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This review is from: Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) (Video Game)
This game was (and still is) classic zombie horror at it's scariest best when it was released for the Playstation.
When Capcom decided to release this on the GC, I was delerious with exitement. After seeing what Capcom had done with the Resident Evil 1 GC release (total graphics overhaul, new FMV's, some new elements, new character animations), the re-release of the best survival horror game of all time, and Resident Evil 1's younger brother was looking to be something special.
Then I finally managed to get my hands on the Gamecube version......and there is no virtually no difference at all between this and the PSX version. In fact, I think I remember the PC version looking better than this.
Now, before anyone starts with the "graphics are'nt everything" argument, please let me explain:
When someone asks me to pay £ for a game, I'm not buying it so I can play a game that has been ported - lock, stock and barrel to another machine. But that's exactly what Capcom have done, though they have ever so slightly touched up some of the textures. But they're asking £ for the privilege. Sod off!!
When I pay that kind of money, I want to know that the team who developed THAT PARTICULAR CONVERSION, spent a lot of time and effort making it as good as it can be. THIS ISN'T THAT GAME!
For those who are new to the Resident Evil series, and are considering buying this - get the PSX version. You can probably get it for a fiver and you are missing NOTHING by buying the PSX version over the GC version.
If you don't own a PSX, or a PS2 but want to play this - I strongly urge you to buy a PSX. It's relatively cheap and there is an incredible range of dirt cheap, but quality titles out there for it.
I feel sad saying this, but there is just nothing here to tempt me into shelling £40 of my hard earned cash on a conversion Capcom didn't improve in any way.
With Resident Evil 4 looming large, maybe they just did'nt have time to do anything with this.
Sorry people, but I cannot recommend this version of a great game.