Here is some gameplay I posted on my YouTube channel a couple days ago of Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition on PC. While the game barely has upgraded graphics besides some small amount of textures and of course 1080p resolution, the game itself is exactly like it was on the Gamecube from 2005.
While playing through this game again after so many years, I've come to realize a few things about what makes this game so amazing (besides playing with the Wii U Pro Controller of course):
Ø The atmosphere is perfect and really draws the player in.
Ø The pacing of the game is nearly perfect, you are almost never bored or repeating the same type of gameplay, even though the gameplay from a control standpoint stays the same.
Ø The game gives the player small goals to reach without really making them known or in objective form.
Ø Upgrading your character and weapons is completely done by your choice and is not something needed to beat the game. It's harder this way, but not forced.
Ø The game has a nearly perfect difficulty setting on Normal mode, so when the player dies, it is really his fault and not the game.
Ø Playing the first level or area of the game is absolutely nothing like the final area of the game, in terms of the art style, narrative and gameplay.
Ø The game's story keeps changing and pieces of a larger puzzle slowly come together in a way that is truly engaging and it ends up not mattering that the dialogue is silly or the story is far-fetched and unrealistic since the way it is presented beats all of those criticisms.
If there was such a thing as a perfect game, I think RE4 comes pretty close to nailing it. It's simply amazingly made and the attention given to make every area fresh and unique is something that you just don't find in many modern video games.