The newest nostalgic journey into the Resident Evil video games of yore is off to a powerful begin. According to Capcom (opens in new tab), the Resident Evil 4 remake hit 3 million gross sales in solely two days—a reality the writer is of course fairly happy about.
The unique Resident Evil 4 is a much-loved a part of the collection, nevertheless it took almost a 12 months for it to hit this gross sales milestone. It is a robust signal that curiosity in Resident Evil is as robust because it’s ever been, although there are many different components to contemplate, just like the rising variety of avid gamers and the bigger variety of platforms the remake launched on. The unique solely launched on Gamecube and PS2 initially, whereas the remake is on the market on PS4, PS5, Xbox Sequence X, Xbox Sequence S and PC.
On PC we have needed to take care of loads of shoddy ports these days, even with regards to the heavy hitters. The Final of Us Half I, as an example, launched this week in a sorry state, rife with efficiency points and bugs. Not Resident Evil 4, although, which has garnered almost 23,000 Steam reviews (opens in new tab) on the time of writing, 97% of them constructive.
In our personal Resident Evil 4 remake review (opens in new tab), Wealthy had loads of constructive issues to say about it, although he wasn’t keen on a few of the fashionable adjustments. “Resident Evil 4 remake is a good sport in its personal proper,” he mentioned, “however cannot maintain a candle to the unique.”
With Resi 4 being so successful, it appears inevitable extra remakes will likely be on their approach, however now we’re approaching the much less beloved period of the collection. Resident Evil 5 is the place the collection jumped the shark, and whereas I’ve fond recollections of the co-op, that does not fairly make up for the discomfort of its colonial overtones. Resident Evil 6, in the meantime, I hardly bear in mind in any respect, as a result of I could not carry myself to play it sober.