Resident Evil 2 (2019) : Is it Any Good? | Video Game Review
Zombies. These decayed, disgusting, meat falling-off-the-bones (not in a good way, like chicken) video game enemies have to be one of my favorites to fight in a survival-horror game.
I absolutely love Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017). I have played the game so many times and have never gotten tired of playing it. When I read that Resident Evil 2 (2019) was getting a makeover, I was pretty excited. Honestly, the trailer didn't really sway me one way or another, but once I saw someone playing a demo of the game, I knew I would be buying the game.
How Does It Look?
In the first part of the game, you primarily explore the police station. The police station is absolutely gorgeous. The zombies look sufficiently disgusting, the licker monsters look exactly how you'd imagine an exposed-brain, mostly-blind creepy monster would look, and the environment is beautiful.
If you like the look of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), you will probably like the look of the police station and the enemies in the police station.
However, when I got to the underground level, I was pretty disappointed. Now, this might be personal preference, but I really don't like games where I have to spend a lot of time underground and in sewers. I have never played a game where I have liked the look of the sewers because in my experience, it generally looks the same. I play games to escape, not to experience what it'd be like to splash around in poop water. I didn't think there was anything special about how the underground portion of the game looked, so I wasn't really impressed.
What About the Story?
The story was the most disappointing part of the game for me. It was basically non-existent. Maybe I've been spoiled by all of the incredible games that have come out in the last ten years or so, but I expected a lot more out of Resident Evil 2 (2019).
While playing the game, I thought most of my time was spent picking up items, figuring out what they could be used for, then rearranging my inventory. One could argue that most Resident Evil games and survival-horror games in general are like that, but I am fine with that as long as the story and environment feels full. Every single part of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) felt full; every item told a story, I believed in every environment that the antagonists created, and I cared about each character and wanted them to survive, no matter what their flaws were.
The only person I cared about in Resident Evil 2 (2019) was Leon. I never really put any thought into what the other characters were doing or if they'd survive the game. I feel like a remake should be more than just making the game look good. I thought the game makers could have added more to the story of Resident Evil 2 (2019) and stayed true to the original game.
Is the Game Worth the Price Tag?
I really don't believe that Resident Evil 2 (2019) is worth what I paid for it, especially when I compare it to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), which is approximately the same length and price. My advice is to wait until it goes on sale if you are interested in playing it.
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