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Still an excellent game,
This review is from: Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) (Video Game)
You'd have thought that, after such a successful re-release of the Original game Resident Evil, Capcom would do the same for its sequels. Sorry - no such luck. This release is almost a direct port of the original one, and doesn't really use the power of the cube to its full capability. It's a shame, but that said this is no great loss because its gameplay and replay value still outclass most newly released titles.
This game isn't like the original, with its dark corridors and scarce ammo supply. RE2 takes you into the streets of Raccoon City before leading you through the devastated Police Station, the dank spider-infested sewers and Umbrella's secret research facility. Instead of a ominous, lonely trek through dark places, this adventure is more of a running battle against mounting odds. It demands more careful use of ammo stores, and bigger and better guns, because against some of these creatures an old boomstick just doesn't cut it any more.
What I really, REALLY like about this game is the fact that each of our two characters, having been seperated at the start of the game, has their own story and journey to follow. So it follows that if you play as Claire in the first game and take out a wall using explosives, when you finish and restart as Leon he will be able to access this area too. The way that parts of the story interweave with each other is pure brilliance, and you'll find that the second time you complete the game, it's not quite done with you yet...
So what can be said about this title? Ok, it's old. Its graphics aren't on the same level as the REmake, or Resident Evil Zero. But at the end of the day, so what? It's still good fun, and you'll soon find it your mission in life to find every little item or surprise the game has for you (I was particularly pleased to find Custom parts for Leon's VP90 pistol and his Shotgun, they really make a difference! Is there anything else to find?). Play both parts of the story all the way through and you'll soon ignore the fact that it's over five years old.
Overall, it's still a very strong title, at a reasonable price, it's good fun and well worth playing again and again. I have no problem awarding this game Four Stars for gameplay alone.
Now why didn't we get a Cube version of Codename: Veronica?