Resident Evil 2 Game Review
The release of the old game in a new format has become common, because it brings a lot of money. But to please the conservative fans and at the same time release a decent product that modern players will enjoy, it is a very difficult task. Capcom Studios has tried to find the golden mean and present to the gaming world the best Resident Evil. In reality, it turned out to be a little more difficult to implement.
Resident Evil 2 was met with a standing ovation from the fans. After the release of the demo, which lasted only 30 minutes, where the player was given the opportunity to run through several rooms with zombies, forgetting about what is happening around, it was easy enough to believe that we are waiting for the best remake ever.
Though the developers didn’t succeed in making the perfect game, but it is hard to deny, that we have got a worthy continuation of the famous series. And it’s not so much about awakening feelings of nostalgia as it is about being able to experience fairly new emotions. In time to see in the solid darkness hiding zombie – challenging enough. There is no way to just look around, because the dead are following the main character on his heels, opening doors on his way, and surrounding him with a whole crowd. After dying a few times you lose confidence in your strength and clearly realize: battles must be avoided by all available means. And after the meeting with the famous Lizuna, the player feels completely helpless.
The game gains even more momentum when in the storyline appears Tyrant, dressed in giant armor, which no weapon can penetrate. The most you can do – to briefly stun him, giving him a chance to escape. Although it’s temporary, because Tyrant knows exactly the location of the main character and against all logic can appear in the most unexpected place, creating the illusion that he just teleports between the rooms. And then the feeling of fear is replaced by irritation.
But that’s nothing. Eye-catching copying the original version in terms of puzzles. The main part of such tasks is to find some object in one place and use it in another. Such tactics have no place at all in 2019, where gamers have outgrown such vestiges of the past.
Trying to please the old fans of the series, the developers tried to create as many references to the original as possible. The mission, where you have to find the jack handle with which you can build a crossing from bookshelves and cross the small hole in the floor, which Leonid could effortlessly jump over, will stay in your memory for a long time. Similar examples, not subject to the laws of logic and trying to artificially increase the game time, a lot of.
To the delight of fans developers have decided not to drag a bunch of unnecessary chips and left them in the past. This applies mainly to the organization of storage items. Well-known crates that carry inventory from one room to another have become much rarer. Like ammunition, which gives you the opportunity to increase the allowable number of portable items. Otherwise, the constant running around would take a huge part of playing time.
Quite well the situation with the storyline, it managed to finalize and remove a bunch of incomprehensible, and sometimes reaching the point of idiocy, flaws. The fans of the series that remember the original version of Resident Evil, it will be difficult to surprise with something new in terms of plot, the remake authors did not succeed in this. But they managed to adapt a few tricks from the original: the ability to feel as a Hunk or Tofa, the achievements for the fast passage and avoidance of auto-saves. In that case, the ability to save will be like in the original – finding a printing press.
A bit strange looks the attitude of the developers to create the second part of the campaign. If you consider how much time they spent on it, I would like to see two major storylines that are intertwined with each other. Unfortunately, in practice it was much more primitive. The main playing time takes the same tasks as in the first campaign. Is the time spent worth a few new gameplay videos and a couple of new personalities – the decision is up to the players.
To summarize, Resident Evil 2 – a one-of-a-kind horror remake of the last few years that deserves its own attention, and can make a player really scared.