Following Sony’s E3 2018 press conference last night, Sony unveiled some impressive upcoming games. One that immediately caught me by surprise, was the remake of the old classic PlayStation game Resident Evil 2.
I remember back when I was in school, how I was desperately waiting to return home each day to play on my PlayStation, just so I can venture into the dark streets of Raccoon City, blasting my way through hordes of hungry flesh-eating zombies.
Resident Evil 2 Remake Showcase Trailer
The new Resident Evil 2 remake looks impressive with the new HD graphics. It’s not a remastered version, but a complete overhaul of the classic survival horror game. This is unlike some revived classics, like the recently remastered Crash Bandicoot trilogy, where game developers just dusted off the old game and updated the graphics to fit it comfortably on the PS4. Instead, the Resident Evil 2 remake will feature completely new gameplay, with the original cast of characters returning. We won’t be seeing the old clunky fixed camera view but instead a new third-person over-the-shoulder view, similar to the more recent Resident Evil games.
Resident Evil 2 is one of my all-time favourite games! It will truly be nostalgic to play the characters of Leon and Claire once again and fending off zombies. You had to play the game with the two different characters, both with their own points-of-view. At particular points in the game, you couldn’t just play one character and pick up and carry all the weapons/supplies with you. Instead, you had to consider leaving some items behind so that when you played the other character, he/she would have enough gear to survive as well. It was challenging and a clever strategic game.
Besides a gripping story, challenging puzzles and most of all, the terrifying zombies that jumped out of nowhere and gave you a fright, what I loved about the original game was that you had to replay the game more than once. Once you had completed the game the first time around, you could play again, but this time around, with new horrors, new characters appearing, and with the difficulty increased. It’s really entertaining. The replayability is one of the highlights of this game, something I have not seen in the rest of the series, nor any other games since.
I am truly excited and delighted this game is being remade. It will be released on the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on the January 25th, 2019, priced at $59.99.