Resident Evil 4 HD wasn’t exactly a giant leap forward in terms of visuals. It’s basically the Gamecube version at a higher resolution. Of course, that’s not exactly a bad thing, but it does feel like Capcom could have done more.
So what about Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD? Is it just another “lazy” port? Not exactly. Although it’s obviously the same game, numerous improvements have been made. The most notable addition is the inclusion of dynamic lighting. Characters actually cast shadows now and it makes the game look so much better. There’s also proper widescreen support and updated menus.
I included a video with footage from the PS2 and PS3 versions of Code: Veronica X so you can see the differences for yourself. It’s pretty much night and day (except for the FMVs).