1996... It was the year when the PlayStation was revolutionizing the gaming industry and shifting its sights towards a more mature audience thirsty for new experiences. Inspired by Frederick Raynal’s Alone in the Dark (something Mikami himself finally admitted very recently in Le Monde blaming an agreement between Capcom and Infogrames), the first installment in the Resident Evil/Biohazard series left its mark on a generation of players in more ways than one. Beyond its initial release, the game re-emerged a couple times on PlayStation as a Director’s Cut and Dual Compatible version, but it’s the legendary remake designed from the ground up for GameCube in 2002 that stands as the best iteration of the original title. It’s only natural that this version of the game is the one selected for remastering treatment in 2015, nearly 20 years after the release of the original game. Is it worth re-visiting the mansion so many years later?
The answer is a firm “yes, but...” in the sense that, while this version of the game retains much of the fun and atmosphere of the GameCube release, its visuals are uneven due to the nature of its pre-rendered backgrounds which did not necessarily receive the same treatment across the board. There are issues with some of the games basic design that make it more difficult to enjoy these days but, despite this, it’s still an excellent experience from start to finish. We just wished it were priced more accordingly considering that its “high definition” labeling doesn’t really add much to the original 2002 experience.
@GriftGFX: Before Europe will formulate an answer and come to a ppssible bill, we could be years away (39 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: No, the minister of justice is going to ask Europe for advice if the gambling in games should be banned. He thinks it should, but there is no bill drafted. (41 minutes ago)
@nostradamus: I played some of the maps on the free week they had and they weren't bad or maybe it was just me thinking that as I hadn't paid for them :P (1 Hour ago)
@aphex187: the beta map was awesome to play. (1 Hour ago)
BF1 season pass £11.99. Not a massive fan if this game or the series now but I could be tempted by that. (1 Hour ago)
@GriftGFX: meanwhile the land of the free is trying to destroy the internet as we know it. (2 Hours ago)
They're going to wind up harming consumer friendly service models as much as they will punish the bad ones. And I feel like stuff like SWBF2 will be appropriately punished by the market. (7 Hours ago)