A Look At: Resident Evil HD Remastered (Retro Reboots)

Resident Evil returns as the latest remake; Resident Evil HD Remastered hits the digital shelves

Developer/Publisher: Capcom
Director: Shinji Mikami
Price: £15.99 (PSN)
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One

What're ya buyin'

Resident Evil HD Remastered is essentially a remake of the 2002 GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil. If you're wondering why so many then play any version of the game and you'll see why.

More recently I've played through Resi 5 and 6 and enjoyed both games, despite there being a large focus on action over horror. Playing the games using co-op also added to the enjoyment of the experience, yet elements of the original do shine through.

Resident Evil HD Remastered follows S.T.A.R.S agents Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they and Alpha Team investigate a series of strange murders at a mansion on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Expect classic survival horror as you combine items, solve puzzles and of course shoot zombies, all while making use of the tank controls.

You da man, Chris

Resident Evil also has replay value, something which is sadly disappearing in modern titles, as there are new costumes to get and wacky unlocks (such as invisible enemy mode). This is nothing new to the series however and what the game may lack in length, it more than makes up for in secrets, unlocks and modes.

The game also looks great remastered on the PS4, and from what I have played this far it is looking like an enjoyable experience. I'm just waiting on a Silent Hill remaster for the PS4 now, or maybe I'll pick up the new one... then again after P.T. maybe not.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is also available on most platforms, and will be released gradually through episodes.

For more information on Resident Evil click here: http://www.capcom.co.jp/biohd/en/index.html

Published at Non-Fiction Gaming.


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