Not sure why there is so many negative reviews with comments such as "Drifted from the original gameplay" or "Supposed to be suspenseful thriller". RE has been on this same path since Resident Evil 4, so Im confused as to why the more action packed, well controlled gameplay is such a surprise/dissapointment.
Ive always loved RE, no matter how the gameplay evolves.. I enjoyed the game from 1-6, throw in a couple side games such as Code Veronica as well. To me at least, the main characteristic of the series is the story. Everyone loves a zombie flick/game and with RE being the most well thought out and intricate story line of them all, of course I'm gonna keep going back.
It may not be the roots of the series, but man was this an entertaining game. Also, the section in every campaign where you have to find the 3 keys in the maze, with that freaky awkwardly walking monster that cant be killed is coming at you, I have to admit I HATE that part, its pretty freaky. So there's a little "suspense" for ya.
I kind of enjoyed the evolution of the zombies, they havn't been a part of the series since the change in the controls and gameplay (RE4) so they obviously had to make them a little bit more threatening. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel if they kept them the slow shambling corpses from the first 3.
Its still not perfect so Ill give it an 8, but they put their time into this. The replay value, unlockables, and the unlimited ammo/fun modes definitely would make it worth while.
It isn't as terribad as some people are giving it, but it is definitely not a great game. Honestly I can not put a finger on it but something is missing. The atmosphere attempts to be scary, it just doesn't work. You have to really think about ammo usage like in other good survival horror games, but it just feels like a poor attempt at an over the shoulder shooter that doesn't give you enough ammo.
I was super bored within minutes of booting it up but gave it a solid 3 hours before stuffing it back in the envelope. I love Gamefly all of the time, but really fracking appreciate it at times like this when I probably would have just bought RE6.
posted by scarbizzle (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Dec 6, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
Just finished a grueling 20+hrs playthrough of this set of japanese esque action sequences packed with flashy cut scenes and loading screens galore. First the gameplay is ok but is so freaking repetitive it loses its fun after playing through the very first set of 5 chapters. There are power-ups but they really dont add anything but filler to the moves you have available. All they really do is make your weapons and combat moves more powerful and because the characters and animations are so clunky, you wont wanna come back to level up anyway. The graphics are only like 80% done. Most of the monsters look outstanding, but most of the time everything else looks muddied or unrealistically shiny and even seems unfinished. The only reason you might feel like completing the game is to see what the monsters look like and to get through the latest RE story to keep you up to tabs. The sound is probably the best part of the game. The 5.1 mix is clean and crisp and the music sets the mood for action but you wont hear anything you pretty much haven't heard before in any other shooter or horror genre game. Replay ability is there but it seems it may be only interesting enough if you are a die hard resident evil fan that doesn't mind eating all of it up. Co-op is fun but unnecessary since the game play isn't tight enough in the first place but at least it's there and works well enough to give the game a better overall average and all the other co-op and extra content is again just seemingly filler for a pretty much clunky, broken, unfinished, and boring concept that has only seemed to digress into something from back in time. With so many games doing so much more and so much better with phenomenal execution. it's hard to recommend this game other than just seeing what the New or should I say "old" RE series is about. Diehard fans need only apply. This game deserves a 5.5 and I am being generous. The game is broken in many places and needs to get back to the future of gaming.