Another year and another great batch of games to come along. When the end of the year rolls around, it’s always hard to encapsulate just how many games made their way into my rotation. Those that left a lasting impact. Luckily for me, it’s been time to sit down and finalize the list for 2019.
Daymare: 1998 originally started out as a Resident Evil 2 remake known as Resident Evil 2 Reborn, and it shows. There’s a lot of leftover DNA from that remake, that this game never gets far enough away from that to be anything more. This is art imitating art, and as flattering as it may be, pales in comparison to the Capcom remake released just this year. Developer Invader Studios made a game that revels in its own nostalgia of the era where survival horror reigned supreme. While Daymare: 1998 sounds cool and sometimes looks cool, it suffers from a lack of polish and poor gameplay that detracts from what would otherwise be a decent entry for the genre.