A Few Comments on Resident Evil 4

February 15th, 2013

Last year, my brother played Resident Evil 4 for the first time. After he finished the game, we discussed it over IM. Here are some of the key points from our conversation:

Moving and Shooting

Not being able to move and shoot does several things to the gameplay:

Spatial Dynamic and Fly-Kicking


The game builds tension by either:

These methods squeeze more skill out of the player.

Camera and Viewpoint


Game Speed

Quick Time Events

If you liked Resident Evil 4, then you should totally check out Vanquish. It’s a different type of shooter, but you can certainly feel the lineage between the two games. I’ll be writing about that game soon enough.