Until Resident Evil 4, the series maintained its single player status. However, it also maintained its status as one of the most popular video game franchises on numerous systems including the Nintendo 64, Playstation 2 and the original Playstation. With Resident Evil 4, Capcom changed the game (excuse the pun) and introduced multiplayer in what turned out to be a completely new and refreshing take for the series. This mode was present in the fifth iteration of the game and many believe it to be the better aspect of that game. When the 3DS was announced Capcom jumped on board almost right away announcing two Resident Evil games.
The main challenge of the game comes from the time limit. Each mission has a time limit that can be extended by either killing enemies in an impressive manner such as jumping on them or shattering a statue which gives more time. The time limit does actually improve the game. You always feel pressured to take the enemies out and complete the missions quickly. However, on a few of the missions the time limit really does seem to be incredibly low. In fact, some of the missions seem down right impossible and when you progress past them it feels like a fluke.
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