Resident Evil 4 VR should have been an easy win. It’s one of the finest entries in the series and a great candidate for VR, particularly as the franchise already nailed it in Resident Evil 7. But rumors ahead of release sparked some nervousness from fans, as it seemed Oculus owner Facebook had stepped in to censor the game.
The game is now out and reviews are glowing, though sadly those rumors were accurate. Multiple lines of dialogue are now trimmed to remove any hint of flirtatious dialogue and, even worse, the cuts are clumsily disguised by bursts of static on Leon’s comms device. Luis’ infamous line about “ballistics” is also absent, though Ashley’s reaction to it hasn’t been removed, making the edit rather obvious.