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Resident Evil 2 gameplay video

Resident Evil 2 gameplay video

Capcom just sent us their own gameplay video of the surprising Resident Evil 2, captured just like ours from the game's playable demo at E3 last week.

Official gameplay from E3 demo

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Commented on 2018-06-20 17:51:43
Isn't there a 4k version floating around the interwebs?
Commented on 2018-06-20 18:47:02
How does the infection spread in the RE lore? Getting bitten is not a problem apparently.
Commented on 2018-06-20 19:56:44 In reply to RagedSlayer
Posted by RagedSlayer
Isn't there a 4k version floating around the interwebs?
It looks like the new trend for publishers is to send us (and others of course) 1080p versions, and use the 4k version only on Youtube...
Commented on 2018-06-20 20:05:45 In reply to der_ton
Posted by der_ton
How does the infection spread in the RE lore? Getting bitten is not a problem apparently.
If you get bitten, you can see the bit on Leon´s neck, and it recovers when you use a green herb or spray. Problem is non of the officers and polices knew... lol

BIG THANKS Gamersyde for sharing this. RE2 was one of the best E3 "surprises" The game looks even better than I could never imagine, and can´t wait to play it.
Commented on 2018-06-20 22:15:05 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
It looks like the new trend for publishers is to send us (and others of course) 1080p versions, and use the 4k version only on Youtube...
Which is really stupid since it defeats the purpose of a video in 4k, which is the quality.

The version here at Gamersyde may only be at 1080p, but has 29,871 bitrate with a 1.19 GB size. The one in the Resident Evil official channel is at 2160p, but has only 8,940 bitrate with a 356 MB size.

Needless to say which version has a far superior quality. Resolution means nothing if the quality is degraded to the point that even a lower resolution with proper quality is better.

It's really stupid.
Commented on 2018-06-20 23:06:26 In reply to der_ton
Posted by der_ton
How does the infection spread in the RE lore? Getting bitten is not a problem apparently.
It's a game. A game that has zombies in it. Try not to overthink it.
Commented on 2018-06-20 23:45:43
To reiterate, the lore of RE (how anyone doesn't know already is beyond me) and how people turn into zombies is through a virus called the "T-Virus". You don't have to be bitten, and if I recall correctly, it was rats that were infected with it from the sewers of Racoon City that spread it. The rat and the pizza slice from the E3 trailer alludes to the method of infection in the RPD.
Commented on 2018-06-21 00:56:04 In reply to der_ton
Posted by der_ton
How does the infection spread in the RE lore? Getting bitten is not a problem apparently.
From the Resident Evil Wikia:

"The chances of a human bitten by a t-Virus carrier (specifically a zombie) to be infected was 90% in the 1980s..."

https://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/T-Virus_infect...

So you can think of it as every time someone is bitten, they are either immune or have gotten lucky as hell. It's silly, but in the end it's just a game.
Commented on 2018-06-21 02:22:10 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
It looks like the new trend for publishers is to send us (and others of course) 1080p versions, and use the 4k version only on Youtube...
* Shudders * Lets hope this new trend doesnt last long!
Commented on 2018-06-21 02:34:39 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
To reiterate, the lore of RE (how anyone doesn't know already is beyond me) and how people turn into zombies is through a virus called the "T-Virus". You don't have to be bitten, and if I recall correctly, it was rats that were infected with it from the sewers of Racoon City that spread it. The rat and the pizza slice from the E3 trailer alludes to the method of infection in the RPD.
Funny that you are being hostile to someone for not knowing the lore of Resident Evil, yet does not know the lore of Resident Evil yourself. Here's a few corrections:

1) The virus in the games' universe is called "t-Virus", "T-Virus" is from other mediums;
2) Not every "zombie" in Resident Evil was created by the t-Virus;
3) Using the term "zombie" to label the infected in Resident Evil is incorrect, as no virus in Resident Evil lore - that I know of - is capable of reanimating dead tissue. The developers themselves have said so in interviews and in official guides/facts books.

Not everybody in the world has played Resident Evil. Not even most gamers have played Resident Evil. Let alone a specific game in the franchise, because depending of the game, you will be dealing with an entirely new viru)es). So it's foolish to assume everybody should know things about certain games' lore.

As for Resident Evil lore, there are so many viruses in Resident Evil's lore (gaming and other mediums) that is hard to keep track of even if someone cared to do so - I don't, almost no one does.

There are 34... fucking 34 notable viruses in Resident Evil! Not all, just the notable ones. Just for fun, I will list them all:

- "The Abyss";
- "Ancient virus";
- Anti-virus - The only compound capable of purging the T-virus.;
- Clay virus;
- Ebola virus;
- Immortality Virus;
- "Marburg virus";
- MS-Virus;
- Norovirus;
- Poliovirus;
- Progenitor;
- Progenitor - The Makino universe equivalent.;
- Prototype Virus - A Progenitor variant used to augment the Wesker Children.;
- SARS coronavirus;
- t-Virus;
- T-JCCC203 - A modified t-Virus used as an experimental medicine, which resulted in "Dorothy".;
- T-virus - The Anderson universe equivalent.;
- T-virus - The WildStorm universe equivalent.;
- T-virus - The Perry universe equivalent.;
- Neo-t - A virus developed by Mylene Beardsley before the development of the G-virus.;
- t-Veronica virus - A variant of Progenitor created by augmenting its genome with that of the ancient virus.;
- "t+G" - A t-Virus variant created by exposing it to G antibodies.
- t-Abyss - A t-Virus variant created by TRICELL alongside the FBC, combining "The Abyss" virus and the t-Virus.;
- t-Phobos;
- A-Virus;
- G-Virus;
- G-Virus - The WildStorm universe equivalent.;
- G-Virus - The King's Foundation universe equivalent.;
- Uroboros;
- C-Virus;
- C-Virus - The Liberty universe equivalent.;
- Cameron Virus;
- X-virus.

https://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Virus

Just the Progenitor virus alone was formely called "Clay Virus" and has 2 variations as well, "Type-A" and "Type-B". Add to that the fact that many things are changed in later games by the developers. While other facts are changed, but only mentioned in guides, books or movies.

