July 27, 2021

Game Review- Resident Evil Remastered

So this year with the release of both Resident Evil: Final Chapter and the game Resident Evil 7, I have been on a real Resident Evil kick. I recently re-watched all of the movies in the series and once that was over with I really wanted more. The desire for Resident Evil was burning up inside me so I decided to get on the trusty XBOX ONE for my fix and to my joy discovered that they had re-mastered the original game for a new era of game players, I was ecstatic and instantly cracked out the credit card to make my purchase. The game took a little while to install but I sat patiently sipping my coffee until the install finished (who am I kidding; I couldn’t wait to play).

After what seemed like hours, the game was ready. It had the Original load screen that I remembered from possibly twenty years ago but the cut scenes were much crisper and obviously had been completely remade. The game still had the same eerie effect on me as it did the first time around. You don’t see any monsters at all really in the first part of the game, just sounds and that really spooked the hell out of me. The original game was a masterpiece and this was living up to it’s reputation.  The game developers did not adapt any of the game mechanics, making the game incredibly difficult as it once was with really sketchy camera angles and when you add in the fact that you can’t run and shoot at the same time; decision making is key. When I did finally run into a Zombie it killed me and Xbox cleverly have an achievement titled- Better get use to it! Never a truer statement, this one could take me months but I will keep you guys updated.

We rate this 7/10 This game is great for a little bit of nostalgia and an absolute classic but when compared to more modern games with better game engines and game mechanics you run the risk of getting bored with it.