Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways

released on Sep 21, 2023
by Capcom

An expansion for Resident Evil 4

The mission requires secrecy. Failure is not an option.

Play as Ada Wong in this additional scenario and experience the events of Resident Evil 4 from her perspective, filling in unanswered questions posed in the main story.

In addition to the action available in the base game with Leon, a grappling gun can be used to get to various locations, as well as take down enemies from a distance and launch a ranged melee attack. This allows for a more exciting and fast-paced gameplay experience.

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Coming hot on the heels of the hit 2023 horror action game "Hot Man Shoots Ganados", Capcom pushes the envelope once again with the follow-up "Hot Woman Shoots Ganados". Truly, we are living a golden age for the medium, an age of staggering innovation.
As a GameCube owner, which, you'll remember, was the platform to which the original RE4 was exclusive, Separate Ways was always out of reach, making it impossible to judge how the remake fares in regards to recreating it. As someone who deeply enjoyed RE4 Remake, however, Separate Ways makes for the perfect excuse to pick it back up for another playthrough or three. It follows Ada Wong on her assignment to retrieve the Amber, offering another perspective on the events of the game. Ada plays much like Leon does, but has a few extra tricks up her sleeve, such as a grappling hook to close distances or get to the high ground. Thus, her DLC bears a degree of freshness for people who already know RE4 Remake like the back of their hands (it's me, I'm people).
It's also surprisingly lengthy and well-paced for what's supposed to be a side story DLC priced at $10. An absolute must have for all fans of the base game.

Way shorter than the main game but little touches like the grapling gun, new weapons, and new bosses bring new chapters for this gorgeous game. Solid combat, fun weapons, also, not having an annoying little brat for a companion is a bliss (I love Ashley but I hate when she falls out of nowhere, also I shot her once unwantedly. That sucked). Furthermore, Ada's mods are amazing ;)

i didn't play the original dlc so i cannot give my opinion on if this is better or not, but this was so good regardless! i'd even go as far as saying i enjoyed the gameplay more with ada than with leon. mother to trillions

It's like a little mini RE:4 remake where you get to grapple hook mele enemies.
Money and items are tighter. Experience is refined and distilled and has some fun sequenced like the lasers. Even with re-using the same maps as RE4, it's cool to see the separate perspective from the story.
Worth playing if you loved RE4, because it's just MORE.

I will preface this with saying that I did not play the original Separate Ways or RE4 so I can't speak to that. As someone new to the franchise, and as someone who doesn't typically go for DLC, I really enjoyed this! I felt like it completed parts of the main story that we were left wondering about. I liked how Ada's gameplay felt a bit different from Leon's too. I saw people giving trouble to Lily Gao for her performance, but I felt her delivery was fitting for Ada! All in all, I am glad I tried out this DLC.