All of which creates many discrepancies in the lore - like Raccoon City being "hit with a non-nuclear warhead" first, changed to "hit by a barrage of missiles" later, and then changed again this time to "nuclear missile".

To add to all that shit, you also need to remember who is who, which scientist did what, executives, events, family ties, companies, timeline, etc. All of which change at the developers' whim and isn't always in the games. It's a fucking convoluted mess!

I love Resident Evil - the same way I love Kingdom Hearts, but these games are unecessarily convoluted. I'd argue even the most passionate Resident Evil fans don't know all this stuff, since they argue a lot on what did and didn't happen, order of events and the interpretation of certain things.

Lastly, people play thousands of games, watch thousands of movies and TV shows, read hundreds of books, etc. All with their own stories, characters, locations, events and lore.

No one can remember every detail of every franchise they experienced. Specially after many years. It's foolish and unfair to expect people to.
Commented on 2018-06-21 03:54:04 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Hostile?
https://media2.giphy.com/media/5hc2bkC60heU/giphy....

I dunno. What is it with people on here having mental breakdowns over innocuous comments?

Anyway, before you nerded out there and wrote a wikipedia page on the subject, this is RE 2, more pertinently and directly connected to the events of RE1 and not the rest of the shite that followed, so in the words of the devs themselves, these are indeed your classic "T-Virus ZOMBIES!" So...

https://media.giphy.com/media/cLbuQfff4As8w/giphy....
Commented on 2018-06-21 05:46:57 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
* Shudders * Lets hope this new trend doesnt last long!
It's been happening like this for a WHILE now. MS, as much as they don't really have much to actually offer, seems to be the only company actually concerned with getting truly high quality assets out there. Totally ridiculous if you ask me. Especially considering that Sony are the ones who pushed us into this "4K" future to begin with but then they have zero concern for providing an actual good look at how said games look in 4K.
Commented on 2018-06-22 15:29:46 In reply to MrWhite
Isn't it G-Virus zombies though since it was Birkin's new strain that spread through rats on to the streets of Raccoon City? And I agree, it was shite that followed after that. RE3 was brilliant though and technically is still the G-Virus stuff and I hope they cleverly make a few references to the fact that Jill was only in the police station a day before Leon and Claire arrived.

If this game does well, we could even get a remake of 3. Code Veronica was where it already started to get way too zany though with that ridiculous jester like villain (well he sure sounded like a clown anyway when he spoke).
Commented on 2018-06-22 15:54:56 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
Code Veronica was where it already started to get way too zany though with that ridiculous jester like villain (well he sure sounded like a clown anyway when he spoke).
As much as i like CV, you're right. I'm not againt a bit of cheese but it got wayyy too far.

Comedy kinda kills horror.
Commented on 2018-06-22 15:56:18 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
Isn't it G-Virus zombies though since it was Birkin's new strain that spread through rats on to the streets of Raccoon City? And I agree, it was shite that followed after that. RE3 was brilliant though and technically is still the G-Virus stuff and I hope they cleverly make a few references to the fact that Jill was only in the police station a day before Leon and Claire arrived.

If this game does well, we could even get a remake of 3. Code Veronica was where it already started to get way too zany though with that ridiculous jester like villain (well he sure sounded like a clown anyway when he spoke).
i absolutely hated code veronica. i remember reading about it, envious as hell back when it was exclusive to dreamcast. but after playing it on PS2 it seems it was all misplaced. didn't like the way it looked at all. pre-rendered BG's might be more limiting, but they sure as hell looked better than what the dreamcast and PS2 were capable of real time. add in the awful bandersnatch enemies, steve being an annoying douchbag and the plot and antagonist being utter crap and it was just a recipe for disaster. to this day i don't see how it gets as much appreciation as it does.
Commented on 2018-06-22 20:07:15 In reply to KORNdog
Exactly. I have a mate that says "Dreamcast was underated" all the time and CV is one of those games that people bring up. Its gotten to the point where its overated to say the console was underated.

Its the exact same thing with Onimusha 3 and 2 for me. I would rather a stunning looking game that looks great for the hardware its on with prerendered backgrounds over a 3D game that ends up looking nowhere near as good as the previous game....... and in the case of CV, it was a "next gen" game over RE3.

And what the hell was up with the way Claire looked and was animated in that game? It was a step back, she looked weird as hell and lanky too. It definitely was the RE B team that made it.

And damn I hated that Steve character too and was even more confused when Claire actually cried for that little shit towards the end. It was almost as big a character assassination as what they did to Jill in RE5....................... I take it back lol.
Commented on 2018-06-23 19:45:23
Gimme that classic T-Virus funk Capcom! Do a remake of RE Code Veronica next. Jeah!
Commented on 2018-06-27 15:26:26
RE1,2,3 and CV are masterpieces in my opinion, all of them. RE4, too, different, but amazing game all the same.

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