Resident Evil 5 details
|Formats:||18 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Genres:||Adventure, Role-playing, Shooter|
|Collections:||The Ultimate Resident Evil Collection|
|Rental release:||13 Mar 2009|
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God Damn It!!!By JaxxRated (5 reviews) from Oldham , 15 Mar 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This is me at my most pessimistic.
I have had this game for three days now, I have also finished it. Many say it is the easiest Resident Evil game to date, having not played them all I'm unable to agree; I have played Resident Evil 4 however which is probably the most similar to this in style.
I hate survival horror; mainly because it is fiddly and dull. Resident Evil being the only exception for quite a number of years. But I have played all the main series of Resident Evil, that being 1-4 and I have been a big fan of the franchise and Capcom ever since I first found a game that had an engaging plot, some extremely cool heroes and villains, and took me more than two days to finish I have awaited the day when they would bring out more of the same in HD and next gen gaming, I am slightly disappointed with Resident Evil 5. The change to action horror actually worked well to date and this didn't insult the franchise, in fact it's quite the opposite; this game is awesome and dare I say much better than Gears of War, which I find seriously overrated. But and to me it's big but, it's far too easy for Resident Evil.
To give you some perspective; it took me weeks and months to complete the others, this took just three days.
Maybe I'm just better than I was, but I'm thinking it's more to do with the fact that it's only got one simple puzzle, only one barely a challenging boss(even on normal) and a companion who if she isn't controlled by a human is just there to heal and annoy you. Or Maybe I'm just being picky because...
It's a phenomenal game just too short, too easy because of the lack of actual skill involved and has a stupid split-screen(seriously what were they thinking with that one, just make it half the screen; then I can see what the hell is going on.)
I'm going to go finish it on veteran and hope I unlock some decent stuff this time. Peace.
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all stars from meBy zangetsuu1 (2 reviews) , 26 Mar 2013i think this game is really good!! i enjoyed playing it and its very addictive, once you start it you have to finish it!
8/10 Wanna know why?By Aidos (11 reviews) from Grantham , 02 Dec 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFirst off I'd like to say, this game is a must for Co-Op play otherwise the game is literally impossible, the companion AI, is terrible. It just puts you companion in direct fire stealing all ammo, and then it should just lie down in front of the enemies.
However, with someone who knows what they're doing, this game is pretty incredible, although make sure they don't use you as bait and quietly laugh behind your back. I rented this once a while back didn't seem to interested, but that's the way I felt with a few other games.
Once I got a certain somebody to help, this game became a new favourite, in actual fact I recently bought it from PSN Store. I've lost my trail of though...
If you've ever thought that Resident Evil games are to scary (me for one) this one isn't really that scary it's more difficult, controls take some getting used to and the Weapons are worth the trouble, you can upgrade most weapons and you can deal Melee damage.
I haven't said much about the story, because well I didn't really follow the previous games, also don't want to list any spoilers.
I'd give this game an 8/10, the gameplay is pretty amazing, teamwork is really needed and having a mic is more of a requirement than a choice. Graphics pretty impressive, there is also DLC (I actually mean Add-On Content but for the past 4-5 years I've called it DLC) for this game. The DLC is probably scarier than the actual game and I haven't successfully attempted it yet.
So my point is, this is a must for gamers attempting to broaden their take on games.
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More Bad Than GoodBy pepsidude (14 reviews) from Co.Antrim , 17 Sep 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe Resident Evil charm has been lost, the typewritters have gone and it auto-saves even when u quit mid chapter, where's the challange in that?
Weapons are upgraded to easily and cheaply, at the half way point I already have the best gun in the game (S&W M500) and have only one upgrade left and it will do 5000 damage! And thanks to the marshland I have 12 RPG launchers!
The Bosses so far are rather easy (even on vet once you know thier weekness). But most annoying is Sheva, she is useless. She has a bad aim and wastes a lot of ammo (more often that not she stands behind you so you get the brunt of the bullets) she wastes herbs by always mixing 2 greens instead of green and red and she will use a F.Aid spray when an egg will do.
And where are the puzzles? Puzzles have always been a very big part of Resident Evil games but not one so far.
Resident Evil 4 is a much better play, longer and more challanging, its a shame really as it could have been a great game had they not strayed away from the basics such as the typwritter saving system and way weapons were upgraded (The merchant was a good way in Four).
Very disappointing from a previously great seriesBy CovMilkman (6 reviews) , 12 Sep 2011Zombies have been a big thing in gaming recently and i thought why not try out the latest Resident Evil, a game well known as being the leader in zombie shooting adventure, unfortunately, the latest instalment is a let down.
I was a big fan of the Resident Evil franchise back in the early days, a game full of adventure, intrigue and terror. A game that was simply terrifying, which made you extremely cautious over your inventory especially your ammo, with each bullet more precious than gold. The eeriness, bone chilling frightfulness of Resident Evil has vanished in this latest instalment.
The zombies are not so much the undead, but more of a drugged up society, which isn't very scary. Ammo is easily found so there is no incentive to pick your shots carefully, the game takes place in the day, not very scary at all and you have an annoying AI partner follow you around, who wastes full health packs on you as soon as you get a nip. This becomes increasingly annoying as the first aid kits have run out by the time you really need them.
But to point out the most frustrating part of this game, is the inability to move and shoot. Every time you want to shoot or attack an enemy, you have to stand still, this is by far the most infuriating and stupid decision to put into a game ever. This makes it extremely difficult to kill a full crowd of 'zombies' who are surrounding you, and for me is another step backwards in gaming.
Not as good as Resi 4By Ad-Kemp (6 reviews) from Cannock , 14 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Good graphics apart from one vehicle section where the sky box is ridiculously low resolution. Very good sound design, everything sounds like it should and the music is fitting. Level design is very similar to Resident Evil 4
Control scheme lets it down, very slow and clunky in comparision to the previous game. The inventory screen only holds 9 items and this really becomes a problem as an egg takes up the same space as a shotgun.
The AI Partner is useless and wastes all your precious healing items and ammo
Worth a rental if you want to hear the continuation of the (pretty weak) storyline, but if you want more Resident Evil, just wait until the HD Remake of 4 comes out later this year