The one point il make first is that I used to play resident evils for the creepy atmousphere and scary scenes. Note to anyone buying this game: IT IS NOT SCARY IN THE SLIGHTEST
When i heard there was a resident evil 5 comming out i thought highly that it would be a great game. Having played Resi's 0, 1, 2, 3 and Code Veronica (not yet played 4) I was hoping for an atmouspheric game with jumpy moments and the usual resident evil realism intact. Instead all I got was a game that would be more at home in an arcade than in my home. For instance the reason resident evils of the past were so great was the same usual philosophy of pick up ink reels for type writers, use them to save your game with a type writer, lots of puzzles to crack and most importantly the story played out over the great gameplay to make you want to play more. Truth is, resident evil was better with zombies than '28 days later' style rage virus infested towns
From all of this the biggest let down is the arcade style gameplay. For me resident evil was about puzzles, atmousphere and picking up items from locations where these items could be found (not finding that once you shoot an enemy they manage to somehow turn into a box of bullets. Realism is what make games scary which is why resident evil and silent hill rate as 2 of the scariest game series of all time.
If you like arcade style gameplay like i just described then you should love this but as for me, the only point i can make in favour of this game is that the graphics are fantastic, but as this game proves, graphics aint everything i mean id play resident evil 2 over this any day.
would be 1 star but given 2 stars due to excellent graphics and game audio