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Resident Evil 5

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Passable when Played in Co-Op

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The first thing to say about Resident Evil 5 is that its not really a Resident Evil game. The series trademarks of dark, narrow environments and limited amounts of ammo are gone and this time around you even have a co-op partner in tow throughout the entire game further removing any sense of tension or fear. Played without another human controlling said partner it is very difficult to recommend Resident Evil 5 to anyone thanks on large part to the complete incompetence of the AI to assist you at any point. With a human partner the game certainly makes for a fairly enjoyable co-op experience despite the games clunky controls.

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  Passable when Played in Co-Op

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The first thing to say about Resident Evil 5 is that its not really a Resident Evil game. The series trademarks of dark, narrow environments and limited amounts of ammo are gone and this time around you even have a co-op partner in tow throughout the entire game further removing any sense of tension or fear. Played without another human controlling said partner it is very difficult to recommend Resident Evil 5 to anyone thanks on large part to the complete incompetence of the AI to assist you at any point. With a human partner the game certainly makes for a fairly enjoyable co-op experience despite the games clunky controls.

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  Best 360 game?

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After playing the resident evil series I had to buy this. The combat system is very old school and very fun. There are many different guns to upgrade and use aswell as grenades, rockets and many more items. You collect cash in the game as well as finding hidden treasures such as gems and small statues. You can play with a friend or someone online, aswell as splitscreen which is what really makes this game fun. The AI is very good also if you choose to play single player, and you can play as either Chris or Sheva. The game itself has many various levels which makes you want to keep playing. Also you are scored after each level S to E and it saves all of your progression in gun use, time etc so you have something to aim for if you want to improve your gameplay and get better. The graphic engine is VERY good and crisp and you encounter alot of different enemies. Not just mindless zombies as with most of the resident evil series. The achievements are very enjoyable as I have all 1000G for this, without bothing with the versus ones on the gold version. I have put 100 + Hours into this easily and the game NEVER gets boring. Also something which makes you keep playing is when you have enough points you can choose to get infinite ammunition on a weapon, eventually you can on all of them including an RPG which kills pretty much anything in 1 hit; Which you get from completing the game in a certain time limit. Overall this is easily in my TOP 5 games of all time on the Xbox 360. Simply amazing.

  Not as good as Resi 4.

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Resident evil 5 is very similar in style to Resident evil 4 just with a different setting and hi-def graphics. The first half of the game is very good, almost as good as the brilliant Resident evil 4. Unfortunately the second half isn't as good with some annoying repetitive boss battles and some parts of the game that are designed for co-op and don't work in single player. Overall a good game but a step backwards for the series.

  Amazing game!

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I recommend you to buy this game. The graphics are amazing. The gameplay is action-packed. Each level has a variety of scenery and things to collect.
The only bad points are that the game can get frustrating when ammo and health is scarce and you have a huge crowd of Majini after you or you are fighting a hard boss. Also, the game gets slightly hard on the first level. And it is frustrating when you are trying to get a head shot and your partner Sheva shoots them instead.
I recommend RE fans and non-RE fans to buy this game!

  They don't make 'em like they used to . . .

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I am a fan of the original Resident Evil, still remembering fondly the plot line (if not the graphics) of the original game all those years ago. So it says something when that was a 5 star game of its time whilst this update lulls in the obscurity of a 1 or a 2 star.
The reasons are simple - this is not a Resident Evil game. It is something quite different, with an over-reliance on fast-paced action at the expense of player satisfaction. If all you want to do is run around wasting ammo, shooting characters who aren't zombies at all (blame the braniacs who wrote Resident Evil 4 for planting that seed) then you might like it. However, for people like me who want to spot the emblems, collect the treasures, explore the environment and be impressed by some genuinely scary set pieces then forget it.
There are some great sections - the hydro-boat levels, the skull spiders coming out of the ground and the underground ruins, but there are still the bosses to beat with nothing original in these parts at all.
And most annoying of all is Sheva's constant interference in everything you do. To gain achievements is virtually impossible in the first run through; an example is that I was almost ready to kill a Manjini with a falling transformer and Sheva shot him just before it fell. This just makes the game a frustration rather than a joy, and this co-op feature prevents you from wanting to play again.
Emblems are far too difficult to spot and the speed you have to charge through some levels means you feel like you must have missed some along the way.
If Sheva wasn't bad enough, the seemingly invincible Wesker (yes, he's back again) just becomes annoying. How many times does he have to be killed before he is REALLY dead?
So whilst this game would work had it been released under a different franchise, Resident Evil fans of the original 2 or 3 games will be left pining for the consistent features of those as opposed to the gameplay that we now see under the RE brand.
Overall, disappointing, playable only once and there are much better alternatives out there.

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  Disappointing

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Not very impressed overall. After Res4 I was geared up for this one but what does capcom do. Bad story, bad partner AI in parts of the game and definitely not worthy of the killing off one of the best characters of all time ill say no more. If you're in it for gameplay its fun to blast through but there's no survival horror anymore and it doesn't feel like resident evil however thats my personal opinion. Disagree or not I was not impressed.

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  Decent, but it doesn't feel like Resident Evil anymore...

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While I found RE5 entertaining and a decent enough game, it just felt very different to the early RE games. While I accept that series' need to evolve and develop with the times, RE5 only partially succeeds.

The fast-moving 'zombies' make a return from RE4, which at times makes the combat sequences nerve-wracking as numerous 'zombies' close in on you quickly. The addition of a two-layer mode is also quite welcome, although the AI at times, is horrible.

Another welcome return is of the laser-sight, to indicate where you are aiming.

However the game feels far too linear. It's very much a case of moving from A to B, and then onto C and so on, with a very straight-forward direction to go in. It doesn;t take a genius to work out what to do and where to go, whereas earlier RE games had a faint RPG-puzzle-solving element to it.

The storyline is decent enough. I'm not 100% convinced by the African setting though. For some parts it works very well, negotiating your way through dingy shanty towns, but some more dimly-lit night-time scenes would have been nice to potentially add more horror and creepiness to the game. The abandoned mine section (with either yourself, or yur partner carrying the lantern) was deliciously creepy.

Another flaw, is that it no longer feels like a 'survival horror' anymore. The horror element has disappeared, which is a real pity. Again, earlier RE games had a real 'fear factor' to them. 'Dead Space', manages to do this (although 'Dead Space' is equally linear as well). In all fairness, these are not things that have come about overnight in RE5, it's been a gradual change over the last few games.

I don't want to sound like I'm criticising the game too much, it's still a decent game, definately worthy of purchase, but fans of the old-school RE games will come away slightly disappointed that some of the old classic characteristics of RE games have been displaced. It's better described as a 'survival action' game, than a 'survival horror'.

  Resident Evil 5

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Capcom's latest release is worth every penny.The graphics are 'world class' and so is the gameplay.As with Resident Evil 4 you have to earn & upgrade your weapons through a points system.I have every R.E game and there getting better all the time and this one is no different..

  Unbelievably Entertaining!.... A Great Game

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Positives are:-
1.amazing graphics, quality of picture (colour, animation, camera
movement)
2.More numerous, different and tougher enemies.
3.Great voice over dialogue and soundtrack. Really fits the characters and scenarios.
4.Hours of gameplay (if you dont mind replaying/backtracking to unlock everything)
5.Chapter Select (new feature)
6. The Game add-ons "Lost In Nightmares" and "Desperate Escape"
7. Completey Original take on Resident Evil. New format but still holds on to fan favourites.
8. A lot of extras ( to be downloaded and if you play xbox live)

I cant pick any negatives in this game. Strongly recommend it.