The Definitive Version

In Wii on August 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm


Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition- Wii (durr)

It’s Resi 4, again. Just as brilliant, and just as annoying (fuck you, inventory Tetris). The new Wii-mote controls work even better than the Gamecube controller and, as with Metroid Prime: Corruption, it’s hard to think of playing it any other way now. Obviously, there’s a fair bit of remote waggling involved for dodging attacks, but I only found it aggravating on the few occasions where you need to mimic turning a crank, and most of the time all that’s required is a quick flick of the wrist.

On top of that, it also includes all of the additional content from the Gamecube and PS2 releases. The notable addition for those of us who only played the cube version is the Separate Ways side story from the PS2 port. In a strikingly similar fashion to Blue Shift and Episode One, that I talked about previously, Separate Ways is another collection of greatest hits from the main game- zombie swarms, el gigantes, bastards with chainsaws, all that stuff. None of this challenge/mini-game nonsense, but a smaller version the main game starring Ada Wong, with a few hours of play and some unique, if inferior, set-pieces.

Separate Ways is more of the same with a different character, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but despite being “five new chapters that reveal startling insights into the original storyline”- along with the variety of crap analogies that make up her reports -and detailing what Ada was up to when she wasn’t fulfilling her femme fatale stereotype duties during the cut-scenes (Answer: shooting zombies in the face), it’s nothing we didn’t really know before. Not bad at all for a bonus feature created to highlight a port to a new console, but nothing special.


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