Cool essay but ı dont agree with some parts.Mr. X was definitely handled way better than Nemesis. They made Nemesis too scripted like Ustanak was and the way he tosses Jill around drives me insane. Nemesis was essentially an assassin tyrant and everytime he gets a hold of Jill he just throws her, like what? In the OG he is constantly trying to pierce Jill’s face with his tentacles and actually kills a STARS member. In the remake he kills no STARS, so that was a huge waste of an investment on Umbrella’s part.
You can just down Nemmy with 1 grenade and he’s out. The rewards you get from him are also pathetic and the way he zips around like Spider Man is immersion breaking and stupid. He just bungee jumps with his tentacle and into the sky and vanishes once you leave certain areas. It’s really baffling how poorly he was scripted.
Why replace his badass trench coat with trash bags? Looks weird and not very protective. His flamethrower was also not practical at all, it leaves him wide open to attack. It would have been better to give him a gatling gun instead. His rocket launcher also looks generic and boring compared to his sick rusty bloody looking one in OG, it’s pathetic!
His mutations also make no sense. The T-Virus doesn’t mutate monsters that fast and to the state of a blob without the assistance from stronger viruses.
I can go on and on but you guys get my point. The only thing I didn’t really care for about Mr. X was his transformation, everything else was improved upon.
I like nemesis' 2nd form; it looks good imo. Plus nemesis is infected with ne-alpha parasite, not just simply t-virus so it can cause those mutations. I agree that the 2nd form should had been final form though. Final form is pathetic. They basically combined jack's mutated form and eveline's mutated form into one.
Giving nemesis a gatling gun would cause the rocket launcher to get underutilized again not to mention nemesis doesnt need more than one tool; it has multiple mutations instead. The 2020 version should have had only the rocket launcher instead of rocket launcher and flamethrower together while not making that much of use of any of those tools.
Nemesis reminds me more of rachel rather than ustanak cause ustanak doesnt drop loot while rachel does.
As for t-103; ı dont think it was improved either. It doesnt even drop anything when temporarily defeated unlike in og re2. It might stalk you more but it also sometimes teleports which is more immersion breaking ( It's also possible that 2 of them might appear at the same time to stalk you. ) than nemesis' way of traveling not to mention it feels less realistic to simply teleport than traveling using tentacles. It is overused while nemesis is underutilized. It should had been exclusive to 2nd run while its mutated form appearing as a boss fight to both characters instead of only to leon.