Anyone looking for a great game in the survival-horror genre knows that Resident Evil should always be on their list. Now that the Resident Evil 4 remake has been released, players are curious as to what’s new and how long it will take them to beat the game. Keep reading to know what’s in store for you in this remake from one of CAPCOM’s classic titles. Stay with us!
What’s new in Resident Evil 4 remake?
The word ‘remake’ is usually something gamers avoid since they can leave a bad taste in your mouth after you’ve played them. An example of a remake gone wrong when it comes to survival-horror games is the Silent Hill HD Collection. Thankfully, Resident Evil 4 remake did not suffer the same fate.
Enhanced and updated graphics
If a game gets a remake, expect lots of changes and updates to its graphics. This is one of the most significant changes in Resident Evil 4 remake as it brings the game’s visuals up to speed with the more recently released games.
CAPCOM has revamped and updated the character models, textures, and lighting to make Resident Evil 4 look and feel more immersive. Even though you have already played the original Resident Evil 4, we’re sure you’re going to have a great time with the remake.
Improved gameplay mechanics
Another thing that is common in remakes is improving gameplay mechanics. One such update in the remake for Resident Evil 4 allows you to finally evade and dodge enemies. In the original game, you had no choice but to endure all the hits from your enemies. Thankfully, CAPCOM has included a fix to this and attached the action to your R3 button.
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Although the Evade feature looks like a QTE, there will no longer be any of these in the Resident Evil 4 remake. Other new features include Leon being able to crouch and sneak past enemies. This is especially useful against mini-bosses like the Garrador, who is more than terrifying when triggered as shown in the clip above.
Instead of just updating the graphics and gameplay, CAPCOM has also added more content for players to enjoy. There are new side quests, all of which are optional, for you to complete. Once you complete these side quests, you can exchange them for rewards from the Merchant. It will definitely keep you busy, that’s for sure.
Mercenaries Mode is an important feature to any Resident Evil game. However, some fans are concerned that it might not make it to the remake. Fortunately, Edvin Edso, Promotion Producer for Resident Evil 4 remake, has confirmed that it is coming to the game. The only catch is it will be available after the game launches.
- Edso revealed that Mercenaries Mode for the remake will be available as a “post-launch DLC”. You won’t be waiting long as this mode launches on April 7!
- The Mercenaries Mode DLC will be entirely free to players who have purchased the game. Unlike how long it took for RE 8 Village to get the mode, there are no plans to release any Expansion Packs for Resident Evil 4 remake which is why it’s releasing by next week.
- Players also need to clear the main campaign first (on any difficulty) before they can unlock the game. Take all the time you need to finish the game so you won’t run out of things to do while waiting for Mercenaries Mode to arrive.
How long will it take to beat the game?
Since Resident Evil 4 follows a linear story throughout its campaign, it won’t have you glued to your seats too much. On average, gamers have estimated that it will take around 18-22 hours in total to beat Resident Evil 4 remake. On the other hand, players who want to speed through the game can finish it in as little as 15 hours.
Nonetheless, we recommend you take your time with it and fully immerse yourself in the brand-new experience this remake gives to players. There are plenty of new side quests to get busy with, so be sure to complete them while progressing through the main campaign.
Resident Evil 4 remake is out now on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X|S.
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