My husband spent so much time putting together my Christmas gift and with the help of a lot of people helped me get my favorite game booted up again and back online. I’m so thankful for this group of people who helped him out of the goodness of their hearts and love for the game. The game I’m referring to is Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 which I first played from its release 15 years ago. I know I just blogged about it but it’s because I couldn’t stop bringing the game up to my husband. Anyhoo, I’m actually playing a Japanese version of the game currently. I used to play all the time. I knew all the tricks, routes, maps, etc. Booting it back up again after 15 years was amazing but I’m now so terrible at the game I can’t even believe I once knew how to play it. I literally wasted an hour of my life playing on easy and still failed horribly. How did I play an hour and achieve only 31% completion? Well, because I’m terrible now as I mentioned. However, I did accidentally make it to the end of Wild Things and faced off with the lion way too early by accident. I almost felt like I could win with the inventory I had but it didn’t work out. It took me so long to even make it to that point. I feel ashamed and embarrassed! Haha. My goal is to play each level on easy to get reacquainted with everything I’m supposed to do plus learn the controls or at least get comfortable with them and then move on to normal and replay everything.
Even though I’m absolutely terrible at this game now, I’m so excited! I was/am still a huge PS2 fan. I didn’t want to give my PS2 up for a PS3. It took a long time for me to make the switch. Now I can relive some of my all-time favorites like Outbreak File #2 and more because my husband hooked me up for Christmas! I also have a few more classics waiting on me to boot up including Fatal Frame II and Clock Tower 3 not to mention Twister Metal: Black just to name a few.
Anyway, I thought I would post my failures/progress in hopes that I can remember more and get better (again) at one of my all-time favorites! It sure does feel good again to play! I mean, I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I was 21 when I first play this and I’m 36 now and I just can’t hang anymore which is why I’m a retired gamer, haha!
Lastly, keep in mind I tried really hard and still managed to get this terrible score. :(
I picked up on my last save and continued and beat it! I couldn’t go to bed without beating it. And I feel extra idiotic at how much I struggled with the lion initially because I eventually found the rifle and all it took were a few shots and that was it. And, to top it off I let the AI have the rifle so Cindy basically owned the lion for me! Haha. I’m so rusty. But I’m excited because I’m learning how to play all over again and the controls are feeling more natural.