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Resident Evil 2 review
by UltiDK

Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the classic horror game from 1998. I never played the original, so I can't compare this one to it. To start, the game is a horror game, so it's very scary. I'm not much into horror games, but I enjoyed the game. I felt like it didn't throw too many jumpscares at you. There are especially many jumpscares in the beginning of the game, which suits the vibe of you being new in town. In some parts of the game, you'll be constantly followed by the terrifying Tyrant, an unstoppable enemy. This forces you to move quick and these parts are very intense.

The game is about 8 hours long, but never feels dragged out. The game has two main protagonists, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Leon is on his first day as a cop when the game takes place, meanwhile, Claire is coming to the city to look for her brother. Before starting the game you'll get to pick who to play as. I would recommend playing through the game at least two times to experience both the protagonist's stories, even though much of it is the same.

The gameplay primarily consists of exploration, puzzles, and survival. The ammunition is very scarce, so you'll have to make your bullets count. The zombies take a lot of bullets to kill, so you'll have to only use your guns when necessary. The puzzles are very diverse and fun to solve, which is great considering that they take up a large sum of the game.

The final thing I want to talk about is the graphics. The lighting is simply phenomenal, and the amount of detail on faces is impressive. This makes the game very immersive to play, and therefore also scarier.

Overall Score: 9/10 - Amazing
+ Intense gameplay
+ The two protagonists each have their own stories, boosting replayability.
+ Stunning graphics with great lightning effects
+ Fun and diverse puzzles
- The game is a little short
«Beaten more than once»

Other reviews24

It's a good game, but 2 campaigns are not needed. The differences are too small even for 2nd story. Also sewers level is quite moderate attractions nowadays, almost dropped the game there. Graphics is exceptionally good - I can understand why people who played the original 20 years can experience deeper nostalgia feelings. Atmosphere, sound, shooting & puzzles are pleasing, but could be shorter or less motivating for 2nd useless walkthrough
8.5/10 if you do 1 walkthrough (I would say Leon's story is better)
7/10 if you go for both campaigns
9/10 very good game
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
This game is fabulous, man. I just beat it with my gf - was her first look at the franchise. I consolidated some thoughts I had about it previously and introduced her to the game. There are so many things to talk about...

First of all, the gameplay. The level design here is impeccable in a way that, when you start the game, you don't realize that you will be familiarized so much with it. That's what happened with my gf. She complained about the size of it, saying that was too much to learn. Eventually, she was running around figuring out things by herself and enjoying it. besides, when the game requires exploration in order to progress and outplay the enemies, it becomes natural. And there's Mr. X also... man, she was terrified. Even I, whose already beaten the game, was anxious about his steps.

The plot involves you fast. The premise itself is crazy. You wanna know what is happening impersonally when you arrive at the police station, but how much more you are deep into that shit, the more you wanna know since a lot of things are at stake. Also, the graphics are so good here. The characters aren't unidimensional, and the facial expressions help them so much to transmit it. Talking about that subject, we can not forget about the gore. Jess, it's crazy good and satisfying.

At least, but not less important, the audio design. For some reason, I decided to put my soundbar on my desktop. I put the bar below the monitor and the subwoofer below the desk and man... We could feel the pressure of the flame thrower, every shot with the sub and the steps of Mr. X were even more terrifying. I couldn't recommend it more.

Right now, we're starting RE 3. 

Sep 18, 2022, played in standard difficulty.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Muito Lindo esse jogo e reviver o clássico do PSONE é incrível... Nostalgia 
The interaction between resource management, smart puzzles, and genuinely tense action makes this a masterpiece. It is balanced so finely that it's just such a joy and terror to play. And the level design that backs over itself with puzzles opening shortcuts is incredible. A must play!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
I kept dying and getting frustrated but I stayed up all night playing to completion so clearly it did something right. 

Edit: Replayed again and wow it really is damn good. This is a game that definitely warrants multiple playthroughs. 
«Just one more turn»
«Can’t stop playing»
Feels like these REmakes are in a feedback loop with The Last of Us. Resident Evil is obviously a huge influence on TLOU, and the TLOU became a huge influence on both this game. The combat feels like a really nice mix of RE4 and TLOU gunplay, but far more polished than either of those. It feels great. Maybe this game will end up influencing TLOU 2, who knows.

The puzzles are challenging and numerous. You are thrown right in and you kind of have to figure it out yourself. I love how the map continues to build on top of itself throughout the game. I know these aren’t technically Metroidvanias but it does kind of feel like one in some ways.

Both characters are fun to play as. I did Claire A Leon B, which I didn’t regret. Claire is more fun to me, but Ada was pretty cool in the Leon section.

Mr. Tyrant rocked. Such a cool design and such an intimidating enemy.