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Submitted by cl1983 246d ago | opinion piece

Experienced Points Why I Hated Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 is one of the most highly regarded games. Ever. On the PS2, it's rated as #3 of all time, and actually scores well above the other two games (Tony Hawk 3 and GTA III, if you're curious) when you average in user reviews. It's certainly the high-water mark for anything with the name Resident Evil on it. (Including the movies. No, especially the movies.) People still talk about the characters and the gameplay is still fondly remembered. People still talk about key moments in the game, like the moment when the chainsaw guy shows up. The visuals still hold up today and every time a new Resident Evil game comes out it winds up getting measured using the RE4 yardstick. (GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, Resident Evil 4, Wii, Xbox 360)

WeAreLegion  +   245d ago
"It's kind of like how Galaxy Quest is aimed at fans of Star Trek. You need to be a fan of the thing they're mocking to be in on the joke. Otherwise it just comes off like the writers copying the worst parts of already terrible material."

Are you sure? My parents have never watched an episode of Star Trek and they love Galaxy Quest. That movie is brilliant!

Also, I totally understand having different expectations for a game, but even if you expected something else, RE4 is incredible. I expected to be scared, too. It's not very good at scaring you, but it's masterful at keeping you on edge. The music. The sounds. The AI. Everything in that game is designed to make you feel uneasy. I love it! I know every inch of that game.
CorndogBurglar  +   245d ago
What this guy said.
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Ripsta7th  +   245d ago
RE4 makes you feel uncomfortable and always watching your back
-MD-  +   245d ago
Classic Resident Evil makes you feel that way, surely not RE4 though.

How does one feel uncomfortable or feel the need to "watch your back" when you have unlimited ammo and herbs?
randomass171  +   245d ago
RE4 was a true innovation of its time. Everything, from the controls to the writing was some of the best in the series. Unfortunately nowadays RE4 gets a bad rap because of its sequels abusing the same control style and crapping all over the horror elements that were still in the game.
MrSwankSinatra  +   245d ago
NO, RE4 gets a bad rap because it's not a real resident evil game. The people who say that they want resident evil to return to it's roots but then turn around and say that RE4 is the best/favorite one are complete hypocrites. The only real resident evil games are the original Resident Evil, 2, 3: Nemesis, Code: Veronica, Zero & REmake.
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randomass171  +   245d ago
I disagree. RE4 was most certainly a real Resident Evil game. It had similar tank controls, it had biological experiments and weapons and guns, it had a Mercenaries mode and it Leon S. Freaking Kennedy. I like the old games but I like RE4 too. That doesn't make me hypocritical. That just means that I recognize RE4 as a great thing that was crapped on in RE5 and RE6.
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D-Du  +   245d ago
You don't easily shrug off the horror of getting your head chainsawed off by some dude wearing a potato sack over his head.
crazysammy  +   245d ago
I didn't read the article and I won't, but Im expecting reason #1 to be that the author of the article is a dipshit.
randomass171  +   245d ago
Articles like these are often meant to draw attention anyway. It's like coming across an article from someone who says "Super Mario 64/Crash Bandicoot/Sonic the Hedge 2 sucks!"
crazysammy  +   245d ago
Yea exactly. This has become my least favorite thing about "gaming news" lately is the sensationalism and headlines for grabbing attention.
LightofDarkness  +   245d ago
Great idea, the author actually makes a great point but if you act like an ignoramus about it because the title says something you superficially disagree with (proving his point, BTW) then it's like it doesn't exist! Well done you. Surely you've outsmarted him.
MrSwankSinatra  +   245d ago
people are so quick to say to discredit the journalistic skill of person based off a headline, yet they don't even bother to read to article to make an assessment.
JustInTlME  +   245d ago
Sounds like this guy is just bad at games.
izumo_lee  +   245d ago
Don't get me wrong, RE4 is an absolute brilliant game. However it is the game that started the RE free fall turning the series into an action game rather than a survival horror game. It's the game that added all the QTEs, the big set pieces, gun heavy combat that the latter games have relied too heavily upon.
randomass171  +   245d ago
I see what you're saying, but to be fair that isn't RE4's fault. Shinji Mikami had a really good idea with that game. He wanted to focus on great gameplay on top of the existing Resident Evil formula. The peopl who took the mantle on 5 and 6 completely ignored everything that made a Resident Evil game Resident Evil. No dark atmosphere, no innovations, just co-op and uninteresting writing and characters. RE4 was fantastic and Mikami took all the goodness with him when he left Capcom.
Genova84  +   245d ago
I generally despise QTE's but when this game first launched, I was excited by them. They kept me in the game. I've attached a link that explains why RE4 is amazing ... at least when compared to Kingdom Hearts 2 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I will say that my favorite in the series is Nemesis. It's the most uncomfortable to play because that guy could pop up at any time.

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