Let’s face it: Resident Evil (one) was never the best game to begin with…
When you make a story-based game, the first thing you start with is a script. And Resident Evil‘s script (mostly notably: its dialogue) has always been laughable.
With such memorable lines as: “Thanks for saving my life! Now, shouldn’t you be elsewhere?” and character mood swings bordering on the insane, you’d be forgiven for writing Resident Evil off with derisory laughter.
But a lot of people think that it’s still a great game.
Me? I think that it’s fairly stupid, but enjoyable enough…
In my mind: it’s a game that showed the potential of what was to come, because it wasn’t until Resident Evil 2 that the series really came alive.
Resident Evil one – like its subject matter – is somewhat moribund, and has been elevated by what came after it, than by its own inherent qualities.
That said: this 2015 HD remaster is beautiful to look at. It’s not bad to play either. Slightly dicky controls. Too dumb to be scary!
Resident Evil series on The King of Grabs:
Resident Evil HD Remaster, PC
Resident Evil 2, PlayStation
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, PlayStation
Resident Evil 4, GameCube
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition, PC
Resident Evil 5, PC
Resident Evil 6, PC
Resident Evil, Game Boy Color
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica, Dreamcast
Resident Evil Zero, GameCube