Tin Salamunic: There was a time when developers counted on gamers’ intellect. There were no waypoints, no quick-time events, no handholding. Regardless of the genre, experimentation and critical thinking were key. Today, many games just rely on quick reflexes and following glowing on-screen objective markers. There are exceptions of course, but for the most part game design has been streamlined and dumbed down to appeal to the masses. It’s refreshing then to revisit a classic that tosses most modern gaming trends out the window. Resident Evil HD, even with all its technical enhancements, still remains an old fashioned survival experience in the purest sense. While the visual improvements are nothing more than sharpened and stretched out assets from the Wii version (which was already a Gamecube remaster), the gameplay refinements alone are worth another playthrough.