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Resident Evil 2

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Resident Evil 2 is the remake of the 1998 game of the same name.

Plot

The plot of the remake is identical to that of the original game. The story follows the survivors of a zombie virus outbreak in the fictional Raccoon City. There are two protagonists: Claire Redfield, a high school student, and Leon Kennedy, a policeman. They both search for the ways to escape the infested city. Companions, such as Ada Wong and Sherry, occasionally follow the protagonists. The characters eventually uncover the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation, which created the virus as a biological weapon, and fight its monsters, such as the Tyrant.

Gameplay

The player controls either Leon or Claire from the third person view in a 3D environment. The two protagonists' storylines are intertwined. The player can complete the scenario playing one of the protagonists, and then replay it from the other character's POV, with all his previous actions taken into account. The game combines puzzle solving with zombie fights. Both protagonists use firearms as their main weapon; however, ammo is scarce.

Changes from the original

Besides the updated graphics, the remake features a new camera and controls. In the original game, the controls were relative to the position of the player's character rather than the camera. The remake uses an over the shoulder camera, and the movements are relative to its angle. There's also no more loading screens, and the characters move between locations seamlessly.

System requirements for PC

OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX™-6300 or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM DirectX: Version 11
OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 or AMD FX™-9590 or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480 with 3GB VRAM DirectX: Version 11
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Resident Evil 2 reviews and comments

This is a masterclass in how to remake a game. An absolute joy to play from beginning to end.

My only gripe is the whole Leon and Claire flirting and in general, don't seem to care about the fact that there is a goddamn undead invasion.

This game is fun, scary and if you haven't played it yet, you're doing yourself a disservice. I have never been a RE fan due to certain mechanics such as fixed camera angles but you can be assured I will be buying any other RE remake/new game that comes out in this style.
«Blew my mind»
Favorite Thing: It's nice to see a modern look on a classic.
Least Favorite Thing: Playthrough B was a big let down. It is too much of a repeat: (mostly) the same places, same enemies, same bosses. As a special note, Claire has a big uncanny valley thing going on.

Date Completed: 2019-08-23
Playtime: 15h (Claire A, Leon B)
Enjoyment: 6/10
Recommendation: Enh. If you like horror/zombies/RE play through it on easy.
I've never been more than a passing appreciator of the original Resident Evil 2, and have in fact probably said more than once that it's a tad overrated when compared to its sharper, more focused predecessor. I'm not sure whether that was a help or a hindrance when it came to giving this remake its fair shake, but I do know that this is one hell of a game. Seems to strike the perfect balance between modern gaming QOL concessions and the survival horror tropes of yore. It's not just another tired Resident Evil 4 iteration like the dreadfully boring Revelations games, nor is it an RCPD skin applied to the shockingly great Resident Evil 7, either. No, it's its own new evolution of what RE is, and it makes me really excited to see what comes next.

(and if that's RE3, I'll be there on day one)

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Played through many times, 100% completion, unlocked Platinum trophy
8/10

+ Extremely satisfying gameplay loop
+ Well thought out map; exploration is a blast
+ Excellent animation and atmosphere
+ Didn't overstay it's welcome; nice and short

- Story wasn't anything special
- Respawning zombies somewhat annoying
This one is simple. Resident Evil 2 felt like true an honest re-make for a classical game. Not only it honors old school UI elements, somewhat glitchy animations, and super cheesy dialogues, but it also brings back long forgotten joy of wanting to complete a game as quick as possible, just to be able to start it again. It's quite uncommon these days. Truly exceptional game I'd easily recommend to every fan of a thrill.
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A classic will always be a classic, what I forgot is the claustrophobia that playing in narrow corridors and the tension of not knowing what's around the corner, by the way, this is a game that must be played with headphones, the sounds keep me on an edge and creep the hell out of me, the world needs more games like this.
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