Playing this is a must if you appreciate quality horror games. A game that has genuinely endured over time, it effectively delivers scares and tension. I'm thrilled that I finally got to experience it.
Very well done remaster of the 2002 gamecube remake the improvement is very noticable and it's not just improved resolution Capcom has imoroved the textures and models and on top of that added new content which didn't exist in the 2002 remake like real survivor mode and invisible enemy mode
One of the original survival horror games done justice with a worthy remake. Kudos for the impressive visuals and new (optional) control scheme. If you haven't already played this, you definitely should.
Generally well polished and deeply atmospheric, this is Resident Evil amplified and with a brand new set of authentically imperfect controls, but let down a little by occasional low-quality backgrounds.
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I can recognize that the game was revolutionary for it's time, but some of the dated gaming mechanics (such as the small inventory) were so insufferable to the point that I would never play the game again.
If we focus on the PS1 game, it's a 9 or 10 game and I'd love to play puzzle games like this nowadays. However, this is a remaster and they should have made more changes. For example, once you go into the mansion you have to follow the specific steps the game wants, because if you explore and full your inventory without the object to find the first chest, you'll have to restart the game (it ****). Besides these changes they should have done, I enjoyed it like a child.
Whilst I understand people like the nostalgic element to the game I just don't truly believe that this game holds its own up against the big hitters of now and even back in 2015 when they released this remaster, It's hard for me to play this game and say that it deserves the same plaudits that I was giving games like Witcher 3, Bloodborne, and even MGS5.
I'll keep it brief for those wondering If this is really worth it.
Gameplay - We're obviously past the whole thing of fixed cameras the gameplay of RE Remaster is lacking big time especially when you compare it to many of the other big games of today, basically RE gameplay is that of run past enemies or choose to shoot them and I've got to say the gun play in this game is awful there is such little control of it what you have to do is face a certain way point your gun out in that direction and shoot, there is literally no aiming whatsoever! How can this be acceptable!?
Another thing to note is the fixed cameras this plays into why you see no proper aiming in the game, so your cameras are just basically fixed points some say that this adds to atmosphere and I mean that's up for debate, maybe it does, but If you need a zombie to be hidden whilst knowing its infront of you to be scared how scary is that really?
Take a look at Dead Space that's how you do proper gameplay with proper atmospheric elements they don't need to hide things off screen to try and scare you with cheap jump scares.
The puzzles however are great, they really do get you thinking that is the one redeeming factor about the gameplay.
Graphics - They've done well with the graphics, obviously whilst I pointed out the negatives of fixed cameras I will also admit that they can also make a game look very good at the expense of ruining gameplay, albeit I'm not saying fixed cameras wouldn't work for a hack and slash sort of game its just obvious RE is not that.
Music/Soundtrack - RE have always done a fantastic job with chilling music in the background and that remains the same in this game, I truly do believe that their soundtrack is probably the best part about this game along with the puzzles those are the reason I didn't score it lower than 4.
So, lastly, this game costs around £16 on steam... you could get countless other games which offer better re-playability some offering multiplayer some offering better graphics and better story telling examples are as follows just so you don't think I'm BSing you -
Buy The Deus Ex Collection BUNDLE - £8
Tomb Raider - £15
Just Cause 3 £2.69
And then there is more, so its hard to recommend anyone actually getting this unless you were one of those who played it back in the day of the PS1, but even then I'd say I didn't enjoy the game like I did back then because the standards right now are abundantly much more higher and RE-Remaster failed to impress.
SummaryThe game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil. In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But th...