The waggle-enabled port of RE4 is out in Japan. Learn more about how it controls!
The Japanese version of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is out, and selling out
pretty quick, it seems like. It has everything that may have been missing
from the GameCube version (the Ada side story) or the PS2 version (good
graphics, ahahahah), making it the best, shiniest, and most complete
I was surprised at first by the intuitiveness of RE4's Wii controls. I
didn't really look at the manual or anything, and all of the functions were
exactly where I guess they'd be. Just like in every Resident Evil game, you
use your index finger (B-trigger on the Wii controller) to draw your weapon.
One of the niftier results of the new control scheme is that you can turn or
point up or down while your gun is drawn using the control stick while
aiming at another point independently with the Wiimote. And, of course, you
can change targets a lot faster, so it seems a little easier to keep big
groups of enemies at bay. I noticed in some of the earlier videos released
on the internet that Leon's aim didn't follow the cursor, but rest assured
it does in the final version and it looks perfect.
The precision of the Wiimote's aiming is really something else. There's no
waver in the aim at all if your hand is steady enough. I can make some
amazing shots if I concentrate, keep my aim steady, and slowly squeeze the
trigger. And that's not all the Wii remote does; it gives a very
slight force feedback, like a single tick, when the cursor is over a target
and turns red. The speaker works, too; it makes the reloading sound when
Leon reloads, and crackles static when
Snake Leon gets a call on his
radio. The context-sensitive escape functions now done by waving the Wiimote
around seem incredibly easy. Maybe a little too easy.
After a couple hours, though, my wrist was hurting a little bit from holding
the remote up constantly. I'll have to figure out a clever new way to be
lazy, I guess.
Since this is the Japanese version I'm playing, the decapitations and
exploding heads seem to have been left out. Japanese people href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCTKIqfmiWo">scare easily
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCTKIqfmiWo">scare easily, I guess.
Grab the U.S. version when it comes out. It's cheaper, anyway. And English
language is a plus too, I reckon!