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SummaryThe King of Survival Horror
The GoodIn spite of its flaws, Resident Evil remains one of those classic games. This port from the PS1, captures the essence of the original game. First off, Resident Evil is scary. Not so much in the second half, but the first half will have you creeping around corners. Great use of audio means that you faintly hear the shuffling of the undead mixed with their moans.
Resident Evil effectively uses camera angles too, I don't believe I ever found myself trapped. The design of the house and labs was terrific and the puzzles were pretty straight-forward.
Finally, I loved how the story was revealed by finding journal entries and multimedia presentations.
The Bad1. Voice acting/dialogue. What were they thinking? Acting isn't bad, it's terrible. "Master of unpicking," "Jill sandwich." "Oh Barry."
2. The Second Half. The second half of the game is boring and repetitous, which is why you never hear anyone talk about it. Zombies, yes; dogs in the hallway, yes; gremlins, no.