From the ashes of old conflicts, a new terror arises. The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Now a member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance (B.S.A.A.), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSSA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the disturbing turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let you experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day.
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Two Playable Characters – Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns and is joined by new playable character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.
Two Player Online Co-op – New cooperatively-focused gameplay revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.
Next Generation of Fear – Features groundbreaking graphics that utilize an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.
“Quick-Select” Inventory System – Improved inventory system allows items to be traded between characters. To add to the intensity, all inventory management is done in real time; items can even be assigned to the directional pad for instant access.
New Control Schemes – Features new modernized third-person action game control variations as well as the return of the traditional Resident Evil 4 control schemes.
New Enemies Bring New Challenges – Enemies boast increased speed and intelligence, making them as dangerous alone as they are in groups.
Powerful New Weapons – The number of weapon variations has been greatly increased providing new ways to keep enemies at bay.
Fear Light as much as Shadow – Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness.
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Resident Evil 5 is rated
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Rated 3 out of
A step backwards into an arcade shooterWhile I had high hopes for Resident Evil 5 after how amazing the RE4 had turned out to be, it seems the developers decided to take the game a step in the wrong direction with this installment. RE5 now plays more like a standing arcade game you'd find at the lobby of your local movie theater that nobody ever goes into - every section is divided up like a stage and you're given a graded score after you finish it.
The difficulty level has been amp-ed up quite a bit but this is less of a skill based challenge and more of 'throw zombies at the player until they flinch'. I keep wondering in the back of my mind where I need to insert a coin to continue.
Pieces of story are there, for sure, and they taunt you with scenes of the series' long-standing villain, but as you play the story just falls flat or is nonexistent. At least the graphics and sound quality are up to par with today's blockbuster games, and the core gameplay controls of the previous game are still there, but that seems to be the game's only strong point.
In the end, this is less of a game for those who liked the series' fourth installment and more of a game for fans of games like Time Crisis or other arcade shooters. It's not a bad game, per se, but it's a significant departure from the style of game its predecessor was, and this will turn off a lot of players, myself included.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 5 out of
Resident Evil 5-New HitI recently purchased a copy of the Resident Evil 5 for the PC. To be honest, I wasnt impressed at first. The mouse sensitivity has some getting used too. You can adjust this in many ways. My computer isn't the best, so I had to play at medium settings, still having a great time. This game consists of many challenging bosses. I highly recommend that you should not look at tutorials before, as you will enjoy the game more if you are facing new challenges. The storyline is great. All i have to say, just great. One thing that occured dring me typing this is what really happened to the zombies? Resident Evil 0123 consisted of many detailed zombies. Thats the only thing that Resident Evil 5 lacks, the great zombies. All in all,controls take come getting used too and the zombies dont look at good as they did in previous Resident Evil games.