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Resident Evil – Sweet Home

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Back in the 90’s, Resident Evil was the go to franchise to quench your bloodthirsty survival horror needs. The main form of its inspiration came back in 1989, from a NES game entitled Sweet Home. Sweet Home was an RPG loosely based on a Japanese horror film of the same name, and key components of the original Resident Evil game were of a clear influence taken from the NES horror outing. In fact, Resident Evil was originally named Sweet Home before taking on a whole new life of its own. Although Sweet Home had a limited platform in terms of its graphics at the time, it was still able to successfully portray a sense of horror with its setting and surroundings.


Inspiring the setting of Resident Evil, Sweet Home also took place in a mysterious mansion filled with dark corridors and grotesque encounters with monsters. The QTE-style traps and puzzles are also heavily reminiscent with the Capcom series, and the tension found within is said to have also provoked the use of the frustrating cut-to-the-door loading screen that was present through the early Resident Evil games. Not necessarily a feature we are grateful for, but still.

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