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GF Rating
8.1

5728 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

This is the best system to play this game on

posted by JoeC64 (BOWIE, MD) Apr 10, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

I LOVE this game, and I've played through it 20+ times on the GC. This review is about how the Wii version stacks up against the rest. I didn't notice a significant improvement in graphics, where the XBox or PS3 versions are in HD. I think the Wii version more than makes up for that in handling, but I'll get to that in a minute.
The GC version didn't get some of the extra content that came to other systems such as "Separate Ways" and a funky new costume change for Leon and Ashley. All of it is on Wii, including some material that the GC version had that others didn't.
The BEST part about playing this game on the Wii is the improved aiming. Aiming on XBox and PS3 are still done as on the GC, with the control stick. Here, they are done with the Wii remote motion sensor and the difference is night and day.
An example: the target-practice mini-game when you get to the Castle. I've played through the mini-game dozens of times, and my highest score was a 5000. Third attempt with the Wii remote: 6000! That's a perfect score. And I didn't need to switch between the handgun and sniper rifle to hit the moving Salazar cutout. Every other attempt was in the 5000s. That's how easy headshots are. One helpful difference is that when your crosshairs land on something you can shoot, it turns from green to red.
Sniper rifle shooting is done with the control stick on the nunchuk, which - though similar to the GC - actually took some relearning. Reloading also took relearning, and there are two ways: you can hold down B while jostling the remote as if reloading a clip into the handle of a gun, or hold down B while pressing down on the D-pad which I found to be like pulling back the hammer of a revolver, my preferred method.
Slashing the knife is a dream now, because all you have to do is flick your remote hand, which makes conserving ammo easier, as well as killing El Gigante's and Krauser.
With the improved aiming, Mercenaries is a cake-walk too. Hello Handcannon!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best games I'm ever played- BH/RE

posted by danenhod (ITHACA, NY) Dec 24, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

Great graphics, terrific plot line, great control. It really doesn't get any better than Resident Evil 4. I've played it once before, played it again. Just, so... good. It makes your blood flow and tremble in a way you've never experienced, especially if you have high quality receiver/speakers. I'm conflicted as to what my favorite video games are. I thought I knew, but after playing this a second time through, I know it's RE4. I've played every other RE/BH game, but trust me, this is the best. All around, music, sound, play 10/10/10. Play is great, but the music blows my mind. SIMPLY AMAZING-

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Very Few Flaws

posted by Trekker3994 (OGDEN, UT) Jan 16, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

RE4 in a bloody brilliant game. It follows Leon S. Kennedy through a village run by the Los Illuminado. You will face 'villagers' with heads blown off, chainsaw wo/men, dynamite, and Big Cheese. With its branch offs, Assaignment Ada and Seperate Ways, you can unlock something called the Chicago Typewriter. It takes down your hit ration signifigantly but you will never need to worry about finding those pesky bullets. All in all it is well developed and a good decent game. Beat the main story once and you get a surprise. Beat it twice, and you will just have to play to see. :)

The only problem that I have with the game is the running.

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