Resident Evil 4 preview – not at all as you remember it

THE original Resident Evil 4 was launched in 2005 and has remained the fan-favorite game in the long-running series for the 18 years since.

When Leon S. Kennedy made his gory journey through a rural European village, the third-person shooter genre changed forever.

You can try to grab the shotgun, but your way is more dangerous.

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You can try to grab the shotgun, but your way is more dangerous.Photo credit: Capcom

The new over-the-shoulder perspective brought players closer than ever to the action and allowed them to aim with deadly accuracy.

Part of what makes this so exciting is how you can change your tactics by hitting enemies on different body parts.

You’re still rewarded for getting up close, shooting enemies in the head and then knocking them down.

The new intro cutscene even fleshes out Leon’s backstory and lets you know how he became an expert at killing zombies.

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As you play the intro, you can mentally make comparisons to scenes from the original, but some sections feel entirely new.

The entire first section feels brand new as you push your way through a narrow path before encountering a familiar cabin.

As similar as it looks from the outside, the inside has completely changed and is much larger than the original.

The game is undoubtedly different from the original but retains so much of the personality that made it memorable and popular.

The way to the village is not quite the same either. You’ll still find bear traps ready to munch on your leg, and crows will still drop grenades and ammo.

While it retains all the weirdness that fans love and still plays that goofiness with a totally straight face, everything is definitely different.

When you enter the village and see the Ganados wandering around, whether or not you run with guns blazing is up to you.

The basic game mechanics have been changed significantly. Leon can crouch and take out enemies stealthily.

Crafting has also been added, with the downside that your knife can now break and need to be rebuilt.

Stealth is no guarantee of success. Enemies can still spot you and warn others to attack with knives and throwing axes.

Items have been moved and shuffled, and there are new ways to enter previously locked areas.

The environment reacts differently to objects, whether it’s lighting a cow with an oil lamp or destroying the tower with a chainsaw.

There are enough changes that even the most die-hard and experienced Resident Evil 4 players will inevitably find something new.

The largest building in the village still holds a shotgun on top, but it’s harder to reach than before.

Her knife can be used to parry attacks, but with new durability it can also break in these encounters.

The remake feels darker and moodier than the original, but it still has the same heart beating at its core.

You can expect the same goofy humor with Leon staying as cheeky and witty as ever.

It’s a shockingly good blend of modern horror and gameplay mechanics with the old camp and over-the-top action aesthetic.

2005’s Resident Evil 4 may have changed gaming forever, but 2023 will do the same thing all over again.

Written by Dave Aubrey and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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