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Biohazard 2 (1998)
Resident Evil 2 got a remake recently so I decided to play the original before playing the remake.
WOW. This held up really well. The tank controls got a bit of taking used to, yet once I did they were never a problem, and are they ever appropriate for making you feel helpless. Just like the decision to limit your ammo, health and even saves. Yes, saves. It is not as annoying as it sounds. You can still save when convenient, just not in excess, and the game is very short so it's not like it's that big of a deal anyways.
I loved how this game worked around its limitations and still managed to get some good horror despite it. Building up to enemies before your first encounter with them and replacing loading screens with eerie door animations. The ambient, scarce soundtrack adds a ton to the atmosphere as well.
The cinematic aspects of the game aged VERY poorly, and Claire's story was not as polished as Leon's (barely any differences as well as an absence of clever build up) yet it still serves as an entertaining one-time experience. Let's see if the remake changes that.
Not one thing in this game is interesting. It's really short, all the boss fights are pretty much the same, every single planet looks similar and has nothing to differentiate them from the others aside from enemies, the idea of switching lanes isn't done in any unique way, the music is forgettable.....it's just an empty black void of nothingness.
Unless you're a SUPER big fan of retro-style games, skip this one.