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Game Reviews: Resident Evil 4"

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"Resident Evil 4" Ultimate HD Edition

"Resident Evil 4" Ultimate HD Edition

Resident Evil 4: Story and My Opinion

I will give this game some credit. The concept of parasites that can easily take over the human body and use it as a weapon was new. But the survival element of the game was lost. It became more of a shooter and could hardly be classified as a horror game.

With all the shooting and easy gameplay, even on the hardest setting, the game is defiantly not a horror or a survival game. Especially when they removed most of the mixing from the original games. Green plants are used for health and is a short recovery item. When mixed with a red plant, you gain a little more health gain. Mix yellow with green and it will permanently boost your health bar by a little. The poison mixture has been removed, though it wasn't in all of the titles anyway.

Using gold to actually upgrade your weapons was fun, but it was super easy. The boss monsters looked like a bad comic book drawing and could end in a second if you wanted to by just using the RPG and even on the final boss.

So in a sense, the boss fights were no real deal and from the first boss to the second boss, the way to kill them was the same. The most interesting battle was with Krauser. the game at least had some replay value as you unlock new weapons and outfits after completing the game on easy or normal, though then you need to complete it on hard and then on the final difficulty just to unlock a final secret weapon.

You also get the Ada campaign and the mercenaries mini-game. You can complete Ada's campaign with the professional gameplay in two hours or less.

An example of the remastered HD textures.

An example of the remastered HD textures.

Separate Ways Campaign

This campaign can only be unlocked after completing the main game. It isn't hard or very exciting, as this is what Ada Wong did in the time you played the main game. It is still nice that this is included though, but do not expect long extra hours of gameplay. The story consists of only five short chapters.

  • Chapter 1: Ring the Church Bell
  • Chapter 2: Rescue Luis Sera
  • Chapter 3: Retrieve the Sample
  • Chapter 4: Stop Leon's Assassination
  • Chapter 5: Obtain the Sample

All of these chapters can be completed in less than three hours, and you don't even have to be good at the game. (Though you would probably already be since you need to complete the main game first.)

Mercenaries

This is one of my favorite modes included with most Resident Evil games. I like Mercenaries so much that I wish they could make a decent game revolving around this with maybe a few added features. Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries sadly contains only four stages and five characters to play with; Leon, Ada, Albert, Jack, and Hunk.

You will only have Leon to play with until you score 4 stars or 30,000+ points on a stage. This will unlock a new character to play with.

This mode is simple but so very addictive. The goal here is to stack up points by killing a variety of enemies. Each enemy will give you a certain amount of points the stronger they are. To get the highest score possible, you need to kill them in a row with only 11 seconds apart. Anything longer and you will lose your combo.

Once time runs out the game session will end. Once the game starts, you'll enough to find enemies and start a slaughter fest, while doing this and maintaining your combo, keep an eye out for special chests containing an item called bonus time. After you obtain this item, each enemy you kill will be worth 1000 points for the next 30 seconds, so its best to find them as soon as possible in order to use the 30 seconds on weaker enemies.

The Mercenaries

The Mercenaries

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Conclusion

Overall, the game was loads of fun, just not survival or horror to me. It really felt like a shooter over anything else, due to the reasons that you can use currency to upgrade weapons, though like mentioned before was really easy as it's easy to gain money in the game, aside from the plentiful ammo drops.

Is it worth buying? Yes it is, is it worth buying the HD version? of course, it is.

Resident Evil 4 HD Edition is available on all major platforms, including PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

"Resident Evil 4" HD System Requirements

 MinimumRecommended

OS

Windows XP

Windows 7, Windows 8

Processor

Intel CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better

Intel CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better

Memory

2 GB RAM

4 GB RAM

Hard Drive Space

15 GB

15 GB

Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better

DirectX

9.0c or above

9.0c or above