As a franchise, Resident Evil is considered by many to be one of the greatest contributions to the survival horror genre, with Resident Evil 2 in particular being cited as one of the best installments. With the setting of a decrepit, abandoned police building as the primary backdrop, unsettling sound design, and intense, horror-filled moments, Resident Evil 2 still manages to stand out all these years later. However, there are plenty of aspects that haven't aged very well, which resulted in a hilarious Tik Tok recreation.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 shocked players in very significant ways. While not everything was included from the original Resident Evil 2, the remake managed to recapture the essence of the original in ways that were more appealing to modern gaming sensibilities. Although, the original game is undeniably more distinct, given all of its unique eccentricities. This led a certain Tik Tok user to recreate the feeling of the original Resident Evil 2 in live-action.
A Tik Tok user named lake_skywalker recreated Resident Evil 2 in live-action and no detail from the original game was left unturned. From the alternating camera perspectives, to the janky and sporadic movement, even the sound design is the same. Not to mention the user managed to capture the iconic loading screen of a door opening and closing, a style that would persist in the series until the release of Resident Evil 4.
Everything about this recreation is amazingly detailed. The way the person playing Leon Kennedy moves is nearly identical to how the character model moves in the original Resident Evil 2. In addition, the movements of the zombies and the way they jerk backwards anytime Leon fires a gun at them is quite reminiscient of the original as well.
It's amazing how much reverence still remains for classic Resident Evil. Following the release of Resident Evil 7, the franchise has managed to revitalize itself in unexpected ways. The fact that Resident Evil 4, a game that originally released in 2005, received a VR port over a decade after the fact is a true testament to the series' longevity.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Resident Evil going forward. The release of Resident Evil Village earlier this year has garnered several game of the year nominations already. Not to mention the release of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City earlier today. With an upcoming live-action Resident Evil series set to launch on Netflix at some point, there's plenty of new Resident Evil content to go around.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
It seems unlikely that the Amazon series will be able to capture that same magic that the films had, and it certainly feels like more of a cash grab.