Posts Tagged ‘resident evil 4’

Jack and Casie turns Resident Evil 4’s inventory Tetris into an action puzzle

Jack and Casie

If you’ve ever played an RPG, you’ve probably fallen prey to the siren song of pointlessly complex inventory management. Making sure you have exactly what you need, stacked in the most accessible and aesthetically pleasing way possible… and then fifty surplus healing items, because what if you need them?

Jack and Casie [official site] is fresh on Kickstarter (but already past its base funding goal) and turns inventory management into the whole game. Stack guns up top to attack, cram loot into storage, and find some time to cook a hot meal every now and then, even in the heat of battle. Watch the trailer and try out the prototype demo after the jump.

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Resident Evil 4 HD mod releases Castle overhaul

The Resident Evil 4 HD Project [official site], a hugely impressive fan project painstankingly prettying-up Capcom’s classic spooky shooter, has released its overhaul of the Castle chapter. Unlike many ‘HD’ mods, this one is so faithful to the original look that the makers even track down Spanish buildings that Capcom had photographed for texture bases. It’s a cracking update to a smashing game. The modders haven’t finished overhauling the whole game yet, so they’re releasing it chapter-by-chapter. Here, check out how much nicer the castle looks: Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 4 HD Project’s Castle chapter due March

Ohh it's pretty!

The next chapter of the hugely impressive Resident Evil 4 HD Project [official site] will arrive on March 31st, its makers have announced, overhauling the game’s castle areas. This is possibly the best fan-made overhaul I’ve seen, and certainly goes far beyond Capcom’s work in the official HD re-release. Working with unofficial tools, the RE4HD Project’s makers have added more 3D detail to the world, relit areas, and taken such care in recreating textures that they even track down buildings Capcom photographed as source material. Check out this new comparison video showing off improvements: Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Resident Evil 4?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Resident Evil 4 [Steam page] is a great game that I resent. I don’t resent it because the SAVE THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER PLOT is ridiculous in a way that I find grating rather than enjoyably camp, and I’m perfectly capable of brushing aside Sera and his enthusiastic reference to Ashley’s “ballistics”. The game is good enough to survive those horrors. But in among the SyFy channel mutants and daft heroics, there’s an actual horror game screaming for attention, and I feared the bombastic joys elsewhere might have strangled the terror out of Resi for good.

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Resident Evil 7 And The Lure Of Short-Form Horror

Resident Evil 7’s [official site] demo, Beginning Hour, isn’t available on PC but the final game will be in January 2017. I’ve played through the demo several times and have some doubts as to how it’d translate into a longer game, but I also think it’s the most exciting thing to happen to the horror series since Resident Evil 4. The key to it all is found footage, an often maligned term thanks to the many movies that treat a handheld camera or webcam as a stand-in for a decent script. In Beginning Hour, however, VHS tapes hold the promise of something truly startling and sinister.

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Watch Resident Evil 4’s Fan-Made HD Edition In Action

A couple fans of Resident Evil 4 who decided to take it upon themselves to fix up the graphics of the game’s 2014 Ultimate HD Edition have released a new in-game video showing the latest results of their labour. It’s the work of two guys called Cris and Albert, who as we mentioned earlier in the year, have basically outdone the work of Capcom by any measurable scale that’s based on Looking At Things With Your Eyes.

The mod, which carries the ever beauteous name RE4 HD Project, does a full clean-up job of the game’s textures and is roughly 50 percent done; however, an HD texture pack for the Village section of the game is already out.

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Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 9

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 9 of the sale.

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Wot I Think: Resident Evil 4 HD

The problem with a classic is that it’s a classic. The medium doesn’t matter – if enough people agree something’s great, then discourse around it is reduced to little more than glowing generalisations and snarky counter-thrusts. Some consider Resident Evil 4 one of the best vidyagames ever created; others counter that, good as it may have been, the world has long since moved on from grotesque monsters, tank controls and rescuing the president’s sizeably-bosomed daughter.

Resi 4 deserves more so, with a little help from director Shinji Mikami, let’s look at the anatomy of a classic.
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Resi Evil 4 ‘Ultimate HD Edition’ = Like A PC Game From 2007

Or, at least, like a PC game from 2007 should have look. Sadly the 2007 PC port of what’s widely considered Resident Evil’s finest hour was a half-hearted, shonky, perfunctory thing, and today’s announcement of an ‘Ultimate HD’ version should really be interpreted as an apology that’s seven years too late rather than a cause for celebration. Capcom’s new version promises a solid 60 frames per second, ‘a complete visual overhaul’ and the bestest graphics ever for a game originally released in 2005, and which has since been ported to every platform in the world ever and probably a few which don’t exist yet too. Have a look below. It looks decent enough for sure, but yeah, it ain’t hiding its 2007iness.
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Capcom: Resi 6 Port Will Not Be Treated As ‘Trivial’

It seems like Resident Evil films come out more frequently than Resident Evil games these days, unless I’m ignorant of an Ada Wong visual novel spin-off series that’s only playable on digital watches. Capcom don’t seem concerned about matching the output of projected vomit though, at least not as far as PC ports are concerned, with Senior VP Christian Svensson stating on the company’s official forum that the Resident Evil 6 port will be taken seriously. “When they get treated as trivial, you end up with Resident Evil 4 PC”, he added. The full quote, explaining why no date for the release can be given yet, is below.

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