Are the Remakes Good for a First Play-through?

1 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:29 ID: ryfn7z

So I’ve recently played Resident Evil 7 and 8, and I’ve been looking into playing the other games in the series. I just wanted to see if the REmakes (1-3) are good starting off points.

PS no spoilers please

2 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:31 ID: hroele5


3 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:31 ID: hroepyl

I think the remakes will be just fine. 1 and 2 are great. 3 is alright, but will suffice. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get the OG games. You could always emulate.

4 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:34 ID: hrof53k

Yes! 1 and 2 are amazing remakes and 3 while short is a lot of fun. Go get them.

5 : Anonymous2022/01/07 20:24 ID: hron8sh

I personally think you should play the originals AND the remakes.

RE1 og isn't necessary but 2 and 3 are that different that it's worth it. If you don't want to or can't, just the remakes are totally fine.

ID: hroukbk

I’d love to go back and play the original games, but I just don’t have very easy access to them. I’m on Xbox One, and my laptop might as well be a potato so emulation isn’t really an option.

ID: hrp5yjt

I think the OG RE1 is definitely necessary if someone is curious of how it all started, but the Remake can take its place I guess. RE2 remake and RE 3 remake aren’t as good as the originals, but they’re still a lot of fun.

6 : Anonymous2022/01/07 21:07 ID: hrou5v6

Yes, they're great although if you're going to play RE1 remake and the OG 2 and 3, the gameplay is very, very different than 7 and 8.

Re 2 and 3 remakes are modernized and I think it's good enough for the major plot points. I do wanna say that while I love R3make, don't get it full price. There's not enough content there to justify $60. Wait for a sale.

7 : Anonymous2022/01/07 21:58 ID: hrp29j3

Honestly, they’re probably the best way to get introduced into the series. Yeah, the OG 2 and 3 are great, and while the 3 remake has a lot of hate, the fact is that the remakes are a way more modern and approachable way to get into the series if you aren’t familiar with the heavy backtracking that the originals involve. If survival horror is new to you, you may not enjoy running all over the place potentially trying to figure out which key goes where and also might not like the controls.

While the remakes include some back tracking, it is a lot simpler (with better controls). Play the remakes first, and if you end up really enjoying them, then maybe try out the originals and formulate your own opinion on them

ID: hrp63m4

Great comment

8 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:33 ID: hroezjn

Yeah the remakes are great! REmake 1 is basically the original with a couple added things and way better graphics. The other two are more or less reimaginings that tell the story great still(3 severely cutting out sections of the OG) highly recommended. Definitely emulate the originals if you want the experience.

ID: hrofuqn

Ok cool, I had heard 2 and 3 make some changes. So, I’m not gonna miss anything story-wise?

ID: hroj8x3

They keep the major plot points, so you’ll be fine.

9 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:57 ID: hroiwe8

They’re all good

10 : Anonymous2022/01/07 20:18 ID: hrom8lr

The remake of 1 basically replaces the original PS1 game unless you wanna laugh at the bad voice acting.

The remakes of 2 and 3 do not replace the originals, and in many cases leave a significant amount of content out.

ID: hrotkhc

Those games were before my time, but my dad played a ton of them. He’d show us some of those lines, and we still reference some of them now.

11 : Anonymous2022/01/07 20:20 ID: hromk0v

Yes, In all honesty the games are all pretty good so anyone is a good entry point.

12 : Anonymous2022/01/07 20:32 ID: hroofcn

To just get the basic story definitely. RE1s Remake is basically the definitive version of 1 so you would definitely be on the right track there. Same with 2R. 3R makes changes but nothing that would screw with your understanding of the plot. Only real major difference for narrative is the events surrounding Brad.

13 : Anonymous2022/01/07 22:20 ID: hrp5obk

You won’t miss anything story wise if you play the remakes, they are actually great ways to take in the whole lore of RE. One that you may want to consider trying though if you want the full RE experience is RE0 and RE code Veronica x. You can get all of these games on PS4 and Xbox One. Playing the very original ones like the first three (my favorites) is going to be a strange experience for you if you can’t handle the low graphics, but if you’re like me and can dig a game just by its vibes and atmosphere then you’ll enjoy them.

14 : Anonymous2022/01/07 22:22 ID: hrp603i

I highly recommend playing them in the order of 1,2,3,0, people will say play them chronologically (0,1,2,3) but I think zero is a hard starting point if you are new to the series, the remake of two can be a good starting point for new players as it will most likely be easier to adjust to as it's more modern, plus the remakes of 2 and 3 will give you a good idea of the story and you might even appreciate the originals more playing them after as they have more content.

15 : Anonymous2022/01/07 22:26 ID: hrp6m1j

Yep, I highly recommend Resident Evil 2 remake

16 : Anonymous2022/01/07 22:46 ID: hrp9oa7

Definitely start with the RE1 REmake for in my opinion the golden Resident Evil experience. Such a beautiful game, really captures the best parts of what made Resident Evil have a cult following in the first place

Edit - Also don’t forget about Code Veronica, it gets some hate but it’s such a classic. But maybe do that after the ones you mentioned if you don’t mind the gameplay of RE1

17 : Anonymous2022/01/07 23:50 ID: hrpj7lk

No . Buy a PlayStation or wii and play the originals. Not a fan of remakes . First one is fine thou

18 : Anonymous2022/01/07 19:31 ID: hroeqaj

They're pretty overrated imo but very beginner friendly

19 : Anonymous2022/01/07 20:02 ID: hrojpkc

Hot take- I’d get the 4-5-6 bundle instead if you’re on PlayStation

ID: hrot7sw

Yea I got quite a few gift cards from Christmas and a ton of them are on sale right now on Xbox. I’m definitely picking up 4-6, and looking at the responses, I’ll probably be getting REmakes 2 and 3.

20 : Anonymous2022/01/07 21:03 ID: hrotjbf

I played remake 1, 2 and then 3. Loved all of them. 1 was a brilliant game but 2 was so amazing, 3 was a bit meh but still very playable.

I tried 0 after and thought it was a horrible game.

Then played 4 and loved it, one of the best.

I then played 5 and was put off with the genre and can't even bring myself to try 6.

7 and village are on my to do list.

The end.


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