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Resident Evil 4 (Remake)

Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
Resident Evil 4 joins Leon S. Kennedy six years after his hellish experiences in the biological disaster of Raccoon City. His unmatched resolve caused him to be recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is dispatched to rescue the president’s recently kidnapped daughter. Leon tracks her to a secluded European village, however after making first contact he discovers a fervor beyond reason grips the local populace. As a title that set the standard for the later Resident Evil franchise, the original Resident Evil 4 introduced the third-person camera to the long-running series, which has shipped over 127 million units worldwide since the first title debuted in 1996.

Now, this reimagined tale of survival in the face of overwhelming terror returns to deliver a visually stunning modern gaming experience that is true to the promise of the original release. Many team members from the production of 2019’s top-selling and critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 also make their return to delve deeper into the essence of Resident Evil 4. Fans and newcomers alike can revel in both the new and familiar, as RE Engine heightens the design and creative direction of the original game.

Features:
- Reawaken a Classic: Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, now reconstructed using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to deliver realistic visuals and additional narrative depth to the iconic story that was not possible at the time of the original release.
- Modernized Gameplay: The team from 2019’s Resident Evil 2 returns to build upon the series’ modern approach to survival horror. Engage in frenzied combat with the Ganados villagers, explore a European village gripped by madness, and solve puzzles to access new areas and collect useful items for Leon and Ashley’s constant struggle to survive.
- Overwhelming Hordes: Face hordes of rabid enemies that threaten to overwhelm Leon with even more diverse methods of attack than in the original release.
- Survive on a Knife’s Edge: Years of intense training have taught Leon new ways to use his knife, helping to even the odds against the unrelenting onslaught of enemies. By parrying enemy attacks, you can avoid debilitating damage and evade lunging enemies seeking to grab Leon and hold him in place. Make smart use of scavenged knives to deliver precise finishing moves on vulnerable enemies, and even use the element of surprise to quietly dispatch unsuspecting foes before your knives break.
- Reimagined Story: Resident Evil 4 dials up the original release’s key feelings of loneliness and the fear of enemies blinded by zealotry, while providing more nuanced depictions of the character motivations and relationships that defined the 2005 survival horror icon.
- Sophisticated Visuals: Built on Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 4 delivers breathtakingly photorealistic visuals in 4K, complete with stunning lighting and pooling shadows to create an up-close, intense atmosphere.
- Attache’d at the Hip: The iconic attache case returns, and now allows Leon to craft ammunition on top of item and resource management. It also has new customization options beyond expanded storage, including new colors and charms.
- Good Things on Offer: Fan-favorite characters and gameplay systems return with updates to provide more meaningful player choice. The Weapon Merchant will both sell and customize weapons, in addition to offering ways to trade in gems you have collected for various goods
Players: 1
Co-op: No
Genre: Action, Horror
Released:
Publisher: Capcom

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Resident Evil 4 Remake is a re-imagining of the 2005 then-GameCube exclusive, Resident Evil 4. The game since went on to virtually all other platforms and is still to this day cited as one of the most revolutionary and important games of all time. Thus, news of a remake was met with some trepidation as well as excitement from the fans and critics alike; Capcom had to get this right.

The game was released worldwide on March 24th 2023 on PC (using the Steam platform), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X (The game is also supported on the older PlayStation 4 consoles). It was met with critical acclaim with some calling it the best remake of all time, and even standing on its own as one of the best games of all time.

The game runs on the RE Engine, a feature-rich game engine which Capcom have used since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The graphical effects, reliablity and fast load times demonstrate that the engine remains at the cutting edge.

The storyline and characters follows the original - albeit with some extended sequences and slightly different outcomes. For example, Ada Wong is featured more prominently in the main story thread, rather than her having her own specific, separate storyline. Also, The Merchant offers vastly more side missions to complete for unique rewards, something which was not explored very much in the original.

All characters, enemies and locations return from the original and encounters are fought in very much the same way. This was intentional, as Capcom were very careful not to tinker with the formula too much. However, one large departure was now giving Leon the ability to move whilst shooting - something not possible in the original game. Enemy AI has been overhauled so that they close in on Leon at a more aggressive rate, to counter-act the more relaxed gunplay. There are also a small handful of new enemies which did not feature in the original (although reportedly they were all designed for the original and were simply cut from the game at the time).

The structure of the game also follows the original, being divided up into chapters which end in a results screen. After completing the game, the player is able to keep their inventory and optional progress on an additional playthrough, at the expense of an S rank being unobtainable. However, completing the game also unlocks Professional Difficulty - an extremely challenging mode only for the most skilled players.

On March 9th 2023, a Demo was released named The Chainsaw Demo. This featured the beginning of the game and finished after the first villager attack. It garnered popularity around its release due to the fact that it featured a handful of hidden features and unlocks.
 

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I beat this game in a few days... and it is probably the best remake there has ever been. I prefer it to the RE2 remake purely for pacing reasons - the way this game pushes you through the main storyline is perfect, I feel there are a quite a few spots in RE2 where you're a bit lost.
 
I've heard the trophies/achievements this time around are quite the challenge! 🫣
 
Looking through my Steam.. I've not achieved much. 15/39! Though the game has a ton of built-in challenges too.
 
RE4 remake is a masterpiece. I'm still reeling over how good it is! For me this game probably comes as my new favourite Resident Evil game, and the best of the remakes, followed closely by Resident Evil Remake then Resident Evil 2 Remake.
 
RE4 remake is a masterpiece. I'm still reeling over how good it is! For me this game probably comes as my new favourite Resident Evil game, and the best of the remakes, followed closely by Resident Evil Remake then Resident Evil 2 Remake.
High praise indeed! I really need to catch up on my Resident Evil gaming.. 😅
 

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