Resident Evil 4 has ‘Best Opening Fight in Any Game,’ Says Uncharted 4 Co-Director

Former Naughty Dog developer Bruce Straley has said that Resident Evil 4 has the “Best opening fight in any game.”

The Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and The Last of Us co-director, like many others, has been getting ready for the upcoming release of Resident Evil 2’s remake and decided to revisit Shinji Mikami’s critically acclaimed 2005 title.

Straley initially posted a photo of his Nintendo GameCube and a copy of the survival horror title.

He followed it up with another tweet, focusing on the opening fight between protagonist Leon Kennedy and the villagers.

“Holy s**t!” he tweeted. “Best opening fight in any game, hands down. I can’t believe how intense this fight still is!

“Audio is creepy. Managing your resources is a challenge. You can barricade doors in 2005?! And the frickin’ chainsaw guy?! In the first main fight??! Epic!”

Straley, who left Naughty Dog in 2017 after eighteen years with the first-party developer, also called Mikami the “God of gameplay!”

Capcom initially released Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube in 2005, which then made its way to PlayStation 2 later that year.

It has subsequently been re-released on PC, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS and Android devices.

The Resident Evil 7: Biohazard publisher and developer has confirmed that the title would be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

In Hardcore Gamer’s review for the PS4 version of the title, we found that it “continues to be a standout experience.”

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 is slated to launch on January 25 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Hardcore Gamer praised the developer’s work on the remake of the beloved 1998 survival horror title, saying in our review that Capcom has “entirely redesigned it to be a bigger and more robust horror experience.”

Our reviewer added: “It’s hard to believe that a little over five years ago we were left wondering if the beloved franchise was going down the wrong path.

“Considering there’s little Capcom could have done to make Resident Evil 2 a better remake, capturing exactly what we love about the genre, we’re left exceedingly hopeful for the franchise’s future.”