Assassin’s Creed IV minigame seems to be copying Resident Evil 4

Remember Resident Evil 4? Remember the Lake Boss Battle? It seems like the Shark Hunting minigame in Assassin’s Creed IV is looking like a direct copy of Resident Evil 4’s Lake Boss Battle.

Resident Evil 4 – to date – belongs to the top of my most favorite games. I have very fond memories of playing Resident Evil 4 and i might have finished it dozens of time, replaying it on various difficulties or going for some extra challenge by restricting myself to a Handgun only run.

When i originally saw the Shark Hunting minigame of Assassin’s Creed IV, the only thought that crossed my mind was that this looks eerily similar to Resident Evil 4’s Lake Boss Battle. Heck, they have even used the same camera work and stuck with mostly the same gameplay mechanics.

Thanks to drdrillvga for the Resident Evil 4 HD footage. Below are a few GIFs, you can see for yourself that the gameplay mechanics are pretty much similar across the board.

The way the rope gets attached to the Shark and the boat gets dragged is pretty much similar to what we see in Resident Evil 4. We can even pick Harpoons from boat to be thrown at the Shark.

The way we have to attack the Shark once it stops is once again taken from Resident Evil 4, where the Lake monster will occasionally turn and attack our boat and missing frequent strikes can lead to damage to the boat/health by the Shark’s attack.

What do you think of this similarity? Do you think it is a direct copy paste job from Resident Evil 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Jason Mounce

    Resident Evil 4 invented harpooning/whaling/fishing-with-spears.

    INTERESTING LOGIC!!!