dark        

What did you think of the Resident Evil 2 demo?

0

A welcome return or just 'this damn statue again'

This weekend, over one million players took their (supposed) "one shot" at the Resident Evil 2 remake, via a new demo launched by Capcom on the PS4, PC and Xbox One platforms. Given 30 minutes to step into the handsome features of supercop Leon Kennedy, players worldwide once again walked the hallowed, gore-stained halls of the Raccoon City Police Department.

I took the trip myself, and got quite a kick out of it. It's definitely visually and aurally impressive and I really enjoyed seeing those famous rooms - that we've already walked a helluva lot of times - recreated in a beautiful new engine. On the negative side, I'm not really feeling the player character movement, in both speed and weight, which is an issue I've had with Resi titles for some time now. I'm also weirdly irked by how much characters emphasise showing teeth when they talk.

But these are minor gripes. I think the Resident Evil 2 remake is a cause for celebration, though it has much to live up to, seeing as it's a revisit to one of the greatest video games of all-time. It looks like it's going to be quite a wild ride come January 25.

Let us know about your own thoughts and experiences below. Did the demo confirm your expectations, or your fears? Did it cause you to switch stance on purchasing the full game? Oh, and did you open a bunch of new accounts in order to play through it multiple times? Whatever your experience, share it with us below!

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Resident Evil 2   (80)   From our database:

  • Resident Evil 2 pops one million sales on PC - Chris Moyse
  • Resident Evil 2 remake director: getting the right item balance is 'a lot of trial and error' - Chris Carter
  • Watch the full Resident Evil 2 remake developer commentary series now - Chris Carter
  • There's a Resident Evil 2 mod to axe Mr. X - Jordan Devore
  • This 'Thomas the Tank Engine as Mr. X' Resident Evil 2 mod is everything I need right now - Chris Carter
  • Capcom shares scrapped ideas for Resident Evil 2 - Jordan Devore
  • This Resident Evil 2 developer roundtable is a must-watch for fans - Jordan Devore
  • Capcom wants to know what you think of Resident Evil 2 - Chris Moyse
  • You should try Resident Evil 2's Ghost Survivors even if you aren't big on action-centric side modes - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Capcom #Censorship #Community #demos #Horror #Impressions #japan #Opinion #Remakes #Resident Evil #Survival Horror #Twitter

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •