Resident Evil 4 is a Shooting game available on the Wii. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.
Resident Evil 4 is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.
Resident Evil 4 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Resident Evil 4 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
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Resident Evil 4's classic style takes a while to get used to, but once you're in there are plenty of genuinely scarey moments to enjoy. The thrill here is more from the plodding death march of your zombie foes rather than the grusome shocks of Resident Evil 5, but still the quality shines through. Another one for the grown ups in the family.
Initially released on the Gamecube and then, with a few updates, the PS2 in 2005, Resident Evil 4 was rightly recognised as one of the best in the genre. A couple of years passed and with the Wii distinctly lacking in ‘grown up' content and having the tools, in the WiiMote & nuchuck, to deliver another new angle Capcom released Resident Evil 4 : Wii Edition to a deafening roar of approval from the gaming community.
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