Resident Evil 4 Remake Video Review (In-Progress)
Resident Evil 4’s Remake is finally coming, and we’ve got a video review for you to check out.
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I have to say, I’m blown away by how good this game looks and plays. Resident Evil 4 is one of many people’s favourite games of all time, but it’s been a long time since I last played it. So I was curious to see how well it holds up and how much they changed for this remake.
Unfortunately, I got the review copy pretty late, so I haven’t finished the game yet. This is more like a first impressions review based on the first chapter of the game.
So what can I say about Resident Evil 4 Remake? Well, first of all, it’s gorgeous. The graphics are stunning, with realistic lighting and shadows thanks to ray tracing (if you have a compatible console or PC). The environments are rich and detailed, with lots of things to explore and interact with. The characters look amazing too, especially Leon who has some nice hair physics going on.
The game also has different modes for resolution and performance. You can choose between 4K resolution with ray tracing off or lower resolution with ray tracing on. Or you can go for performance mode which prioritizes frame rate over everything else. Personally, I prefer performance mode with ray tracing on because it gives me the best balance between visuals and smoothness.
The animations are also impressive, with Leon changing his stance and posture depending on what he’s doing or where he’s going. He’ll hold his gun differently if he’s aiming or shooting or running. He’ll also react to his surroundings by putting his hand out if he bumps into something.
One thing that some people have noticed though is that the controls can feel a bit off on Xbox controllers (I’m playing on Xbox Series X). There seems to be some input lag or dead zone issues that make aiming and moving a bit harder than they should be. This might be fixed in a future patch but for now it’s something to keep in mind if you’re playing on Xbox.
But aside from that minor issue, Resident Evil 4 Remake is a blast to play so far. It captures the essence of the original game while adding new features and improvements that make it feel fresh and modern. It’s still scary as hell but also fun as hell.