posted by mike1985 (CENTRAL VALLEY, UT) Mar 13, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Well I was upset the first 3 times this game pushed back its release date (21 months), but what has come of that is a work or art, and I picked up my copy at 12:01am release day! I am going to break down the 'great' and the 'just good' (no bad) for a change this time. (i am not a reviewer that EVER gives out 10s, in fact the best I've given before this is 8.
Great: Graphics are arguably the best so far this gen, enemy AI is very tactful and reactive, story helps tie in RE 1-4, setting (RE 5 is in AFRICA!!), new inventory system means you and your partner(Sheva which is there through the entire game)can swap items and store more because you each have your own inventory , new buy/upgrade system (now purchases/upgrades are available before every level and after overtime you die!), The Co-op is great on or offline and is a "drop in" "drop out" anytime theme (much like gears of war 1-2), Boss battles are huge, tactical and epic, Partner AI in single player campaign is actually helpful and proactive (she will pick up ammo, knock enemies off of you and even heal you if your health is getting low.
Just Good: Is much easier than RE 4 unless on higher difficulty setting (normal mode is set to not frustrate "casual gamers", Sometimes (not often at all) Sheva shoots you if you are between her and enemies. It doesn't hurt you but sometimes you wish she would wait till you move because she is wasting allot of ammo in the back of your head.
All in all This game is worth buying for anyone who even remotely liked RE 4 or action/survival/horror games. If you never played RE 4 rent this, try it, but I bet you will buy it after. My biggest fear right now is that my Xbox will RROD on me before my SECOND play through LOL.
posted by BigdaddyB (MICHIGAN CITY, IN) Mar 13, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
First off the best quality of this game is the graphics, top notch, really shows just what the 360/ps3 can do. The game play is great and this game would deserve and easy 10/10 if not for the aiming, If anyone has played Dead space, they would know that it is possible to aim and move, but stick to your principles. Other than that the controls are well mapped and the gameplay itself is well placed and a nice breed of challenge and enjoyability, even if not a fan of RE games i still reccomend trying this gem out, you might be suprised