Review By: Cheri Green
I have had this game downloaded since yesterday, and all of my daily errands and things at work were taking a back burner to my thoughts of the moment I’d turn on my xbox when I got home. And: Wow! I must say the music, the ambient, even the opening scene threw me back to when I first ever fired this game up. I was super excited while sitting here in an empty house, poised at the edge of my couch seat watching the opening cut scene in all it’s glory. I was clicking all of my controller buttons….Let’s get to the end of this cut scene so I can play already!!! First chapter down, then two.
DANGIT. Resident Evil 4…I don’t know what to say.
Everything about you stayed true to the original version. Call me picky, but I was at least hoping a few things might have been altered to make for a smoother gaming experience. I mean, it was in HD and all.
Or, was it? Honestly, I couldn’t tell. I have a 1080p television, and for sure my HD cable was plugged in (I checked), but the sharp images of restoration that made me excited when I saw them online just didn’t resignate. Is my TV too big? Whycome no HD RE4?! I had a love/hate with the fixed controls of the ps2 version so I was super hoping that they’d fixed that. I tried chapter one with Controller Type I, and Chapter 2 with Controller Type II. I inverted the aim angle. I dislike greatly that the left stick makes you walk, aim, AND it contrls the camera angle all in one. It took a lot of getting used to. I’m used to: Left stick looks around while right stick controls camera angel simultaneously (guys, am I spoiled?). Also: WE STILL CANT WALK AND SHOOT! I am so curious as to why it was a good idea to have that limitation.
In all, for nostalgia’s sake, I am definitely going to beat out and finish this game. I think I am just surprised at how much it didn’t really deliver for me. Fans of the series that are looking for that old school feel plus want a trip down memory lane, you will not be disappointed.