Current MobyGoal: On our way to 3,500 documented Amiga games!

Resident Evil 4 (PlayStation 2)

95
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  David Bryan (25)
Written on  :  Aug 29, 2007
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful

write a review of this game
read more reviews by David Bryan
read more reviews for this game

Summary

Not your typical Resident Evil game!

The Good

I liked the game mechanic's, I also liked the voice actors in this game. I liked the fact that, the producers of the game made this game a bit different. I also liked the fact, that the main story element this time was aliens, instead of just zombies. So it was a great change in the over all story, and gameplay of this game. However, as I've said countless other times about other games. The game itself was a bit short, I know that's kinda a lame complaint. I just felt that with as good as this game is.. they could've at least made this game a two disc set. However complaints aside this game is very solid, and has very good gameplay and excellent challenge.

The Bad

I didn't like the fact, that this game was kinda short in overall length, it had interesting boss battles, and great enemies to fight through out. It just didn't last long enough, I played through this game, and found that by the end of the game.. I was like hey, isn't there going to be more to this? Isn't there a bigger ending to this game, after all the stuff I had to go through to complete it? Aside from that, it's still a solid game, it did keep my interest through out the 14 or 15 missions. But it would've made me happier to see at least 25 missions in this game.

The Bottom Line

I would say that this game is a very solid addition to the series. However it stands alone in the Resident Evil series, it's not really a resident evil game if you think about it. It's more of a stealth first person, to third person strategy type game. But regardless of the flaws this game has, it's still a nice game to play, even if you've never played a Resident evil game. This game is great, because you really do not have to play any of the resident evil games, to know what is going on in this game. It actually fills you in on past events in the series, at the beginning of the game. Then the story in this game, really doesn't have very much to do with the on going story. Buy this game, it's excellent, that's all I gotta say.. it does have it's overall flaws, but the flaws do not take away from the great gameplay experience that this game has to offer you.