Resident Evil 5
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"It may not be a radically new Resident Evil 5, but the PC version of the game still manages to hold its own with an improved control scheme and extra Mercenaries mode." - IGN.com
"Resident Evil 5 isn't exactly perfect, but it's so close, none of its flaws upset the experience as a whole. Buy it for yourself, but bring a friend for maximum enjoyment." - Gamezone.com
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From the ashes of old conflicts, a new terror arises. The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Now a member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance (B.S.A.A.), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSSA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the disturbing turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let players experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day.
Two Playable Characters:
Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns and is joined by new playable character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.
Two Player Online Co-op:
New cooperatively-focused gameplay revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.
Next Generation of Fear:
Features groundbreaking graphics that utilize an advanced version of Capcom’s proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.
"Quick-Select" Inventory System:
Improved inventory system allows items to be traded between characters. To add to the intensity, all inventory management is done in real time; items can even be assigned to the directional pad for instant access.
Dual Control Schemes:
Experience the next generation of fear in a control scheme tuned specifically for your mouse and keyboard, or plug in a gamepad and tweak the controls console style.
New Enemies Bring New Challenges:
Enemies boast increased speed and intelligence, making them as dangerous alone as they are in groups.
Powerful New Weapons:
The number of weapon variations has been greatly increased providing new ways to keep enemies at bay.
Fear Light as much as Shadow:
Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness.
Only a minor letdownvipe_1 | Jan. 26, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Resident Evil 5 is a game that has definitely gotten a bad rap as the sequel to a classic game in RE4. While not as brilliant as that game, this is a worthwhile experience that is no where near as bad gameplay wise or technically as you may have heard.
While this game does continue the series shift more towards action, and less towards limited resources and dark mansions crawling with god knows what, it is still a fun experience. Visually the game looks very good, and runs well. The game is fairly extensive, and covers a lot of ground. Action is tense and new monsters fit into RE lore very well.
The biggest downside here is the AI companion in single player. The AI isn't great, and really works best to occasionally take down an enemy and provide you items/ammo. That doesn't sound exciting, but I didn't feel like it got in the way as much as others have portrayed.
For Resident Evil fans, this is still well worth the visit.
It all goes downhill from hereMadDemon64 | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Resident Evil 5 is an attempt to go back to its roots. Emphasis on attempt.
Resident Evil 5 places you in in an African village as you attempt to fight off possessed villagers and uncover an evil plot and the people behind it. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is lifted almost wholesale from Resident Evil 4. The only primary differences between the two is that this time you get an AI partner who can be replaced by an actual person (this makes the game feel easier), and the return of Wesker and Umbrella as primary antagonists along with some classic enemies. This last part is all the game does to try to go back to its roots.
Unlike Resident Evil 4, which was a survival horror game, Resident Evil 5 is a co-op shooter where you fight off zombies. The monsters that were once meant to scare you are now little more than targets for you to kill as they have lost all scare factor.
Resident Evil 5 is enjoyable mindless fun, but is nowhere near as good as most of the other Resident Evil games. Just as enjoyable, but for different reasons.
Great co-op game, not so great Resident Evil game.Snotnarok | Nov. 4, 2014 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »
Let's get this out of the way, no it's not a good Resident Evil, yes there's a bit of inventory managing an rationing but by no means like 1-3. Now that that's out of the way, I'm going to talk about the games merits by itself, okay? Okay.
Resident Evil 5 is a co-op game, yes you can play it alone but doing that I've heard nothing but anger and frustration- which may have spawned many of the negative reviews out there. You play as Chris & Sheva and you're trying to survive an trip to Infected Africa, where many of the civilians are infected by some parasite that is not zombie related. The theme of the game is being overwhelmed, constantly. You and your partner will be trying to fend off a lot of people trying to club your face in or run a chainsaw across your face. You'll have to fight and manage your resources on the fly as the game does not pause when you bring up your inventory! You can trade items between you and your friend, so there's not too much worry about someone hogging all the ammo.
The game varies it up and you'll find yourself doing ...some what silly things, such as riding on the back of a Humvee with a HMG and minigun trying to keep the locals from destroying your truck, while randomly having to hold a button to make sure you don't get whip lash around a corner, or something.
There's a variety of locations, the story is not worth mentioning, but the events in the game are fun. I just cannot stress enough that you bring a friend to this game or it could be a lot less amusing.
Back is mercenary mode where you and a friend fight against time in maps to survive and get as many points and combos as possible. Though in the PC version you get a unique mode where they spawn FAR more enemies making it even more wild! ...That said, you cannot play that one co-op without a mod for some reason. Yeah, I know it's ...stupid.
The only other downside to this game is, it doesn't include the DLC that was on the console, infact you simply cannot get any of it as far as I've seen. On steam, GMG, or otherwise...so that's a bit lame, but the game that is there is fun! ...Just bring a friend :|
I Punch Boulders With My Friendsrahnborshko | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »
This game has its flaws. Don't bother playing it solo because you won't have as much fun. If you play solo be prepared to manage both yours and your partner's inventory on the fly even while in the heat of battle, and also be prepared to deal the the not-so-good buddy AI. The game was clearly made for CO-OP and that's not a bad thing. Playing with a friend is very fun and I would say well worth getting just to have a fun CO-OP session with a friend. The game takes heavy influences from Resident Evil 4 that some people like and dislike. People say it isn't a Resident Evil game because it focuses more on action rather than survival horror as the beginning previous games did. I say that it is a Resident Evil game because it covers the same themes as all Resident Evil games have done in the past: you fight menacing creatures effected by some man-made virus in interesting settings and try to uncover a conspiracy while fighting bosses that don't seem to die the first time round. That is pretty much a Resident Evil game and Resident Evil 5 follows the same themes albeit in a different way. Yes there is more action, yes there isn't much traditional survival horror, and yes it isn't as good as 4, but it is still a good game just for the CO-OP. Also, they are going to get rid of the GFWL very soon and start using Steamworks, so that is always a good thing.
Hakuna Matta.... Wait what?KingTed | Oct. 16, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
There are two type of games in the Resident Evil main series. There are the survival horror ones, like Code Veronica, the Gamecube Remake or Revelations and there are the shooter ones like RE4.
Resident Evil 5 is from the latter category. You play Chris Redfield, member of the BSAA, and are sent to Kijuju in Africa. Your objective is to capture the BOW seller Ricardo Irving. But, as expected, everything goes wrong the second you enter Kijuju.
RE5 is an action game with tight controls and precise gameplay. The character might seem a bit heavy to move but once you've mastered it, the mechanics are cristal clear.
You can also buy and upgrade weapons to enhanced your chance of survival.
The campaign is really fun, especially when played in coop with a friend.
And when you get to the end credits, the fun is not over. There are lots of unlockable things and the best game in any RE Game : The Mercenaries.
The graphics are not that awesome but it's clean and fluid. The art direction and the soundtrack are pretty good too.
The game has two problems :
First, the story gets really silly by the end. RE always had an "over the top" tone but this episode goes a little too far in that direction.
Second, the partner AI is not as efficient as it should be. When you're playing the campaign in Single Player Mode, the AI controls your partner, Sheva Alomar. The thing is that Sheva might use all the ammo you gave her or, worse, put herself in great danger. And it's game over when she dies. (Fortunately, the next games got rid of that. In RE6 or Revelations the AI has no inventory and is invincible)
RE5 is not a survival horror and it's not a easy game. But it's a really good action game.