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So how does the GAMECUBE version hold up?
on 11 June 2003
Okay, this review will be looking at how the Gamecube conversion of this game compares to the others rather than the game itself, which apparently 2.5 million people have already made up their own minds about.
Graphically, this game is almost too sharp. The FMV movie sequences are so clear that every thing looks like its made of very shiny plastic. The N64 version in particular had a dramatic grainyness to it. This does not. The in game graphics are hopelessly out dated and look especially pathetic next to the recent remake and RE zero. You simply can avoid comparing the cutting edge 2003 graphics with the 5 yer old PSOne graphics on show here, and RE2 begins to lose out big.
The music in this game has always stood out as being outstanding and that has not changed here. It is haunting and scary, and set the atmosphere perfectly. the dramatic score easily stands up as one or the best in the series, even by todays standards. This new NGC version seems to have cleared up the recording of some of the sound effects. The voices noe sound much more natural and the sounds sound like they are part of the environment rather than sounding dubbed on as in previous versions.
The game plays well, even if RE2 has the 'distinction' of being the only RE game on the NGC not to feature a quick turn, so the controls are clunkier than ever, but the responsive NGC controller see's that you are always on top or the moves you do possese. Unforegivably though, there is more slowdown than any previous version.
Other then that the game remains the same as the PSOne dual shock edition. Classic landmark game though it is, it is just a little to old to be taken seriously these days, but if you are willing to see past the ravages of time you will find a classic game in here, though the NGC edition is possibly not the best.