History YMMV / ResidentEvil2

11th Jul '16 7:48:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** AscendedMeme: It becomes one of her bonus costumes in the HD re-release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.
30th Jun '16 8:58:25 PM PF
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* TheWoobie: Sherry hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) This all happens when she's ''twelve'', then she gets taken by the U.S. government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.

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* TheWoobie: Sherry hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) fashion). This all happens when she's ''twelve'', then she gets taken by the U.S. government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.
30th Jun '16 8:57:44 PM PF
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* TheWoobie: Sherry hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) This all happens when she's '''twelve''', then she gets taken by the U.S government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.

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* TheWoobie: Sherry hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) This all happens when she's '''twelve''', ''twelve'', then she gets taken by the U.S S. government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.
30th Jun '16 8:55:03 PM PF
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** Chief Brian Irons was intended as a ''hero'' in the original drafts of the game, very jarring when you look up.

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** Chief Brian Irons was intended as a ''hero'' in the original drafts of the game, which is very jarring when you look it up.
30th Jun '16 8:53:27 PM PF
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** HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived, the third game and current and subsequent ''Outbreak'' games added more and more survivors.

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** HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived, ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil 3|Nemesis}}'' and the third game and current and subsequent ''Outbreak'' games added more and more survivors.
28th Jun '16 4:45:38 AM PF
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** HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived, the third game and current and subsequent ''Outbreak'' games added more and more survivors, rendering the "only four survivors" storyline moot.

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** HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived, the third game and current and subsequent ''Outbreak'' games added more and more survivors, rendering the "only four survivors" storyline moot.survivors.
28th Jun '16 4:43:06 AM PF
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ELg0XCtPQ The Second Malformation of G]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GVumdOtFI Escape from Umbrella's Lab]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2j-ZcdHWw The Game B credits theme]]. Double the awesome for being one of those super-rare J-Rock anthems that actually uses both lead ''and'' rhythm guitar!

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ELg0XCtPQ The "The Second Malformation of G]]
G."]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GVumdOtFI Escape "Escape from Umbrella's Lab]].
Lab."]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2j-ZcdHWw The Game B credits theme]]. theme.]] Double the awesome for being one of those super-rare J-Rock anthems that actually uses both lead ''and'' rhythm guitar!



*** Thankfully regular swipes (their most common attack) deal pathetic damage[[note]]though not enough to warrant taking them on with the basic handgun[[/note]], as does the tongue whip.
*** The Advanced Lickers beat the original by miles, as they dish out more damage and can take twice as much punishment. In the labs they can attack offscreen, and can be a OneHitKill (from fine to danger\dead).
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** [[EverybodysDeadDave HUNK.]] He is literally {{Badass}} incarnate. He's also the [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] of the Resident Evil universe as we know almost nothing about him, but has just a powerful presence and a professional attitude that demands respect. Every other appearance by GasMaskMooks later in the series is assumed to be him until proven otherwise.
** Ada Wong also counts as one to her fans for [[FemmeFatale obvious reasons]]

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*** Thankfully regular swipes (their most common attack) deal pathetic damage[[note]]though not enough to warrant taking them on with the basic handgun[[/note]], as does the tongue whip.
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** The Advanced Lickers beat the original by miles, as they dish out more damage and can take twice as much punishment. In the labs labs, they can attack offscreen, and can be potentially causing a OneHitKill (from fine to danger\dead).
OneHitKill.
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
EnsembleDarkhorse:
** [[EverybodysDeadDave HUNK.]] He is literally {{Badass}} incarnate. He's also the [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] of the Resident Evil ''Resident Evil'' universe as we know almost nothing about him, but has just a powerful presence and a professional attitude that demands respect. Every other appearance by GasMaskMooks later in the series is assumed to be him until proven otherwise.
** Ada Wong also counts as one to her fans for [[FemmeFatale obvious reasons]]reasons]].



* FranchiseOriginalSin: Everyone seems to put the blame on ''ResidentEvil4'' for making the series too focused on the action and not enough on the horror, but even this game is very action heavy compared to the first ''Resident Evil''. Where as in the first game had limited ammo and the player had strategize on which enemies to deal with, ''Resident Evil 2'' is very plentful with the ammo (even with the more powerful guns like the magnum). As long you weren't a total idiot and wasted ammo, you could kill every enemy in the game and still have ammo ''left over'' for most of the guns.
* HilariousInHindsight: HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived due to a retcon, the third game and current and subsequent Outbreak games keep adding more and more survivors, so the whole "only four survivors" thing just gets sillier by the year.
** Ada's survival wasn't a retcon, the game already implied she lived on the B scenario, when she throws a Rocket Launcher to the player.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Everyone seems to put the blame on ''ResidentEvil4'' While ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is often cited for making the series too focused on the action and not enough on the horror, but even this game is very action heavy compared to the first original ''Resident Evil''. Where as in the first game had limited ammo and the player had strategize on which enemies to deal with, ''Resident Evil 2'' is very plentful plentiful with the ammo (even with the more powerful guns like the magnum). As long you weren't a total idiot and wasted don't waste ammo, you could can kill every enemy in the game and still have ammo ''left over'' for most of the guns.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
**
HUNK's scenario is known as the "4th Survivor," the other three being Claire, Leon, and Sherry. Even forgetting for a moment that Ada also survived due to a retcon, survived, the third game and current and subsequent Outbreak ''Outbreak'' games keep adding added more and more survivors, so rendering the whole "only four survivors" thing just gets sillier by the year.
** Ada's survival wasn't a retcon, the game already implied she lived on the B scenario, when she throws a Rocket Launcher to the player.
storyline moot.



