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How To Change Hair Strands In Resident Evil 4 Remake

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In Video Game history little can be said in regard to Developers effectively and precisely hitting the flow of hair strands. Typically, hair either looks stiff or moves in a way that is constantly denying the laws of psychics. Fast forwarding from a time of getting distracted by Lara Croft’s PS1 design to take us away from the movement of her hair to what we know now with the likes of Final Fantasy, The Last of Us and of course Resident Evil, hair has improved tremendously although it is still not perfect. As Video Game aesthetics are improving every year in regard to lighting, shadows, environmental landscape. Although I cannot say that last point about Resident Evil 4 Remake (I am looking at you, grass and rain). But players now can change how hair strands look in the Remake. Here is how to do so.

The Importance of Aesthetics in a Video Game

As someone who played the Chainsaw Demo I cannot say that I was particularly distracted or focussing in on how Leon Kennedy’s hair looked whilst playing. Capcom’s Remakes of the franchise has looked particularly impressive compared to other recent AAA Video Games. However, given the opportunity to change hair strands is an interesting one, who knows why this is an option though? The Demo has seen as lot of positive reception from its release, with many loyal fans looking forward to the full release. Not only this but you can see the level of detail Capcom have put into this Remake, from its secret weapons you can find in the Demo to including the iconic Kennedy lines in the cutscenes.

But within this, some details can be found that are questionable when looking at the overall beautiful aesthetic of the Remake. Such as the grass within the Village looking less than desirable with off-lighting and lack of textures. Whilst the rain in the game is getting an overhaul, environmental details such as the grass can stand out as well in a game which on the surface, looks insanely good.

How to Change Hair Strands in Resident Evil 4 Remake

To change Hair Strands in Resident Evil 4 Remake Chainsaw Demo, you need to head to Options on the Main Menu. From here, you need to head to Display and scroll down to the last option. Here you will see the Hair Strands option to either turn ON or OFF. The purpose of this is to add depth into Kennedy’s hair, increasing its “fur and quality”.

When comparing these two options to each other, Kennedy’s hair on default is lighter and a more solid structure. The movement in the default is definitely stiffer although it is not noticeable, especially if you did not know that another option for Hair Strands was available in the game to adjust. But by turning Hair Strands ON you may note that there is more movement, adding to its realism. Not just this but, you can definitely see depth in regard to more detail added to each strand. His hair is highlighted further by appropriate lighting and shadows being added to bring his hair to life.

But honestly, this visual change is not necessary as the default still looks great. Kennedy has embodied the K-Pop Idol aesthetic either way.

That was our guide on how to change Hair Strands in Resident Evil 4 Remake. What option do you prefer? For more information, news and guides on the game’s release or the Chainsaw Demo, feel free to browse for more if you are interested. Thank you for reading our guide.

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