By now it must be quite annoying to hear fans of Resident Evil 4 constantly comparing each new game in the series to it, but we do so for a very good reason – Resident Evil 4 was just that much fun. It had campiness and attitude, it had mechanics that drew you in (like weapon purchasing and upgrading), and it was surprisingly long and varied.
We don’t want Resident Evil 4 again, we just want a horror action game that impresses us as much as Resi 4 did. The last few Resident Evil games haven’t quite gotten it right and The Evil Within was a dismal failure in my opinion. I do think that the original RE: Revelations came closer than most to matching RE4‘s all-round fun factor, and its sequel began its online release a few weeks ago. Let’s cross our fingers and see how it fares so far.