No matter the consensus on Sony’s E3 2018 panel, The Last of Us: Part II provided an incredibly strong opening. Trudging through the superbly dark gameplay elements, it was clear that survivors posed much more of a threat this time, as the infected were nowhere to be seen. Horror fans need no fret, however, the Resident Evil 2 Remake has you covered.
As a 19-year-old Ellie takes centre stage for The Last of Us: Part II, Naughty Dog managed to surprise fans by presenting E3 with its first prominently featured gay kiss. This tender, mood-lit moment with a lady called Dina was juxtaposed against Ellie traversing the ultra-violent post-apocalyptic world, brutally killing hostile survivors.
While we know that Runners, Stalkers and Clickers are still out there as some of the main enemies in The Last of Us: Part II, the trailer ends with Ellie smiling, showing that the end of the world doesn’t have to necessarily be all that bad.
The same can’t be said for the Resident Evil 2 Remake, which opens its gameplay trailer with the death of a rat and a security guard thanks to its own version of the infected – the traditional zombie. Like the original, the player will be able to play through separate campaigns headed by Leon and Claire.
A little more comprehensive than the official remastered Resident Evil HD (2015), the Resident Evil 2 Remake looks to have been given the same over-the-shoulder camera placement introduced in Resident Evil 4. Unfortunately, its fresh coat of paint has been the subject of some criticism, with some fans not particularly fond of the character’s new younger looks.
Some have pointed towards the character models within Rod Lima’s fan-made remake back in 2015 as prime examples of what they expected Leon and Claire to look like in relation to their previous appearances in modern Resident Evil games. Unfortunately, this was shut down in favour of the official Capcom remake within the same year.
KitGuru Says: I do find the character models a little jarring in comparison to previous iterations, however I do think it gets across that both are inexperienced in this relatively new zombiefied world. Alternatively, I’m also liking the infected-less approach that The Last of Us: Part II took during its showcase, as it looks increasingly deeper by the minute. Are you looking forward to either title?