Resident Evil 2: An interesting “RE”make

Resident Evil really brought a new era of Horror-Thriller games with the release of its first game in 1996, twenty-two years ago. A couple of years later, its sequel followed, in the same footsteps as to keep players off of their seats. Having been talked about for quite a while now, Twenty years later, the remake for that sequel was introduced at Sony’s booth, this year at E3. The game’s trailer which was show off can be seen below

Following the nostalgic trailer, a game-play video followed as well. It showed exactly what the users should expect and although people may argue that this may kill the vibe, having the name Resident Evil would certainly let one maintain it. The game-play can be seen here

The story follows a rookie cop Leon Kennedy and survivor Claire Redfield as they are caught in a zombie outbreak in the fictional Raccoon City. Boasting a similar gameplay as before, the game puts a nostalgic twist over the release, actually making people excited for the final product, eventually. The game was open to testing out at E3, at their Sony Booth. To build upon that original feeling, the developers tried their best to stick to the original design and feel of the entire game which truly takes the person back 20 whole years, back to the PlayStation 1 era. The backgrounds and the rendering are the same, retaining the original feel but making it feel new at the same time by reimagining how the game plays. A huge change is the camera angle which adopts a one similar to the new God of War. It gives a very natural feel to the gameplay, allowing cut scene transitions to occur much more naturally and without breaks. The game also follows its predecessor, successor in some meaning, Resident Evil 7, with it being really bloody and gruesome. Although unpleasant to some, it truly brings out the spirit of the Resident Evil franchise and the feeling of Raccoon City.

The overly anticipated game is expected to release on the 25th of January, next year. It is set to hit the main power-savvy consoles, the PlayStation and the Xbox One, as well as PC.

Sarmad Burki

Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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