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Resident Evil 2 Review

I assumed this game was going to make me feel like I was playing Resident Evil 2 for the first time all over again like in the original PlayStation days. They share the same name, so I was expecting the obvious. But this game quickly reminds me… this is not a remake. ‘Remake’ isn’t the correct title for this game. This is a reimagining of the original game. Yes, it shares a name and shares the same setting and story of the original, yet it brings it to a whole new level by presenting itself as a stand-alone game and never resting on its laurels riding off the back of the popularity of the “original.”’ Yes, there are throwbacks to the original title that some old fans of the series will get a kick out of, but ultimately, this is a stand-alone/re-do of an older generation story/game. Resident Evil 2 brings the best things from the classic survival horror genre into the now. Even though the controls might not be “tanky” like many of the classic horror genre’s titles

ANOTHER TAKE: A Newcomers Perspective on Resident Evil 2

Writer’s Note: Sometimes, release dates can suck. While there is no doubt that Resident Evil 2 is the first big game of consequence of 2019, it has to be noted that it is sharing a release window with one of the most anticipated games in years (and one I’ll be reviewing): Kingdom Hearts 3. In Stat X Media, there is no bigger long-time fan of the Resident Evil   series than our own Parker Hanson, which is why he’s doing our official review of the game coming later tonight ( his first full playthrough impressions are live ). While no one knows the Resident Evil series like Parker’s fandom dating back to the late 90’s, me being a relatively newer fan of the series (starting with 2009’s Resident Evil 5) and someone that also beat Leon’s first full playthrough, I wanted to share my take on the game from a different perspective. When I think of the survival horror genre, I think about my entry point in the late 2000’s. This was the time when the genre started seeing a mas