Summary: It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full ten years since Resident Evil 4 came out. I remember playing it for the first time in a friend’s uncomfortably filthy dorm; the grimy surroundings thankfully only enhanced the grungy, lonely and desperate atmosphere that made RE4 so unforgettable.
Summary: Resident Evil 4 HD is a somewhat acceptable version of what many consider a classic game. It has some bright spots to it but the nuts and bolts of actually playing it get bogged down with a generally finicky frame rate and other problems.
Excerpt: The problem with a classic is that it’s a classic. The medium doesn’t matter – if enough people agree something’s great, then discourse around it is reduced to little more than glowing generalisations and snarky counter-thrusts.
Conclusion: The perfect way to play Resident Evil 4 requires a time machine back to its time and place in 2005. For many of us this arrangement is impossible, and Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition defaults as the best way to enjoy a modern classic.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 4 HD is now available on Steam for PC. The new release obviously packs improved graphics over the original release from developer and publisher Capcom, and players can expect the new game to run at a full 60 frames per second to ensure it's the best looking version of the game ever.
Excerpt: I’ve never been a big fan of the survival-horror genre which was practically invented with the first release of the Resident Evil series. On top of that, the series has also brought forth a bunch of crap, side-steps, and even remakes. In short: the whole has been bleeding to death.
Conclusion: A definite line can be drawn in the sand between the Resident Evil series; that line being Resident Evil 4. When the series began, there were static screens, a measured pace interrupted by frantic bouts of action, and most importantly, zombies.