First there was Spider-Man‘s infamous Puddlegate. Then there were the not-so-watery streets of Cyberpunk 2077. Now it seems that the next watery, pre-release controversy from video game fans involves the heavy rain seen in some of the early gameplay of the Resident Evil 4 redo. Some think it looks just as bad as the horrible looking rain the GTA trilogy remaster. Others are convinced it’s just video compression. And remember: none of them have played the game yet.
It’s been rumored for a while Resident Evil 4 was officially announced by Capcom back in June 2022. This new remake will update the game’s controls and combat, keeping the same basic story and characters. Once again, players play as Leon as he travels to a rural part of Western Europe to save the president’s daughter and gets caught up in a bunch of campy, gruesome shenanigans. But based on newly released gameplay by Game informantsome resident evil Fans seem to think Leon’s biggest threat won’t be giant monsters or infected villagers, but lackluster rain.
About Reddit and Twitteryou can find many players Who guess the in-game rain looks horrible in the upcoming remake. While I’m not sure who was the first person to share these concerns online, they have quickly spread throughout the community. Some have even suggested the rain looks just as bad as the infamous horrendous rain in the critically beaten up Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Definitive Edition. That rain looked so bad that the game became almost unplayable during storms and was eventually improved by the developers via a post-release patch.
Anyway, here’s the remake RE4‘s rain that causes such a kerfuffle:
I fully admit that I watched this footage twice back then Game informant first posted the video and didn’t like the rain. But even in the comments on YouTube, you can find people worrying about how intense and distracting it is.
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Kotaku has reached out to Capcom about weather in the upcoming remake.
Others think people are being too nitpicky and suggest that the real problem isn’t the rain, but YouTube’s terrible video compression. I tend to think that YouTube’s compression certainly doesn’t help this rain look good, but I can also see how some might find the large and clear white water drops too much.
Of course, since this is the internet and gamers, some people go too far and suggest that the developers are lazy or that this is a sign that the whole game will be a giant, rushed “cash grab”. That is completely stupid and stupid. Remember: none of us have played the game, which is not even over yet.
Resident Evil 4 releases March 24, 2023 on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Maybe it should include a rain intensity slider.