Don't take shortcuts! is an article in Resident Evil Recollections. It was uploaded on 3 October 2016.
Near the start of Resident Evil 4, Leon has just defeated a chainsaw Ganado, the first of many difficult challenges.
Although Hunnigan directs Leon through the village via the northern route, most players will have undoubtedly been distracted by the sparkling pearl pendant.
While it isn't very hard to pick up, there's a certain process involved and if you don't get it right the results are rather disappointing.
I think picking up sparkly things is probably a conditioned reflex in seasoned RE players by now...