Plot. Six years have passed after the destruction of Raccoon City, and the crushing downfall of Umbrella, things seem to have ended, or so we thought. Leon S. Kennedy, a former police officer and survivor of the Raccoon City Outbreak, is now a government agent. He is sent to a rural part of Spain, on a mission to search for the President's missing daughter. The village seems to be quiet, but no, it is full of aggressive and vicious people infected by parasites known as Las Plagas (The Plagues). Leading them is Osmund Saddler, leader of the Los Illuminados (The Enlightened Ones), who plans to take over the world by destroying the United States and infecting them with the parasites. Leon must save Ashley Graham before it is too late.
Design. The graphics of the game look far more different than it's predecessors, it has a more deep 3D environment and CGI. Also, the blood and gore was very well done whenever players killed the enemies, or when they had game over. I believe that Capcom did a great job with fight scenes and character movements as well. I tell you, this game is really good to play.
Music and Voice Acting. Paul Haddad, the original voice of Leon in Resident Evil 2, was replaced by Paul Mercier. Mercier, also reprised the role of Leon in Resident Evil: Degeneration, and Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles. Ashley Graham is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, who is known for her voice work in cartoons such as Spongebob Squarepants, Jimmy Neutron, and so on. Rino Romano voices Luis Sera, he is known for his voice work in The Batman. The music was also catchy and suspenseful, especially during the chopper scene in the game, which I believe it was something out of a war movie. Nice job Capcom.
Characters. Characters such as Leon, Ada and Wesker make a return in the series, and also making a cameo is HUNK, the bio-suit guy from the Resident Evil 2 mini-game, The 4th Survivor. Jack Krauser has to be one of my favorite villains of the series due to his violent nature and fighting skills, he is actually awesome.
Bad Aspect. I hated protecting Ashley Graham, she annoys me a lot. What I truly hated as well is that when Ashley got hit by one of the zealots, it was instant game over, when they took her away from you while fighting the baddies, game over as well. I don't care how hot she looks, I hate her with a passion. I'd rather protect Emma Emmerich in Metal Gear Solid 2 anyday. I also hated J.J., the guy with the gatling gun, easier way to kill him is with a Magnum by shooting him in the head. Also, adding another bad aspect is after you blow a Ganado's head off, a parasite comes out, and swings it's axe-like tentacle at you and has the capacity to decapitate you when you're weak. OMG! The Illuminado zealots had parasites that could eat your head, and these guys pissed me off, greatly. The Garrador enemy was also a pain in the ass, and his weak point was his back, OMG.
Good Aspect. I really enjoyed the designs and the looks of the characters. I also enjoyed to see new monsters. I also liked the shooting range mini-game to get bottle caps of characters. I also enjoyed the comedy side of this game with Luis Sera. Capcom did a fantastic job in the writings, the designs and everything. I also enjoyed the opportunity to play as HUNK in this game, although I already played as him in RE2. Also what I really like about this game is the high replay value it has with a higher difficulty after beating the game, and also the "Mercenaries" mini-gameThis game is totally awesome.
History. The RE saga had started in 1996 when it came out for the PS1. This game was inspired by George Romero's "Living Dead" series. Resident Evil 2, was released in 1997, followed two years later by Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Resident Evil: Code Veronica was released on the Dreamcast in 2000. The game has spawned various spin-offs such as: Gun Survivor, Outbreak 1 and 2. Also in 1999, Resident Evil: Gaiden was released on the Game Boy Color, but it was a horrible game. In the early 2000's, Capcom was making plans for a Resident Evil prequel, in which Resident Evil Zero was released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube, and on the same year, a remake of the first game was released. The series has also spawned novelizations from the game and the ill-fated live action movies. After Resident Evil 4, producers went on to make Wii Titles such as: Umbrella and Darkside Chronicles. Before Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil 5 was released in 2008 on the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3.
Overall. Resident Evil 4 has a lot of replay value, but the better one is Resident Evil 5, and I'm looking forward to playing it once again, after I played it at my brother's last year. This game gets a 10 out of 10.