The Resident Evil 4 remake appears to be reducing the amount of cheese.
The Resident Evil 4 remake, which is soon to be released, is going for a moodier tone than the original Capcom game.
The original Resident Evil 4 was renowned for its cheesy B-movie ambiance, much like the earlier legendary titles, but a recent comparison video reveals that much of this adored cheese will be toned down in the impending remake. The fourth chapter of the Resident Evil series was a game-changer and is regarded by many fans as the finest in the entire franchise as well as by Metacritic. Although it was decided to be a huge release in horror gaming, it altered the formula of its predecessors.
Yet, the industry has evolved since then. As a result, the current version has been modified to better appeal to modern viewers. For instance, the Resident Evil 4 remake will omit QTEs while including side quests. Capcom is attempting to strike a balance between appealing to newbies and evoking nostalgia for those who remember the original. One feature of the 2005 release, though, appears to have been toned down a little.
In a recent video posted on IGN, the original Resident Evil 4 and the upcoming remake are contrasted, allowing viewers to see how they compare. Two specific game moments are shown in the video: Salazar’s formal introduction and the altercation between Leon Kennedy and Major Jack Krauser. These are timeless moments, without a doubt, but one thing stands out: the language seems less corny. For instance, in the first game, Leon responds with “No thanks, brother!” he responds to Salazar’s demand that he hands over Ashley. However, Leon answers more solemnly in the adaptation, adding, “The young woman is doing amazing. abide by me.” The revamp toned down the more absurd over-the-top action, making the knife fight with Krauser appear more serious now.
Maybe many won’t be too surprised by this. It’s been quite apparent that the Resident Evil 4 remake was going for a darker tone, comparable to the remakes of RE2 and RE3, ever since trailers and teaser footage started making the rounds. It’s improbable, though, that it’s sincere enough. Capcom is well aware that the original’s goofy elements contributed to its status as a classic.
The Resident Evil series is at the pinnacle of its game with the impending remake and talk of a completely new episode following the success of 2021’s Village. Even after that low point with the fifth and sixth installments, it’s difficult to believe that the brand is still going strong after more than 25 years, but the future is looking well for Capcom’s flagship horror series.