posted by Dgenerate6 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Mar 15, 2009
Member since Dec 2007
I definite fan of the whole RE franchise, when RE4 came out I thought it was one one the greatest games ever to hit the market..... Now 4 years later..The graphics are great, and pretty to look at with the upgrade due to new to tech ......but using the same game engine from then compared to now is a big weakness of the game...Not being able to walk and shoot at the same time is like Doom's Famous flash light problem. However it does NOT ruin the game, from the awesome fast pace action..... it does cost you maybe to yell at the screen because the computer got in that lucky hit, when u were stuck shooting.... it does cost you to use a couple of first aid sprays when you shouldn't really have too. Also my other problem with the game it is a lil bit on the short side... but since you can then change characters... and keep your weapon's, keep upgrading, that gives this game TONS of replay value. But at the End of the day it is an above par game, and I definite recommend everyone to Rent or possible then Buy this game. Its ton for fun.
Resident Evil 5 is the best 360 game I have played or own. The graphics are amazing and much of the gameplay carries over from it's predecessor, Resident Evil 4. You will revisit your favorite enemies, including uber-gonados and el gigantes.
The weapon selection is much more evolved from RE4, adding in several weapons to each type, and upgrades are still here. The game is longer than RE4, but still too short as I beat it in about 10 hours, while RE4 took me 7. The replay ability is questionable, as the levels have seemingly become smaller, giving you only one way through a level most of the time, while RE4 had large environments to run around in.
Your partner's AI is okay (she won't heal a minor wound with the complete healing item), but she prefers the pistol to the machine gun with 400 bullets she has. If you still think she's making you lose, you can have a friend play co-op play with you.
The levels do take a while to beat, and you won't die much until you hit that one snag--such as the final boss, or the alligators halfway through.
Ammo quantity is limited, but slowly loosens up as you progress since you don't have to split it if Sheva has a different gun.
There are plenty of unlockables for this game, and some can be challenging. There are four difficulties to make it impossible for you, and Mercenaries does return.
Item switching has changed, because now the game doesn't pause while you want to do anything. Yeah, you'll have to heal and pull out a shotgun while being pelted by axes, bottles, and arrows.
Overall the game has great potential and follows closely to RE4 while making it harder. I mean, what's worse than seeing a chainsaw-wielding zombie come at you? One going after your teammate.
Hardcore fans might find problems with the stand-and-shoot style, but fans of RE4 will not be disappointed-- I wasn't.
Watch out for this game, because RE6 has already been confirmed as a reboot. This is the last of it's kind.
Resident Evil 5 isn't fit for a 10, nor a 9, but something in the middle. RE5 is a great game and needs to be played in co-op. This game gives a great co-op gameplay with the availability of split-screen and online play.
What I think is the very best about this game is customization. By this I mean the availability to upgrade your weapons, buy new ones, and sell items in between rounds.
Other reviews say how the controls in this game suck, but they really aren't that bad. The controls make the game harder because you cannot shoot and move at the same time. Though it doesn't ruin the experience for a while it will be frustrating, but you will get used to it quickly.
In addition there is a library feature that contains figure models, data files (that are quite interesting), and more that you must earn.
When I played this game I jumped many times, and enjoyed it all too. This game is "scary" but it won't give nightmares or anything, just startling and creepy.
The only reason that I wouldn't give the game an actual perfect 10 is because the replay value is pretty good, and with co-op even better, but no matter what you do, it seems too short. I think this game will last a good 2-3 weeks. I recommend this game definitely for rent, and possibly for buy.