Summary: In case you haven't heard: Resident Evil 4 is kind of a big deal. With its quick pacing, intriguing narrative and unbelievable graphics, this is one of Capcom's best games. This $20 PlayStation 3 port improves the visuals, adds leaderboard support and introduces trophies into the mix. Come see why Resident Evil 4 remains the best survival horror game ever made! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 4 was a huge step in a different direction for the Resident Evil franchise (Survivor games don't count because no Resident Evil fan will admit to having played them), replacing the fixed camera perspective and exploration with a more action game-like over the shoulder view and increased emphasis on shooting zombies in the face. Is that a good thing?
Conclusion: PS: Resident Evil 5 is the same deal. Some people find the idea of killing African zombie-monsters more offensive than killing American or Spanish ones because African zombie-monsters are black. What they see as racism, I see as using an interesting locale. Resident Evil 5 is also not as good as 4, but 4 is a very high water mark.
Excerpt: Immediately after beating Resident Evil 4 , I started up a second go-through of the game. Not one of the unlocked extras, such as the Mercenaries mini-game, the two sidequests concerning supporting character Ada or the more difficult “professional” mode, but what was essentially a "new game +" with all the goodies I'd acquired during my great victory.
Excerpt: Gamers who have heard the deafening buzz for Resident Evil 4 and have not been enticed probably belong to one of two schools of thought: they either don’t like Resident Evil games in particular (preferring say, the Silent Hill games), or they don’t like survival horror games in general.
Excerpt: Back in 1998, I had my first encounter with the Resident Evil franchise. I rented Resident Evil 2 and got hooked. I immediately ran out and bought the game, finished it, and never played another Resident Evil game again. Well, I take that back. I started the original Resident Evil but never finished it. I did, however, play Dino Crisis , which was a similar game. They all started to feel the same: Same awkward, frustrating controls. Same pre-rendered backgrounds.
Excerpt: The worst thing about Resident Evil 4 on the PlayStation 2 is that you have to beat it again to get to the new stuff. That's not exactly a trial, but it is a little frustrating for those of us who played the GameCube version to death. If you've been waiting for this version, Resident Evil 4 is a long-overdue evolution of the flagship series of survival horror.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 4 is simply the finest videogame ever made. Nothing else even comes close. It is, bar none, the culmination of all my fondest hopes and dreams about all the things that videogames would someday accomplish, the peerless peak that I never dreamed they would reach. The most significant difference between Scott's point of view on Resident Evil 4 is that he sees it as the redemption of a fundamentally flawed franchise.