The fourth installment in the acclaimed Resident Evil franchise has received the biggest response from Capcom’s horror fans. Although each game has its own chips and memorable moments, it is the one that stole the hearts of millions of gamers. The developers, seeing the huge potential, released a remake of Resident Evil 4. Find out what came of it in our article.
Release date and platforms
Resident Evil 4 Remake was presented to the players on March 24 this year. The game supports several platforms at once, as it should be for a strong project. You can enjoy the walkthrough on PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series.
For those who find it difficult to immediately decide on a purchase, the company has provided and released a trial version. The demo will help the player understand if a full game is needed without an attempt limit and a time limit. The demo version is already available on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PS4 platforms.
The game is currently being adapted to a virtual reality helmet. Very soon it will be possible to get into the world of Resident Evil in such a popular way.
Before you start immersing yourself in a devilishly scary world, you need to make sure that the game will start on your device.
As system requirements, developers declare the following parameters:
- Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-7500.
- 8 GB of RAM.
- Video card Radeon RX 560 / GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
The remake has a slightly different plot from the original version of the game. The developers stick to the main line, but the type of story is completely changed. This is not surprising, since players will have more incentive and interest in passing. The game has become even more gloomy, dark and dangerous. Many scenes contain full-fledged dialogues, not just an exchange of a couple of phrases, but a deepening into the history of the characters, a description of their feelings and experiences.
Resident Evil 4 Remake begins with a tragedy in Raccoon City. It is then shown that six years have passed when Kennedy’s agent goes in search of the president’s daughter. According to the plot, a man finds himself in a Spanish village, where the main events begin.
Graphics and sound
Of course, the graphics and sound effects are better. The original part was released almost 20 years ago, so the modern possibilities for drawing characters and the surrounding area will definitely please the players. We added a lot of details to the game, made high-quality natural lighting, worked out the shadows and the volumetric effect. A special place was given to rain and wind. Now the weather phenomena are as plausible as possible.
Speaking of sound, it’s made to really scare the players. This method is called room portals. This is when the character is in a room with one open exit, then he will hear the enemy. But if the danger is behind the wall, then the sound will not give it away. It also adds to the complexity of the passage. In addition, the volume level changes depending on the degree of approach of the enemy. This degree of gradual increase in sound effects makes the atmosphere more frightening and tense.
In the mechanics of the game, Quick Time Events were completely removed. This is the process responsible for the player pressing a key at a certain interval so that their character repeats doing something (for example, constantly walking forward). Many gamers are annoyed by this approach, which leads to negative emotions towards the game. And the developers definitely don’t need it, so this factor was immediately removed.
The protagonist learned to move in a semi-squat. Now some scenes can be passed silently and not spend time killing enemies, but bypass them.
The developers have added a new weapon — a knife. With it, Leon can silently kill or repel enemy attacks. But it is worth remembering that the knife sometimes breaks, so you should always have a backup protection option.
Previously, the daughter was a companion character in the game, which was completely useless. In the real version, she can help the main character. Her health has also been changed. If earlier she died almost immediately when injured, now there is a chance for her salvation.
Capcom hasn’t forgotten the multiplayer either. A mode called «Mercenaries» will allow players to earn points before the helicopter arrives. Plus, it’s free and will be available on April 7th.
The passage of the Resident Evil 4 remake will take approximately 17 hours. The time is similar to the original part, which took about 16 hours.