Not long now! Resident Evil/ Biohazard 2 hype-thread!!

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#1 Edited by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -

With December here we have just little under two months before the remake of Resident Evil 2 is in our grasp. Stocking up on shotgun shells, boarding up windows, and managing inventory to survive against a city turned evil.

Purpose of this thread is to gauge excitement on Games Discussion. And let the community express how they're feeling for the game now that it's close by_

Are you a fan of the series? New and interested? not really, but like Survival Horror? May even have worries that it's not faithful enough to the original? Regardless, feel free to post below.

*As someone who's been on media blackout for this game since after e3, and sure some have as well, would appreciate no screenshots or video promotional material below that is set after e3 reveal. Thank you.

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (32945 posts) -

8/10 is more reasonable for me. I want more clarification on things absolutely. However, I haven't been excited for a RE game since RE7 debut almost 2 years ago. It's my most wanted game right now and my first pick up game in 2019!

I already pre-order the PC version, I gotta have my 1440p/60fps+ ya'know ;)

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#3 Posted by warmblur (1098 posts) -

It's amazing how far we've come in 20 years couldn't imagine my 1998 self seeing the 2019 version.

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#4 Edited by Cravenraptor (54 posts) -

I have to re-install the original RE2 again! Can´t wait for the remake.

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#5 Edited by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -
@davillain- said:

8/10 is more reasonable for me.

I'd be ok with an 8/10. Find it difficult to value scores from places like Gamespot anyhow. Most what they've scored an 8/10 I view better games than GS 9-10/10s but that's just me (GS gave Fallout 4 a 9/10).

Personally think GS downscoring Monster Hunter: World for being too difficult end-game is a joke. Doesn't even have G-Rank or the tougher High hunts, you get one challenge at HR100 but I doubt they ever got close to HR100. No wonder they never covered Events like the Arcs or Behemoths.

However, I haven't been excited for a RE game since RE7 debut almost 2 years ago.

So the last one. . . lol

Hoping for more The Evil Within 2 with a bigger budget than Resi7 honestly. Resi7 was very on-rails and overly cinematic with a very underwhelming final act. One playthrough and you realise how scripted it is, and lacking in other areas. After the Margaret boss 7 has shown all its best tricks and goes downhill_

Also the sooner sneaking becomes completely optional the better. I'm more interested in playing Resident Evil, not Outlast. And while changes are clearly being made I hope they keep true to the original in its pacing and overall tone.

@warmblur said:

It's amazing how far we've come in 20 years couldn't imagine my 1998 self seeing the 2019 version.

I do like the atmosphere, definitely taking cues from the other Remake for lighting and dim contrast.

@Cravenraptor said:

Can´t wait for the remake.

Likewise, I would love Nemesis to follow this if it's successful and gives the original justice.

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#6 Posted by Speeny (593 posts) -

I wish I could contribute to this. I've only played a little of 7 and I didn't like it. I'll play them one day though. :(

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#7 Edited by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -

@speeny: Resident Evil 7 is a tough one to start with, perspective makes the gameplay cumbersome, very scripted, and the beginning is long-winded.

If I recommended someone trying Resident Evil for the first time? it's either Resi4 or Remake. They have controls and mechanics from an older time but after a short time you'll adapt. They're also easily the highlights in the series, and will give someone a good idea why Resident Evil is a beloved franchise. Resident Evil 4 is also probably the closest in common to this upcoming Remake of 2, I just imagine this new game to give less ammo and focus on vulnerability far more.

Personally started with Outbreak and that was an online game with up to 4-players, and while I enjoyed it don't rate it very high now that I've played more of the games.

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#8 Posted by omegaMaster (1022 posts) -

I'm too scared to buy it. Ahhhhhhh!

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#9 Posted by Macutchi (6388 posts) -

@RSM-HQ: never played the original, apparently this one is not quite the same - gs called its play style a remix of re2 and re4 - and the environments are tweaked too. would you say this one will be ok for new players or is it more one for the nostalgic?

