Uncharted 4 co-director says Resident Evil 4 has the ‘best opening fight in a game’

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Former Naughty Dog veteran and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End co-director, Bruce Straley, reckons Resident Evil 4 has the best opening fight of any video game to date.

In case you need your memory jogging, Resi 4 kicked off with Leon S. Kennedy investigating a European village, only to get into a massive ruck with dozens of pitchfork-wielding locals, not to mention a chainsaw-armed nutter.

Straley revisited the 2005 action-horror title ahead of Resident Evil 2 remake’s launch this Friday. In fact, he went totally old-school for the prep, dusting off his Nintendo GameCube in the process. As a big retro gamer myself, this made me smile.

Resident Evil 4 was released on the GameCube back in 2005, and was initially exclusive to Ninty’s purple box. However, the game was later ported to PlayStation 2, and over the past 14 years has turned up on just about every format released since then.

The game was a huge evolution for Resi at the time, eschewing the pre-rendered backdrops and tank controls in favour of 3D environments and an over-the-shoulder viewpoint. It was bloody brilliant, and still holds up today.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Release Date: 10 May 2016
    • - 10 May 2016 (PlayStation 4)
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Shooter, Third Person
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