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: Those early-game villagers utilize all sorts of farming implements, such as pitchforks, sickles and hatchets, in their attempts to end Leon's mission prematurely. And they're the patsies. Just wait until one of their heads explodes to release a tentacle-flailing parasite seemingly crafted in the darkest recesses of H.P. Lovecraft's imagination.
Excerpt: Traveling around the world bites. Sure, you’re getting a chance to take a break from your boring daily life, to see a place so different from your own. Of course, you’ll probably have to deal with confusing directions, seasickness, jet lag, and whatever phenomena associated with conventional transportation. Airport security can prove to be quite an adventure. Baggage claim is its own horror show.
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: 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.
Excerpt: The Resident Evil series has always told stories about the helpless and the hopeless: helpless characters in seemingly hopeless situations. Instead of "powering up" like typical videogame characters, Resident Evil' s helpless and hopeless protagonists must constantly come to terms with their vulnerabilities and limitations. Instead of feeling empowered, they feel weak. Instead of celebrating cliched notions of heroism, i.e.