Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways – REVIEW


The remake of Resident Evil 4 came, charmed, scored and won with fans and game critics across the board. By merit. Aside from a few minor technical glitches that have long since been fixed by patches, we didn’t mind or lack anything about it. That is, with the exception of the Separate Ways side campaign, which was not present in the original GameCube game, but since the conversion for the PlayStation 2 and other platforms, it has never been missing in any edition.

However, already in March of this year, we kind of suspected that the adventure, in which the femme fatale Ada Wong plays the main role, would be in the form of expanding story content. And yes it is! The remake of Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways is not only better and richer in content than the original expansion, which was created in the era of 128-bit consoles. In addition, it demonstrates how such DLC should look like.

Femme fatale Ada Wong in the title role

The plot takes place simultaneously with Resident Evil 4 and offers a different perspective on the events we already know. It also brings new events, locations in the village, castle and island. However, the warship is missing. Ada Wong can rock as well as Leon S. Kennedy. She rolls with firearms and cold weapons, in a silent kill, she has a spectacular kick and, compared to an American agent who can keep his eyes on her, she is equipped with a grappling hook. We already know him very well from the original Separate Ways.

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways

But here with it you can get not only to otherwise inaccessible and predetermined places. It cannot be used anywhere even this time. What’s new is that the grappling hook can also be used to pull yourself up to stunned enemies and give them a nice close-up shot. Delicacy! And that’s not the only news. Ada also has special eye lenses paired with a computer. With them, he can track down the wanted person or find out from the number lock which buttons the person touched, and thus solve a simple puzzle.

There are no shortage of puzzles this time either, and in Separate Ways you will find more and more clever ones. As well as upgrading weapons, an expanded arsenal with a crossbow with exploding arrows, collecting treasures, completing them and trading with the infamous and absurdly charismatic merchant, who once again pours one cult message after another from his sleeve.

Fans will certainly not be surprised to find that Ada and Leon are as sparkly as ever. However, there is much more to Ada than a sex bomb, although it cannot be denied that her beauty is pleasing to the eyes of all who can appreciate a woman’s curves. Miss Wong is a dangerous spy who is extremely intelligent and dangerous. Her task is clear.

Albert Wesker rolls as the arch-villain

They must obtain a substance called Amber from a Spanish village inhabited by Plaga parasite infected villagers. He is to take over from none other than the biologist Luis Serra, with whom he secretly collaborates. The one who hires Ada to pick up the dangerous substance is, unsurprisingly, Albert Wesker, who gets a lot more space here than in the main game. We’re not going to pretend, this blond arrogant monster is one of the best video game villains of all time in our opinion.

Here we more than appreciated his numerous presence. He is exactly the douchebag convinced of his superiority that we know and love. We admit that last sentence sounds a little weird, but we get the point, right? Gameplay is great. The action alternates with sneaking, there are boss fights, puzzles and the horror touch that makes Resident Evil Resident Evil.

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways

Fans will appreciate iconic activities like healing with herbs or saving positions on a typewriter. Everything is in its place as in the basic four. Of course, this also applies to the phenomenal graphics, which are simply beautiful. Capcom got the most out of the RE Engine. The character models are so detailed that if you look closely at them, you will see pores on their skin, hair on their heads, and hair on their heads. Additionally, their facial expressions and animations look realistic, although realistic gameplay is no mistake. And he doesn’t even try to.

You can appreciate the beauty of the graphics abundantly in photo mode. The length of the game is also great. Although the game can be completed in five hours according to the responses from the forums, it took us eight. We were in no rush, enjoying the beauty and horror of horror Spain and also fulfilling side tasks for the merchant. So the length of this DLC is roughly the same as the remake of Resident Evil 3. Phew.

Unfortunately, this is true for the third part. But at the same time, yup for those who are going for the DLC for the four. At a price of 239 crowns on the PlayStation Store, Separate Ways becomes a clear choice for all fans of the Resident Evil series. At the same time, it’s a perfect example of what additional downloadable content should look like. This isn’t a costume or a new weapon for a hefty sum. Even though it’s DLC, it’s a campaign length game of pretty much any Call of Duty installment in recent years. Just a lot of music for little money.

Without giving away any spoilers, the ending of Separate Ways perfectly sets the stage for the remake of the fifth installment. We now have no doubt at all that we will see him one day. Even though the Resident Evil series has been with us for 27 long years, it still delights gamers in its strongest form ever. Keep it up Capcom!

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