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Resident Evil 4 Wii
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The game is fun to play and easy to learn the controls even comes with a booklet that shows you what buttons are for what. With it being a Wii edition things are a bit different and can be annoying for anyone that has played it on PS2 or on a different system. The only problems that I have are when it comes to aiming and reloading. (Haven't made it passed chapter 5 yet so not much more to say.) The graphics are still pretty good just like it was on PS2.
If you are wanting this game I say get it. The shipping was good and came on time like I said before. Was worth the money and wait.
I'm one of those people that you either LOVE to play video games with... Or HATE to play video games with. Why? Because I SCREAM while I play. Not just occasionally yell, but SCREAM almost as much as my mom watching any sports event. I'm a 1982 baby, and I've got home videos of me and friends screaming at the much-treasured 8-bit NES gem "Bubble Bobble." Flash forward almost three decades, and you've got a late-twenties video game geek screaming her head off at... ZOMBIES!
Everyone knows adding zombies to something infinitely increases its awesomeness. If I had it my way, I'd add zombies to everything. Bored trying on clothes at the GAP? Surprise-- ZOMBIES barging into your dressing room! At the grocery store, debating which brand of corn you want? BAM! ZOMBIES make you decide-- and fast.
No, seriously though-- I'm supposed to be reviewing the game.
I stumbled upon this game purely by accident because I was frustrated at how expensive Wii games are. Now, I work in a cubicle, so you can imagine my cash flow isn't exactly excellent. The solution? Scan through the Wii games sorted by LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE IMAGINABLE. Saw this one for a super cheap price and thought, "Hmmmm... Zombies? Sounds good..."
Best video game I've ever bought, price be darned! Pick up the Wii Blaster Zelda thingy. About the same price as the game. I bought that lame Smart Shot or whatever it's called... Sucks. The Wii Blaster thingy is PERFECT for this game because you can actually reach the A button (you hear that, Smart Shot?), and everything snaps into place.
First time I loaded up the game? Epic fail. Essentially it was me mashing buttons on my gun screaming, "NOOOOO HELP WHAT ZOMBIES AAAH I'M DEAD!" Well, Dad, former Border Patrol agent and badass U.S. Customs bigwig for almost 40 years had to teach me how to pull off headshots-- I can't tell you how satisfying it is to see a zombie's head explode.
What's particularly helpful is the zombies don't sneak up on you-- they yell things in Spanish before they're ANYWHERE near you and the music turns scary. Sometimes they'll be on a bridge or something and can't get to you, so they stare at you, yelling in Spanish. You can kind of look at them and study them, and they can't do anything. When you're done, just plug 'em in the head. Also, memo to zombies: You're dead, and your brains are dead. I dunno where you're getting grenades from, but I love when you try to use them because if I shoot you and you're surrounded by your zombie pals? Yeah, thanks for blowing all of them up for me! I'd send you a bouquet of flowers if you weren't all exploded.
I've read some of the other reviews, and I agree with some of the nitpicks. Biggest complaint I have right now is the whole briefcase thing. I'm used to old school Genesis games like Phantasy Star IV where the characters magically carried around multiple VEHICLES with them in their pockets along with four screens full of crap, so the idea that my secret agent guy has to buy a bigger briefcase to hold a shotgun doesn't make any sense to me... Especially since you don't SEE this alleged briefcase he's carrying around. But whatever.
You'll wanna take your time and think this one through. While it's extremely rewarding to use the TMP and just start firing willy nilly, cackling like a maniac, you'll soon find out that oops! Ammo's NOT unlimited. Yeah, just spent all my ammo beating this crazy giant ogre stompy thing only to find SURPRISE, I have nothing but my crappy knife (which I find is only good for breaking barrels and killing bats by swirling around and hitting A repeatedly...) to deal with two werewolf thingies. End result? Splat, dead.
Oh, and just a final tip-- the hardest guy I've come across is not the giant evil watermonster thing you have to chuck harpoons at or the giant ogre stompy thing I just talked about... It's honestly a stupid ordinary zombie with what appears to be a potato sack on his head wielding a chainsaw. He appears fairly early in the game when you're coming out of one of a bazillion rotting houses. The first time I saw him, I plugged him a few times with my pistol thinking, "Eh, regular zombie, that should do it." Oh no. Not even close. Crazy chainsaw potato sack head zombie doesn't even freeze and proceeds to slice my head off (which I'll have to admit was very entertaining!). So second time (thank goodness there's a typewriter in the shack before you meet him...!), I get smarter, or what I consider smarter. I know he's coming, so second I see him coming at me, I chuck a grenade at him. Crazy chainsaw potato sack head zombie falls down in flames and lies on the ground. Hooray! I grin at my awesomeness... And then? HE GETS UP. I don't know HOW, I don't know WHY, but the grenaded and on fire crazy chainsaw potato sack head zombie proceeds to chase after me as if nothing had happened... and chops my head off. Again. Finally, I was like, screw this. Grenaded him and then plugged him so full of TMP holes, no way was that sucker getting up. Truly a frightening experience.
Yeah, so anyways. Can't believe I got this gem of a game for so little money. I'm currently repeatedly fighting giant ogre stompy thing over and over to figure out how to do it using the least amount of herbs and ammo so I can move on and worry about those werewolf things, so I can't tell you how long it actually takes to finish the whole game... But I LOVE what's happened so far.
Technical stuff-- graphics? Amazing. Controls? As long as you use the kickass blaster, you're golden. Plotline? Eh, haven't really been paying attention. Something about someone's kidnapped, lady with glasses, yada yada... I mostly just spend time trying to figure out why a secret agent would have such an elegant hairstyle. Dude, buzzcut, stat.
I have a feeling the replay value is going to be great. Can't wait to start from the beginning now that I know things like HEY! Zombies like to thoughtfully surprise you by hiding rattlesnakes in some of the crates and barrels, so better aim your gun at them the second you break them... And I think my fishing fan parents will love to learn that apparently you can fish with a pistol, carry around the fish in your briefcase, and eat one when you get wounded to restore your health. And to think of all the years they've wasted with FISHING POLES AND WORMS! Silly parents. That and chicken eggs. White ones give you a little boost of life, and brown ones fill up your life completely so, uh, the moral of the story is probably something about free-range, organic chickens being awesome? Dunno.
In summation: Resident Evil 4 is awesome. I almost feel like mailing its makers extra money because I got it so cheap. Just don't blame me if you come into work some day half asleep, because I find saying, "Sorry, I'm tired because I spent the night defeating evil Spanish zombies, crazy chainsaw potato sack head zombies, giant evil watermonster things, and giant ogre stompy things" is not only NOT a valid excuse, but will most likely involve you needing to take a trip to your workplace's HR or on-site mental health evaluator.
THREE CHEERS FOR ZOMBIE MAYHEM!
P.S. "LEON!! HELP!!!" - Ashley Graham
(you're gonna hear that MANY times)