Resident Evil 4 Remake is a remastered version of Resident Evil 4, a 3rd person shooter-style action horror game developed and published by Capcom. The game, originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2005, has since seen numerous releases and adaptations on other consoles, including the PlayStation 2 and 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets and PC, testifying to its undeniable popularity. Resident Evil 4 Remake is set to come out 18 years after the original game’s release on Gamecube.
In Resident Evil 4, the player plays Leon S. Kennedy, a special agent sent on a mission to a rural village in Spain to find Ashley Graham (the daughter of the President of the United States) who was kidnapped by a mysterious cult. The player is confronted, as in the other games of the Resident Evil series, with a variety of enemies, including monsters, humanoids infected with a virus, cultists, mutant animals, and more. The game involves exploration, puzzle solving, and combat, all in a variety of hostile environments (village, castle, laboratory, island, quarry, chapel, and more).
Release date: March 24th, 2023
Developed by: Capcom
Published by: Capcom, Capcom U.S.A.
Available on: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, PC
Game Type: Action, horror, 3rd person shooter
Estimate of the total duration of the game:
About 15 hours.
Themes: Horror, shooting, suspense, combat, danger
Business model: just need to buy the game once. Exclusive upgrade tickets for weapons can be bought for $2.99, but the upgrades can also be unlocked through gaming, without having to buy them.
Available languages: French, English and others.
Number of players: solo
The game can be bought and downloaded online on the various platforms or bought in stores (physical copy).
Violence, fear, nudity?
Extremely graphic violence with lots of blood and gore. Fear is omnipresent throughout the game. There are some adult themes.
Minimum reading level required
All dialogue is dubbed, but some documents and clues must be read. Reading challenge is at an intermediate level.
Language level used
Some characters use coarse or suggestive language. Threats of violence.
This is a horror game that has a somewhat happy ending, but hints at a sequel.
Game difficulty cannot be changed once the game has started. Normal difficulty setting offers significant challenges.
Minimum execution level with controller
Intermediate dexterity is required to progress well in the game. It is important to master the movement of the 3D camera and to be comfortable with the combat mechanics.
Capcom implemented microtransactions 2 weeks after the release of the game. Exclusive upgrade tickets for weapons can be bought for $2.99 each and redeemed with the merchant for ”free” (in-game) upgrades that would otherwise require some grinding and leveling to unlock. It’s a purchase that’s easily avoidable and unnecessary if you intend on playing the game with a regular challenge level anyway.
Local game modes
The main campaign is played in local mode.
Online game modes
The Mercenaries mini-game allows you to compare your scores with other players in online leaderboards and unlock new game modes. It is, however, a single-player game mode.
Among the new features in the remastered version of the game, players can expect a heightened horror atmosphere compared to the original game. As in Resident Evil 4 VR and other games in the Resident Evil franchise released since 2006 such as Resident Evil Village, the player can move around by aiming their weapon, which was not possible in the game released in 2005. In addition to modernized gameplay and graphics worthy of the new consoles, the game welcomes surprises in its structure. Ashley Graham’s character has a less passive role and Leon, the main character, can use his knife to deflect blows and perform stealth kills. The rest remains to be seen! One thing is sure, the game is awaited by the fans and seems extremely promising.
For more information about the game : Official Capcom U.S.A. website
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