The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been available for a few months now, gifting console gamers with a small taste of the potential of next-gen gaming. As we look to the future and the many horror games we have to look forward to in 2014, I’d like to take a minute to look back at a few of the games that brought the horror genre to where it is today.
We have plenty of sequels and new IPs to look forward to in the coming years, now it’s time to imagine how great some of our old favorites would look on all this snazzy new hardware.
Read on for my list of 6 Horror Games That Deserve Next-Gen Remakes!
A sleuth-like reader just pointed me out to something that I had to share with all of you, because if you’re a fan of old school survival horror games, you’re undoubtedly fond of Resident Evil 2. Some particularly talented fans have taken it upon themselves — since Capcom refuses to — to remake the popular horror game so it looks (almost) new.
It’s not entirely old school, as it introduces the over the shoulder aiming pioneered in Resident Evil 4, but other than that welcome addition, it looks like a very faithful adaptation of one of the greatest horror games of all time. More after the break.
When I look back at the Resident Evil series, and specifically the older games, Resident Evil 2 stands out as one of the best. That makes it a little surprising to hear the game actually had a very troubled period of development, according to its director, Hideki Kamiya.
In the latest Iwata Asks, Kamiya had much to reveal about the game, and specifically his role in the problems it faced. More after the jump.
Yeah, I know, I’m a day late with this. Forgive me, for I was busy reviewing one of the worst games in recent memory. Back in August, TJ and I nearly got into fisticuffs over which was the best Resident Evil. Blood was shed, harsh words were yelled, tears were wept (mostly from me), and in the end we had a clear winner. Actually, that’s a lie, even all of you couldn’t decide which game was best. At the time of this writing, and out of over 700 votes, Resident Evil 2 and RE4 are tied with 34% of the votes each. That’s crazy. So crazy I felt the urge to include proof after the break.
Obviously, there’s still a lot of love for Resident Evil 2, and understandably so. It’s an amazing game that, much like Aliens built on the foundation of its predecessor, RE2 took the series out of the Spencer Mansion and into the chaos that was Raccoon City. One of the best things about that game was the sultry special agent Ada Wong, who’s been a series mainstay since her debut in RE2. Since then, she’s took up residence in all our hearts, and especially Leon’s, who’s been smitten with her for some time now. If you don’t love her already, you will after you see this amazing cosplay I have waiting for you after the break.
So here I am Capcom, down on my knees. Over at Gamespot during a video Q and A with Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi he admitted they weren’t currently working on a remake of Resident Evil 2. HOWEVER, he did say if the fans go nuts for it, and if there is enough of a push from the fans that would definitely be grounds to start the remake. Resident Evil 2 is the game that started me out and pulled me into horror gaming, so naturally I would do anything for a remake. You hear that Capcom? ANYTHING. He didn’t officially state how we should demand it. So, lets start a million petitions and start sending stuff to Capcom. But what?
Sumthing Else Music Works has released the official soundtrack to Capcom’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. You can download the album digitally here or through Amazon, iTunes, and other digital retailers. The soundtrack is also available at retail outlets.
Composed by Shusaku Uchiyama, who composed Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, the album has 75 (holy crap!) tracks of original music.
The Resident Evil franchise has sold over 47 million units worldwide and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. You can read our review of the game here. READ MORE