Resident Evil 4 remake has angered the usual trolls by supposedly being “too woke,” despite being an excellent reimagining of an already great game. Just reading the comments, it’s easy to see that these “complaints” are nothing more than faux outrage over minor changes in the new remake .
Fans on Reddit noticed that the game was getting review bombed for all platforms, showing that its current user score on Xbox Series is an undeserved 4.8. Instead of complaining about actual gameplay mechanics, the trolls on Metacritic focused on the game’s “woke agenda.” As usual, this means complaints about Ada Wong having normal clothes and not being able to look up Ashley’s skirt.
Ada Wong voice actress Lily Gao is an unfortunate victim in the wake of the Resident Evil 4 remake, as many fans have attacked her performance for not being “sexy” enough. This has led to Gao nuking her Instagram in a typical case of cyberbullying.
We've seen these types of "woke" complaints before, unfortunately. Final Fantasy 7 Remake received flack for having Tifa in a sports bra, despite rocking a huge chest and showing her abs. EA's Dead Space remake was also "criticized" for having gender-neutral bathrooms in the background. Outside of video games, Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel was also review bombed for having a Muslim girl as a protagonist.
Granted, this remake isn’t completely flawless. While many applaud the way the game’s story takes itself seriously, it was always meant to be a fun and campy ride. Some have also complained about the lack of villain interactions as the original had them hijack your radio and taunt you.
Even with all of those complaints, it’s clear that the Resident Evil 4 remake is an excellent third-person shooter packed with content. The mechanics carried over from the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes are implemented well, while the story tweaks make it feel more unpredictable. It’s also just so damn fun to play, which is why many are hoping that rumors of Ada Wong’s Separate Ways DLC are real.
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Players that don’t mind their women being more covered up and a slightly more grounded tone can enjoy Resident Evil 4 remake on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. If they don’t like the changes made, the original Resident Evil 4 is readily available on all modern gaming platforms.