Conclusion: Resident Evil 4 was a departure from many of the things that made the series iconic, replacing the tense survival horror atmosphere and frenetic fights with hordes of the undead with a more action-oriented approach to horror. Resident Evil 5 continues to stray from its horror roots even further, to a point where it’s difficult to call this even an action horror series anymore.
Conclusion: <span style="font-family: Arial">Resi 5 owners should just pick up the DLC. The rest of you have a better reason to pick up the game now though with downloads included, even if it is still littered with the same single-player faults as before.<br /></span> <!
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
Pros: Beautifully detailed graphics and character animations, Having a partner enhances the fun and excitement while adding tension, Real-time menu system keeps you immersed, Plenty to do once you've beaten it, Superior keyboard/mouse controls
Cons: Frustrating hurdles to leap when joining an online game, Slow, deliberate movement and gunplay may not appeal to everyone, Can't swap weapons with a human teammate online.
Conclusion: It's hard to give a verdict on RE5. On the one hand, it is a pretty good action survival shooter, even though it lacks any horror whatsoever. On the other hand, the quick time events are the first things that pop into my mind when I hear the game's name, meaning that its lasting memory isn't very good. For those who are long-time fans, the title will be a mediocre stab at trying to recreate the successful recipe of Resident Evil 4.
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.