Capcom certainly didn’t cut any corners with its remake of Resident Evil 2. It’s a re-imagination that exudes quality in every aspect of its design, from the polish of its graphical engine to the dozens of small but clever changes to its overall composition.
As the practice of repackaging once-popular games with fancy new graphics looks set to become an industry staple, Resident Evil 2 stands as perhaps the finest example of the trend so far.
OK, it doesn’t really have much competition, but it’s still a weighty compliment considering how impressive games like Shadow of the Colossus, Crash N. Sane Trilogy, and the Spyro Reignited collection are. Perhaps the big point of difference is that the scale of the challenge was substantially harder for Capcom.
Remakes exist where developers…