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 , 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.
Conclusion: The Resident Evil 5: Collector's Edition bundles on the the hottest games of the year with some incredible swag, including a Chris Redfield toy... it's a hard to beat package, though the game itself could still use some work. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty and plays wonderfully. But at 12 hours it is shorter than the other Resident Evil games and it seems to be obsessed with cut scenes.
Pros: Luscious graphics and animation, Playing with a partner is a blast, Decent replay value and tons to find, Resident Evil is still an incredibly tough series to beat, Luscious graphics and animation, Playing with a partner is a blast, Decent replay value and tons to find, Resident Evil is still an incredibly tough series to beat
Cons: Slow, stop and shoot gameplay isn't for all gamers, Overly cinematic, seems to want to be a movie as much as a game, Getting online games started is a chore, Slow, stop and shoot gameplay isn't for all gamers, Overly cinematic, seems to want to be a movie as much as a game, Getting online games started is a chore
Excerpt: Upon opening one door on their way to the rendezvous point, they encounter their first Ganado.....I mean Majini (same thing, different ethnicity). After blasting it to hell, it doesn't take long for our heroes to find themselves in deep doo-doo, as they get chased around the town by a horde of Majini led by a hulking chap wielding an executioner's axe.
Excerpt: Resident Evil. Since its arrival on the PlayStation, the series has built up an almost legendary status. Resident Evil 5, being a direct sequel and a pretty similar game to one of the best games of last generation, has some huge shoes to fill. “Welcome to Africa” The game starts with Chris Redfield, the star (pun intended) of the original Resident Evil and Code Veronica games, arriving in a dusty African town in the fictitious country of Kijuju.
Excerpt: Editor's Note: These scores are when playing with a partner via split screen, or over Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network. If played with an AI partner, take a half gem off for gameplay, fun, and overall score. Resident Evil is a series that I both liked and hated. When the first game came out, it ranked up there next to Final Fantasy as the one release I was sick and tired of hearing of.