Fans have been eagerly anticipating the appearance of Resident Evil 2 Remake over at E3 2017, but sadly the title was absent. It might take awhile before we see it as Capcom could be hard at work with the title. For now, the floor is open for ideas on what the remake might look like at launch.
Many consider the second mainline entry as one of the best games in the series and that’s probably why Capcom is doing their best in developing the title. It was the pinnacle of survival horror in the series up until Resident Evil 7 arrived.There’s a good chance that the developer might make the Resident Evil 2 Remake feel more like Resident Evil 7 because of a few reasons.
It’s Very Successful
Resident Evil 7 is one of the most successful titles to date as it gained high scores from critics. On OpenCritic, the game got an 87 overall rating across 108 critic reviews. Critics praised the game for bringing back the series to its survival horror roots with features such as limited resources and the feeling of impending doom because of the unexpected attacks by the Bakers. The proven and tested formula could be a good model for the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
Capcom also brought a freshing take on the series by making Resident Evil 7 is the new first person perspective. Capcom could also turn the remake into a first-person shooter much like Resident Evil 7, and that could be a good style for a game filled with zombies.
We can just imagine how better Resident Evil 7 could’ve been if the Baker residence was filled with zombies rather than the Molded. Capcom now has this opportunity while remaking Resident Evil 2. The first person perspective makes the game more exciting rather than the fixed camera angles in the second entry.
In the early entries, the fixed camera angles and the game’s perspective makes it easy to anticipate incoming zombies once they got in view. Through the first person perspective, some dangers in corners can’t be seen very easily and it feels uneasy to head on to a new area without knowing what’s at the end of it.The only surprising parts of early titles like Resident Evil 2 and 3 were the scripted sudden attacks by Birkin, Nemesis, and other bosses.
Additionally, it’s possible that Resident Evil 2 Remake might now run on Capcom’s RE Engine. Aside from photorealistic visuals, the newest engine allowed Resident Evil 7 to run at a smooth 60fps. With Capcom now accustomed to the RE Engine, it’s a no-brainer that they should use this engine for the remake.