monster, which is usually confronted at the end.
While Infinite Darkness has a lot of action, it's more of a political drama than anything else. Although set in 2006, there are echoes of the current tensions between the United States and China, and the plot centers on the fictional state of Banimistan, embroiled in a civil war that the other two countries care about. In the end, nearly everyone involved - Leon included - has their hands dirty in some way, because facing institutional rot isn't as clean as putting out zombies.
It must be emphasized that Infinite Darkness conveys all of this with amazing folly. The graphic quality varies on a shot-by-shot basis, the episodic fight scene or close-up is presented in stunning detail, and most of the other scenes are occupied by characters described as lively models.
The English voice acting is straightforward, the episodes start and end arbitrarily (it just feels like a Netflix movie split into a series), and the script is just plain boring. On some level, it's great to see such a focused attempt to highlight the ongoing themes of the Resident Evil series. But if this is how it will be done, the usual objective confusion is the best option.
The series is unstable and fluctuating in graphics and production, and as for the story, it is somewhat good for those who have not played the game before, and for those who have played the game is exciting.