Raccoon City in Resident Evil 2 Remake is ten times scarier than we ever know. It’s even more horrible when things are always dark.
With the Resident Evil 2 Remake debuting beyond all expectations, Capcom has indeed revived its legendary nature of the way it was supposed to be. The new horror formula of survival from a new perspective is unique. A scary atmosphere in Raccoon City lacking things will make the player burst out of the heart every time he enters.
The plot of the Resident Evil 2 Remake revolves around the journey of the two main characters Leon and Claire; on the first unlucky day, they set foot in the city of Raccoon, which has now become a living block. We will still have two single-player parts of Leon and Claire the same as the original, but Capcom has removed the “cross-plot” system. Each game is now independent, and there will be no use of this item of the other as before.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake’s main character routes are completely preserved, with Dr. William Birkin (now a G-Virus monster), Chief Brian Irons who indirectly caused the disaster in the city, and of course, is the Waifu of the year – the girl Ada Wong. For the veteran fans of the series, everything is familiar. Still, even if you have not played the Resident Evil series, it is okay because Capcom intentionally built everything in the game in a “new” style for everyone to approach.
After a long time of criticism as a shooter rather than horror, Resident Evil 2 Remake finally regained its essence with this version. With cramped corridors and dark, everything in the game becomes much scarier, even with a new perspective. System “blind angle” at the junction, the way up the stairs makes the atmosphere in Resident Evil 2 Remake very heavy. The player is trapped in a “dead” space, where dangers are always waiting everywhere because the Zombie can reappear, and in the second half, Mr.X is continually hunting.
The familiar free-hunting mechanism still appears in the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Always, I don’t think it makes it easier because Zombie is now horrible, as well as extremely scarce ammunition. There will be no more scenes of holding a gun to work as Rambo, but there will be times when a friend can no longer get a back kick while the enemy appears right in front of him. This restriction turns Resident Evil 2 Remake back into a familiar survival horror style. Players will always be afraid of a heart attack whenever there is something wrong.
The Zombie in Resident Evil 2 Remake only has two words, “piss” to imagine. I think Capcom has increased the blood of these bastards five times compared to the original version. At the beginning of 1 shot, the shooting concept is that death is wholly thrown into the trash because a regular Zombie takes 5, 6 bullets in the middle of the skull to lay down. Moreover, Capcom also added a mechanism called “fake death” for zombies. They will sometimes collapse as if they were defeated but suddenly come alive as if nothing happened when you go near. A lot of people died stupidly for this.
Only shooting at the head can kill zombies. They consume bullets like water, to the point that sometimes you will have to hook the shotgun to blow up their heads to safety. The good news here is that killing zombies is not only the option. Players can shoot their legs to make them crawl on the floor and become almost useless. But even so, each Zombie is always a real horror, especially if you adjust the hardcore difficulty, you will feel like you’re playing Nioh or Dark Souls, not Resident Evil 2 Remake.
And to increase the quality of the game, Capcom has improved the old regeneration mechanism. Now Zombie will reappear in places you’ve been through in many ways (climbing windows, falling from the ceiling down). This makes every corner of Raccoon City hidden dangerous, each cabinet may have a zombie waiting, and wheezing whine will follow players everywhere they go. The level of nerve torture in Resident Evil 2 Remake is too barbaric when the concept of “absolute safety” no longer exists, and you always have to be afraid that a whole drive of Zombie might slaughter you.
The sound in Resident Evil 2 Remake should be divided into noise and background music because they complement each other, which can be the factor accounting for 50% of this game’s success for creating a thick atmosphere of astonishment. The soundtrack in the game is minimal so that you can only hear it in your ears, but whenever it suddenly emerges, there is something wrong.
The sound is the opposite. You will often hear things like footsteps, shortness of breath, the whine of a Zombie, or the sound of a shovel when Licker’s claws hit the metal Resident Evil 2 Remake design to create a cage where the protagonist is central. Throw in some audio files occasionally to scare the kid off before releasing the main dish.
I was incredibly impressed with the way Capcom used the far-near hallucination sound effect with Mr.X, you will hear this Tyrant stomping around you, but you don’t see it anywhere and nor dare to look around for fear of being discovered. With the sound of the footsteps getting closer and closer, you frantically ran through a corner stuck, hoping to be able to cut off Mr.X’s tail. Suddenly everything stopped, and a giant Tyrant whole appeared in front of your heartfelt sense of lack of want to stop its beating.
The image is also the most praised thing in the Resident Evil 2 Remake, this time, Capcom has used the plant’s engine for the game. The zombies are designed in surprising detail, especially when bullets are stabbed into you. You will see every part of their body shattered when hit, especially the first few that have been gouged to shredded but still Go ahead. Licker and the leech from G-Virus are the same. Their flesh is red in a weird way, creating a sense of insecurity for the player right after seeing it.
The main characters, except for Claire, have black hair dyed. Everything is good, Leon is more handsome than usual, and Ada is sexy as expected. This time Capcom has one more thing that every time Ada moves, she will shake her butt extremely skillfully like a model, looking very wanted to go to jail.
However, there is nothing as impressive as Mr. X. This Tyrant shows an unmatched charisma from his appearance with a “dead” face as cold as money, which is guaranteed to haunt the player whenever he listens to his footsteps. It must be said that Resident Evil 2 Remake had done too well in the creation and character design, especially when it was released in HD.
In general, Resident Evil 2 Remake has exceeded everyone’s expectations, especially when Capcom has messed things up with the 5 and 6 parts of the series. This can be considered a momentum to regain confidence from the fans. With this momentum, maybe we will see Resident Evil 3 Remake soon, but if you have not bought Resident Evil 2 Remake, you should prepare money because this game is worth every penny.