REVIEW: Resident Evil 4 Remake Delivers a Fresh and Thrilling Take on the Franchise’s Iconic Game

Resident Evil 4 is finally out! This remake reimagines the survival horror classic and breathes new life into an old favorite. Here’s CBR’s review.

The 2005 Resident Evil game is a classic survival horror title that combines action-oriented gameplay with survival horror elements. It’s widely regarded as the best Resident Evil game. After the success of Resident Evil 2 & Resident Evil 3, Capcom has released a top-down remake for Resident Evil 4. The Resident Evil4 remake faithfully recreates the original survival horror game’s spirit and broad strokes. It also has enough personality to justify its existence.

Resident Evil 4 continues the original story but takes place six years after Resident Evil 2. Leon Kennedy works directly for the United States president. Leon is dispatched to rescue Ashley Graham, the President’s daughter. However, he discovers that the cult has been infected with a horrible parasite. Leon’s mission turns sour as he discovers that Ashley is not free from her captors.

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The promotional material and the demo for the game both indicate that the Resident Evil 4 remake has a lot more violence and scare than the original. The game’s prologue shows this by having players go back to the Resident Evil4 village fight sequence. This moment, more abstractly, shows what the Resident Evil4 remake is all about. It presents the original game’s structure while also showing the remake’s capabilities with enhanced enemy behavior and subtle twists that will keep even the most experienced Resident Evil4 players interested.

However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t significant differences from the original Resident Evil4. They are there, and they get more obvious as the remake progresses. They don’t take away from the original game’s spirit, but they do allow for improvements and enhancements to certain moments. The remake can be played side-by-side with Resident Evil 4. It is not a fancy, next-generation re-skin that sells at a premium.

Resident Evil4 is more like the Resident Evil2 remake than it is the Resident Evil3 remake, despite the addition of the dodge mechanic. The weaponry and inventory system of the original Resident Evil4′ is much the same. However, there is a modern twist to the game, such as durability and parry mechanism for Leon’s knives. Leon’s movement is smoother than the Resident Evil remakes. There are more environmental interactions and the possibility of returning to melee combat with wounded enemies. A sneak mechanic adds stealth elements that were absent in the original game.

Expectations for the remake of Resident Evil4 were high, considering it is one of the most beloved games ever. The Resident Evil 4 remake meets all expectations. It retains many of the great qualities that made the original game so popular while also retaining some of the best parts of its predecessors. Resident Evil4 is a delight for long-time fans as well as newcomers. It follows the Dead Space remake to justify the reimagining of classic titles for modern viewers.

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