If you’ve played a few hours of the Resident Evil 2 remake, or played the original 1998 PlayStation game (or any number of classic Resident Evil games where the enemy appears in various forms), then you are familiar with Tyrant. You may have heard him called Mr. X, which is the Resident Evil 2 incarnation.
In the original Resident Evil 2, he is a near-immortal bullet-sponge that makes your heart stop every time you see him as he chases you through the police station and beyond. In the Resident Evil 2 remake he is a near-immortal bullet-sponge that makes your heart stop every time you see him as he chases you through the police station and beyond – who wears a fedora. If you’re still not sure who I am talking about, here he is adjusting his neck and walking.
Just a heads up, I’m about to present a mid-game spoiler for Claire’s campaign in text and in video.
His implementation in the game lead to one of my favorite moments so far. I haven’t finished Resident Evil 2 yet, but my experience with the original leads me to believe I haven’t seen the last of him, but that doesn’t make the moment below any less satisfying. I saved the clip and even edited it to be a little shorter so it’s all the more impactful. My fists were practically in the air when the claws came through his chest and when he fell to the ground it made me so happy.
Eventually, I do like Mr. X’s consideration, however when I am effectively playing the game, I disdain him. He’s irritating and he frightens me, and furthermore makes me giggle by one way or another, however when I step away and consider him by and large, I can’t resist the urge to appreciate the amount of an ascent he escapes me. I can hardly wait until he’s genuinely dead however.