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Resident Evil 4 (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  TwoDividedByZero (149)
Written on  :  Feb 22, 2011
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

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Summary

Strays Way Too Far From The Original Thesis Of Resident Evil.

The Good

Does anyone remember the original Resident Evil? If not, any of the classic Resident Evil's? How it kept you on the edge? How you had to figure out the mystery? Well Resident Evil 4 has paved that sense of fear, mystery, and action.

I suppose there are some good points in this game.

Game play - The game play has totally changed. No more camera angles. I guess this is alright. I think this is the only good thing about game play.

Sound - Its nice to not have to hear those annoying footsteps anymore. The sound effects are decent, but the explosions, not so much.

Difficulty - Not too difficult, gets repetitive on the "Professional" setting.

Selection of items - Perhaps this is the biggest improvement in the series. There is a ton of more inventory space, lots of ammo, and more weapons to choose from.

As you can tell, I really don't like this game.

The Bad

Oh goody. Where do I start??

Game play - Game play is fun when you play it for the 1st time. After you have played, the game is so boring. There is not a single zombie in RE4. The game is populated by people who are mind controlled. Some people consider that to be zombies, but in Resident Evil terms, zombies are the living dead. You get some creatures, but even those aren't befitting. The game is dark yet its not scary. This Resident Evil will not put you on the edge of your seat, but more like at the edge of falling asleep. There aren't any puzzles in the game, and if there is, they are exceptionally easy. This game is also very repetitive.

Sound - What is up with Leon's voice?? He sounds like an old man who has smoked his whole life. Ashley's voice is irritating. And the "zombies" just mumble the whole time, or speak in some language I don't know.

Difficulty - Like I said earlier the game gets repetitive on the "Professional" setting. The game is really easy on medium as well.

Selection of items - Lots of guns to choose from, but they all get boring to use after awhile.

The Bottom Line

This RE has totally strayed away from the original objective of Resident Evil. The game seems like an entire different game in itself. It has very little relation to the other Resident Evil's. If you like the original RE's then avoid this one. This one has no originality and is perhaps one of the most overrated games for PS2. Same goes for the new Resident Evil 5. That's even worse. If you'd like to change it up a little bit, then this game would be good for you. As I have said, fans of the older Resident Evil's won't find much in this installment. If you want to check out other Resident Evil games for PS2, I suggest Code Veronica X. Or simply play the older versions.