Conclusion: So what does Resident Evil 5 boil down to? The end game for me has always been determining if the game frightened me and provided terrifying results. Due to that RE5 doesn’t follow the common formula for a RE title, the results are much different than I expected. Concentrated much more on action rather than suspense, RE5 is a balanced game that does a sensible job changing up gameplay mechanics to show players something new in the genre.
Excerpt: Over the countless years I've been playing video games, I've anticipated the release of many titles. Most of them have been sequels - Shining Force II, Lunar: Eternal Blue, Bloodrayne 2. It's a long list. But never, ever, have I anticipated a game as much as I did Resident Evil 5. I read every article I could find, watched every trailer that existed, played the demo more than I did any normal game I own.
Conclusion: All these bonuses coupled with the gameplay, the new in game item swapping method as well the ability to play with old friends and even make new friends via the online mode makes this game a new intense experience where surviving with your partner is key to finding out what’s going on in Kijuju.
Excerpt: Resident Evil 4 was such a masterpiece that the hype was truly massive for this game, so the question is “does it live up to the hype?” The short answer is: “Yes, absolutely.” The other question, “is it as good as Resident Evil 4?” is a little trickier – you see Resident Evil 5 is very different, so it all depends what you would like to get out of it.
Summary: Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.
Excerpt: Check out the Video Review. Resident Evil 5 is the first title in the series to really elicit any sense of controversy aside from the typical “violent video games debate.” Taking place in to a fictional area of Africa named Kijuju brings with it a certain amount of baggage, most notably, needing to feature Africans. The initial outcry was intense, and screams of racism surrounded the title after the native Kijujuians were shown as inhuman, bloodthirsty monsters.
Excerpt: 2009 is already shaping up to be a big year for Capcom; it's a year full of remakes, sequels and fresh ideas: First off was the return-to-its-roots Street Fighter IV, and now it's the return of Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 5. Though the hype prior to RE5's release was more about its social themes, its reception now turns to how it plays.
Excerpt: Resident Evil has been a franchise slow to change over the years. It adhered to fixed camera angles and ungainly gunplay a little too long until it was finally revamped with the stellar Resident Evil 4--a game that forever changed the genre. We're now four years on from its release, and finally, Resident Evil 5 is here with big guns, big monsters, and even bigger expectations.