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Written by  :  John H. (59)
Written on  :  Aug 29, 2019
Platform  :  PlayStation 4
Rating  :  4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

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Summary

Re-mastered and resurrected to scare you all over again.

The Good

Resident Evil 2 takes the original 1998 game and it goes into uncharted territory for the story, gameplay and its supporting characters as well. This remake is more a re-imagining of the original than anything else, because the gameplay is totally different but the atmosphere is still there; and this one's got a more grounded approach. This one feels like a horror movie being acted out in real time, and its immersion is just right for 2019 gamers.

The Bad

The animations for when you're bitten by the zombies can go on a tad too long, and some of the dialogue is wonky at best.

The Bottom Line

It's like a Japanese movie filmed in English but the sensuality of Japan's cinema, anime and gaming aesthetics give Resident Evil 2 a perspective on 90s America that is as unique (and emotionally universal) as when France tackled Manhattan in 1994's action-classic Leon: The Professional, showing that outsider perspectives can make familiar stories and settings exciting and new.