Not a huge fan of the mid-game Hunnigan calls. I'm sure this is a callback to her presence in the original but I would have preferred it if she didn't show up on screen. (Especially in the middle of the screen; even at the bottom it just kind of takes me out of the moment.)
Yeah, I noticed that too and I really didn't like it. It's one thing for her to maybe appear on the top right corner of the screen, which itself isn't completely necessary, but I get as a callback to their original conversations, but in the middle of the screen just looks so weird and unnatural.
All in all, I'm not super mad at anything I've seen and I'd be interested in checking it out...if I wasn't boycotting the game because they skipped Code Veronica and seemingly have no plans to ever touch the title again.
I wouldn't lose hope yet. As far as I'm aware, Capcom doesn't usually interfere with fan projects, but they did recently shut down the fan remakes of Resident Evil 1 and Code Veronica. The last time I remember them doing something like this was with the Resident Evil 2 fan remake which as we all know, led to the development of an actual remake.
They have expressed interest In remaking the original, which I believe would be necessary to touch on again before moving forward with Code Veronica or even Resident Evil 5 which is a topic that has actually picked up some steam lately.
Dusk Golem, depending on if you trust him or not, has said before that Capcom is really good at listening to fan feedback. I know that's a whole can of worms in of itself, but there are examples of this like with how they dumbed down Village because 7 was "too scary" and even now with Resident Evil 4, they seemed to have learned from the criticism of Resident Evil 3 not being faithful enough to its original. So he suggested we keep asking for Code Veronica because Capcom does indeed pay attention.
Resident Evil 2 was also a massive hit and it's currently outpacing Resident Evil 7 in sales and could very well become the highest selling game in the franchise if it keeps up the momentum. They had also revealed they were happy with Resident Evil 3's sales and there's no doubt in my mind Resident Evil 4 is going to surpass both Resident Evil 7 and 2.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is that these remakes are extremely successful and success like that isn't ignored, especially not by Capcom, the pioneers of milking success. I think it's safe to say we'll be seeing more remakes in the future.
I mean, Resident Evil 2 did somewhat change the circumstances involving Chris' departure, and I don't think they would have done that if they didn't intend on following up on that story thread. Kinda like how RE4 is being treated as an actual continuation of RE2's story and how they even managed to connect Nemesis with RE4, which turned out to be the next game they were working on.