RESIDENT EVIL 2

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RESIDENT EVIL 2 -REMAKE

PS4 / XBOX

RELEASED ON 25TH JANUARY 2019

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The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.

In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns.

Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies.

Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives.

 

The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?

Fans of the original may be surprised to discover that the game plays out slightly differently to the first time around, but no less fun. All the parts here – Sherry, the mutated monster, the ensuing boss fight – are drawn from the original, but presented in a new order, confirming that this is a full remake, and one willing to tweak the story and remix events in a way that’s sure to prompt endless debate about what counts as a canon now. Health is simple to manage thanks to an inventory system that’s classic Resi with a couple of modern touches. Most importantly, you can craft with items as you collect them, so you don’t need two inventory slots to make a red + green herb – you just add the new herb to the existing one and they’ll automatically combine to create the powered up heal.

As for controls, well It’s closest to the control scheme adopted in Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6, with a similar close over-the-shoulder camera angle too, rather than the old fixed angle shots. That makes it a lot less disorienting to quickly navigate the space, encouraging faster paced, more mobile gameplay – a particularly good fit for Resident Evil 2’s frantic fights against hordes of zombies.

The graphics are as lush as you’d expect from the REngine, used to such good effect in Resident Evil 7, and the facial animations are especially impressive in cutscenes – there’s a moment when Claire drops an F-bomb (another change from the not-so-sweary original) that manages to convey actual human emotions – almost a first for a Resi game.

IN SHORT WE LOVED THE ORIGINAL AND WE LOVED THIS TOO, BRILLIANT

 

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