Summary: THE USER CONTROLLERS LIKE MOUSE AND KEYBOARD ARE LITTLE TOO HARD TO WORK AGAINST HORDES OF MUTATED ZOMBIES WHICH WERE SOME OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT I HAD FOR THIS GAME AND SOME REASON MY XBOX 360 CONTROLLER WASN'T WORKING PROPERLY LIKE THE LEFT STICK FOR MOVEMENT. BUT THEN AGAIN I DIDN'T GET FAR ENOUGH TO PROPERLY EVALUATE THIS GAME CORRECTLY.
Summary: Beautifully detailed graphics and character animations, game mechanics may take some getting use to but once you do its great (mouse control is great, with a controller really sucks) and this can no longer be considered a survival horror game it has greatly departed from the original that could scare you into droping the controller, replay value very high.. an awesome game you can enjoy over and over...
Summary: Resident Evil 5 doesn't do very much that its' predecessor didn't do, but rather improves and polishes it in every way imaginable. That said, however, it is simply not engaging enough to take on the Behemoth that was Resident Evil 4. Even so, 5 is just as fun, has interesting and multi dimensional characters, and superb boss battles.
Conclusion: I'm a big fan of the RE series and I liked this game very much. I'm also a bit "disappointed" because I think that the 4th episode (wich in fact was very very good) was a bit better than this one. It was longer, creepier and in my opinion had a better "atmosphere" and story. That's the reason why I give RE5 "only" 4 stars.
Summary: I remember when Resident Evil first came out on the PSX. A game magazine was raving about it, so I saved whatever I could and bought it. On my first ever playthrough, I started at night, around 1AM I think, and was slaughtered by the Zombie dogs as I was crossing a hallway. That was scary and I still remember that awesome event even today. While playing RE5, I had the same sensation: always anxious, always wondering what would appear at the next corner.