Now is the winter of our discontent. In a small village, Fall 2004, President Graham's young daughter, Ashley, is kidnapped just as Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is about to take on responsibility for the president's family.
Leon's past haunts him. 1998 was a year that remains fresh in his mind. Grizzly murders in the Arklay Mountains made a prelude to his own admittance into Raccoon City's distinguished boys in blue.
September 30th, 1998...
He wouldn't forget that day. And for that reason each day seems like a fight for survival.
This may seem a bit over-eloquent. But this drives a character dear to my heart. Leon, of the RPD, was a rookie cop en route to the first day on the job only to end up in the middle of a zombie infested city. And somehow he survives, though he loses a love in the process.
Raccoon City and its zombies seem like a distant memory. The Ganados and a small village somewhere in Europe replace them in the fourth and possibly most groundbreaking installment in the Resident Evil series, which revitalized the survival horror genre 9 years prior.
Gameplay wise, pure brilliance.
Action and adventure, mind-boggling boss battles, and a conspiracy theory 10 years in the making. Umbrella finally has fallen down and if you think that's the end of the matter, you've got another thing coming.
The survival aspect applies to Leon having to protect Ashley Graham as your rescue her somewhere at the end of Chapter 2. Protecting her is a dangerous and important aspect of the game, and it's handled lovingly. She can be healed, and being grabbed isn't the end of the game for her. She can be told to wait, she can follow you even if you're a whole room away.
The locales and graphics are breathtaking. Realistic faces and lip-synching accentuate the motion-captured beauty of the movements (The laser-room animations will leave your mouth on the floor) and the new action button just accentuates the cinematic feel. This is a movie that you really play. No more the bull that MGS has been selling. This is the real deal. Cinematic action sequences that you're involved with, no matter how it's paced (A riveting knife fight in act 4 will prove to you that FMV games of the Sega CD era were not a waste of time).
This is, hands down, the single most important piece of work Capcom has ever done.
Buy it, play it, rent it, whatever, just get your hands on the game and don't let go. It's an experience that will live with you forever.
:) :) I love all the games of Resident EvilI got:Resident Evil Zero,Resident Evil 3 Nemesis and Resident Evil CodeVeronica.I want Resident evil 4 but if I buy it, I'm going to play at 9:00PM all dark and creepy :) :)
Those games are really good in my opinion. I haven't played the RE games in a while...So I have no idea what's going on with the games until now...