When this was announced I was very happy. I love the Resident Evil series a lot but sadly me and tank controls did not mix well as a kid. I still struggle with them. 😡 I pretty much sat down and played this all in one day/sitting. Naturally I played Claire first….who doesn’t? I enjoyed the recreation of the RPD and the lab a lot. The sewer was a nice touch and liked it better then the Marshaling Yard in OG RE2.  Mr X. was frustrating at first but once you’ve played the game and know what to do and how his AI is its not so bad. I like how Sherry was treated in this remake with the exception of the secret ending. Ada and Annette, Kendo, etc. were also well done. My only complaints were how bullet spongy the zombies were and the 2nd scenarios. I know 2nd scenarios dont = B scenarios but its kinda hard to make sense of the plot Claire/Leon wise. The beginning was altered slightly and puzzle scenarios  were changed but thats about it. Those are really my only grumbles about it though.

The Stats:

  • Released January 24th, 2019 on PS4
  • I started it and beat it on January 24th, 2019 .
  • Time Played: 30 hours+
  • My Rating: 8/10
  • Metacritic: 91/100 (PS4), 89 (PC), 93 (XONE)

Official Synopsis:

The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-pounding immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.

In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?

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