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5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish tourism never looked so bleak, 19 July 2007
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This review is from: Resident Evil 4 (Wii) (Video Game)
Having not played a Resident Evil since the very first one (didn't enjoy it), and spending the last ten years using a mouse and keyboard combination for all sorts of games, I had mixed feelings about this game from the start. A friend of mine had shown me the Gamecube version to which I was non-plussed.

Quite frankly after 15mins of playing it, I realised I was too scared to move around the village after dying several times. I was actually rooted to the spot in fear, unable to go on unless one of the shambling spaniards saw me. From that moment I was hooked.

What follows is a masterpiece of game design, minutes where nothing much happens followed by seconds of intense waving the remote around in panic make this a tense and film like experience.

In addition the 'Dungeon Lair'-esque requirements to waggle the remote or press A+B simultaneously could have felt bolted on, but, the knife fight (i won't spoilt it for you) showed just how brilliantly this could be done. I found myself poised ready as if in a real knife fight, barely listening to the characters talking, but just watching for the next lightnening fast attack I would have to defend against.

The controls are spot on, and for those who can't use a joypad to play an FPS (like me) the wii mote targetting is pitch perfect. The nunchuk being used to control the characters movements.

Finally coupled with some fairly tough bosses, and unlockable modes (2 additional story modes and the pick and play mercenaries mode) make this well worth the money.

Just a shame that the best game on the Wii is a two year old gamecube game.

Thoroughly recommended by me.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2011 07:20:42 BDT
I bought this for the Gamecube when it came out and thought it was okay,I didn't really get round to playing it much,I recently got it on PS2 for the extras and also got RE5 and after playing that found a new appreciation for it,however I just took hold of the Wii version and I'd just like to point out a thing or two,the controls are excellent,in the Official mag it says to shake the nunchuck to reload,I've got a few Wii games that do this and it can be messy,no it's the Wiimote,not the nunchuck and this works perfectly,yes you can do head shots easier but since you're not always going for these that's a bit of a moot point,I prefer kneecapping them and knifing them on the floor.Controls aside graphically it looks like the Gamecube version only in the Widescreen format that the PS2 one can achieve.

Posted on 25 Aug 2012 13:29:27 BDT
Charlie says:
"Gamecube version to which I was non-plussed."

I don't get how you were confused about the Gamecube version, yet loved the Wii version so much. They're pretty much the same bar control differences.
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