This remake, two decades later, has the advantage of many upgraded visuals that hit the horror. But his true strength is still in the carefully crafted sense of fear that penetrates every corner of the game.
For those who are too young to remember the original, RE2 will take you to Raccoon City after the experiments of the evil pharmaceutical corporation go wrong, turning the population into zombies and mutants. The remake slightly remixes places, puts the camera over his shoulder and exacerbates terror. Everything else – the giant alligator, the super-hard tofu regime – seems to have made it intact.
The real monsters are obviously the people behind the experiments – witnesses of a chilling turn of the police chief – so much that it is almost possible to feel sympathy for the immortals (just before you shoot them in the head).
Resident Evil 2 relies too heavily on old tropes (extraction and transfer quests, endless shuffling of inventory management). But Capcom modernizes its classics and strengthens terror in countless delicious ways.
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
Switch ★★★★ Age: 3+
Another former version of Wii U to take out the release schedule, NSMBUD confirms the saying that Mario's average game is higher than the best efforts of many competitors.
This 2D platformer adheres to Mario's classic era, the world of carefully arranged jumps, moving platforms and slow moving enemies. It is not that NSMBUD is missing for gameplay or actually value for money, given the large number of levels. But we have undoubtedly been spoiled by the clear shine of Mario's newer designs, discovered in 2017 in the Odyssey.
Rather, the NSMBUD pedestrian cycle gains a new impulse but with the addition of more players, in which a kind of chaotic merger sparks into life.