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Just shy of Perfection

posted by SkinnyJr (DEERFIELD, IL) Mar 12, 2009

Member since Jan 2008

83 out of 100 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Having a game come off the back of Resident Evil 4, one of 2005's greatest titles, is a huge thing to live up to. RE5 pushed the envelope with this installment. Capcom assured certain fear of both peircing light and pure darkness. Before you get going, you'll notice the controls are the same as Resident Evil 4. A simple and, at times, frustrating control scheme. As a personal preference, I would have liked being able to walk AND shoot at the same time.
The danger of the enemy is not in their smarts, but in their numbers. The infected will not always shuffle along; they come in all different speeds. At some points, an Infected villager will sprint at you to catch you off guard. The hit detection is amazing. Shooting an enemy in the arm or hand will cause them to drop their weapon. A few shots in the leg will make them kneel down - setting up a close combat opportunity. It did seem that in order to pull off a head shot, an enemy needs to be shot on the very top of the head; A shot in the face is no good. Mini-bosses are scattered in every level. These guys are tough. You may not beat them the first few times. Chris and Sheva can swap supplies at any time, as long as they are near each other. The only problem being the inventory menue which pops up in the middle of the screen. The game will continue while you choose your supplies, so make sure all enemies are dead. Luckily the D-pad allows for some on the fly switching. Levels are more open, so check your back. Sheva is always vigilant and will toss you ammo, and heal you when needed, but cannot be strategized with. This makes the final boss more than incredibly hard. While the game looks and plays on spectacular levels, I didnt find myself very scared while playing in the daylight. Its not a bad thing, but it may not make diehard fans feel at home. Double check every shot, each Bullet is precious.

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Great Game

posted by ihatesims (LINCOLN, NE) Jun 4, 2010

Member since Apr 2006

12 out of 14 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Resident evil 5 is probably one of my favorite games in the resident evil line. First off for those of you who say it's impossible to beat on easy, it's really not that hard. Knife is for boxes, or when ammo is useless (like zombies climbing in trough windows). If you take the time to explore the time around you should be fine.
Now as far as Sheva is concerned, she isn't really that bad. During a boss fight she will be helping you out the best she can. And it is better then nothing.
Graphics always amazing. they did a great job showing how beautiful Africa is.
Game play. Fun, there was a great world to explore. Zombies were always fun to shoot.
Story line. Usual but it works. I did like the plot twists it held.
Weaponry. Loved it
Online game play could have been a little better. But it's not the makers fault. it's the people playing.
And i do like the fact that weapons stay from one game to the next.
All in all this game is awesome. I recommend this to just about anyone.

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posted by megaman213 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Sep 30, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

17 out of 22 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

Personally I have never played any of the other resident evil games and this was the first one I have played. I have got to tell you this game is awesome not only does it have very awesome boss battles and the weapons almost make it flawless. Not only do the zombies look great but the levels are breath taking. Plus the felling of punching a zombie is great. Along with amazing graphics it comes with a awesome story line. SO IF IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME PLAYING THE RESIDENT EVIL SERIES THEN I WOULD GREATLY URGE TO GET THIS ONE.

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