I have been gaming for 25 years and Resident Evil 4 has to be one of the greatest game experiences I have ever had the pleasure to play through. Level design, gameplay and pacing are all expertly balanced and although showing it's age now, the graphics and effects are still superb throughout.
A word of warning to Resident Evil fans, the game is nothing like the previous games in the series. It is a full 3D action, adventure experience as opposed to a survival horror game played on pre-rendered backgrounds. Purists may scoff that Resident Evil 4 strays too far away from the original gameplay and although true, I know the developers have taken the series in the right direction for it to become the masterpiece that it is today. For those that did not like the original games then give this a try as it is a totally different experience.
If you have not played the game before I recommend you pick this up immediately and the Wii version is the best of the bunch. Having previously owned it on the Gamecube, the quicker, more precise aiming and automatic knife swiping (achieved by swinging the Wii remote) made the game an even bigger and better experience than before, and one that cannot be matched on any other console control system to date.
All of the extra features that were available on the later PS2 port are also now included with the updated graphics of the Wii version. This coupled with the enhanced control scheme really ought to give previous players of the Gamecube version another reason to give the game another run through.
If I have any complaints it would be that I would have implemented a quicker way to equip grenades as a secondary weapon or have had a shortcut for using them as switching between them and your main weapon can feel a little clumsy at times. 180 degree quick turn is a good feature and certainly essential for survival but I would also have implemented a jumping roll when running from enemies that turns you 180 degrees upon getting up. This would also have been nice for dealing with some of the quicker enemies in the game and also for fighting in some of the enclosed spaces.
Other than these minor gripes I would recommend this game to anybody who has the Wii. It is one of the few games that show the console can house an intense, in your face, exhilarating experience as good as anything the PS3 or XBOX 360 can muster up. To anyone looking for a hardcore Wii game, far away from the casual and minigame collections that are available on the console I suggest that you give this a shot. Hope you all enjoy the experience as much as I did.