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Gamers looking for a completely new experience may be a bit disappointed, but if you love Resident Evil as much as we do, then this game definitely belongs in your collection. There are certainly enough extras to warrant a second look, and you know you can't resist the RE2 demo.
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What really caused a stir in 1997 was the second disk, which includes an playable demo of Resident Evil 2. It gives you a nice taste of the sequel by letting you fend off hordes of zombies on ravaged city streets, if only for a few minutes. This Director's Cut is not a critical upgrade for owners of the original version, but if you've never played Resident Evil, this is an ideal package.
94 % pour ceux qui n'ont pas joué au premier. 87 % pour les autres. Voilà un pack intéressant pour tous ceux qui découvrent ce titre.
It would have been nice to see a few new puzzles in the original game as even with the extra enemies and new hiding places for objects I still completed the advanced mode within five hours.
If I had my way I would have offered the player unlimited ammo and made the Zombies indestructible. Three or four shots could put them down but they will always return to haunt their domain.
Overall a tidy package that proves great VFM.
With all of this extra content to similarly consume, Resident Evil: Director's Cut is not only the definitive edition of the game that secured Capcom's prominence for years to come, but also worth picking up even for series vets. Well, provided they stick with the original 2-disc release, as the Greatest Hits version adds support for the Dual Shock controller but also casts aside the brooding soundtrack in favor of utterly lame "symphonic" replacements; unfortunately the latter update is the only one currently available on the PlayStation Network in Japan. Whether for the hours of classic chills or previously unseen arrangements secreted within the sealed passages of the Spencer mansion, this is one progenitor that masters of unlocking should definitely take with them.
La verdad es que nos encontramos ante lo que a mi juicio es el mejor juego de psx aparecido hasta la fecha. Si no jugaste al original en su día, no deberías de perderte bajo ninguna circunstancia esta pequeña maravilla de la informática. Resident Evil Si en cambio ya jugaste, quizás debas de pensar mejor si lo compras o no. Quizás las novedades que ofrece no sean lo suficientemente atractivas como para volver a reinvertir dinero en algo que ya has visto. Aunque si eres un autentico fan de este juego, quizás jugar a la versión "Director's Cut", te atraiga tanto o mas que la primera vez que jugaste.
Many people will no doubt buy the game just for this, so kudos for Capcom for making it more than just a cleverly packaged demo. If you've never played Resident Evil, you owe it to yourself to try out this classic game. And if you already own it, well, there is the added incentive of the Arrange mode and demo.
If you don't already have the original game, this is your chance. For people who don't have the original Resident Evil, I can't recommend Director's Cut any higher . For those of us who have been playing the original for over a year, this game is just not different enough to warrant a purchase. I think you will feel like you basically paid $40 for a game you already had and a playable demo of Resident Evil 2. I think Capcom should have just released the playable demo of Part 2 and sold it for $5-$10. I think they would sell a hell of a lot more and the fans of this game will not feel cheated.
Those who don't already have Resident Evil should pick this baby up, and those who do should consider trading in their old copy for this year's model.