The graphics are stunningly detailed. You may see a very
small different co-paired to the gamecube but saying that Resident
Evil 4 is one of the best looking games on the ps2. The first
thing you will see is a wooded area with fog, bit creepy is it.
Crows you also see on a few branches and also a little cable house
in the distance. As well as that you will notice that leans hair
moves as he walks and the wind blowing his hair as to with his
cloths. Many characters and all enemies are very closely detailed.
As you expect with great graphics like this there are amazing
looking levels and background scenes.The animation is also what
capcom has done great, with the new manual aiming, enemies will
react the that part getting hit, like the arm being through back,
or a leg shot will react by falling to there knees, they drop
there weapon if shot in the hand or arm and much more real like
Music, that its not that rememberable its fits in perfect still
ether in scenes or when its being accompanied with a group of
angry spanish locals, the music just really add to the games atmosphere
as well as the sounds of the locals shouting spanish words at
you or calling for extra people to attack. the guns sounds are
all feeling real and other real fiction actions like running through
mud, water, on metal. the voice acting is all very good too throughout
from many characters, bosses and even the spanish speaking local
can be scary too.
The controls have been redone but still you move the
same and square button makes you run and when pressed with back
it spins you 180. You now have full control over shooting when
pressed R1, ready's you gun which then with the analogue you can
aim at any part of the body with the laser-sighting that all guns
have. Pressing L1 ready's your knife which can be used to brake
boxes, saving you ammo as well as attack enemies that are too
close or that has fallen to the floor. Many weapon still needs
to be changed on the inventory screen which is a shame as you
do this a lot. There's also an new action button (X) which is
used for many cool moves like diving through windows for quick
escape, kicking down or putting up a ladder, kicking enemies when
there close and stunned and others. With Resident Evil 4 uses
a new camera angle called over the shoulder, there is some control
over the angle using the Analogue to see around.
Gameplay is a lot more varied and fun at the same time
scary, with the new camera angle giving you less too see around
you, manual aiming, new action moves that comes with leon now
bean a tough hard-man U.S. agent. One other this to mention that
is being used in new games like mgs3 and the new tomb raider,
is interactive cut-scenes. In RE4 you may at times need to quickly
press ether L1+R1 or square+X together (it sometimes changed's)
in the cut-scenes when being attacking which will ether end in
you dodging or have you a nice but bad cut-scene death. There's
a lot more bosses that every bit as scary as it is fun to play.
Another great new feature is now weapons are now bought not found
from a deal. Selling unwanted items like gems or grenades or ammo
that u don't have the weapon for, can be spend on newer weapons
that get unlocked as you progress though the game as well as upgrades
that improve gun stats like damage, shooting or reloading speed
and capacity. As with all previous RE games there are puzzles,
but here it won't puzzle you for to long as they made this one
into more of a action game.
Replay value is much high then other Resident Evil games,
with upgradable weapons that range from pistols, shotguns, sniper
rifles, uzi's, 3 types of grenades, magnums and a single rocket
launcher plus a few others to unlock by completing game. Completing
it also unlocked 2 ada missions, that are about 4 hours and 8
hours plus the about 16 hours main game. there's a few different
clothes to unlock. A great return from re3: nemesis, mercenary
mode. Different in a better way, there are 4 levels which by getting
a high score unlocked a character on each to play on this mode.
All have different weapons (some not in main game) and different
stun attack. In this mode you most stay alive of course and kill
as many enemies in the time you have. There's bonus time to collect
as well as bonus score multiplier for kills.
==BUY OR NOT TO BUY==
A must have game for any PS2 owner, which has extra content
than the gamecube version.