Fortunately, Resident Evil Origins Collection is priced the same as buying the digital versions of Resident Evil HD and Resident Evil 0 HD separately. You can check out the current price tag for the two-game compilation with this link from Amazon. So, if you prefer having a physical disc, purchasing the collection won’t costs you anything extra.
Resident Evil HD
The original Resident Evil, which was released in 1996, is considered to be one of the most influential games of all time as it popularized the survival horror genre. In 2002, the first installment of the series was remade for the Nintendo Gamecube with realistic visuals along with some new gameplay twists, such as the introduction of the Crimson Heads.
The HD remaster is the definitive version thanks to the improved resolution, frame rate, sound (including 5.1 channel output) and an alternative control scheme.
The remake of Resident Evil is considered to be one of the best horror games ever created. Even if you already played the Gamecube version, there are more than enough upgrades that will make the HD version worth checking out.
Resident Evil 0 HD
Resident Evil 0 was originally planned for the Nintendo 64 before being moved over to the Gamecube. That game uses the same hyper realistic visual style as the Gamecube version of Resident Evil, adding plenty of atmosphere to the survivor horror experience.
The prequel also added some unique twists to the franchise, such as being able to switch control between two characters in addition to the removal of the item box. These changes make 0 one of the hardest entries in the series. While not as acclaimed as the original, the prequel is still a good game that is worth a look, especially for Resident Evil fans who prefer the old school fixed-camera style, if you haven’t played it already.
With the HD remaster, Capcom is also enhancing the audio and visual features while adding a brand new Wesker mode. After beating the game, you will be able to replace Billy and Wesker as you can use the unique special abilities of the main antagonist of the series. Also new are some alternate outfits. Needless to say, Resident Evil 0 HD is shaping up to be the best version of the game.
Resident Evil is an absolute must play if you are a hardcore gamer. While not as good, Resident Evil 0 is also a good game that is worth playing through. Not to mention that The HD remastered versions add some audio and visual improvements. In the case of Resident Evil 0 HD, Capcom will be implementing Wesker as a playable character. So, even if you already experience both games on the Nintendo Gamecube and/or Nintendo Wii, there are plenty of incentives to play two titles over again.
Resident Evil Origins Collection will be releasing on the 19th of January for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you are interested, you can preorder the Resident Evil HD and Resident Evil 0 HD disc compilation with this link.