Resident Evil 4
To say I am gobsmacked
by this title would be underestimating how much I enjoyed it. RE4 was
initially released for GameCube with creator Mikami-San swearing that
heíd never port the game to a system other than Nintendos or you could
cut his head off. Yes, he said that not me, but I do remember reading it
at the time and thinking ďyouíre gonna be eating those words!Ē
So whilst a decapitation has not taken place, what
has resulted is one of the hottest games that has taken place on the PS2
that despite pushing the outer limits of the hardware is still a
glorious game that shows off the ability of the aging console when in
the right hands.
RE4 is a show of technical brilliance and supports
widescreen (true) and has an extended storyline that I am sorry to say
but some real fans of the series just might want to get their mitts on a
PS2 to find out just why the heck certain events happened during the
game which were largely unexplained.
Ok, I really donít want to get into the storyline of
the game too much as it will simply spoil the experience for you. Letís
just say that you have to rescue the Presidentís daughter (is that the
First Daughter?) Ashley from a really weird place where you would not
have expected a Resident Evil game to go.
Environments are lush and the sheer wave of foes
coming at you this time round is staggering. To make matters worse (or
better) they are not stupid this time around either. You are going to
have to strategise your way through the whole thing and when it comes to
boss battles, lets just say they are massive!
I only have one complaint about this title and itís
that it still holds on to the antiquated system of having to access
inventory to change weapons etc. Personally I found it a bit of a
breather at times, although leaving a big firefight and then all of a
sudden jumping right back in blind is a bit of a shocker.
But that is it really, if you have come from the Cube
to play this title you will certainly find other things that might not
have been the same as on that console. Itís certainly worth the trip
over here though for the extras that are simply to die for, no pun
Make this a MUST BUY!