I played Resident Evil when I was a child on the starting on the PS1 with Resident Evil 3. I fell in love with this series and played all the games.

I remember playing this game back on GameCube and not liking it so much. I mean, it wasn’t a bad game. But it did not feel like Resident Evil to me.

Recently, I played 7 and 8 which where really good. They feel different than Resident Evil, but they were scary and I enjoyed these games a lot. Still not as good as the classics or the RE2 and RE3 remake.

So what is it about Resident Evil 4? Well, it feels like an action game and less a survivor horror game. It was a linear experience of just moving forward. It lost the metroidvania part of RE for the most part.

I know this game is loved by many and I can understand why it is loved. It is a genuinely good game. It just should not be a Resident Evil game.

  • @CleoTheWizard@lemmy.world
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    23 months ago

    Personally I think that the newer games may be spoiling you with how they combine action and horror. Back when I played it, the survival horror theme was very real. So many new horrors in that game.

    And the story is RE at its core but played loosely. It was the last game to be very goofy in the franchise really. Unless we count punching boulders.

    So yeah the combat takes a front seat but the shift was necessary. The old mechanics were dated and making RE3 pt 2 may have killed the franchise. So I’m glad how it turned out even if it is very linear.

  • Dariusmiles2123
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    13 months ago

    After Résident Evil Zero and the first remake on GameCube it started being another kind of games. Resident Evil 4 lost me even if I finished it just to really try it…

    • @M500OP
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      13 months ago

      I found myself having trouble finishing 4. It just took such a turn once you get to the castle.

      It really became a shooter game more than anything else.

      The bosses were too easy because handgun ammo was so abundant so I could just save my shotgun and magnum for the boss fights.

  • MamboGator
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    13 months ago

    I like RE4 a lot, but I wish they had released this version instead.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=Mgl5EcwMOj0

    This looked like a continuation of what the first RE remake started. Much more horror-focused, more realistic and less campy. I still watch this trailer every once in a while to torture myself over what might have been.

    But I don’t think that game would have been as commercially successful as the RE4 we did get. The shift to more action definitely brought in more players, but a lot of classic Resident Evil fans felt alienated at the time.

    • @M500OP
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      23 months ago

      Thanks for sharing that. I’m surprised I’ve never seen it before. You can see some of the same ideas made it to the actual game.

      Is this a leaked trailer or something?

      It’s great that it brought a lot of fans in, but the next 2 games were not really that great. But I’m happy where we are with RE today. So, maybe those growing pains were worth it.

      Now im just hoping for a code Veronica remake.

      • MamboGator
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        13 months ago

        I believe this trailer was shown during E3 or TGS. There’s another version that was also shown a year or so later but never released either. It has more of a supernatural vibe to it that people compared to Silent Hill at the time.

        https://youtube.com/watch?v=m_B2BoJDUdw

        I was a member of an RE fan forum back then where we spent an unhealthy chunk of our lives poring over these trailers.

        Now im just hoping for a code Veronica remake.

        This is what I’m hoping for next as well. RE5 is way too recent to need a remake, but then again I thought the same thing about RE4. Code Veronica is such a good game but is old enough that it could really benefit from updating the graphics and gameplay.

        • @M500OP
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          23 months ago

          I always run low on ammo in this game. I think I need to run from fights for frequently.

          I think I only finished it once and I could have used cheats back then. I can’t remember. I also never played 5 or finished 0.

          I need to buckle down and play these games now 😂