Plot. A day after the events of Resident Evil Zero, the Raccoon City Police Department sends Alpha Team of the S.T.A.R.S unit, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Bravo Team. Bizarre murders have been occurring in the outskirts of the peaceful town, and Bravo Team was the first to be dispatched. When Alpha Team lost contact, they were sent to investigate. The team members sent are: Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Joseph Frost, and Albert Wesker. Soon, the team is attacked by a group of ravenous dogs, killing a teammate in the process. They flee to a nearby mansion, which they believe its safe, but they are wrong. The mansion is full of disturbing secrets and unspeakable horrors, and the fight to survive the nightmare begins. A story, of horror, suspense, betrayal, and twists, that will take players into the world of Resident Evil.
Concept. Players can either play as Chris or Jill. They have to explore the Spencer Mansion, in order to progress further. There are many key items that will help players get to their final quest in the game. Equipping a variety of weapons and sub-weapons, they have to fight wisely against the zombies and monsters in order to preserve more ammo for future boss battles to come.
Changes from the original game. The live action sequences such as the intro and endings, are replaced by fully rendered CGI cutscenes. The key items of the game have also returned, but this game is 70% different than the original according to the game designer, Shinji Mikami. Also, the voice acting was changed compared to the utterly laughable voice acting that the original has. A wiser choice to prevent zombies from becoming Crimson Heads, is by either decapitating them, or burning them. If Chris is poisoned, players take the role of Rebecca to cure him with serum. Also at some points you have to play as Rebecca. Also the mansion is more expanded, and with more key items. The remake also was the debut of the memorable, yet grueling boss: Lisa Trevor.
Graphics. The watered down graphics of the original were replaced with advanced 3D graphics. The live action intro and endings were replaced with fully rendered CGI. I thought those changes were actually great.
Rantings. The dogs continue to be a major pest up until this day. Also, when fighting Lisa Trevor, you can't kill her, no matter how much you shoot her. She'll just keep coming back, and back until one of you is dead. The Crimson Heads are annoying as well, and it takes more than just two or three bullets to kill them. The Crimson Heads are stronger, agile, and far more aggressive than the original zombies. The crows were also a bother as usual in the predecessors of the series.
Good Aspects. I really enjoyed the expanded storyline of the game, and it has much replay value as much as the original game had it back in 1996 in the emerging glory days of the PlayStation. I was happy that the funny, cheesy lines of the original were removed as well. The cursing in this game is a first for what I can tell, except they only say "Shit" in the game.
Overall. Resident Evil is a great game for the series. Though it has a staggering difficulty it's still a very enjoyable game that will have gamers frightened and jumping out of their seats. This game gets an 8 out of 10