Resident Evil 2: The Ghost Survivors
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The first chunk of Resident Evil 2 DLC doesn't really play to the game's strengths. Capcom's remake was all about pacing and atmosphere, while The Ghost Survivors is a simple shoot ‘em up that may be too difficult and one-note for many fans. That said, if you enjoyed Resident Evil 2's action and get a thrill from shaving seconds off your best times, The Ghost Survivors should keep you running for a while.
The Ghost Survivors uses Resident Evil 2's capacity for combat and escape as the starting line from which it fires its perpetually short-of-ammunition gun. Each of its frantic what-if scenarios favor acute strategy more than improvisation, each neatly transitioning from basic survival to a pursuit of perfection. Four run-based one-offs with transitory actors, somehow, is just what Resident Evil 2 needed.
For a free DLC, Resident Evil 2 Ghost Survivors isn’t bad – unless you’re not a fan timed runs and minimalist approaches. With an amazing sound direction, as well as several compelling scenarios, it’s definitely worth giving a try. Be forewarned, some of these are even more stress-inducing than the 4th survivor. My only complaint is that I wish this was story-driven. Maybe we’ll see this next time.
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