Before listening to this month’s edition of The Inventory: Safe Room’s review show, check out last week’s review of The Last of Us: Season 1!
It is pretty unbelievable that within the first quarter of 2023, horror fans have been graced with not one but TWO strong remakes of modern horror classics. January’s release of Dead Space set a new benchmark since 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake. Improving on the original game’s outdated mechanics and giving it the functionality gamers would expect from a more modern game design. Dead Space also being gorgeous didn’t hurt.
But with Resident Evil 4, there was added pressure. To put it lightly, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 remake fell short of the high mark set by the Resident Evil 2 remake. Cut content and fundamental changes to elements that made the original Resident Evil 3 such a robust series standout didn’t exactly sit well with a portion of the fanbase.
This raised questions regarding their tackling Resident Evil 4, such as: How much will they change? What, if anything, will be cut? Will it resemble the original while having modern mends to game design that is almost 20 years old at this point?
We unpack these questions and more in this month’s edition of The Inventory: Safe Room’s review show, in which we discuss Resident Evil 4, the Diablo IV beta, Dredge, and more! Below is the full list of what we’ve reviewed in this episode.
- Anemoiaplolis – A fantastic use of liminal spaces in this surreal title.
- Diablo IV Beta – The devil is in the details of Blizzard’s latest demonic adventure
- Dredge – Cosmic Horror meets Fishing Sim in this superb title from Black Salt Games.
- Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – The fourth Fatal Frame game makes its Western debut in this remaster.
- The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners 1&2 – The Walking Dead lives on in Skydance’s PSVR 2 survival series
- The Dark Pictures Switchback VR – A fairground ride with some teeth in Supermassive Games’ PSVR 2 debut.
- Resident Evil 4 – The iconic survival horror game returns with some new tricks up its sleeves.
Be sure to check back next week for April’s edition of Horror Bytes: Safe Room’s bite-sized indie horror game segment!
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