Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Screenshots

The cover of Resident Evil 4 Wii

The Good:  This is the first shooter I have ever played on the Wii, and I have to say that it was quite good.  Aiming is very good and easy to get used to, which was my biggest concern when I picked up the game.  The story is different and not like other Resident Evils in the way that Zombies are not really there.  There are people who sort of act like zombies, but for a different reason.  There are many good enemies and twists throughout the plot however.  The new main character Leon Kennedy is pretty good, but does have some flaws in his personality that make him annoying.  The graphics are very good for a Wii game, sometimes it is fun to explore the environment and just see what you can find.

Leon utilizing his shotgun

I have to say though the best part about this game is the guns.  There is everything from a regular 9 mm to a 357 Magnum to a sub machine gun to a infinite launcher (if you can ever afford it).  Ammo and things you can use for health are located everywhere, but some ammo is very rare, VERY RARE which can become frustrating.  But the bottom line is this game is fun.  It will take you a while to beat and it will certainly challenge you.  Definitely a good buy for any Wii owner.

The Bad: Okay, this games got a few problems.  The most glaring one for me is the dialogue throughout.  There are parts that almost make you cringe.  Another problem is the second character in the game, Ashley.  I purposefully left her out of the good section.  Once you rescue her you must protect her, and help her throughout most of the rest of the game. She is annoying.  The only other real flaw in the game are these random cutscenes where something happens and in the middle of the action you have to hit a button quickly or you automatically die.  That was a bit irritating at times.

Overview:  This game despite its little flaws is fantastic.  There are little things (see The Bad section), but these are no problem in comparison to fun and in depth this game gets.  The weapons will keep you interested, the endless stream of new enemies will also keep you wanting more of this game.   Not to mention the replay value is huge.  This game can be replayed once finished and you can keep all items which makes the game really fun, less challenging, but who doesn’t love to Rambo through a game sometimes.

Storyline: 8.5/10

Characters: 5/10

Graphics: 9/10

Typical graphics during gameplay of Resident Evil 4

Gameplay: 9/10

Controls: 9.5/10

Replay value: 10/10

Overall: 8.8/10

Hours to complete: 15-18

Things you should know about:

—Shotgun= best friend

—357 Magnum ammo is like gold

—The people with chainsaws will F&%# you up

—Once you are in the research facility, always have your heat-scope equipped

—Ashley gets captured more than Princess Peach, and there is nothing you can do about it.

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    • Miranda
    • January 14th, 2010

    Not to mention it’s scary! Turn off the lights, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

    What are some examples of dialogue that makes you cringe and what about the main guy is annoying?

  1. Some of the things he says to that Hunnigan girl are annoying, but I guess thats just the game. I dunno

    • Miranda
    • January 14th, 2010

    Who’s the Hunnigan girl? And you didn’t answer my first question.

  2. The girl on his walkie talkie. At one point Hunnigan asks Leon “How’s it going?” and in a manly sarcastic, I’m awesome tone, Leon says “Bad question Hunnigan.” And at the end when ashley asks Leon if he wants to do some “overtime” with her. Just some dialogue that makes you cringe.

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