A faithful parody of the original Resident Evil 2 shows the absurdity of how easily Leon Scott Kennedy handled stairs when he was injured.
A new short spoof points to some of the absurd game animations in the original version Resident Evil 2. The survival horror classic received an upgrade in 2019 in the form of a remake that updated much of the mechanics to modern game standards.
Before the redevelopment in 2019, Resident Evil 2 was a very good title back in 1998. The sequel helped the series to play a major role in the genre and even inspired other entries throughout the franchise, including its impact on the series Resident Evil Village‘s design. That said, the original version of Resident Evil 2 has some elements that can not stand the test of time, and one in particular recently pointed out a spotlight.
TikTok user lake_skywalker posted a short clip demonstrating how Leon Scott Kennedy approaches stairs when he is seriously injured in the classic version of the game. Although it takes a lot of effort to get down the hallways, stairs are no problem for Leon, while the protagonist happens to walk down it before suddenly remembering his pain at the bottom. The short spoof has a full Leon cosplay on display, and is complete with the ever-changing camera angles that were present throughout the game, but it also has its own, unique voice-over to reach the point.
It seems strange that no unique animations were made to handle stairs while injured in the original version of Resident Evil 2. This can be a big contributing factor to why there are so many Resident Evil remakes. The technology at the moment may not have allowed the developers to pull off something so seemingly simple without sacrificing other important game elements.
There are many Resident Evil 2 The redevelopment improves the original and the restoration of animations like this was undoubtedly a priority for the developers. Its existence, however, has earned a place of nostalgia among fans of the original game, and while by current development standards it is a bit confusing, there is also an unmistakable charm. Lake_skywalker has done an excellent job of reminding fans that it exists Resident Evil 2 and they should be commended for their impressive attention to detail not only in recreating the actions but also in the cosplay effort and the ever-changing camera angles.
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Source: lake_skywalker / TikTok
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