Fans of the Resident Evil franchise know how easily they can run out of bullets if they use them carelessly, rendering their weapons useless. But for one crafty Resident Evil 4 player, when one door of opportunity closes, another one opens. And closes. And opens. And closes again.
The Chainsaw Man, one of the creepiest monsters in the Resident Evil franchise, does not go down easily. If he catches Leon off-guard, the sack-headed enemy can become a bullet sponge, which causes trouble in a game where every shot matters. Now, a YouTuber has found a new, albeit inefficient, way to defeat the Chainsaw Man.
YouTuber Dante Ravioli uploaded a video recently wherein he took on the challenge of killing the Chainsaw Man using only a door. In Resident Evil 4, Leon violently kicks doors open when he enters or exits a room, and then they automatically shut behind him.
Dante saw this as an opportunity. In the video, he lures the oncoming Chainsaw Man towards a house, and then backs in and shuts the door. From outside of the door, the sound of the chainsaw grows louder as it approaches. Once the enemy gets close enough, his chainsaw actually clips through the door slightly. At this moment, Leon kicks open the door, which smacks into the Chainsaw Man’s face. He stumbles, and Leon runs past him. Dante then waits for the enemy to charge, dodges around back inside, and repeats the whole process over again.
The move turns a pretty chilling horror game into a slapstick comedy routine on par with The Three Stooges. The whole ordeal lasts a whopping 14 minutes before the Chainsaw Man goes down, making this possibly the least efficient way to defeat the obnoxious enemy. Perhaps the Resident Evil 4 HD Mod could add an easter egg that increases the door’s damage values.
Dante has a history of using this trick. In the past, he has also taken down one of the game’s much tougher enemies with the door method: the Verdugo. This horrifying demonic monstrosity, who looms over the player with scythe-like tail, has an unfortunate vulnerability to doors as well. The patient YouTuber suffered two hours of door-opening thumb strain to finally fell the beast, but prevailed.
According to Dante, it seems no creature in the game is immune to the dreaded door. However, not all enemies spawn near enough to a door to try the trick on everyone. In other words, unlike the speedrurner who recently beat Goldeneye with a single bullet, it looks like the Dante won’t be pioneering a doors-only run of Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil 4 is available now for GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PC, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.