I remember playing Resident Evil 2 on the N64 a lot; in fact, it was the first “Resident Evil” game I’ve ever played that got me hooked onto the series. Fast forward to now, you could only imagine the honor I felt when CAPCOM gave me the opportunity to play the remake of this classic and what I can say is this: If you liked the original, then you’ll love this!
Don’t worry this is spoiler free! First thing I noticed right away playing this game, its dark, not figuratively, literally and that makes it amazing as it adds to the tension. Speaking of tension, usually, a soundtrack helps break it but the lack of one playing as you explore your surroundings makes it terrifying!
I suggest playing this game with headphones as all the stops were pulled to creep you out with 3D surround sound, every creak of wood, the structural groan from wind, and distant sounds of flesh-crazed zombies keep you on edge. Speaking of zombies, unlike the original, you have different looking models of them which add individuality to the undead hoard.
The graphics and attention to detail are artistically amazing! If you shoot zombies in the face, their face will change and become quite gory (if you’re into that).
When it comes to controls and overall gameplay, it’s smooth. The controls are pretty basic and easy to remember which helps ease your mind as you’re traversing zombie infested streets. You can choose your difficulty before the story starts which is nice but even on the easy, it takes a lot of bullets to the head of a zombie to bring it down.
Like all “Resident Evil” games, there are puzzles to solve and honestly that’s the charm from the series I liked most as they added to the lore of the story and forces you to explore and find clues. Veterans and fans of the original Resident Evil 2 are already screaming “Is it anything like the original?!” my honest answer, yes and no.
I’m not going to spoil the story and most of the gameplay for you but if you’ve played the original, you may already know some of the main plot points in the story but again it’s a remake so there are points of the story that happen but differently in this version as well as all new things as well, in fact, that’s what makes this game amazing. CAPACOM knew a lot of fans who played the original would play this and wanted to keep it interesting.
On my scale of 1-5 stars, it’s a golden 5! Fans of the original will enjoy the rebirth into the modern era along with its scares and atmosphere. Speaking of stars, you know what remake I’m looking forward to?
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