Does Resident Evil 4 live up to the hype? No, not really.
I wouldn't say Resident Evil 4 sucks, as opposed to Resident Evil 4 isn't actually Resident Evil. Ultimately, each is to its own, but saying that RE4 sucks as a game is going too extreme.
RE4 is actually a great and well-made game. It's just that the fans of the series didn't expect the type of change Capcom made. After RE4, Capcom should have returned to what made the series great. Spooky camera angles and VERY little ammo hehe. To say RE4 sucks is going too far I guess...
Yeah RE4 was too much of a well made game to really go so far as to say it sucks on any level. It was scary enough. Probably not in a very very scary way but scary enough. Now RE5 went overboard. Off topic but I wonder, does anyone have gamefly? I'm looking to get it again and if someone recommends me to it under their name, they'll get $20. Just looking to help out someone out their in n4g.
they let jerkoffs write articles now?
Welcome to game journalism.
It's not journalism, most of the time (even in well known sites) it's internet game's blogs/sites, with 0 journalists, just gamers or fanboyz, who wants to be jounalists.
True, actual journalists with training are the exception in gaming. I've actually been told by a ton of sites that I'm over qualified because, when I wasn't housebound, I was a reporter-an actual, fully trained and time served one as well! I only want something to keep my mind going mushy but I'm too damn good, supposedly. Obviously, I'm crap but they won't let me prove it!!!
"I've actually been told by a ton of sites that I'm over qualified because, when I wasn't housebound, I was a reporter-an actual, fully trained and time served one as well! I only want something to keep my mind going mushy but I'm too damn good, supposedly." A similar thing happened to me when I applied to work at EB Games. One of the first things they said when I entered the job interview room is that they aren't looking for gamers to work there, instead they're looking for people who are good at customer service. When I told them that I had years of customer service experience and a Certificate 4 in retail, they said they still weren't interested in hiring me because someone with so much experience (in both retail and as a gamer) might intimidate people who don't know much about games. WTF!! I just wanted a job there because I'd rather be selling games than flipping burgers at McDonalds or something. Maybe I should have just told them that...They might have given me the job then :/ It's especially annoying since the people who work at the store I applied for are average sales assistants and know practically nothing about games. I had one guy try to convince me not to buy Uncharted 1 because he had never heard of it before and assumed it mustn't be a very good game, while another flat-out said he didn't understand why I would want a PS3 for anything other than watching Blu-Ray movies because I'm a girl. WTF surely I'm not the only girl who has bought a PS3 in there? :/
@Pozzle-I've been in the same boat as you. I worked at game crazy for a few years and I got the job because I knew what I was talking about when it came to video games and was equally qualified in customer service, but when the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy I went and applied for a job at Gamestop. I got an interview and was told I was over qualified for the job. I said I could do the job almost better then anyone that worked there, but was told I didn't come off as a happy person. So I called the interviewer out and said this was bs never has she or anyone else come off as a happy I say hi to every one that enters the store. Long story short I was basically told f off, so I took all my money I had down on preorders which the manager wouldn't do at first and then finally told them to f this job, f this company, and f you! Never entered that store again. Sorry for the long rant but your story reminded me of mine a bit.
The whole video can basically be summed up by these two points: 1. "I miss the survival horror Resident Evil games" 2. "I think the Resident Evil Remake is a better game and an under-appreciated title in the series. I wouldn't say these reasons mean RE4 "sucks" though. Regardless of your opinion on the series' new turn, it's still a decent game. But I will agree with his first point: I loved the look of the original tech demo and wish Capcom had at least left those scary/creepy survival-horror elements in the game (although they made a right move in getting rid of that supernatural crap that was in the early trailers). I love the updated controls, but did everything else need to be overhauled too? It would have been nice if SOME of the original survival-horror atmosphere from the previous games had remained (there was a glimpse of it in the labs with the Regenerators... but it didn't last very long). And whichever person at Capcom thought it was a good idea to replace creepy zombies and mutated animals with angry Spaniards and giant trolls needs a kick in the pants. Pitchfork-wielding peasants screaming "I will grab you!" and "Stop you son of a bitch!" in Spanish =/= scary. :/ With that being said, I still enjoyed RE4. But I do hope RE6 is more horror-oriented. Hey Capcom, you don't need to revamp EVERYTHING in the series. You are allowed to keep some of the old stuff that made he series famous!
I couldnt get into RE4. I really hate, not having a strafe command. I mean, not being able to move and shoot is bad enough but having to walk through a doorway, stop, turn and then get mauled by something was just annoying. I know the early games had these tank controls as well, but they werent as action orientated and even then, those controls are pretty outdated now anyway.
Very funny video. Thanks very much for that!
Is this a joke? RE4 sucks? Please, one of my favorite games ever? The controls and camera just needed to gotten used to. Once you have them down the game is a blast to play. Also it was VERY scary. Down in the sewers with the invisible acid spewing bugs, the regenerators creeping towards you, the guy's torso spiting from his body, the dogs jumping on you etc. In fact two of the worst scares I had in the game was the El Gigante rising up out of the pit even after I dropped him in and dragging me down and the experiment running back up the wall after i dropped him down the chasm.
