Resident Evil 4
Let me start by saying that Resident Evil 4 is my favorite game of all time. It is an absolute masterpiece and an all-time classic! While when it was first released on PC it was super rough and probably the worst version you could get. Capcom did fix this by releasing the special HD version of Resident Evil 4 on Steam and that is the one we are looking at today.
Welcome Back Mr. Kennedy
Resident Evil 4 is set many years after the events of Resident Evil 2 and Leon has been very busy since then. He has gotten himself a job as a bodyguard for the president of the USA and he has been sent to a remote European village to track down the President’s daughter, Ashley who has been kidnapped. Once in the village, Leon learns that the kidnapping was all part of a crazy plan by this cult that has ties to Umbrella! This cult uses a parasite that is known as las plagas to turn the people of the village into slaves, monsters and this is what the cult is hoping to use to take over the world. I actually really like the story and it is all told using actual game cut scenes. This is my only problem with this version of the game, the cut scenes they have used are much lower quality than the HD coated game visuals.
Forget Survival Horror This Is All About Action!
Resident Evil 4 marked a huge change in the series. First of all, the controls are no longer tank controls. You can move Leon around much easier than before, but he can still not run and shoot at the same time. The game has a very heavy focus on action and while later games in the series would take this too far. I do feel that Resident Evil 4 nailed it perfectly. There are plenty of different weapons for you to make use of and you can also upgrade them. You can make them more powerful, faster at reloading and also increase the clip size. You do this by collecting money as well as stuff that you can sell to the merchant.
Lots of Variety
When people talk about Resident Evil 4, they tend to only talk about the village part. In actual fact, the section in the village is only a very small section of the game. Resident Evil 4 has far more variety to it than people give it credit for. While the village may be one of the most memorable locations in the game. You also will find yourself in a castle, a research facility, and a mine!
Wait! Follow Me
Quite early in the game, you actually find Ashely and then you need to protect her. I know that escort missions in games tend to suck, but Ashely is not a problem. Occasionally one of the enemies will grab her and need your help and she does have a health bar so she can die, but only on a few occasions did I find myself getting frustrated with Ashley, she is also pretty good at getting out of the way when you are firing. Just make sure you do not try and look up her skirt when she is on a ladder!
Lots to Do!
This version of Resident Evil 4, as well as the HD visuals, gives you a ton of extra content. You can actually play through a side story as Ada Wong which is a lot of fun. This also gives you access to the Chicago Typewriter which is the most awesome (and expensive) weapon in the game. There are different costumes for you to get as well. I have played through this game so many times on each platform that I have lost count!
Despite being over a decade old and arguably responsible for the series losing its way. Resident Evil 4 to me is still an amazing game. This particular version is great and I would probably say it is between this and the one they released on the Xbox 360 that are the best. Without a doubt, Resident Evil 4 is a game that needs to be in everyone’s collection. I really do not have a bad word to say about this game!
- The action is great
- Leon is really badass
- You can also play as Ashley and Ada
- The different locations are really cool
- One of the greatest video games of all time!
- It did make the series go in a more action direction
- The cut scenes do not look as good as the in-game visuals
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Resident Evil 4 Screenshots
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