Is Resident Evil 2 better on the Nintendo 64 or PlayStation?

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#1 Posted by GSJones1994 (362 posts) -

Many people consider the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 versions of Resident Evil 2 to be the best versions of the game. Which port do you think is best out of the two?

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#2 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Not this question!

Eh,i'd say N64.

Better graphics and sound.

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#3 Posted by SonOfChewbacca (653 posts) -

PS1 version for Extreme Battle mode and overall better graphics.

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#4 Posted by Djmaster214 (3240 posts) -

n64 had the  3d controls like dino crisis, and extra files, but compressed videos and load times, which was odd for a cartridge. all in all id say the gamecube was the superior release

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#5 Posted by Stinger78 (5845 posts) -

I vote PlayStation.

N64 is 'smoother' but I think the extra visible pixels on the PlayStation actually help the 'gritty' / 'bloody' nature. PlayStation also has the extra storage capacity which should help with sound effects and music.

You can also watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmViSPAxLpM

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#6 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78127 posts) -
Didn't the cutscenes in the N64 version lose resolution as a result of comprehension?
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#7 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -

firstly, the Dreamcast version is the best, it has a higher resolution than both sharper textures, etc ,  even if it is just a port of the PC version (which itself was a pretty obvious console port)

 

now, as for the N64 and PS1 versions,  its a mixed bag, the PS1 has a higher texture quality, better sound quality, better FMV quality and slightly sharper backgrounds.

 

on the other hand, the N64 version has smoother looking characters, who are also better defined, along with a better resolution in some places due to the expansion pack. also it has some extra content and the nice bonus of not needing to swap any discs , since both characters are on the cartridge

 

its really a mixed bag , I like both though for whatever reason I like the N64 version more.

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#8 Posted by Stefan91x (225 posts) -

It's awful on both consoles.

N64 version is very compressed.

PS1 version has no anti alialising, terrible models and bad textures.

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#9 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
64 had a Resident Evil title? Learn something new every day
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#10 Posted by Blueresident87 (5684 posts) -

I prefer the N64 version purely based on nostalgia. I've played both and they're pretty similar, can't go wrong with either one.

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#11 Posted by Byshop (18485 posts) -

It's awful on both consoles.

N64 version is very compressed.

PS1 version has no anti alialising, terrible models and bad textures.

Stefan91x

It's a PS1 game...

-Byshop

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#12 Posted by Megavideogamer (6367 posts) -

I have the playstation version. So that is my vote. I never played the Nintendo 64 version. The Nintendo 64 has slighty better graphics so if that mattters

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#13 Posted by darkhadou (649 posts) -
Ehhhh....same turd different toilet.
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#14 Posted by benleslie5 (8680 posts) -

I've only got Resident Evil 2 for the PS1 can't really tell the differance if I had it on another console

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#15 Posted by GSJones1994 (362 posts) -

Yes, and it also has more story and some exclusive content too

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#16 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

It was made with the PlayStation in mind so if you want a "faithful" version get that one.

Just don't expect good graphics or modern controls...

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#17 Posted by WhySoLimp (135 posts) -

PS version is the better of the two, but the Dreamcast version is the best.

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#18 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Wait, a 15 year old game on an 18 year old system had poor textures?

No way.

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#19 Posted by Byshop (18485 posts) -

Wait, a 15 year old game on an 18 year old system had poor textures?

No way.

Ilovegames1992

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#20 Posted by Legend002 (13381 posts) -

N64. 

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#21 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
N64 one was nasty. Sounded like sht.
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#22 Posted by tab134 (346 posts) -
re2 was developed for playstation, all other versions are technically ports. that said, the n64 version doesn't need a memory card and it had a mode that basically randomized the item locations. they're about the same price and the graphical difference is minimal. the dc/gc ports are the best but cost twice as much.
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#23 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
The PSone version is the safer bet, the GC version is a direct-port of that. I dont think they even bothered filtering the 3D. The PC version is the even better with the DC version being the best.
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#24 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Not this question!

Eh,i'd say N64.

Better graphics and sound.

GreekGameManiac

Two questions -

1. What are you smoking?

2. Where can I get some?

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#25 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Not this question!

Eh,i'd say N64.

Better graphics and sound.

MonkeySpot

Two questions -

1. What are you smoking?

2. Where can I get some?

to be fair the N64 version is smoother, and doesn't suffer from the distortion found on the PS1 (even if its limited, due to the limited amount of characters) still blurrier though
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#26 Posted by Alex-Gopson (25 posts) -
I would say the Playstation, but never tried the N64 version so I'm bias. Good game though, definitely play it, for either system.
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#27 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4784 posts) -

For some reason.... the answer is N64 easily. I loved this game on that console. Maybe it was a superior feeling that I got having the new red graphic enhancer thing that came around that time.... lol That mixed with Nostalgia. I still remember getting that game for Christmas and thinking how cool it was that my parents would buy me such a "mature" game... :P I'm not sure how old I was when I got it... anybody know the release date for the N64 version?

I dont want to do any research right this second... Does anybody remember the chip or whatever it was that replaced the grey one inside the N64? Did it come with RE2?

lol... broken memories, I'm getting old :P

Seriously though, I own both now, and it is one of if not the ONLY game I prefer on a nintendo console with anything after the SNES.