One of his complaints about RE4 is that you never have to figure out anything for yourself ever. so i wonder how he feels about games like uncharted. as for the video itself...pretty worthless. unfunny complaints about an 8 year old game. meh.
Hey guys dont laugh at me,where can i buy affordable games online apart from amazon and ebay?
Haha, pretty off topic there but why don't you want to use amazon or eBay? PM me if they happen to delete your comment.
Well i just want to have the best options so i thought i could get help from you guys...
Well, if you know how to check it, amazon and eBay really are good places to find deals. If you have a decent pc the steam, gog.com and the billions of free games out there are good. A good way to use eBay though is set the search to ending soonest and within whatever price you wanna buy at. I've got so many games for good prices using that method. Also, a good method to play 3 months of unlimited games for $17 is to get recommended by a friend to gamefly, select the option for buy 1 month and get 1 free for $17 (or $22 for 2 games out at a time) and when it comes time that the two months are over, go through the process of canceling and it'll give you another free month if you say the price is too high. Easy way to play any games for 3 months for only $17 (or $22). That help?
Like ReservoirDog said, Gamefly is certainly an option, however I'd also like to bring up another thought there, which is using Gamefly's used games selection. Unlike buying from other places, Gamefly's store guarantees that you get the original box and manual/inserts, with a disc that they've tested to ensure it works. While I might have some qualms with Gamefly's shipping service for their rentals, I think their policies on selling used games are hands-down the best. And more often then not, they also have massive sales on games, where you can get them cheaper there than anywhere else. Gamefly aside, there is also GoHastings, which have "buy one, get one free" and "buy two, get one free" sales on games. I've bought games from them on a couple occasions and gotten the original boxes with manuals/inserts, however I'm not positive if they ensure that this is always the case. Out of probably six or more games I've received from them, I believe one had some scratches on the disc, but nothing too bad, and definitely nothing that caused the game to not work. The most reliable site to use however, would probably be CheapassGamer.com . They are basically a group of gamers who are always looking for the best deals on games, and posting about where to find them on the forums. It is very worth peeking around there and seeing what deals are happening at the time. Although beyond most of these thoughts, I would highly recommend what ReservoirDog said. There are so many games coming out nowadays, that it doesn't make much financial sense to drop cash on every title, because a lot of them either won't be what you really hoped for, or in general they may be one-shot kind of games that you'll forget about after your first six to eight hour playthrough. When even on sale, that game will be between $20-$40, it may make more sense to use Gamefly/Blockbust/that new Netflix games service coming out. It's just a thought, but certainly something to keep in mind. Hope all this helps man, shoot me a message if I can help any more.
i would have loved the RE4 prototype. perhaps that's included on the next version of RE4...
R1 still the best
IMO REmake is the best RE game so far. The controls were updated, but the scares/atmosphere/survival horror/etc remained intact. It was that perfect mix of new Resident Evil and old Resident Evil, and I wish Capcom would remake RE2 and RE3 in the same style, or at least release REmake on PSN/XBLA.
I played the remake of part 1 on the gamecube, it was crazy scary still and freaking great on the GC
i did not like re4 either
Pretty laughable list of complaints there. The video was basically one giant nit-pick fest.
Shouldn't we change article's title to RE5?
It was my second favourite game on the PS2 (right behind SOTC). So I would say no.
RE4 was good to me.
RE4 was epic and revolutionary, still beats the hell out of what we've got this gen.
From a fixed camera angle you simply cannot aim precisely. I remember playing code veronica X on the ps2 and even then the controls with fixed camera angles felt extremely slow, clunky and dated. That is why I loved RE4. It felt fresh, it was fast and also scary. The later action parts of the game, I admit, felt kinda out of place. But overall I think it had the right balance.
". I remember playing code veronica X on the ps2 and even then the controls with fixed camera angles felt extremely slow, clunky and dated." It wasn't the camera angles that made Code Veronica clunky and tank-like. It was the controls that made the game clunky and tank-like. The whole "push up to move forward" crap should have been gotten rid of by Code Veronica, not to mention needing to hold the X button to run. I don't know why Capcom haven't mastered the whole "tilt the analogue stick slightly to walk, tilt it further to run" thing that most games have nowadays. The fixed camera angles do work in a slower moving horror game, like Resident Evil Remake or the Fatal Frame series. IMO they aren't outdated at all. They just don't work with a faster-paced game like RE4 or RE5, just like over-the-shoulder camera angles don't work with slower-paced games (Fatal Frame 4 used RE4's over-the-shoulder camera and it took away 90% of the scares because you could see all the ghosts moving around in front of you. There was no surprise or suspense.) That's just my opinion tho.
I agree, that fixed camera may work for some games. I just remember from veronica X being very frustrated because my aim was often a wild guess. I wasted those oh-so-precious bullets because I thought from the angle of a camera that I am aiming straight at the enemy, yet after first shot I had to correct my aim.
Best game ever. Fact.
Without a doubt.
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