Summary: The latest installment in Capcom’s best-selling Resident Evil franchise took us on a decidedly different adventure from previous games in the series. In many ways it continued what its predecessor, Resident Evil 4, started, by focusing more on action and spectacle over horror and a creepy setting. Gone are the staples of the survival horror genre, like ammo conservation, sudden scares, and a foreboding atmosphere.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 5 continues the amazing series after the events of Resident Evil 4 , and the black market is spreading the viruses. You are Chris Redfield on an assignment in Africa with your partner Sheva Alomar. You go through a village and see the locals. You head towards the butcher shop to get your gear and meet up with a contact. As you head deeper into the town, the residents don’t seem to like you very much and begin to attack you.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 5 , much like Resident Evil 4 before it, looks simply beautiful - well, most of the time. The graphics are crisp and detailed and the player is able to see every little detail, from the red eyes of the infected Majinis you'll be battling against, to the pulsating flesh of the bad-ass bosses. Your heroes, Chris Redfield (from earlier RE games) and Sheva Alomar, are simply beautiful specimens of humanity.
Excerpt: Following one of the greatest games of all time can't be easy. For many people Resident Evil 4 is the perfect game. It's action packed, tense, scary, brilliantly paced, full of "wow" moments, features incredible visuals, is jammed full of replay value and surprises from start to finish. Four years later gamers expect this and more from Resident Evil 5.