Resident Evil 4: PLATINUM Review
- Nice graphics.
- Faithful port.
- Bad AI.
- Fiddly controls.
Overall Resident Evil 4 is a decent port and well worth the purchase for fans of the series or the survival horror genre in general.
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The Resident Evil series has respected history in video games, and now the fourth iteration has made its way to the iPhone. This port has tried to stay faithful to the looks and gameplay of its console counterpart, and mostly it is successful. Playing the part of Leon Kennedy, you have been asked to investigate the kidnapping of the President's daughter, however there is a lot more at play than it would seem.
The controls have been condensed to be fit on the iPhone's screen. Movement is achieved by using the touch sensitive stick on the left of the screen, with the draw gun/fire button on the right. Interacting with objects is done with a context sensitive button which will appear when something can be used. The system works well, but it can be fiddly to aim accurately when in combat, especially if you are beset by foes.
The graphics are great, being fully rendered in high quality 3D they look like they belong on a handheld gaming device. The sound is fine also, with an atmospheric soundtrack to draw you into the game and the moans of zombies being quite chilling. You can buy supplies through a vendor placed throughout the levels. This is a good addition as you will find yourself struggling to find ammo at times. The only major problem was the AI, which is slow to react to you presence. This is a solid action game aimed at RE fans and action lovers in general, and despite a twitchy camera it will deliver hours of fun.
DescriptionWe've given Resident Evil 4 the Platinum treatment! This update contains the COMPLETE Resident Evil 4 saga.
Additionally, Resident Evil 4 Platinum contains numerous enhancements over earlier releases including improved graphics as we’ll as new modes, difficulty levels and DLC.
Play Resident Evil 4 Platinum, the game that changed survival horror forever!
Experience one of the most thrilling chapters of the Resident saga in an all new way. Engage in running gun fights against crowds of enemies utilizing Resident Evil 4’s intuitive tap interface. Face an enemy quicker, smarter and scarier than any zombie and put your skills to the ultimate test.
It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, formerly Raccoon City Police Department’s idealistic rookie cop, is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the President’s daughter. Leon begins his investigation in an undisclosed Spanish-speaking village in Europe, where he encounters a horde of unruly villagers who pledge their lives to Los Illuminados, the cult that perpetrated Ashley’s kidnapping. As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind everything.
•3rd person perspective camera for a panoramic view of the action.
•Blast enemies apart with laser precision. Location based damage means where you aim is what you hit.
•Shake the iPhone/iPod Touch to reload.
•Context sensitive controls pop up as need allowing you to perform complex actions with a tap of the button. Climb ladders and interact with your environment with a press of an icon.
•Play through “Story Mode” to unlock ”Mercenary Mode” missions, a separate game mode with pre-set goals, weapons and conditions.
•An all-new “Coin Shoot” shooting gallery mode where the where the goal is to destroy as many blue coins as possible within the time limit.
•A total of five difficulty levels: “Beginner”, ”Normal”, ”Professional”, ”Hell” and “Extreme”
•New DLC that enhances the gameplay with special cheat modes.
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