Let’s face it, virtual reality (VR) is still a long way off from competing with flatscreen gaming in terms of numbers. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be innovative whilst attracting blockbuster IPs to attract new players. Franchises like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and The Walking Dead have all found a natural home in VR. But these all come from movie and TV backgrounds. When it comes to videogames making the leap into immersive gaming, none have done it on the same level as Capcom’s Resident Evil.
A week away from Capcom’s launch of the Resident Evil 4 remake and the reviews are in. It’s good, very good in fact, some outlets have even called it a “masterpiece”. This is slightly annoying because I wasn’t going to buy it. Not that I wanted it to be rubbish, just that I’ve played Resi 4 a lot, and it’s great. Therefore, can a remake really draw me back in? More importantly, can it do enough differently considering the excellent VR version?