History YMMV / ResidentEvil2

12th Sep '17 9:04:13 AM Asue
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* GoodBadBugs: Using the Cord in one of the two shutter panels (one in the southwest corridor next to the filing room, another in the northeastern hall leading to the basement) in the A-game makes it so that, in the B game, there are no zombies in the corridor (and surroundings) you ''didn't'' use it on after the cutscene where it blows out; even the zombies that were already there disappear completely. This makes visiting the basement and the goodie-filled eastern office a completely hassle-free experience for the B-game character, as long as you used the cord in the southwest corridor. If you don't use the cord in the A-game, zombies will break through the windows of ''both'' spots.

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* GoodBadBugs: Using the Cord in one of the two shutter panels (one in the southwest corridor next to the filing room, another in the northeastern hall leading to the basement) in the A-game A scenario makes it so that, in the B game, one, there are no zombies in the corridor (and surroundings) you ''didn't'' use it on after the cutscene where it blows out; even the zombies that were already there disappear completely. This makes visiting the basement and the goodie-filled eastern office a completely hassle-free experience for the B-game B scenario character, as long as you used the cord in the southwest corridor. If you don't use the cord in the A-game, cord, zombies will break through the windows of ''both'' spots.



* MemeticMutation: In the police station, a player can search Wesker's desk 50 times to find a picture of Rebecca Chambers in a basketball uniform. Some fans really, really like that outfit. [[AscendedMeme It would later become one of her bonus costumes]] in the HD re-release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.

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* MemeticMutation: In the police station, a player can search Wesker's desk 50 times to find a picture of Rebecca Chambers in a basketball uniform. Some fans really, really ''really'' like that outfit. [[AscendedMeme It would later become one of her bonus costumes]] in the HD re-release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.



** The UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} version managed to fit two [=CD-ROMs=] worth of data into a single 64-megabyte ROM cartridge (making it the largest [=N64=] release ever). Granted, most of the game's essential assets were already in both discs and the additional CD-ROM was only necessary for the alternate dialogue and FMV sequences in each character's scenario (some of which were removed in the [=N64=] port in order to cut corners). Still an impressive feat and even without the Extreme Battle mode from the ''Dual Shock Edition'', it does include its own exclusive set of new features, including a set of new in-game documents (the EX Files).

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** The UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} version managed to fit two [=CD-ROMs=] worth of data into a single 64-megabyte ROM cartridge (making it the largest [=N64=] release ever). Granted, most of the game's essential assets were already in both discs and the additional CD-ROM was only necessary for the alternate dialogue and FMV sequences in each character's scenario (some (one of which were was removed in the [=N64=] port in order to cut corners). Still an impressive feat and even without the Extreme Battle mode from the ''Dual Shock Edition'', it does include its own exclusive set of new features, including a set of new in-game documents (the EX Files).



* TheScrappy: Sherry. Playing as a 12 year old girl is not what most gamers were looking forward to. Add in that Leon meanwhile gets a HyperCompetentSidekick in Ada, and that Sherry will actually curl up into a fetal position if Claire runs too far ahead of her, messing up a SpeedRun, and you have players howling in frustration.



** Mayor Warren's daughter. While we never see her alive in the game, or even learn her first name, we do know that her father abandoned her in a zombie infested city to save himself. As if that wasn't bad enough, she then ended up in the protective custody of [[AxCrazy Brian Irons]]. From there, she was hunted down in the police station like an animal, likely raped, murdered, and then stuffed by Irons to preserve her beauty.
** IronWoobie: Claire Redfield. One of the few protagonists in the series to not have had some form of police or military training, she went to Raccoon City to search for her missing brother and found herself wandering into hell on Earth. Then it turns out [[ShaggyDogStory Chris left some time prior]], leaving behind only a memo detailing why he was leaving and a rather paltry message of "please forgive me, Claire," at which point she's left to not only fend for herself, but for Sherry. It would take [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica several months and ending up in another grueling viral outbreak]] for Claire to be reunited with her sibling.

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** Mayor Warren's daughter. While we never see her alive in the game, or even learn her first name, we do know that her father abandoned her in a zombie infested city to save himself. As if that wasn't bad enough, she then ended up in the protective custody of [[AxCrazy Brian Irons]]. From there, she was hunted down in the police station like an animal, likely raped, murdered, and then possibly stuffed by Irons to preserve her beauty.
** IronWoobie: Claire Redfield. One of the few protagonists in the series to not have had some form of police or military training, she went to Raccoon City to search for her missing brother and found herself wandering into hell on Earth. Then it turns out [[ShaggyDogStory Chris left some time prior]], leaving behind only a memo detailing why he was leaving and a rather paltry message of "please forgive me, Claire," at which point she's left to not only fend for herself, but for Sherry. It would take [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica several almost three months and ending up in another grueling viral outbreak]] for Claire to be reunited with her sibling.
5th Aug '17 9:29:30 AM ajbit26
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** IronWoobie: Claire Redfield. One of the few protagonists in the series to not have had some form of police or military training, she went to Raccoon City to search for her missing brother and found herself wandering into hell on Earth. Then it turns out [[ShaggyDogStory Chris left some time prior]], leaving behind only a memo detailing why he was leaving and a rather paltry message of "please forgive me, Claire," at which point she's left to not only fend for herself, but for Sherry. It would take [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica several years and ending up in another grueling viral outbreak]] for Claire to be reunited with her sibling.

