Summary: What's the point of an HD remake? Is it just a spit-and-polish job, moving the graphics into high-definition for classic fans and a new audience? Or perhaps it's a chance for a developer to improve on what came before in slight ways without destroying the core that fans love?
Conclusion: If you haven’t played Resident Evil 4 , it’s still absolutely worth playing. It’s a definite classic that stands along with the likes of Half Life 2 as one of the best games of its generation. Even today it’s still a fantastic action title despite some outdated shooting mechanics.
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.
Excerpt: Here we are going on 10 years since Resident Evil 4 had been released on GameCube and we have a PC rerelease in HD. If I recall correctly the original PC release had been riddled with issues. With this release has Capcom redeemed themselves or is it too late?
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.
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.