Thoughts on the Resident Evil 2 remake demo

Leon and Claire from Resident Evil 2
Leon and Claire from Resident Evil 2

Today, I pre-ordered Resident Evil 2 on Steam and got around to playing and completing the 1-shot demo of the game. I didn’t think I could get more excited for this game since the original RE2 on PlayStation is one of my all-time favourites.

I was wrong.

The demo was excellent. So dark and genuinely scary with flashes of the weird terrifying twists that made the original game so damn good. Visually, the new RE2 looks really impressive — particularly with the environments and lighting effects — and I’m interested to see how Capcom has chosen to update the enemies and other characters from the original game that'll appear outside of the scope of the demo.

I wish I could jump into the full release now. The 25th seems so far away.