Excerpt: Admitted, I’m a big fan of Resident Evil 4. Even more, I think it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Capcom really overdid themselves 2,5 years ago with this awesome action-adventure and now they’ve come with a remake for the Wii.
Summary: In Resident Evil 4, players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President's daughter, and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe.
Conclusion: The enemies appear creepily alive, and while they aren’t going about any special AI routines, it’s their subtle movement, animation and form that fuel the engagement. That they are large and imposing, terrifically designed, certainly makes a difference.
Excerpt: Released almost 2 ½ years after the original on the GameCube, the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 has quickly established itself as the most definitive. Granted, this is a 2 ½ year old port, but on the flip side it’s also the superior version of one of the best third person shooters ever made.
Conclusion: Putting the word 'Incredible' into a title doesn't make it so. It is a shame to see that the developers took such an extremely simple concept and executed it so poorly. You will be hard pressed to find even an hour of enjoyment in the thirty levels that the game is boasting.
A fresh but still violent take on the horror series.
Common Sense Media
17 July 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that Resident Evil 4 is a violent, bloody game. Players must stab, shoot, and bomb their way through hundreds of realistic-looking humans and monsters. With some cursing and sexual dialogue in the mix, Resident Evil 4 is a game that earns its M rating.