Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4
Developed and Published By : Capcom
Directed By : Shinji Mikami
Produced By : Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Designed By : Hiroshi Shibata, Shigenori Nishikawa, Koji Kakae
Platform : GameCube, PS2, Microsoft Windows, Wii, iOS, Android, Zeebo, PS3 (HD), Xbox 360
Genre : Survival Horror
Mode : Single Player
Release Date : January 11, 2005
Rating : Mature (17+)
Released on Gamecube 2005
Within Resident Evil 4, gamers are able to play as Leon S. Kennedy, whom many diehard Resident Evil fans advocate as the best character choice from Resident Evil 2 for the PlayStation. Having escaped a zombie-infested Racoon City, Leon has been promoted from a police officer to a U.S. government special agent and has been tasked with rescuing the President’s daughter, Ashley Graham, who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult.
Includes Popular Features
Popular features from previous instalments, such as the inventory system and weapons upgrades, have been included and improved upon; including the addition of upgradable attaché cases for weapons, ammunition and healing items and a separate storage menu for key items, as well as a handy merchant from whom Leon can purchase and upgrade essential items and weapons.
New and Improved Gameplay
Although Resident Evil 4 revives several of the immensely popular characters from previous Resident Evil games, such as Leon and the mysterious Ada Wong, this new instalment in the franchise also introduces several new and improved game-play elements. Amongst these upgraded game-play features include the introduction of an over-the-shoulder third-person shooter perspective and a laser-sight shooting style.
After all, unlike previous Resident Evil instalments which pitted gamers against singular monsters and a handful of zombies within the confines of a mansion, alleyway or police station, Resident Evil 4 requires players to engage in thrilling shootouts against large crowds of human/zombie assailants in broad open expanses.
New Levels of Precision
As such, the incorporation of laser-sight shooting controls enable players to enjoy a new level of precision shooting previously unheard of in Resident Evil games. Rather than simply shooting at a zombie’s head and hoping for the best, Resident Evil 4 offers new depth to gun fights; with shots to the arms causing assailants to drop their weapons and leg shots enabling you to slow down enemies and cause them to stumble.
State of the Art Context-Sensitive Controls
In a similar fashion, Resident Evil 4 also introduces state of the art context-sensitive controls wherein Leon is able to interact with the items surrounding him; jumping out of windows, kicking down ladders and dodging enemy attacks. Resident Evil 4 even stages events which call for lightning quick player reactions; such as the need to rapidly input a series of button combinations which are provided on-screen in order to dodge boulders, wrestle enemies and evade instant kill attacks. The combination of classic characters and weapons with these new game-play features adds a new level of depth and danger to the Resident Evil franchise.
Resident Evil 4 Violence
Rated M, the content in Resident Evil 4 has been deemed suitable for players aged 17 years and older. As such, you can expect to encounter high quality images of villagers, cult members and undead monsters being killed and mutilated in a variety of vivid and gory methods.
A Few Surprises
Frequent images of gruesome shoot-outs and explosions can be expected, alongside real-time surprise attacks from monsters, humans and much, much more! Not for the faint-hearted but an ideal choice if you have been searching for a thrill-seeking, action-packed, zombie-infested adventure!
Resident Evil 4 Verdict
Resident Evil 4 serves as a landmark game within this exceptional survival horror franchise. By taking the game-play elements and characters that made the first three PlayStation games so popular and revitalising them with the incorporation of improved graphics, new monsters and exciting new shooting formats, Resident Evil 4 revitalises an already exciting franchise and injects it with a new lease of life (Pardon the pun!).
Moreover, one of the main elements which makes Resident Evil 4 such a chilling and captivating game is the combination of attacks from both the conventional undead monsters of previous games and the introduction of violent human villagers who have become captivated by the formidable Los Illuminados cult. The ability of these villagers to communicate with one another and attack as a group adds new levels of difficulty, suspense and horror to this dynamic and action-packed game.
Combine these invigorating game-play upgrades with exceptional graphics, superb plot twists, unlockable subplots, upgradeable weapons and new costumes for both Leon and Ashley, and you can rest assured that you will be returning to play Resident Evil 4 time and time again in an effort to unlock all of the game’s enticing additional features!