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Topic: Is Resident Evil 2 still scary?

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RedderRugfish

My local game store has a few copies of the N64 version laying around for a good price, and I've always been interested in trying it out. The only problem is that I'm a total wimp and don't handle horror very well, especially things that jump out of nowhere and go "boo!".

Is Resident Evil 2 scary nowadays for a newcomer, or is it just atmospheric? I figure I can probably handle it if it doesn't have a lot of jump scares.

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StableInvadeel

I don't think it was ever scary.

There are some bits that jumpscared me as a kid, but that's about it.

For example, there's a monster that breaks through two different windows at least once per campaign.

There's other moments of rush, but those are more "omg omg omg"-inducing than "AAAHHH"-worthy.

I think you'll do fine. Think of it as a campy movie.

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Ralizah

The classic RE games are more campy than scary. I wouldn't worry too much.

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Bunkerneath

Loved the first 3 REs, got the originals on Playstation and the remakes on the GameCube.
Can't really think of any jumpy parts to RE2, a couple of lickers jumping at you but not much really.
In the original RE, when running through the downstairs hallway and the dogs jumping through the windows, always got me, even though I knew it was going to happen.

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Shellcore

I found it to be scary at the time. For me, it was the fear of the unknown. The fixed camera angles ensured I only saw what the devs wanted me to....
It really is a great game and probably my favourite Resi though. Persevere!

FaeKnight

I'll tend to agree that the games are tense, but not really "scary". The horrible voice acting and campy lines tend to suck any horror out of it. "You were almost a Jill Sandwich" for example. There's a few moments, but most of the tension comes from being low on ammo, good environmental effects, and never being completely sure what's ahead of you. At least on the first play through. I've gone through RE1 and 2 so many times that even the few jump scares don't really effect me much.

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RedderRugfish

@FaeKnight I decided to get it a while ago and I like it and have persevered. But maybe I'm made of softer stuff, since I found that there were more jumps than people made it seem like there'd be, like the grabby hands, suddenly crashing through the library floor, crows bursting through window, zombies appearing in loading door, the licker bursting through the mirror, etc

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FaeKnight

There's maybe 4 or 5 total, and most of them get reused in both campaigns. After the first time jump scares tend to lose a lot of impact too.

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DannyDan

Yeah when i was a kid i remember intro from RE3 giving my bad dreams)
Now there is nothing particularly scary about those games except occasional jump scare.
I'm thinking about playing remakes of the first 2 RE games, anybody played them?

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Bunkerneath

@DannyDan The remake of 1 on the Gamecube wasn't bad (except got very stuck at one point), but there was no proper remake of 2

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FaeKnight

RE2 is a very good game, campy dialog aside. And there are some genuinely tense moments, in your first play through at least. Tyrent smashing through a wall can get your blood pumping for example. And what jump scares there are, are very well used. Even if fully expecting them the game can still startle you. Is it a scary game, not so much. But it's a very well done game.

Personally I'm hoping the remake comes to the Switch.

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DannyDan

Bunkerneath wrote:

@DannyDan The remake of 1 on the Gamecube wasn't bad (except got very stuck at one point), but there was no proper remake of 2

Yeah i think remake of second part is coming

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TheCurator

Why a game store is still selling N64 games? That is scary.

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RedderRugfish

Why does this thread not want to die? My question was answered months ago.

@TheCurator It's a store that sells a wide selection of both modern games and used classic games. You don't have any stores like that in your area?

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RedderRugfish

@Yosheel I don't really think it needs to be locked, I'm just surprised people keep posting in it, especially given how the posts are often at least a week apart.

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ReaderRagfish wrote:

Why does this thread not want to die? My question was answered months ago

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See, there it is again.

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