PSU Feature: Resident Evil 4: A development retrospective

PSU writes:

"Waiting for the release of one of your most highly anticipated games may seem like an arduous task at the time; however, for many (myself included), playing the waiting game is merely an integral part of the overall enjoyment of a particular title. It isn't just the influx of news items, images and fan conjecture that hauls you in, either; beta versions in particular have achieved a massive cult following worldwide, and can prove a compelling example of how a game evolves in the arms of its developer, from early similarities to the final product, to the elements that were ultimately scrapped, never to see the light of day.

Capcom's Resident Evil 4 is no exception to this, having been documented at going through no less than four different stages of development over the course of half a decade with each possessing a unique concept in its own right.

With this in mind, PSU decided to take the time to dissect the development of this crucial release, and showcase the numerous incarnations that preceded the final version of the game, which would ultimately go on to re-invent a classic franchise."

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Genesis53649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

That is just one of the best games ever. Really long too. Loved every minute of it.

Ummm! Ready for #5 now!

Skerj3649d ago

The original one was touching Silent Hill in horror aspects, I guess it veered off of the vision so we got the much more action oriented RE4. We also got DMC out of the deal so I guess that's cool, even though I wanted to play the original RE4 with the hallucinations.

KidMakeshift3649d ago

I heard DMC was spun off of a glitch in Onimusha (the juggling aspect)

Skerj3649d ago

Word? That part I didn't know, I guess that where the gameplay came from. I know the gothic architecture was supposed to be in one of the first builds of RE4 but it was getting too far from their vision of RE so they decided to turn it into another game.

BlaST_ProCesSiNG-3649d ago

I was playing some RE4 about 5 days ago. Ashley was looking pretty good... o_O'

Avto3649d ago

this game is what made gears of war what it is there is a hell of ideas and stuff in GOW from RE4

KidMakeshift3649d ago

I wish they would remake 2,3 & Veronica like RE: 1 & 0

The remake for RE1 is still my favorite