Remember playing Res 2 and seeing the scenes of a city overrun with Zombies but were then only seeing about 8 on screen at the most? this game gives the chance to literally fight for your life against a never ending respawning horde of Zombies. The adrenaline pumping scenes you can create from this are great fun and even if you run in for close combat you run the risk of being infected so you have to play it a bit smart. This game really helps give you that feeling of a city in peril that the slow paced nature of past games missed due to technology restraints. That being said dont expect a slow paced horror this game is an action game based in the Res world so be expecting constant fights.
The game does a great job of having you play alongside the original Res 2 story even making you create some of the cut scenes in Res 2 for long time fans this is a great novelty.
More strategy is now involved as you can only carry two guns so think Halo and this adds to the intensity as you have to decide if you want to carry a shot gun to blast a licker or a machine gun to take on rival armed forces.
Each character is a great design from a sarcastic explosive expert to a borderline Nazi like evil medic and each of these guys has special abilities available only to them so the replay value is superb as you can choose your team to experience a different way of playing each time.
The computer AI is bad but not as bad as other reviews suggest for example Vector tends to run into close combat during a firefight and get shot but thats because his character favors close combat. Other character dont tend to do this as much so read about who you have in your team. A real downside to the AI is how they either run off leaving you to die or wont stop fighting when you are trying to run away. I found that in a situation when I had to run that I had to fight because the others chose to and of course that can kill you when youre not supposed to fight.
The game is an action game but the controls are very poor to try and keep up you will often duck into cover when you dont want to or have to stand and be shot at so play it cool and stay at a distance or run in for close combat to make the most of the games style. That being said I never get bored of using a zombie as a human shield to take bullets on my behalf (yes you can do that).
The graphics are not of the quality you would expect to see on the Xbox 360 or PS3. The environments are ok (but often too dark) and the main characters look good but other characters like zombies are lacking in the detail seen in the Res 5 the whole game looks and feels like a conversion of a PS2 or Xbox game and are nowhere near the standard seen in Res 5 which came out years before. An example is William Birkin who should look awesome with modern tech but looks uninspired (even his lab coat seems to be part of his skin and has no separate movement) the cut scenes dont fare much better and this can leave you feeling as though the game was only ever half finished or meant to come out years ago.
The game is a good fun action game think Dead Rising with guns and set in Raccoon city but minus the free roaming and general
I paid 12.99 and I feel thats about spot on for what the game is worth I wouldnt pay more than 15 as it looks like DLC rather than a standalone title