Oh man, replaying RE4 is giving me flashbacks to the Quick Time Event ridden mid 2000’s.
Ugh, I’m so unsure of what I am even supposed do half the time because it will show a whole bunch of buttons at once and I’m never sure if I am supposed to press them all or what. It’s rather frustrating. Especially the god damn mine-cart section I just got through. That ends with this QTE, if you fail it, you have to do the whole section again. Which is a gauntlet of frustration. The first two times I failed it I was mashing the hell out of the button, but I still didn’t survive, apparently I wasn’t mashing hard enough. It got to the point where I thought my keyboard was broken (it wasn’t).
I mean I don’t mind QTEs if they’re done well. The entire Walking Dead game is mostly variations on the QTE and its done well because the pacing is set up for it. But they get really jarring in some of these Resident Evil scenes. As a whole, RE 4 game has good pacing in the action sequences, it’s really why I love it. But then you get these stupid QTEs in cut scenes and randomly popping up during combat and they suck. And it’s not like it’s a memorization thing either, the QTEs are seldom the same, and you’re stuck guessing as to what variety it will be. And the split second reflexes you need to have to survive are ludicrous.
Oh and if you thought motion controls were the worst, try ‘wiggle the mouse’ as a QTE, you can see the game stop to think and figure out if your mouse movements were part of the QTE, meanwhile I’m grinding a hole into the desk wiggling the mouse. I mean I own the fucking Wii version of this game, and the QTEs in that version felt like amazingly responsive compared to these. And half of those were wiggle wiimote to not die.
I really love Resident Evil 4, it’s like bad gory horror films at their best. The over-acting and just general silly dialogue make the game so much more fun. And the actual gameplay (aside from QTEs) is some of my favorite in all my gaming years. But the QTEs just bring it down a notch that I had long forgotten about. Brings what really should be a masterpiece down to less than that. I really wish they had removed a lot of these QTEs in this HD re-release. But alas they have not and it makes me sad.
And really fucking frustrated.
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