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#28 Posted by mariokart64fan (20688 posts) -

lol no get the n64 version the controls are alot easier to handle r and z easy as that movment with stick lol  ,     ps1 had this wierd x square  configuration i couldnt under stand haha beat it on my psvita twice though , and i gotta say the n64 version looks alot better , even then the original plus you gotta swap discs , sorry thats even a hassle on the gamecube for which i couldnt find the copy of recvx nor 2 on gc those are rarer then 3 4 0 and 1  and the gc looks better then both , so if i were you id get the gamecube version if you can find it 

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#29 Posted by darksongbird (1237 posts) -

For some reason.... the answer is N64 easily. I loved this game on that console. Maybe it was a superior feeling that I got having the new red graphic enhancer thing that came around that time.... lol That mixed with Nostalgia. I still remember getting that game for Christmas and thinking how cool it was that my parents would buy me such a "mature" game... :P I'm not sure how old I was when I got it... anybody know the release date for the N64 version?

I dont want to do any research right this second... Does anybody remember the chip or whatever it was that replaced the grey one inside the N64? Did it come with RE2?

lol... broken memories, I'm getting old :P

 

Seriously though, I own both now, and it is one of if not the ONLY game I prefer on a nintendo console with anything after the SNES.

WitIsWisdom

The "chip" you are probably referring to is the cartridge-like accessory called the Expansion pack. I don't know what year the game came out on the N64 system though.

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#30 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
The only positive the n64 has over the psx version are the loading cues. There are times in the psx version when you can hear the drive, or the game stuttering, when an event is about to unfold. Other than that the N64 game is a muddy mess and sounds like you are listening to it underwater.
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#31 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -
The only positive the n64 has over the psx version are the loading cues. There are times in the psx version when you can hear the drive, or the game stuttering, when an event is about to unfold. Other than that the N64 game is a muddy mess and sounds like you are listening to it underwater.Heirren
well | wouldn't say its that bad, it has its problems, but its not a bad port by any means.
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#32 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

[QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Not this question!

Eh,i'd say N64.

Better graphics and sound.

Darkman2007

Two questions -

1. What are you smoking?

2. Where can I get some?

to be fair the N64 version is smoother, and doesn't suffer from the distortion found on the PS1 (even if its limited, due to the limited amount of characters) still blurrier though

Apologies to TC, Darkman... I guess I had a big cuppa "Douche Bag" before posting that...

:oops:

And while the graphics might have been a bit smoother, there's no way on Jah's Green Earth the audio was better on the N64. Not that the audio was spectacularly recorded or produiced in the first place...

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#33 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darkman2007"][QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

Two questions -

1. What are you smoking?

2. Where can I get some?

MonkeySpot

to be fair the N64 version is smoother, and doesn't suffer from the distortion found on the PS1 (even if its limited, due to the limited amount of characters) still blurrier though

Apologies to TC, Darkman... I guess I had a big cuppa "Douche Bag" before posting that...

:oops:

And while the graphics might have been a bit smoother, there's no way on Jah's Green Earth the audio was better on the N64. Not that the audio was spectacularly recorded or produiced in the first place...

oh yeah I agree on the audio , it was decent but certainly not as good. though I have to give credit where its due, the simple fact its there is a miracle, given that almost every other N64 has limited speech and no FMVs, the fact its there is something to admire. have you ever played Command and Conquer on the N64? if you didn't the mission briefings show how iffy some of the voices can get, in the mission briefings, the FMVs were removed, and replaced with still images with the voice acting, but its so compressed it sounds like when you put a tape on fast forward. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYx0A6Zzv_o if you go to about 1.50 , you will see what I mean, you have to admit the conversion in RE2 was better than this.
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#34 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
The only positive the n64 has over the psx version are the loading cues. There are times in the psx version when you can hear the drive, or the game stuttering, when an event is about to unfold. Other than that the N64 game is a muddy mess and sounds like you are listening to it underwater.Heirren
It just so obviously is not the best version.
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#35 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"]The only positive the n64 has over the psx version are the loading cues. There are times in the psx version when you can hear the drive, or the game stuttering, when an event is about to unfold. Other than that the N64 game is a muddy mess and sounds like you are listening to it underwater.Heirren
It just so obviously is not the best version.

well the best would be the Dreamcast , or the PC , they look sharp , have good audio , higher quality FMVs etc. the PS1 is the base version , I can't really fault it per se , but there are certain things other ports, even the N64 do better. the only interesting thing for me would be if we got to see RE2's cancelled Saturn port, but thats a different matter.
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#36 Posted by Jag85 (11356 posts) -

The Dreamcast and GameCube versions are superior to the PS1 and N64 versions.

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#37 Posted by CaptainGamespot (616 posts) -

playstation. also, i saw this topic a few months ago.

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#38 Posted by CaptainGamespot (616 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Not this question!

Eh,i'd say N64.

Better graphics and sound.

MonkeySpot

Two questions -

1. What are you smoking?

2. Where can I get some?

lol at that orange bold, better sound? hahahahaaha.

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#39 Posted by Blueresident87 (5684 posts) -

playstation. also, i saw this topic a few months ago.

CaptainGamespot

Yea, and you'll see it again a few months from now probably...

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#40 Posted by silent_bomber (767 posts) -

The N64 version had Dolby Surround sound added to if IIRC.

The sound in that version was handled by Factor 5s legendary soundsmith Chris Huelsbeck.

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#41 Posted by Darkman2007 (17926 posts) -

The N64 version had Dolby Surround sound added to if IIRC.

The sound in that version was handled by Factor 5s legendary soundsmith Chris Huelsbeck.

Domino_slayer
I think they mean the voices , and I agree on that , having listened to all 3 main versions, the N64 does have the weakest sound in terms of voices. the music is fine for the most part. I can't take advantage of any surround sound, but the music is fine.
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#42 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="CaptainGamespot"]

playstation. also, i saw this topic a few months ago.

Blueresident87

Yea, and you'll see it again a few months from now probably...

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