With the highly anticipated release of the Resident Evil 2 remake coming up, fans got the chance to sample the experience with the “1-Shot Demo”. This 30 min demo allows gamers the chances to play-through parts of the Leon story while exploring the newly recreated Raccoon Police Station.

As someone who was introduced to the series by Resident Evil 2, I was excited to play this demo and to see what has changed. After playing through the demo, these are my thoughts on the game so far along with what I liked and disliked.

Note: This is not a review of the game itself but just my thoughts on the demo.

Playing the “1-Shot Demo”

To anyone who has played the original and have been replaying it just to prepare yourself for the remake, stop it. The game has been radically redesigned to the point that all of your knowledge from the original will be pointless. That being said, this new redesign will give gamers the feeling of playing it for the first time again.

The gameplay mechanic is the same style that was first introduced in Resident Evil 4 with some minor tweaks that fixed the performance issues but giving players more of a challenge. Ammo, health, and space are limited while zombies do a lot more damage to the player than previous games. Other new mechanics include finding tools to barricade the windows while mixing gun powder to make ammo has made a return.

During combat, players will notice is that this is the most goriest entry in the series. Early entries have had elements of intense gore while the newer entries (specifically any game starting with Resident Evil 4) have felt tamed. The Resident Evil 2 remake is the first entry in so long that takes advantage of that “M for Mature” rating.

Final Thoughts

Overall; Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot Demo” gives players a good understanding of what they can expect from one of the most highly anticipated titles. While its still too early for a review score, so far Capcom has done everything possible to give one of the greatest horror games a proper remake.

Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot Demo” will be available for download until January 31st. The game is set to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 25, 2019. 

Did you play the Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot Demo” during the weekend? If so then share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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