Now that the Resident Evil 4 remake has been out for a while, fans have had a chance to reflect and compare with the original, and discussions have already begun about what players shouldn’t miss from 2005’s entry. Looking at recent and upcoming game releases, 2023 is shaping up to be a bumper year for horror games. With the Dead Space remake and the aforementioned RE title, as well as new entries in Layers of Fear and the Alan Wake franchise, the genre seems to be going from strength to strength.
Of course, when an old game is reimagined for the modern age, there are bound to be some things that change. Resident Evil 4 Remake brings some changes, and not just visually. Much of this is to improve the new version, removing things that are unlikely to work in this day and age. While there are some things fans nostalgic for the original RE4, there are also many aspects that make some happy not to have made it into this new version of the iconic game.
In a post on Reddit, user IndyThang asked fellow Resident Evil 4 fans what they wouldn’t miss from the 2005 edition, and several commenters weighed in on the discussion. Currently, the pinned post is from JenovaProjekt, who is happy that the bulldozer section didn’t make it into the remake, while some users said they were happy that the QTE bouldering section no longer exists. The OP shared an image of the moment the cage fell on Leon in the original, while user Damianos97 said they were “relieved” when that part in the remake wasn’t as intense as the OG version.
What didn’t make you happy in the remake? I’ll start with u/IndyThang : a little further down in residentevil4 and MaxKorben said they were glad the boss fight with U-3 didn’t make it into the remake. While Capcom didn’t really give a reason why, Resident Evil 4’s U-3 monster was cut out in the most recent remake. However, that’s probably because fans didn’t think it fit the game as a whole. Regardless, removing it seems like a good move by the developers.
Resident Evil 4 sold millions in its first two days, and the future of the series looks pretty good. Despite its beginnings in the mid-1990s, its status as one of the most influential survival horror franchises in gaming history has kept it in the gaming spotlight. It’ll be interesting to see what Capcom takes from here.
Resident Evil 4 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.