Resident Evil 4 remake first-look lacks what made the original special

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Welcome back! It is a new Tuesday, which means tonight there will be a new episode of Spot Dodge: A Live Nintendo Podcast exclusively on Destructoid. Topics: The crew discusses the recent showcases for the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises. Resident Evil Village Gold Edition looks excellent and Capcom finally shows off a ton of Resident Evil 4 remake. Bloober Team has been tasked with a considerable job remaking Silent Hill 2 — Can they pull it off? We’re also getting a lot more new Silent Hill experiences.

Resident Evil 4 remake looks to be shaping up nicely in many ways. First, it’s absolutely jaw-dropping. Second, I’m so glad they’re bringing back Leon’s acrobatic follow-up attacks in the combat. And third, Leon’s hair is perfect.

However, one negative thing that stood out to me was the lack of camp and comedic undertones in the footage we saw. It looks so damn serious. And while the original had its serious moments, it was all wrapped in corny yet lovable dialogue and characters. The original Resident Evil 4 has so many memorable characters from Leon, Ada, and Luis, to whacky bosses like Bitores “the big cheese” Mendez, Salazar, and the big bad himself Roman Sadler. All came equipped with cheesy dialogue, hilarious one-liners, and all-around charming personalities.

The dialogue in RE4 perfectly toed the line between corny and cringey and brought to life a cast of characters that have stuck with so many gamers to this day. With any luck, Capcom is simply keeping things grounded for the marketing, but in the actual game, things are batshit insane like OG Resident Evil 4.

Our lovely cast from around the web: Brett Medlock (me) and Mary Stowe from Destructoid, John Friscia from The Escapist, Greg Bargas from PC Invasion, and Brett Larsen, our extra special guest. Behind the scenes, Gamurs’ Eric Weichhart is live-editing this week’s show.

Spot Dodge is a weekly Nintendo Podcast here at Destructoid where we dedicate an hour or two to go over the latest Nintendo news and discuss the games we’re playing. If you’re a fan of Nintendo Switch, RPGs, or having a good time, Spot Dodge will be a great addition to your podcast rotation.

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