So the latest rumours on that RE2 Remake (no idea why they still haven't got anything out on it, its been ages) - are ... Meh. Hasn't got the old camera, don't even think it has typewriters (sounds like it autosaves?), they even cut the crocodile out, and stuff like the 4th survivor/Hunk's part.
I wasn't really hyped in the first place, RE5 was the last game I bought. It's just frustrating though. If you're remaking a 20 year old game, the main target is people who liked that game. All they had to do was make something with the same spirit and feel, like when they remade the first game.
Eh, but the whole typewriter situation was what added to the whole horror-survival aspect of the game. Everytime you went somewhere new, you wanted to know where the first typewriter was for that feeling of safety. In a world full of auto-saving, the old style of having to find somewhere to save a game was what added to the tension - It's why I liked Dead Space too, everywhere you ventured, you always wanted to know the route to a save system. And by what you say, if they decide to change the camera to an over-the-shoulder one, then you've basically just took everything away from the original game...pointless if you ask me.
Mad to think I first played RE2 20 years ago. The 10 year old me getting grossed out by walking past a zombie, and seeing some guy curled up at a table with a fork stuck in his back. Barely played the game since then, but yet that image has always stuck in my mind. I really need to get through my RE collecton at some point...Remember that I used to like Code Veronica X, and got quite some way through it when I had it back in the day.