Resident Evil 0 HD
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A beautiful remaster of a game that tries to recreate the magic of the original Resident Evil, but repeatedly fails to do so.
Abstruse, demanding and silly, Resident Evil Zero has nevertheless stood time's test, thanks to its ingenious design and exquisite style.
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster has the look and feel of a modern game, but its real problems started in 2002 and were never solved. It's a forgettable entry in an outstanding series that just doesn't measure up because of its story problems, overwhelming inventory management, and horrible predictability. Reanimating this limp corpse of a survival game in high definition only brings back the disappointment I felt when I played it the first time.
The least scary and least imaginative Resident Evil returns, and although it's not the worst Resi sequel it certainly is the most boring.
The last of the 'classic' Resident Evil games, Zero is now clunky and often infuriating. But the HD conversion looks and sounds superb, and once you get used to its quirks, it's still a class act.
A skillfully crafted example of bygone horror games that still holds up today
Resident Evil Zero HD makes an already good survival-horror game better with upgraded visuals, modern controls, and an exciting new way to play.
Resident Evil 0 is better in retrospect than it was at release
Overall, Zero HD is a pleasant surprise after the underwhelming Resident Evil HD Remastered last year. There are still issues inherent in the original game, but Zero is still fun to play. And hey, it's way better than Resident Evil 6.
As a whole, Resident Evil Zero isn't one of my favorite entries, but with the amount of care that went into this remake, like Resident Evil HD Remaster before it, I'm really coming around. In fact, just get both if you don't have them already.