I, like many older millennials, grew up with the original Playstation 1 or PSX. One of the games that I have a lot fond memories of is the original Resident Evil. This is the game that basically brought Survival Horror games to the mainstream. The genre keeps evolving till this very day. It was the combination of being able to survive from zombies, and the charm of the silly voice acting.
Unfortunately, the game just simply didn’t age well. For me, it is mostly the tank controls. I wasn’t fond of them in 1996. Now in 2017, I really have a hard time with them. They did remake the game for GameCube a few years later. It improved the graphics and changed to what I felt was far less entertaining voice acting, and did nothing for the controls.
Fortunately, Capcom did something about that in the most recent re-release, Resident Evil HD Remaster. Better graphics and controls. The controls are on par with Final Fantasy VII, which I felt was a good way at the time to handle 3D controls with prerendered backgrounds.
There is just one problem. It doesn’t have the original voice acting.
The HD Remaster, unfortunately has the voice acting from the Gamecube remake. Blegh…
The Good News for PC Owners of Resident Evil HD Remaster
Resident Evil was legendary for its terrible voice acting. The Gamecube remake was still pretty bad, but much less entertaining. Thankfully, thanks to the great PC modding community, you can get the best of both worlds. The best graphics. The improved controls. Also, of course, you get a Jill sandwich on the side. It is the best concoction of the first Resident Evil that exists.
Here is a sample from our YouTube channel:
Here are some favorite Quotes from the game:
- “STOP! DON’T, OPEN, THAT, DOOR!”
- “That was too close. You were almost a Jill sandwich!”
- “Blood! Jill, see if you can find anymore clues. I’ll be examining this… I hope this is not CHRIS’ blood!”
- “Jill, here’s a lockpick. It might come in handy if you, “the master of unlocking”, take it with you.”
- “I know, but I found this weapon. It’s really powerful, especially against living things!”
A Stream is Coming Soon
I will be streaming this game soon on our Twitch channel, so check out announcements on Geek With That’s social media. It will be the first Stream from that channel.