Resident Evil 4 is currently out now on the Wii and the ratings it got was really AWESOME; a 9.1 out of 10. This third person shooter game has been out a couple of years ago on the PS2 and even then it has awesome reviews. Imagine with a Wii and the actions you can do when you shoot a zombie in the head? ROCKIN’!
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition includes Wii Remote compatibility for numerous gameplay features such as aiming and shooting, reloading and a “search knife” function that aims the knife at the nearest enemy. Players can switch between the Wii Remote, the Gamecube Controller, and the Classic Controller at any time, depending on their preferred style of play.
The laser sight on guns is replaced with a circle reticule that flashes red (enemy) and green (no target). Furthermore, the reticule is always presented on the screen. The circle remains a faint grey color that keeps track of the player’s area of aim. Thus, it is possible to pre-aim at an enemy with one’s gun (except while using a scoped weapon, such as the rifle or rocket launcher,) i.e. aim with the grey reticule and draw the gun and it points in the direction of the original aim. This allows for quicker “pops” into a foe.
The Japanese version has its gore toned down and decapitations removed in the final product. The North American version remains uncensored.
The Wii Edition also includes the extra content from the PlayStation 2 and PC versions. The Amateur and Easy difficulty included in the Japanese version of the game are not present in the North American version. It was released in the America’s on June 19, 2007, and will be released in Europe on June 29. This version also includes a trailer for Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. In addition, the Wii Edition supports true 480p widescreen, as opposed to the letterbox of the GCN version. Otherwise, the visual quality remains similar to the GCN iteration.
The Japanese magazine Famitsu reviewed the game, with two editors giving the game a perfect 10 score, and the remaining both giving it a 9, resulting in a score of 38/40. The reviewers noted that the game’s improved controls offer something fresh and different. One reviewer said that the game offers the feeling of being closer to the action as well as upping the tension. Multiple reviewers agreed that even those who own the original will find something fun and enjoyable in this version. British magazine NGamer gave the Wii Edition a score of 96%, higher than the 95% given to the GameCube version. They praised the “ace visuals, controls and features” and commented on the fact that such an “exceptional package” was on sale for only £30, however when writing about the Wii controls they said “if you’ve played the GC version this won’t be as special”. IGN gave the game a 9.0, stating it was the superior edition, but doesn’t push the Wii like it did with Gamecube and PS2. Gamespot gave Wii Edition a score of 9.1, praising the new controls, but commenting on the lack of exclusive Wii features.
There are pros and cons. Read the review at Gamespot.