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Resident Evil Retrospective

Resident Evil Retrospective

Written by: Jay Tolliver
1/13/2016

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Are zombies real? If you would have asked me this the first time I played Resident Evil I probably would have given you the wrong answer. But hey, it was the mid nineties and my age was a single digit. I can still see the consistent low ammo numbers and challenging camera angles like it was yesterday.

Thanks to the Resident Evil remake for the Xbox One, it might have actually been yesterday. I am personally a sucker for nostalgia. I tend to tread back into the gaming world from time to time to fish for it. But with the inevitable poor graphics riding the waves, it’s me that will occasionally get the irritable hook. I am loyal to the classics, but evidently my eyes have a favorite word… Comparison.

With modern consoles coming into play, most games that young adults such as myself used to lose friends over are now tolerantly ugly. No, that won’t stop us, but I am positive I am not the only saint who chuckled at a YouTube video displaying a game we’ve conquered over a decade ago. Thankfully, that is not the case with the next-gen Resident Evil remake. Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail never seen before within the Resident Evil franchise.

 

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CONCLUSION

I don’t have my zombie survival guide handy anymore, but I definitely enjoy diving into these remakes. With Resident Evil 0 being less than a week away (1-19-2016) and Resident Evil 2 awaiting its next-gen debut, you should eagerly take advantage and get some zombie revenge, of course, in HD this time around.

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