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Resident Evil HD Remaster vs Gamecube REmake Graphics Comparison Video

| January 19, 2015

In my review of Capcom’s Resident Evil HD Remaster I noted that while players of the original Gamecube remake might not immediately notice the difference in graphics quality, it is certainly there. This lack of notice is largely due to nostalgia goggles, which make us remember the game better than it actually was. Make no mistake, for its time, and even today, the Gamecube REmake of Resident Evil was a great looking game. However, the low resolution and standard-definition graphics combine to make for a dark, muddy experience for modern gamers.

I confirmed this when I went back and played the original Gamecube game to make this video. After a few hours with the new Resident Evil HD Remaster, seeing the Gamecube game back in action was an eye-opening experience. The game has certainly aged well in most respects, but the SD visuals and textures definitely create a less than desirable experience for modern gamers.

Check out the video above to see the comparison, although the opening might look similar at first, once you get to the gameplay it becomes clear how much the game has been improved upon in this latest release. The game now runs at a solid 1080p and at 60fps on PC and current-gen systems (something you can’t really see well in the video unfortunately).

To see what we thought of the overall experience in Resident Evil HD Remaster you can check out our review.

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  • Fat Godzilla

    Wow …GameCube was sooo good….

  • Wizard of Peace

    Not a huge upgrade.

  • gf

    Gamecube looks better in many places in the video.

    • cart56

      Your right color is not washed out like pc.

      • Kyle Hanson

        Admittedly that might be the method of recording. I’ve got a new render that should be up soon that might clear up some of the issues I see on the PC side. As someone who played both the difference was startling and can be seen more clearly in the gameplay sections of this video.

  • adampoole

    if you play the gamecube version using an S-video cable(like i do) the graphics look pretty much identical to the ps3 remaster version.