First arriving in 2005, Resident Evil 4 has made it’s way from the Gamecube, to the PS2, & Wii across the years, & is now stopping on the PS3 & PS4 in the form of Resident Evil 4: HD. The most notable change you’ll find here are the touch-ups in the visual department alongside all the features of the PS2 & Wii versions including Separate Ways & the added weapons & costumes from those versions.
In terms of the visuals, Capcom has touched them up a bit, but it’s something that is noticeable being compared with the PS2. It’s not enough to garner a wow factor like the , The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection but it’s also something not really needed since Resident Evil 4 has always looked really good.
The game plays just like you would expect, & includes a new control scheme that is based on the controls from Resident Evil 5. You could either use the triggers to aim & shoot, or use the buttons in a way similar to the Gamecube’s setup with the two control schemes available.
If you've never played RE4, you’re in for quite a treat. You may have read about Resident Evil 5 during it’s release & how gamers wished it was more like RE4, so now you can try out Resident Evil 4 for yourself & see what all the fuss was about. This game was pretty scary when it arrived in 2005, but now so much has changed since then in terms of horror games that it probably won’t make you jump, but it still has it’s moments.
It was pretty surreal to be playing this game on the PS3 & earning trophies , which there are only 12 for this game. Most are given out by completing certain points in the game, & others will require a bit more effort. Those that have played through this game countless times will easily be able to unlock them, & others will appreciate that most will add about 50 or so gamerscore to your tally.
For $20, fans will enjoy going through this game once again, & those that have never experienced Resident Evil for themselves can find a nice action game with tense moments, & one that is pretty lengthy on the first play through with plenty of modes to play that add to the game’s replayability.