Sleazy -> RE: Lets play RETRO!!! (25/9/2014 3:41:35 PM)
Excellent round up Jinks, I think Ill copy your format.
Resident Evil 2:
This was the Gamecube version of the game but from what I understand and from what I saw its identical to the PS1.
Visually it stood up a lot better than I expected, sure its got that PS1 look to it but even on a 47" LED screen it looked fine really. Its a long time since I played a traditional survival horror with the slow pace, item management and big scares a mile away from "Gears of Resi"
. Graphically looks better than you expect, a big jump from the original Resi 1.
. Iconic music and sounds, the sound of a nearby licker still has you paranoid and the feeling of relief when the door you stagger to opens and the safe room music starts.
. 2 nicely sized adventures which are actually different
. the bit with the crocodile!
: nice n cheap on PSN
. the controls will be a problem to some, to me it feels Resi but you do curse them on occasion
. Static backgrounds look nice but switching camera can get confusing and often you cant see what you are shooting
. The script and acting is obviously bollocks
. Its quite linear
.not so cheap if you fancy the Gamecube version (really theres no need).
In conclusion, its rightly regarded as a classic of the genre, a few minor gripes aside its a fun if slightly easy romp, tons of nostalgia here of course but a decent game too.
Was going to be Silent Hill but....... I tried playing it, both from the PSN download and an original disk via PS2 component leads and it just looks terrible on my HD screen, the fogging effect it is famous for doesnt work right and just looks weird. I put it on the CRT in my game room and it looks fine, I want something I can play from the comfor of my couch though so this one is out. Might jump straight to Silent Hill 2 or perhaps Resi Evil 3: Nemesis?
In other retro news
Charity shop in town had a big tub of PS2 games 3 for £1.
No sports at all, picked up a few decent titles like Jak & Daxter, Klonoa 2, Metal Slug 3 and a few more. Also nabbed some Gamecube games at the Cash Converters next door for a quid each.
Was bloody annoyed though as a Polish reseller couple had almost cleared the shelves of cheap games, I wouldnt mind (much) but I stood behind them in the queue whilst they closely inspected each disk for about 50 games!!