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#10 Posted by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -
@Macutchi said:

would you say this one will be ok for new players or is it more one for the nostalgic?

Have a habit of letting hype carry me for my gaming preference (this and Devil May Cry 5 for 2019), so would rather not make bold claims till the dust has settled and I can be rational with my impressions_

What I do know is the lead studio for Remake2 was responsible for the Remaster of HD Remake and Zero. Think it's safe to assume it'll have pacing and difficulty closer to the original game. The studio clearly has a lot of respect for the older games, considering they essentially recreated the two Gamecube games to run on HD systems.

Whether or not it's a perfect balance of new and old for everyone to enjoy, I could not say with certainty.

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#11 Posted by Worlds_Apart (57 posts) -

I've never played a Resident Evil game, but back in the day I watched my brother complete RE1, RE2, Nemesis, Code Veronica, and RE4. They were really fun to watch. I guess this will be the 1st one I play. Strange how RE is a game I truly enjoy, yet I've never played it :)

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#12 Edited by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -

@worlds_apart: Many never start with playing the originals in franchises anyhow.

Because you've seen many the best games, at least you have visual experience, which will be handy

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#13 Posted by Macutchi (6388 posts) -
@RSM-HQ said:
@Macutchi said:

would you say this one will be ok for new players or is it more one for the nostalgic?

Have a habit of letting hype carry me for my gaming preference (this and Devil May Cry 5 for 2019), so would rather not make bold claims till the dust has settled and I can be rational with my impressions_

What I do know is the lead studio for Remake2 was responsible for the Remaster of HD Remake and Zero. Think it's safe to assume it'll have pacing and difficulty closer to the original game. The studio clearly has a lot of respect for the older games, considering they essentially recreated the two Gamecube games to run on HD systems.

Whether or not it's a perfect balance of new and old for everyone to enjoy, I could not say with certainty.

fair enough, i don't think it's a game i'll consider at full price unless the reviews are overwhelmingly gushing, more likely in a few months when it drops a bit. i'll keep an eye on it, maybe two

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#14 Posted by Evil_Loli (69 posts) -

I do have a question regarding RE2. I didn't become a fan of RE until RE4, the first one I played on Gamecube years back. I bought it again on 360, then again on Xbox One X. RE5 was... ok. RE6 I actually liked, the setting/location any way. Revelations wasn't too bad, either. RE7 was first person as you all know and I liked that even more than RE4. I tried RE1 original with the tank controls.. didn't like it. For it's time, I bet it was a hoot, but I didn't like it. Then there was RE on N64, which I didn't try back then but would if I saw it to buy in a retro game store today.

Anyway, with my background in the game aside... why does RE2 look like RE4 with over-the-shoulder aiming? Is this how it was with the original RE2 years back? Or is this something new they did with the game? If I like RE4, 6 and 7 would I like RE2? Will RE2 have co-op online or just an a.i. tag-along character?

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@Macutchi: Would assume if you could never get into The Evil Within, Resident Evil 2 Remake is an understandable avoid experience. Cut from the exact same cloth from my understanding. Better to avoid games you know are not your type of experience. And that's ok_

Resident Evil 5 are more Gears of War, and Revelations 2 I want to state is more like The Last of Us. Depending on preference, they're the two I think can be enjoyed by a returning or different audience. Zero, Rev, 6 are weird hybrids I recommend most avoid regardless of preference. And this is from someone who found some fun in Rev and 6, but they're overall bad games.

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@evil_loli said:

Anyway, with my background in the game aside... why does RE2 look like RE4 with over-the-shoulder aiming? Is this how it was with the original RE2 years back? Or is this something new they did with the game? If I like RE4, 6 and 7 would I like RE2? Will RE2 have co-op online or just an a.i. tag-along character?

It's trying to be faithful to the original Resident Evil 2 which was fixed cameras and tank controls, while having modern standards. Hence the removal of fixed camera replaced with over-the-shoulder perspective.

