Resident Evil Code: Veronica – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence

Parents, Code: Veronica is labeled mature, so heed on the following comments. There is one instant where there are scant flashes of skin (all carefully framed to obscure any private parts) from an emerging nude body. There is also much incestuous innuendo that goes on between the twin antagonists of the story. Though the mature rating is mostly earned by all the blood drenched environments and splattering guts that fly about when blasting away at the zombies and monsters.

Long-time fans of the survival horror genre and the Resident Evil series who aren't expecting much more than what the series has always delivered will be more than satisfied with the updated graphics and further revelations into the Resident Evil mythology found in Code: Veronica.

Dreamcast owners expecting more innovation due to the platform leap will probably be disappointed, but not by much. The production values are extremely high and worthy of Capcom's moniker. The game also offers up a solid and decently satisfying challenge (though any persistent gamer will be able to finish it in a matter of days and "extras" like the Battle mode are surprisingly lacking). Surprisingly, the Resident Evil wannabe, Carrier is in some ways more innovative. The story is more intriguing, aircraft carrier environments are more believable and its use of the first-person mode is more integrated into the actual gameplay.