Occasionally, there comes along a game title that sets the bar for it’s entire genre. Resident Evil 4 is just such a title. For those PS3 owners that had the foresight...
Nope Outside of the first encounter with the Garrador (and the Regenerators), I wasn't worried about my own survival nor was horror an issue. Mercs mode was fun though. RE4 was a great action game with some horror-esque undertones, it can be credited for creating a new sub-genre in gaming (over the shoulder TPS)... but in no way was it a nirvana for survival horror. Edit: @Maria I agree, but the article tries to show that RE4 was a great survival horror game. I'm just disagreeing with that claim/opinion.
Survival Horror or NOT..... RE4 is a great game.
Agreed that it's not really survival horror, but it's still probably my favorite game of all time. I've lost track of the number of times I played through this, but I'm 100% sure that it's more than 20. It's probably closer to 30 once you factor in speed runs, challenge runs, etc.
The atmosphere breaks down a little in the third act, although even then I remember the sense of dread when I was first passing through the hospital on the way to the operating room, expecting something to pop out at any second. And the first two acts are brilliant, especially the village.
Can't wait for the sequel. (Let us not speak of the game that currently is called "Resident Evil 5").
Survival Horror = Silent Hill Resident evil = Third Person Shooter
Resident Evil 4 was a great game. I have it for the Gamecube.
It set the bar fairly high for over the shoulder action shooters, but as a survival-horror? It largely falls short of the best. Still one of my favorite games from last gen though.
One of the best games ever created. Just look at all the average over the shoulder games that followed.
The original RE (remade for the cube) and part 4 are the best survival horror games of all time. The original created the genre, and 4 is the pinnacle of it.
Both are great games, but I do think Silent Hill 2 was more terrifying. I had nightmares. o_0
RE4 was amazing, up there with Metroid Prime and Half Life 2 as a SP experience Although REmake is the PURE survival experience
I hope in the near future, capcom decides to a hd collection for ps3 with all the resident evil games that came out on the playstation and ps2: Resident evil, resident evil 2, re3, re:code verionica, re4, resident evil outbreak 1 and 2, and of course RE5 special edition with all the bells and whistles. I will definitely buy that package
Resi 4 is a hell of a game. I remember memorising the first section just due to preview vids. Resi Remake, and Zero. Gamecube was a great system.
I bought a Game Cube just for these games, & it was worth it!
if it was on ps3 it be a lot better
RE4 was the best 1
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