(Resident Evil 2 original above)

I don't think the Remake game will have coop unless a Extreme Battle Mode allows it which was the original version of Mercenaries. And personally think that's for the best, this is a recreation of a Survival Horror game, not an Action Adventure game.

I would however imagine if you liked Resi4, chances are you'll enjoy the Remake of 2 if what was putting you off the originals was its drastically different controls and fixed camera angles.

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#17 Posted by DaVillain- (32945 posts) -

@evil_loli said:

I do have a question regarding RE2. I didn't become a fan of RE until RE4, the first one I played on Gamecube years back. I bought it again on 360, then again on Xbox One X. RE5 was... ok. RE6 I actually liked, the setting/location any way. Revelations wasn't too bad, either. RE7 was first person as you all know and I liked that even more than RE4. I tried RE1 original with the tank controls.. didn't like it. For it's time, I bet it was a hoot, but I didn't like it. Then there was RE on N64, which I didn't try back then but would if I saw it to buy in a retro game store today.

Anyway, with my background in the game aside... why does RE2 look like RE4 with over-the-shoulder aiming? Is this how it was with the original RE2 years back? Or is this something new they did with the game? If I like RE4, 6 and 7 would I like RE2? Will RE2 have co-op online or just an a.i. tag-along character?

It looks like RE4 (and 5, 6) because that's what it looks like, when you do over-the-shoulder perspective and no, it wasn't like that for original RE2. The original used fixed camera angles and tank controls, like RE1. So yes, this is something new. This is a remake of RE2, not just a remaster with a new coat of paint. If you liked RE4, 5, and 6, yes, you will likely enjoy this RE2. Based on information we received from Capcom, it looks like it has no online modes. It seems it has no co-op in anyway.

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#18 Posted by Macutchi (6388 posts) -
@RSM-HQ said:

@Macutchi: Would assume if you could never get into The Evil Within, Resident Evil 2 Remake is an understandable avoid experience. Cut from the exact same cloth from my understanding. Better to avoid games you know are not your type of experience. And that's ok_

Resident Evil 5 are more Gears of War, and Revelations 2 I want to state is more like The Last of Us. Depending on preference, they're the two I think can be enjoyed by a returning or different audience. Zero, Rev, 6 are weird hybrids I recommend most avoid regardless of preference. And this is from someone who found some fun in Rev and 6, but they're overall bad games.

cheers bud. from what i've seen re2 does look really good. i'm just a little put off by the price tag which is why i'll more than likely wait for a drop

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#19 Posted by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -

@Macutchi: I understand completely on price. It's never bad to be cautious.

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#20 Posted by Evil_Loli (69 posts) -

@RSM-HQ: @davillain-: So it's trying to be faithful to the original game on PS1? After reading the feedback from both of you, I'll take into consideration buying this remake on Xbox One. Thanks.

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#21 Posted by RSM-HQ (7470 posts) -

@evil_loli: What I'm implying is the developer wants to try and please both audiences, and no one can really state if it'll pay off or not. Many early impressions exist however, and they seem mostly positive.

Take that as you will.

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#22 Posted by Clefdefa (645 posts) -

I read the Playstation blog spot not so long ago. The guy talked about RE2.

Apparently there is two gameplay style. More shooting like RE4 when you play Leon and more classic RE2 with Claire where you have puzzle and section where you need to take care of the girl.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/12/04/hands-on-with-resident-evil-2-on-ps4/

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#23 Posted by Cravenraptor (54 posts) -

@RSM-HQ:

That is so true dude! Nemesis as follow up would be AMAZING. After the third game I never got that interested in Resident Evil. Resident Evil 4 I didn´t like the setting. Resident Evil 5 well I stopped playing when I arrived at the containers where you have to jump on to avoid all the zombies below... Resident Evil 6 was too crazy bosses were huge it was like playing an arcade game (House of the Dead) At least the bossfights remind me to this. And Resident Evil 7? I don´t like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre theme. It is a good game - just not my cup of tea.

cheers!

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#24 Posted by danielpacheco (120 posts) -

Good thread. I´d like to see hot news about RE2 here!