Written by Cole Burton Tuesday, 27 September 2011 05:00
Resident Evil 4 is without a doubt one of the most popular video game sequels to date. It is one of those games that make us dust off the old last gen consoles and go back in time. But, is this no longer necessary? Let’s find out.
Resident Evil 4 HD is almost everything you expect it to be, minus PS Move support for the PS3 version. The Wii version of Resident Evil 4 was loved by many people, and they were able to take such a great title and change it while keeping it the same. While the HD version did not do the same, it does plenty of other things to earn your dough.
Resident Evil 4 comes complete with its great story, extra chapters, mercenaries and more all in glorious HD. Not to mention you will be able to earn some trophies or achievements along the way, although not enough for a platinum. This did disappoint me as a true trophy hunter, but lack of a platinum is hardly a reason to pass over a game completely.
Resident Evil 4 HD improved to me along the way visually. Early on, I held it to high standards. I was expecting to be blown away with a great remastering. Then, I saw the messed up fingers of the two officers accompanying Leon at the very beginning of the game. While that didn’t look as good as I had expected it to, I suppose it does look better than any other version of the game. Not to mention, the environment seemed to look better than anything else in the game.
In the end, Resident Evil 4 HD is definitely worth the $20 PS Plus price, and if you are one of the eight or nine gamers on this planet that has not played Resident Evil 4 yet, $20 is more than fair. However, if you still own your copy for the PS2, GameCube, or Wii you may want to hold off for a while.