Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is finally available to view on Netflix after months of anticipation. With only four episodes, there’s plenty of space for a second season to further extend the Resident Evil universe. The newest anime installment based on the blockbuster video game franchise, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, sheds light on a previously unseen period in Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield’s lives. After escaping the horrors of Raccoon City, the heroes focus their attention on the global menace of bio-organic weapons.
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While Infinite Darkness is set between two of the Resident Evil series’ more action-oriented games, don’t expect it to be a continual action-fest with a ton of zombie slaughter. In truth, only a few zombies and bioweapons are slain over the course of the four episodes, but it makes the most of them with some rather amazing gore. In contrast to the clichéd writing and lines delivered in previous Resident Evil films, both animated and live-action, the plot progresses forward through dialogue instead of action scenes and zombie murders. It aids in the unraveling of the secrets and intrigues that build up to the series’ ultimate finale, and it does so without requiring extensive knowledge of the games.
The show has its own personality, and it’s apparent where it fits into the games’ canon, largely because, while it’s clearly tied to the games, it also serves as a complete and self-contained plot, rather than something imposed just to have a Resident Evil TV series.
The series only contains four episodes, but it doesn’t rule out the possibility of a second season. The conclusion of the four-part series appears to neatly wrap things up as a lead-in to the fifth chapter of the video games, but as fans of the franchise know, there’s usually a dark corporation or character backstory that the games don’t have time to fully explore. There’s enough more lore to cover if Netflix decides to continue the series.
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