Making the Cut: Defending The Jill Sandwich, Barry Burton Style

Making the Cut is a recurring series in which we defend the notoriously bad things we love about video games. Wonky mechanics, goofy cutscenes, poor characterization—we love it all, and we’re going to tell you why. I love the Jill sandwich scene, because I love Barry Burton. In Resident Evil, the survival horror game released for the Playstation in 1996, you play as special-ops agents Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. They’re looking for their missing teammates and eventually get stuck exploring Spencer Mansion. In the infamous scene, Jill is about to be crushed in by a classic falling ceiling,...

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