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Resident Evil 2 (PC)
Member Name: mrwhippy
Resident Evil 2 (PC)
Date: 07/12/00, updated on 07/12/00 (21 review reads)
Advantages: atmosphere, plot, suspense, violence, gore
Disadvantages: 15 certificate, loading, graphics, gore
Resident Evil 2 was one of the most anticipated games of last year. After Res 1 everyone was expecting big things from Capcom with their sequel to the original classic. The Playstation version got people dribbling and the game was snapped up off the shelves after it’s release in April 99. Everyone was asking themselves the same question as they ran home as fast as their legs would carry them: will it be as gory?
The answer is yes. Resident Evil 2 is one of the most gory, violent games ever. This fantastic, gruesome game even managed to earn itself a15 certificate for its bloody efforts. Although the graphics may not do it justice, it is hard to find a higher blood to MB ratio in any game. With a wide range of hideous creatures to slay you will be sure to have fun smashing the “fire” key into oblivion with this one.
The gripping storyline is slightly let down slightly by its ludicrously weird plot about a town of zombies (just as weird as the X Files I suppose) but it will keep you on your toes. The thing that I like best about Res 2 is that it is actually a scary game, not just the regular FPS stuff that seems to get churned out these days. One of the things that makes this game different from many other shoot ‘em ups that are available is that there are two characters you can play as, Claire or Leon the (cop). This makes the games lifespan double (although the second time through it is easier because of tips you learn on the first time through).
Even after the first Resident Evil the story is exciting with many twists in the plot to keep you interested. This is not one of those games you have to think a lot about but there are times when you’re low on ammo and you have to worry about where every last bullet is going. The suspense of Resident Evil 2 is one of its strong points and this along with the gore is the reason many people will buy it.
This is also a great game to buy if you want a FPS but don
’t have a good enough system for Deus Ex or Metal Gear Solid. It will run on a P166 but you really need a PII for the game to run to its full potential. Another good point for those with older PCs is that Res 2 doesn’t need a 3D card. However this does mean that the graphics suffer as a result and at times they spoil the intense atmosphere by being so blocky.
One of the main problems with Resident evil is the slow loading between and this can be depressing on a slower system, when you have to wait for ages just to move onto the next section. However once you get into the game the atmosphere can be overwhelming and you may find yourself playing for hours on end. Unfortunately the constant loading does often disrupt the gaming experience and it is easy to get annoyed by it.
This is not a game for people with no patience or those who faint at the sight of blood, but if you fancy a bit of gruesome, atmospheric action this is the game to get.