Great game, fun to play. The campaigns are basically identical though, which was a disappointment. Weirdly, I actually think the plot is slightly weaker than the original, which was the last thing I'd expected to be saying.
Mr X adds an interesting dynamic, especially when running from him prevents you from sneaking past Lickers.
I've always felt Claire's campaign was much stronger storywise, and that's still true. Gameplaywise, they're not very distinct, though, they both have their cutscenes in the Parking lot, Birkin is defeated by Claire and then climbs back up to be defeated by Leon in the exact same spot in the exact same way.
I really appreciated the lack of nods and tie ins to future content, no foreshadowing of Wesker et al.
What I've always loved about Resi is that everyone gets their chance to shine, and the deaths have weight. The rest of the police station have been holding out well before you got there, even with Brian sabotaging them, they just eventually fell to overwhelming assault.
Oh man. Resi 3 scared me right off playing it with those random enemy placements. Couldn't cheat by watching someone else play through it first and since I'm still a huge chicken-wuss, I can't wait to watch someone else play the remake of it