Resident Evil 4 Fans Reactions:It appears that Resident Evil fans are divided about the character redesigns in Resident Evil 4 Remake, with particular focus being placed on Luis and Salazar.
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Last night, Capcom unveiled our best look yet at Resident Evil 4 Remake, showing several minutes of gameplay and a story trailer. While the general response has been as positive as it was for the previous few Resident Evil remakes (read: overwhelmingly positive), the community has been divided regarding the character redesigns shown in the trailer.
While Leon looks much the same as he did in the original game, albeit with his model from the Resident Evil 2 remake, many of the other characters have been changed significantly, such as Luis, Salazar, and Ashley.
Dude what the fuck did they do to my boy Luis ???😭😭 pic.twitter.com/uieXOoAnfg
— literallyVergil🇩🇿 (@vergilswarrior) October 21, 2022
The most hatred is directed towards Luis, a character that many found attractive and charming in the original Resident Evil 4, but is now considered ugly. Possibly a bit harsh, but he does appear to be different from the way he used to look. In a tweet, one fan summarized the argument by asking, “Dude what the fuck did they do to my boy Luis?”. Others, hornier, still find him attractive despite the design change, saying, “the showcase was crazy, I need him BADLY, idgaf what u guys say, he’s fine as fuck”.
Salazar, one of the more iconic villains in Resident Evil 4, has also been redesigned. Even though the Napoleonic influence remains clear, Salazar now wears a white wig rather than a hat, and he physically appears much older, having previously resembled a child rather than a man. As one fan noted, “Salazar went from Captain Crunch to Founding Father” after the redesign.
Ashley is the character that receives the least amount of discussion out of the redesigned characters, although it is still present. Some fans are not happy with her new outfit, arguing that it makes her look too posh and less like she was just kidnapped. In addition, other fans have noted that Ashley’s ears have become much more hidden than they were in the original release. Don’t even get us started on those who discuss ballistics, we’d be better off avoiding them.
This is not the first time that Resident Evil has redesigned its characters. For example, series mainstay Chris Redfield has undergone three different designs over the course of his career, moving from a normal soldier boy in the early games to a boulder-punching walking muscle in Resident Evil 5, and then all the way to a completely different face in Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil remakes have made quite a few design changes to characters, but Resident Evil 4 Remake appears to be doing it the most. Carlos’ perm is not quite the same as Salazar’s almost resemblance to a completely different character.