So I used the 10% off PSN code yesterday to purchase RE1 Remake HD. And after playing yesterday I've come to be reminded why that game was so mind blowing.
In fact Im not even going to sit here and say "mind blowing for its time" because honestly I think this game holds up and holds up well. The game does make some caveats for people who want that i.e total movement on the left stick but largely it seems untouched.
I stuck with the original tank controls. Seeing the first zombie eating poor kenneths head off instantly threw me back to when I was 14 years old seeing this game (ps1 version) at my friends house.
There is something genuinely terrifying about the static camera angles and tank controls. You will hear a growl but not know what nook or cranny the creepy crawlie looking to eat your face is hiding in. I also really like that the game is letting me flounder in my own stupidity. I'm stuck pretty early on and forget how to progress but for whatever reason I find that incredibly exciting. Honestly I kind of wish Resident Evil 4 never happened now. No matter how many times I hear people exclaim "Were doing it! Were going back to basics!" It still ends up like a RE 4 clone just see the recently released Evil Within. Even on the harder difficulties you're still basically swimming in ammo and supplies.
I hope that someone can recapture the magic that the first resident evil brought. I doubt that happens as now games are built to appeal to mass audiences but man I really hope someone will just not give a fuck and make an honest to goodness classic survival horror experience again.