Looking at the definitions, people see to be keeping on saying the same thing: 'Resi 4 is the best Gamecube game ever!' Well, you are wrong. Resident Evil 4 is one of the best games ever, period.
The story goes like this. Leon Kennedy (Who was one of the two main characters in Resi 2) has managed to put the incedent in Racoon City behind him. He now works as an agent for the U.S. Government. His first assignment is to rescue Ashley Graham, the president's daughter from a group of people in 'a remote and lonely part of Europe' (Spain, obviously). What he then discovers is that all the villagers are infected with 'Las Plagas', and are all hostile towards him. He must now rescue the villagers daughter and get her out alive.
What makes this such a brilliant game is simple: The gameplay. It's completely different to every other Resi, and is by far the series' biggest turning point so far. It uses an engine more akin to that of an FPS
, due to it's over-the-shoulder camera view and laser targeting. It's action is truly relentless, and it never slows down. There is always something to do, and you feel as though you are coming close to death all the time. The graphics and sound are outstanding, and really suck you into the game.
The Resi purists have been fuming about this, saying that it 'dirties the name of Resident Evil'. In my personal opinion, I think this is stupid. While I love the old Resi games, I think it's about time the series moved on. The old survival horror 'find keys, unlock doors, save ammo' concept really is very out of date now. But the original Resis, ecspecially the first, will always be one of my greatest gaming memories.
I really have not felt so excited about a game for years. I went to bed thinking about it, and woke up wanting to play it, and I have not felt that way about a game for a long, long time.