** TheReveal that Ada was a spy trying to steal corporate secrets makes the [[AscendedExtra single reference to her]] in the first game amusing when you remember that, by sheer coincidence, the secondary password was "[[TheMole MOLE]]."

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** TheReveal that Ada was is a spy trying to steal corporate secrets makes the [[AscendedExtra single reference to her]] in the first game amusing when you remember that, by sheer coincidence, the secondary password was "[[TheMole MOLE]]."



* {{Narm}}: It's a Franchise/ResidentEvil game! And admit it, [[NarmCharm you wouldn't have it any other way]]! [[Narm/ResidentEvil Specific instances are listed here.]]
* PolishedPort: The [=N64=] 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).
** The Dreamcast version was sold for cheap at its launch, packs in all the extras from the PC version, removed the cropping of the [=FMVs=], supports the VGA box, and has the helpful addition of the VMU screen to monitor your health.
* PortingDisaster: The game received a port for the failed Tiger UsefulNotes/GameCom console. The results were... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JmSJcFD7E about what you'd expect]].

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* {{Narm}}: It's a Franchise/ResidentEvil game! And admit it, [[NarmCharm you wouldn't have it any other way]]! ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game. [[Narm/ResidentEvil Specific instances are listed here.]]
* PolishedPort: PolishedPort:
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The [=N64=] 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 ''Dual Shock edition, Edition'', it does include its own exclusive set of new features, including a set of new in-game documents (the EX Files).
** The Dreamcast UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast version was sold for cheap at its launch, packs in all the extras from the PC version, removed the cropping of the [=FMVs=], supports the VGA box, and has the helpful addition of the VMU screen to monitor your health.
* PortingDisaster: The game received a port for the failed Tiger UsefulNotes/GameCom console. The results were... were [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JmSJcFD7E about what you'd expect]].expect.]]



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Resident Evil 1.5'', the original version of the game. To sum it up: You could save Marvin, Ada, possibly Annette and ''even the gunshop guy''. Chief Irons was actually a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, Annette wasn't the batshit insane woman she is, William was actually a good guy and tried to expose Umbrella, and Elza (the original Claire) had no relation to Chris whatsoever. The game ultimately reached roughly 80% of completion before being scrapped, since none of the producers were happy about it.
* TheWoobie: Sherry Birkin hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) This all happens when she's '''twelve''', then she gets taken by the U.S government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Resident Evil 1.5'', the original version of the game. To sum it up: You could save Marvin, Ada, possibly Annette and ''even the gunshop guy''. Chief Irons was actually a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, Annette wasn't the batshit insane woman she is, William was actually a good guy and tried to expose Umbrella, and Elza (the original Claire) had no relation to Chris whatsoever. The game ultimately reached roughly 80% of completion before being scrapped, since none of the producers were happy about it.
* TheWoobie: Sherry Birkin hands down. Caught in the crossfire in Raccoon City, with zombies galore, and is being chased by her insane parents, moreso her father - he implants an embryo within her that will turn her into a monster.. Not to mention she has to live the rest of her life without her parents, William (who died when he was shot and subsequently injected himself with the G-Virus) and Annette (who was murdered by her husband in a horrible fashion) This all happens when she's '''twelve''', then she gets taken by the U.S government due to hosting a mutated/vaccinated G-Virus within her that gives her a HealingFactor. It's good to see that she grew into a capable agent in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', but still, she acknowledged what happened to her father in that game.
28th May '16 8:09:27 PM nombretomado
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* UncannyValley: Well, it's a PlayStation game, but the way that the humans are rendered in CG cutscenes is damn creepy at times. All three Birkins have very eerie, hollow-looking eyes, and Leon looks like a bizarre Ken doll.

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* UncannyValley: Well, it's a PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation game, but the way that the humans are rendered in CG cutscenes is damn creepy at times. All three Birkins have very eerie, hollow-looking eyes, and Leon looks like a bizarre Ken doll.
19th May '16 6:03:25 AM ajbit26
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* 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.
11th Apr '16 1:58:36 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PortingDisaster: The game received a port for the failed Tiger Game.com console. 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 Game.com UsefulNotes/GameCom console. The results were... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5JmSJcFD7E about what you'd expect]].
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