Now that we’ve had Resident Evil 4 Remake for a little while, fans are starting to notice all of the extra little details that Capcom has added that weren’t included in the original. We’ve already seen plenty of big discoveries like shooting the chruch bell to end the village fight early, or Salazar’s crippling weakness to Golden Eggs, but there are some details so minor that many have been overlooked. It’s these tiny details that make Resident Evil 4 Remake feel like such a passion project, and fans have been sharing their favorites on Reddit.
It was u/Bworm98 that kicked off the thread which received hundreds of answers, really highlighting just how many small details there are to appreciate. At the time of writing, the most popular answer mentions the horrid Novistadores that Leon encounters in the Castle and Sewers, as u/Torterror389 appreciates how they blend into the environment in the remake instead of being invisible like in the original. Another user called u/trace349 appreciates how frequently the Novistadores drop sapphires this time around, assuming it’s a cheeky nod to the atrocious drop rate in the original game.
Another popular answer comes from u/LinksMilkBottle, who appreciates the more intimate relationship between Leon and Ashley, specifically when they both ask each other if they’re okay after a tough fight. Staying on theme, u/SoCalledSidekick enjoys it when Ashley is worried about Leon being critically injured, while u/Huntrex_720 is happy that Ashley will react whenever Leon steps in a bear trap. To be fair, I’d be pretty freaked out if I saw that too.
Then there are all the silly references to content that Capcom cut with the release of the remake. For example, u/0RiotRunning0 enjoys that the Clockwork Castellan dolls are modelled after the original Salazar instead of the Thatcher-esque depiction we get in the remake. They also give a shoutout to the giant stationary robot that shoots fire, which is a little nod to the ridiculous robot chase sequence from the original game that unfortunately didn’t make it into the remake.
With all of these little details, and plenty more that I haven’t mentioned here, it’s easy to see why Resident Evil 4 Remake is beloved by the majority of the fanbase. I say majority because it turns out that there is a rather vocal group of Resident Evil 4 “fans” that aren’t pleased about the changes, and have taken to the game’s Metacritic page to complain about its “wokeness”. If not being able to upskirt a woman is “woke”, then just maybe being woke isn’t that bad.
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