108 episodes

The longest running Resident Evil/Biohazard podcast in the world.Featuring comprehensive reviews and in-depth lore discussions on the greatest survival horror franchise.

The Resident Evil Podcast TheBatMan

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The longest running Resident Evil/Biohazard podcast in the world.Featuring comprehensive reviews and in-depth lore discussions on the greatest survival horror franchise.

    Episode 94: Happy Birthday Resident Evil Outbreak - The Hive & Below Freezing Point

    Episode 94: Happy Birthday Resident Evil Outbreak - The Hive & Below Freezing Point

    Our Resident Evil Outbreak's 20th anniversary birthday celebrations continue with a look at the next two scenarios; The Hive and Below Freezing Point. Join us as we return to Raccoon City General Hospital where strange leeches run amok and the bloody elevator is broken... Just how do you find those pesky elevator codes again? Then it's swiftly onto William Birkin's underground laboratory in a storyline taking place several days before Leon and Claire ever got there and at a time long before NEST was ever a thing. 
    Neptune's calamitous quiz returns and in the news we briefly discuss the impending release of Remake 4 Gold Edition and break down the Infinite Darkness: The Beginning prequel. Please enjoy. 

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Episode 93: Happy Birthday Resident Evil Outbreak - Outbreak & Hellfire

    Episode 93: Happy Birthday Resident Evil Outbreak - Outbreak & Hellfire

    On REP's 12th anniversary, we begin to celebrate 20 years of the Resident Evil Outbreak sub series that was first released in December 2003 in Japan. The game, which started off life advertised as Network Biohazard or Resident Evil Online quickly stoked the imagination of RE fans across the world, especially those that had bet on the franchise remaining on Sony's console post PSX. 
    There was a lot of hope and expectation that Resident Evil going online would revolutionise the series. What transpired was not quite what was promised in the early trailers with many lamenting the lack of internet infrastructure for the PS2.
    Fast-forward 20 years and both Outbreak File 1 and 2 have a dedicated fandom, with clever minds keeping PC servers alive so these games can be played as they were always intended.In the first of our year-long celebration, we will be applying our usual Happy Birthday playthrough standard to the Outbreak and Hellfire scenarios. The first of course acts as an extended tutorial, but throws players in at the deep end. Hellfire meanwhile chronologically at least takes place at the same time, but players face the dreaded Lickers in the Apple Inn.The team have therefore either fired up their PS2s (waited an eternity whilst it loads) or headed online to bring you our experiences of these chapters. Expect some contrasting views with a detailed look at the tank controls, graphics and mechanics and the hidden lore.

    • 2 hr 28 min
    Episode 92: Resident Evil: The Bioterrorism Era

    Episode 92: Resident Evil: The Bioterrorism Era

    Welcome to our end of year podcast where we see out 2023 with a deep dive into one of the more controversial eras of the series chronology. RE5 went out of its way to end several long-running, major plot points and left something of a blank slate for the storyline moving forward after killing off its main villain. Since then we've had a ton of media, not just new games, but also manga books and CGI movies, to progress the storyline from 2009-2015 in what we are calling the 'bioterrorism era'. We look at the various incidents and plot aspects that occurred during this period, analyzing what works and what doesn't. Just what is the difference between Blue Umbrella and Neo-Umbrella, what are the dangers and advantages of retroactive storytelling, and does Resident Evil now have a villain problem? Umbrella and Wesker are gone and yet the series seemingly struggles to leave them behind. 
    In the news, STARS_TyranT offers his early impressions of Remake 4 VR. Please enjoy.

    • 2 hr 57 min
    Episode 91: REmake REflections

    Episode 91: REmake REflections

    With the undoubted success of all of Capcom's REmakes, especially the recent Resident Evil 4, the time has now come for the team to reflect upon the impact these games have had both for Biohazard and for the wider industry.In the spotlight for this podcast are not only the RE Engine remakes, but also the original and arguably still the bar to beat - 2002 REmake. The aim here is to discuss in some detail how these remakes came to be and the legacy they now leave, whilst highlighting the bits they did better that their original counterpart.
    In hindsight does REmake 2 stick out with its more re-imagined approach to the lore compared to the other titles, did REmake 3 leave too much on the cutting room floor and is REmake 4 the final straw or are more remakes inevitable?
    Helping us breakdown and reflect on these questions are you guys -through a series of polls conducted by STARS TyranT on Twitter/X. The results are....surprising to say the least but offer a fascinating insight into how parts of the community are feeling.Finally we end with a remake themed quiz where the questions only have 2 answers. What could possibly go wrong?Please enjoy our final say on the REmakes (at least until Code: Veronica is announced!)

    • 3 hr 20 min
    Episode 90: Resident Evil 4 (Remake) Separate Ways Review

    Episode 90: Resident Evil 4 (Remake) Separate Ways Review

    Perhaps one of the most anticipated DLC's in quite some time, Separate Ways is out now and the REP Team are bringing you their review of Ada's quest in Southern Europe. The original side quest for the base game certainly added some much needed context to the Plaga and specifically Wesker's involvement - can the revised version pull the same trick whilst applying the bells and whistles of the RE Engine? With emotions running high at REP over Remake 4 itself, will Neptune have a more enjoyable time? Will TheBatMan continue to applaud the changes from Capcom? Has Rombie burnt himself out on the game attempting his Platinum run and will this be the straw that breaks STARS TyranT's back? So strap yourselves in, activate your IRIS and get ready for the last tango in Spain for Luis. Our Separate Ways review starts now!



     

    • 2 hr 52 min
    Episode 89: Resident Evil Death Island Review

    Episode 89: Resident Evil Death Island Review

    In the latest in what is now a long line of CGI productions, Death Island was perhaps the most anticipated with the return of not only fan favourite Jill Valentine, but the coming together of all four of the series' main protagonists for the very first time.
    On paper therefore, Death Island ticks a lot of boxes, but how was this film received by the team - can it break free from the usual constraints of these films to tell an important but also enjoyable tale - and can it be done when so many of the on-screen characters are wearing very thick plot armour?
    Join STARS TyranT, Rombie, Neptune and returning special guest CVXFreak as we lift the lid on The Rock, we mean Death Island!
     
     

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Dawson131313 ,

Freaking awesome

I really wish you guys would do an episode on what your guys thoughts are about an RE BIOHAZERED continuous and how the plot would go.

undead jelly ,

Favorite podcast about one of my favorite series

Great podcast that has years of content and always makes it enjoyable to hear about resident evil. I dropped the series after 5 came out after being a huge fan of the older games and I can say their passion for the topic convinced me to play the newer titles and frankly improved my enjoyment of titles I didn't like. Great host and cast, always excited to see a new episode drop.

awkaedoooo ,

You want Stars? These boys will give you Stars!

Best Resident evil podcast around! Enough said.

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