Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Raingate, Defined

That is the rain in query. What do you suppose?
Gif: Recreation Informer / Capcom / Kotaku

First, there was Spider-Man’s notorious Puddlegate. Then there have been the not-so-watery streets of Cyberpunk 2077. Now it appears online game followers’ subsequent watery, pre-release controversy includes the heavy rain seen in some early gameplay of the Resident Evil 4 remake. Some suppose it seems as dangerous because the awful-looking rain the GTA Trilogy remasters. Others are satisfied it’s simply video compression. And bear in mind: None of them have really performed the sport but.

Rumored for a while, Resident Evil 4 was formally introduced by Capcom again in June 2022. This new remake will replace the sport’s controls and fight, whereas protecting the identical fundamental story and characters. As soon as once more gamers will play as Leon as he travels to a rural a part of Western Europe to avoid wasting the President’s daughter and will get caught up in an entire lotta campy, horrific shenanigans. However primarily based on newly launched gameplay by Recreation Informer, some Resident Evil followers appear to suppose Leon’s greatest menace received’t be big monsters or contaminated villagers, however lackluster rain.

Throughout Reddit and Twitter, you’ll find many gamers who think the in-game rain looks awful within the upcoming remake. Whereas I’m undecided who was the primary particular person to share these issues on-line, they’ve rapidly unfold across the group. Some have even suggested the rain looks as bad because the infamously horrendous rain seen within the critically thrashed Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Definitive Version. That rain was so dangerous trying that it made the sport practically unplayable throughout storms and was ultimately improved by the devs by way of a post-release patch.

Anyway, right here’s the remade RE4’s rain that’s inflicting such a kerfuffle:

Capcom / Recreation Informer

I’ll totally admit that I watched this footage twice when Recreation Informer first posted the video and didn’t suppose something of the rain. However even within the feedback on YouTube, you’ll find folks nervous about how intense and distracting it’s.

Kotaku has contacted Capcom in regards to the climate within the upcoming remake.

Others suppose individuals are being too nitpicky and counsel that the actual downside isn’t the rain however YouTube’s awful video compression. I’m inclined to suppose YouTube’s compression is unquestionably not serving to this rain look good, however I also can see how some may discover the massive and distinct white drops of water to be an excessive amount of.

In fact, this being the web and players, some individuals are going too far and suggesting the devs are lazy or that it is a signal the whole sport might be a large, rushed “money seize.” That’s fully foolish and asinine. Keep in mind: None of us have performed the sport, which isn’t even completed but.

Resident Evil 4 is due out March 24, 2023 on PS4, PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC. Perhaps it ought to embody a rain depth slider.

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