Capcom has recently announced that they are working on a Resident Evil 2 remake. The news has got the Resident Evil fans excited as RE2 is undoubtedly one of the best in the Resident Evil series, and a remake is definitely worth to look forward into. The public is already trying out the demo on the Gamescom 2018, while we are lucky to be able to experience the demo too during the PSX SEA 2018. Check out our first impression below!
Here is a gameplay video from Gamescom 2018 via IGN:
The demo we played is basically having the same scenario as the IGN’s. The demo starts with Leon entering the police station, where he finds out something unusual is happening and went to search for the trapped police officer. You can explore all you want in the game, it is encouraged to explore more too as you can solve more puzzles and get more resources.
The map shows 3 regions with different colours – yellow for your destination, blue for the area you searched and red for the current searching area. Of course, the possibility to meet the zombies is higher when you are in the red zone so be careful while you explore!
The zombies are even harder to kill now (compared to the original version), they are now cleverer too – they will invade the area from all kind of places such as crawling in through the window. And this is why you should collect woods to seal up the windows.
In the past, you can kill a zombie easily just by a few headshots but now, the zombies might still be able to stand up again after a while, even though you have already beat them down. Sometimes you will be tricked by the zombies’ “fake death” if you are not paying full attention to them. The space for bullets and backpack is very limited, you will need to allocate your resources wisely.
I was caught by the zombies and almost got bitten for a few times while I was playing, the only way to stop them is attacking them with your small knife then push them back. However, the small knife will stick on the zombie you attacked, you can only get it back after you kill the zombie. The knife has a durability bar too so you can’t rely too much on it (we haven’t seen it yet, but there might be an upgrade system to upgrade your weapons though).
These are all of our first impression on the Resident Evil 2 remake demo! The title can be said to feature the good sides of both Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 4 – the UI, horror atmosphere and the lack of resources inherits well from RE7, while fans from the RE4 – RE7 era will probably happy for its third-person view gameplay.
Launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 25, 2019, Resident Evil 2 remake is the game that every fan of the series should own. You can also visit the official site for more information!
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