posted by stevenmoctezuma (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Apr 17, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
When I played this remake, the graphics and design were beautiful. The opening scene where you see the first zombie eating a corpse is probably the most remembered horror scene in all of the gaming history. Although much credit should be given to the original, once you play this remake, there is no comparison. The game combines cinematic elegance and horror into an eerie classic about our culture's current favorite horror monster -- the zombie.
With the option to choose Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, (I usually pick Jill since she's very sexy but has less life), you can experience Racoon City's famous mansion in the woods, with all the tension, puzzles and eeriness behind this classic horror game. The setting is beautifully constructed and the very original idea of its odd, but mysterious camera angles is quite influential; if this game inspired another successful horror series, (Silent Hill, which pretty much ripped everything off from Resident Evil), then you know this game has greatness to it's name. I may never be able to play a game with the same experience this one gave me through it's beauty, carefully structured horror, and wonderful introduction to a revolutionary series.
Warning to all gamers: If this game is played at night by yourself, be prepared to experience strong feelings of trepidation, panic and fear. This game is scary enough to make you feel reluctant to continue through the next ominous door, or go down the next disheveled, bloodstained hall or worse -- go to the cabin into the woods where a strange creature dwells, (highlight of the game!!); but as reluctant as you are, you cannot give up -- for you are compelled to continue and this game is much too good for you to place your controller down...
None of the Resident Evil games get as scary as this one, (Resident Evil 0, being a close contender). You will not be disappointed!
16 years ago the world was introduced to the world of survival horror. 7 years later, REmake was birthed to recapture the glory of that time.
Immediately, you could see that everything looked better. The graphics, the shadows, everything was reworked. It put RE 4's graphics to shame. And yes, there's still fixed camera angles (they're not a design flaw, it's to set the mood). Everything was just unbelievable. The gameplay mechanics stayed the same from 1, except with the new addition of defense items. The idea was to give the player a way to escape a zombie if space and ammo was limited. I found them to be highly effective if I couldn't dodge a zombie.
The enemies are all the same, except with 2 new enemies, Crimson Head zombies (a more powerful version of zombies) and Lisa Trevor (an Umbrella experiment that is immortal).
The storyline is essentially the same, with the addition of a few minor add ins and the backstory behind Lisa Trevor. And in this RE, there are a total of 11 possible endings you can obtain, pertaining to what actions you take throughout the playthrough.
During my playthrough, I felt that I had not only a better experience than I had in any other RE I had played, but also a more fearful one. The lighting and shadow effects in this game don't allow you to be able to see everything that's there (i.e. a zombie lurking in a dark spot of a room). Overall, I would highly recommend this to any RE fan and defy them to tell me that it's not a better experience than RE 4.