ADSactly Game Review - Resident Evil 2

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Resident Evil 2

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About three weeks ago while browsing the PlayStation store for some potential new games to play, I stumbled upon the Resident Evil 2 demo, and being one of probably my most favorite games from the first PlayStation generation, I could hardly resist the urge to hit the download button. Due to this happening one night really really late, I pretty much forgot about it all together until the weekend came by, so that Saturday morning turning on my PS4, there it was. The nostalgia took over and away I went, back down memory lane, only this time in full high definition and not the pixelated graphics from years gone by. The demo was pretty epic, you get thrown into the beginning part of the game just when your character gets to the police station, and you only have 30 minutes to explore and get a feel for the game, and that 30 minutes went by in seconds, well that's how it felt at least. Luckily the game was officially released about a week or two later and it was mine on release day. The down side is that it's one of those games that I don't want to play, and not because it was a bad buy, it‘s more about savoring the experience and the logic behind it is the more I play it the faster it will be over. Unfortunately there are just way too many games out there, or coming out, to go back and replay a few months later no matter how many times I promise myself I'm going to do that. Talk about gamer problems...

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Our story begins in September 1998 just about two months after the events of the first Resident Evil game.

The biological T-Virus weapon has completely decimated the mountain town of Raccoon City, and has transformed almost all the local residents into zombies. The design and creation of the virus was done so by a pharmaceutical company known as Umbrella, who are secretly also creating biological weapons. Our protagonist, Leon S. Kennedy, a police officer reporting for his first day of duty, meets Claire Redfield, a college student looking for her police officer brother Chris, just outside of Raccoon City at a gas station. Both are completely unaware of what has happened, and get their first run in with the zombies at the gas station. The decide to stick together and help each other find out what has happened, as well as track down Claire's brother. When they reach the city a truck driver crashes into their car, and as they escape the wreckage they find themselves separated from each other, they agree to meet at the Raccoon Police Department. Unfortunately with the hordes of zombies all over the city chasing after them, they slowly make their way through shops and back alleys, but eventually reach the police station at different times. The police station is infested by zombies, but far more manageable than in the open streets of the city, apart from the zombies there are some other much more dangerous and terrifying creatures lurking about.

This is where the story splits in two and you can choose to either play with Claire or Leon, but in order to properly finish the game you need to play both scenarios, which makes the game double the fun, as well as a much longer play time. This formula was brought over from the original game, and has since followed through most of the franchise.

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"At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world's leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry." - Red Queen


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So far I am only about a few hours into this and I am completely loving each and every second.

Resident Evil 2 is now fully 3D, with over-the-shoulder style gameplay and atmospheric lighting effects, impressive facial animations, and the best-looking zombies I’ve ever seen in a game in a while. The story is following very much inline with the original but the developers have expanded on some things as well as rearranged some of the events to keep it fresh which I am really enjoying so far. It feels like the same game but at the same time completely different, so you are feeling like you are playing a brand new game. This game also feels so much more darker than the original, visually as well as the audio and sound effects, well it is 20 years later. They did keep an integral part of what made Resident Evil what is was, and that is inventory management and only being able to save at specific save point, the good old typewriter. One of the most welcomed improvements was the map updating when you clear a room, the amount of times I remember running from one end of the police station to the other end, because somewhere I had forgotten something.

All in all, this is just an amazing game so far, resurrecting all the best parts of the classic Resident Evil 2 and making it truly feel like game made in 2019. I will definitely be taking my sweet time with this and am setting the goal of getting a platinum trophy here.

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Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by the good people at Capcom.

These folks need no introduction and they have been making games since I can remember, with titles like the Street Fighter franchise, Devil May Cry series, and the Monster Hunter series, to name but a few. The game is a remake of the 1998 game Resident Evil 2, and was recently released worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on January 25, 2019. Hideki Kamiya, director of the original Resident Evil 2, said that he had pushed Capcom to create the remake for years. A demo known as the 1-Shot Demo was released on January 11 of this year and the demo only gives you 30 minutes of play time, so you can give the game a go. If you are going to give it a go, make sure you set aside some time, because once the timer starts that's all you get. Resident Evil 2 is fresh off the shelf and you unfortunately aren't going to get this at deduced price just right now, but if you are a massive fan like I am you'll probably go out and get this regardless.

I'm giving Resident Evil 2 a rating of 9/10

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In case you missed it, here is the previous game review

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Thanks for popping in, hope you liked the post. Please leave me your thoughts and or opinions in the comments below, have a beautiful day.

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With everything you say and the emotion you inject into your words, you make us perceive that we are in front of an incredible game, @morkrock. In addition to that rating you gave him almost perfect. The trailer looks super interesting! The animation of the animals impressed me. Those zombies are horrible and scary. I'm worried about the quote you made. Is it real? I know the Umbrella products and I didn't know they were involved with genetic experimentation! Thank you for your game reviews: entertaining and interesting

Your video game posts are of high quality, as I've already observed, @MorkRock. This one, Resident Evil 2, is very fascinating, as you can see in the trailer and in your presentation, for the adventure that makes up the story, its attractive protagonists and the advanced technology components. Thank you.

Great gaming review @adsactly .The best I have read so far. You created a movie in my mind's eye and for some time, I felt like I was already playing the game. Resident evil is all sort of entertainment right from the movie down to the game. I have always love playing soccer on my PS4, but I am going to give adventure a shot and it will be no other than resident evil of course. What actually endeared me is the transformation of the Outlook on characters from 1998 to 2019 and the storyline before starting to play the game. That's great!