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    Thumbs down Resident Evil 5 Review

    I have been a long time Resident Evil fan. Ever since its first incarnation on the PS back in 97, I have been captivated by it. Even though i was a kid, I could still see the sheer horror and innovation that title brought with it. Something of a new breed that didn't involve a Italian plumber or a blue Rodent. It was mature and original. Over the years its had some great sequels such as RE2 and RE4. But sometime after Leon took out Saddler, Capcom decided it was time to gut the license and in a sense turn it into a Michael Bay movie. Gone are the days of a Blade Runner atmosphere and instead we get Bad Boys 2. Although RE4 wasn't at least in gameplay style anything like its previous iterations, it still kept the spirit of Resident Evil. This game did not.

    Pro:
    - Amazing graphics
    - Nostalgia kicks in when seeing old fan favorites return
    - loads of unlockables and some fun achievements add to the replay value
    - Gameplay is fast and intense, even if the controls are not
    - Some genuinely fun boss fights

    Con:
    - Partner AI cannot keep up with action in higher difficulties. Will constantly get you killed or end your game as a result of her death
    - Given the new direction this franchise is taking, the control scheme is a completely broken. You cannot expect the player to be able to deal with the situations they are put in especially in the higher levels when the enemies have firearms
    - Just as the control scheme is archaic, so is the inventory system. Its just a total train wreck and add to that the real time nature of it and you can just forget about being able to do anything without dying and prepping before hand
    - Dramatically changed character models. Chris went on a Steroid bender and a fan favorite is barely recognizable
    - The story is an essentially a rehash of the first Resident Evil
    - Economy is broken. Items are outrageously expensive, sell back for next to nothing, and money is scarce
    - If this is supposed to be the evolution of the series why along with all the other holdovers from the previous entries, am I still moving crates and pulling levers?
    - Quicktime events are run into the ground and are not used as skillfully as in RE4

    I cannot recommend this game as a buy, even though i made the mistake of doing so. There are far too many things wrong with this game that are being ignored by magazine and website reviews. RE5 is this years GTA4. When it first comes out it will be loved by all, but after the hype dies down and everyone can finally take their blinders off, they'll see this is just another game that doesn't live up to its name sake.

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    Default Re: Resident Evil 5 Review

    lol you didn't mention anything about getting scared or freaked out. So I guess RE is now all about the action?

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    Default Re: Resident Evil 5 Review

    RE5 cant be scary : even RE4 wasnt. :closedeyes:

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    Default Re: Resident Evil 5 Review

    yea not that scary... :closedeyes: saw the demo game play about a month ago....

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