Resident Evil 2 Remake is currently very popular with fans, with many significant improvements in gameplay, graphics, game script compared to the original 1998.
Only one month left until early 2019, the time when a series of super products of 2019 will officially be released. One of the products that gamers are most interested in and expect is Resident Evil 2 Remake, a complete remake of the game that has been released since 1998.
Just through a few trailers, the gaming community has been excited about this project. Resident Evil 2 Remake possesses beautiful graphics and a more modern design but still retains the classic game definition.
- Developer: Capcom R&D Division 1
- Publisher: Capcom
- Supported platforms: PC / Xbox One / PS4
- Genre: Horror – Survival / Singleplayer
- Release date: January 25, 2019
This is Resident Evil 2 Remake
Although the game title did not mention this, this is Resident Evil 2 Remake. The game is a completely revamped version of survival horror with many new mechanisms, a new graphics engine, and a different storyline compared to the old version. This is something gamers need to note.
Players will be able to control Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who is not scheduled to meet, and they must flee from the city of Racoon after the people of this city have been turned into zombies. Background Resident Evil 2 Remake will be two months after the zombie virus outbreak from the first part.
On July 30, 2016, producer Yoshiaki “H” Hirabayashi took to Facebook to ask the Resident Evil community about a remake. Immediately, this idea was supported by excellent support. He immediately presented the RE2 Remake project to those with higher positions. In August 2017, this project of Hirabayashi was officially announced.
The gameplay will be slightly changed.
As I said above, Resident Evil 2 Remake’s gameplay will be slightly changed from the old version. The game will have a third shoulder-level perspective, similar to Resident Evil 4, instead of the original fixed camera angle. Many people are concerned that changing the perspective will make the game lose the initial horror, but Resident Evil 2 still emphasizes the survival horror element through the trailers.
Even in the battle, when players shoot, cross-hair will slowly shrink to a fixed point in the center, the shot will be more accurate. But as the player moves, the crosshair will shrink for a long time, making the shots less effective. Gamers will then, of course, have to stand still if they do not want to waste their ammunition.
This will change gamers, forcing them to be more careful in every move. This new Resident Evil 2 Remake style feels like a modernized version of classic Resident Evil games.
The gameplay of Resident Evil 2 Remake will still have the same features as the original. Players still have to solve puzzles, find keys, collect items, and arrange them most appropriately in their closet. These are almost the characteristics of the RE series. However, the game will allow gamers more freedom in uncovering the city’s secrets in different orders, rather than being confined to a specific pattern.
Why did Resident Evil 2 Remake choose a third perspective?
According to Hirabayashi’s shares, he and his team chose this perspective because they want the game to bring a “scary experience from nature”. He also thinks that this horizontal viewing angle will open a series of exciting new things in solving classic Resident Evil 2.
Besides, this third view will create the feeling of stuffiness, fear of everything around. Players move around the dark corridors. This view will make you not know what is waiting for you ahead. Thus, the psychology of gamers entering the game will feel constant fear.
Some designs from the original game remain the same.
Resident Evil 2 seems to recreate the rooms and corridors more closely, and the game also adds new details to bring a modern look. However, although some rooms have been slightly rearranged from the original game, many areas’ overall structure is still very similar to the old game. Some areas are designed to be darker, forcing Leon to use a flashlight for lighting.
Also, it seems that the game will eliminate the legendary opening style in the old game. Zombies will also follow you from room to room, whether you like it or not.
Leon is still a rookie police officer we all remember, but in Resident Evil 2 Remake, his character will be subtly shown. Commanding officer Marvin Branagh still seems to play an important role. He always warned Leon of the dangers ahead, but in this new installment, it seems that Marvin will be much more important. And Claire Redfield will still have the will, determination as well as glamorous attitude of the original.
Players can still choose Leon or Claire.
One of the unique aspects of Resident Evil 2 is that it will separate the campaign play. Gamers have the option of playing as Leon or Claire. Each character will have a story, different puzzles, and events in the game also depend on the player’s choice.
For example, you start scenario A with one of the two main characters and then complete scenario B. Therefore, the game will have a total of 4 different scenarios.
However, it seems that the remake version will not go in the same direction. The game will offer two campaigns of Leon or Claire completely separate. It is still unclear whether the two campaigns are related to each other. It seems that each campaign will have a little difference in the types of zombies and puzzles.
Will the game support VR?
Unfortunately, the game has confirmed it will not support VR technology due to a third-person perspective.
Some new features in the game
Whenever a zombie captures the player, you can immediately stab a knife, pushing them to dodge. Interestingly, the player’s knife will still be on the zombies. So on the way, you might pick up a few knives. This weapon will only be lost if used too many times only.
Players can use wooden boards to prevent the invasion of zombies and other threats. They will give you a sense of security temporarily and a period long enough to run away.
Besides, the gunpowder mechanism allows gamers to create the required amount of ammunition from the beginning. Along with that, Resident Evil 2 Remake will also provide new puzzles. Players can rely on the tools that the character has to solve.
That’s all the information on the sidelines of the Resident Evil 2 Remake. This information will help gamers understand the changes Capcom introduced in this version. Hopefully, the game will not disappoint fans. Let’s wait until January 25, 2019, to come here and experience the Resident Evil 2 Remake!