Resident Evil 4 Review

Resident Evil 4 Review
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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 is a 2023 survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. It is a remake of the 2005 game Resident Evil 4. Players control the US agent Leon S. Kennedy, who must save Ashley Graham, the daughter of the United States president, from the mysterious Los Illuminados cul

The Resident Evil 4 remake released with one key feature missing, set to be restored two weeks after launch: The Mercenaries(opens in new tab). If you're unfamiliar, Mercenaries is one of the OGs of shooter horde survival modes, standing tall with the likes of Call of Duty Zombies as the sort of bonus mode you could easily spend as much time in as the full game. My hope was that the extra time Capcom took meant it was cooking up something truly special, but while the fundamentals are absolutely there, RE4's Mercenaries feels anemic, with a sloppy reward system that cheapened the experience for me.

It feels a bit peevish to complain when Capcom really does remain the king of the videogame value proposition: you've got a healthy 12-hour campaign, a bevy of unlockables, ample replay value, and they're throwing in a sick score attack mode? Nevertheless, I compare REM4KE's offering to previous Mercenaries modes and it just doesn't sit right with me.

First, what's missing: MIA character Ada Wong has been replaced with lovable Spanish rogue, Luis Sera, a change that makes sense to me, and my guess is that Ada will return to the mercenaries with the almost-inevitable remake of the Separate Ways gaiden campaign. Wesker, meanwhile, has no such replacement, but datamining cited by the Resident Evil(opens in new tab) wiki suggests bot