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** IronWoobie: Claire Redfield. One of the few protagonists in the series to not have had some form of police or military training, she went to Raccoon City to search for her missing brother and found herself wandering into hell on Earth. Then it turns out [[ShaggyDogStory Chris left some time prior]], leaving behind only a memo detailing why he was leaving and a rather paltry message of "please forgive me, Claire," at which point she's left to not only fend for herself, but for Sherry. It would take [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica several years months and ending up in another grueling viral outbreak]] for Claire to be reunited with her sibling.
5th Aug '17 9:18:42 AM ajbit26
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: While ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is often cited for making the series too focused on the action and not enough on the horror, this game is very action heavy compared to the original ''Resident Evil''. Whereas the first game had limited ammo, and the player had to strategize in terms of dealing with enemies, ''Resident Evil 2'' is very plentiful with the ammo, even with the more powerful guns like the magnum. As long you don't waste ammo, you can kill every enemy in the game and still have ammo ''left over'' for most of the guns.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: While ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is often cited for making the series too focused on the action and not enough on the horror, this game is very action heavy compared to the original ''Resident Evil''. Whereas the first game had limited ammo, and the player had to strategize in terms of dealing with enemies, ''Resident Evil 2'' is very plentiful with the ammo, even with the more powerful guns like the magnum. As long you don't waste ammo, decide that any walls are particularly offensive looking, you can kill every enemy in the game and still have ammo ''left over'' for most of the guns.
3rd Aug '17 8:14:56 AM Wooboo
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** IronWoobie: Claire Redfield. One of the few protagonists in the series to not have had some form of police or military training, she went to Raccoon City to search for her missing brother and found herself wandering into hell on Earth. Then it turns out [[ShaggyDogStory Chris left some time prior]], leaving behind only a memo detailing why he was leaving and a rather paltry message of "please forgive me, Claire," at which point she's left to not only fend for herself, but for Sherry. It would take [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica several years and ending up in another grueling viral outbreak]] for Claire to be reunited with her sibling.
14th Jul '17 4:34:14 PM PF
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** Followed by news that, according to Claire's original and longest-serving actress Creator/AlysonCourt, production has chosen to go non-union for the vocal talent, meaning Leon and Claire's voice actors will be replaced ''yet again''. Reactions range from "Oh, well" to full-on {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.

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** Followed by news that, according According to Claire's original and longest-serving actress Creator/AlysonCourt, production has chosen to go non-union for the vocal talent, meaning Leon and Claire's voice actors will be replaced ''yet again''. Reactions range have ranged from "Oh, well" to full-on {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.
14th Jul '17 4:30:51 PM PF
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** Claire and Sherry's voice actresses, Creator/AlysonCourt and [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Lisa Yamanaka]] would later work together on [[WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool a cartoon that's the polar opposite of this game.]]

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** Claire and Sherry's voice actresses, Creator/AlysonCourt and [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Lisa Yamanaka]] Yamanaka]], respectively, would later work together on [[WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool a cartoon that's the polar opposite of this game.]]



* PortingDisaster: The game received a port for the failed Tiger UsefulNotes/GameCom handheld system. The results were [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JmSJcFD7E about what you'd expect.]]

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* PortingDisaster: The game received a port for the failed Tiger UsefulNotes/GameCom handheld system. The results were are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JmSJcFD7E about what you'd expect.]]
25th Jun '17 3:45:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BrokenBase: News of the remake has spawned fan debate on whether it should do exactly what Capcom did with the 2002 ''[=REmake=]'' (classic gameplay + updated graphics & extra content), or emulate the newer titles (over-the-shoulder camera, action-oriented gameplay), with the former leading by a hefty margin. Fueling the argument is the fact that what little information Capcom has released on the project since its initial announcement in 2015 has been frustratingly vague ([[NonAnswer "It's progressing"]] is the single bone Capcom has ever thrown to fans in the meantime), creating an ''enormous'' vacuum for fan speculation.

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News of the remake has spawned fan debate on whether it should do exactly what Capcom did with the 2002 ''[=REmake=]'' (classic gameplay + updated graphics & extra content), or emulate the newer titles (over-the-shoulder camera, action-oriented gameplay), with the former leading by a hefty margin. Fueling the argument is the fact that what little information Capcom has released on the project since its initial announcement in 2015 has been frustratingly vague ([[NonAnswer "It's progressing"]] is the single bone Capcom has ever thrown to fans in the meantime), creating an ''enormous'' vacuum for fan speculation.speculation.
** Followed by news that, according to Claire's original and longest-serving actress Creator/AlysonCourt, production has chosen to go non-union for the vocal talent, meaning Leon and Claire's voice actors will be replaced ''yet again''. Reactions range from "Oh, well" to full-on {{Cluster F Bomb}}s.
20th Jun '17 1:33:03 AM TheJayman49
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** Once Leon and Claire find a police car, it doesn't occur to neither of them that going back the way they came from, a place with no zombies far away from the city, was way safer than going to the police station, which is located right at the center of a zombie-infested city.

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** Once Leon and Claire find a police car, it doesn't occur to neither of them that going back the way they came from, a place with no zombies far away from the city, was way safer than going to the police station, which is located right at the center of a zombie-infested city. Although it may have been justified on Claire's part, seeing as how she wanted to see if her brother was alright.
19th Jun '17 12:22:15 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Lack of BadassLongcoat aside, HUNK and his fellow USS operatives bear a striking resemblance to [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Veteran NCR Rangers]].
28th May '17 6:05:14 PM themisterfree
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** Claire and Sherry's voice actresses, Creator/AlysonCourt and [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Lisa Yamanaka]] would later work together on [[WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool a cartoon that's the polar opposite of this game.]]
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