chris-littlechild - August 1, 2015
When the GameCube surfaced back in 2001, it came with a ball-busting surprise. Not those adorable-ass little game disks (which surprised the hell out of me the first time I saw one, at any rate; it was like Honey I Shrunk the Gametastic), but the Resident Evil deal. This attempt tp raise the console's manly image --sorely needed when you're a lil' purple box that looks like something Elton John would carry about as a handbag-- brought the entire Evil series to the GameCube as exclusive ports, along with prequel Resident Evil Zero.
Most importantly, it resulted in REmake, a completely redesigned-from-the-ground-up take on the original game. It was a triumph, and is still regarded as among the best remakes ever made. So how's about giving Resident Evil 2 the same treatment?
As fans will know, the first game recently got a spangly HD-ification in the form of Resident Evil HD. It's all very pretty and shiny and such, but didn't really touch the game itself unlike REmake. Y'know, as is usually the case with these HD ‘remasters.' Still, Capcom, being Capcom, know how beloved that GameCube remake was, and they can't resist the whiff of cashtacular.
Their question, then: do we want ourselves a slice of a truly remastered Resident Evil 2? Over on Facebook, the company's R&D division stated,
"Enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake is something we've been hearing from you over the years, and has drawn some recent attention in the media. However, as the team owns the RE brand, we're not certain how we feel about this approach, and would like to ask your honest and frank opinion about the 'Resident Evil 2 Remake' and what the brand identity is supposed to be about?"
The first in this seminal series has been done to death at this point. The second, though, is ripe for a return. So, if you want my ‘honest and frank opinion,' I'd say hell yeah I do. But what say you?
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