Let me start by telling you that the Resident Evil series is my absolute favorite of all time. This way you may not be so disgusted by my bias. And while I could sing this game's praises for the next few weeks, I will spare you. Instead, let me share with you my experience with what is one of the finest games the RE series has seen.
After what seemed like a 20 year layover between RE4 and RE5 (actually it was only 4 years, 2 months, and 2 days... but who's counting?) I was able to dive into this game within a couple of days of its release (kudos, GameFly). From the moment I stepped into the newest member of the Survival Horror family, I was immersed in stunning graphics, intense action, more terrifying creatures than I could wave a Beretta at (glad to see the 92F make its return), and easily one of the hottest CGI tail-kickers ever created in Sheva Alomar. After it's all said and done, the pros seriously outweigh the cons when it comes to RE5. But there are a few cons that I think you will want to be made aware of before you play this game.
1.) First and foremost, there are a lot of times throughout this game that Sheva's AI leaves something to be desired. You will notice it almost immediately. She has a tendency to either stand in front of you when you are trying to shoot, but more often she has a tendency to stand BEHIND you and shoot. I can't tell you how much ammo she wastes through the course of this game, but I bet 90% of it or more is in my back. Made me thankful for the absence of friendly fire. She seldom takes cover in firefights and thus is usually pretty roughed up. Precise shooting is her strongest asset, and I am not speaking from a physical standpoint.
2.) Neither character seems to know the meaning of "run". It's more of a jog or brisk walk.
3.) Call me crazy, but this game seemed too short. Or was it the loss of the concept of time? You be the judge of this. I just wish it would never end.
posted by StrikerZ (FLOWERY BRANCH, GA) Mar 18, 2009
Member since Oct 2005
Ok to start off i am a big fan of the resident evil series since Resident Evil 4. I thought it couldn't get any better but Resident Evil 5 made that happen. The games amazing graphics and intense story line really make you feel like your in the game. I would recomend this game for all enthusiasts of horror/survival games as well as FPS/TPS fans. Resident Evil hit perfection with this game, the only thing that could use some improvement is online. Im talking about putting in some different modes instead of just playing through missions, other than that you have to get this game. GameInformer Rating: 9
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