Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is a third person shooter that was developed and published by Capcom, and was released for multiple platforms on March 13, 2009.

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: March 13, 2009
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360
JustRPG Score:
+Fun combat.
+Great visuals.
+Well designed enemies.
+Interesting story.
+Fun multiplayer.
+Amazing audio.
-No replay value.
-Very different from other Resident Evil titles.


Resident Evil 5 Overview

Resident Evil 5 is a third person action adventure shooting game that was released for multiple platforms in early 2009. The game puts the player in the role of Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they investigate reports of terrorist activities. Soon they find out the problem is more than just terrorism and have to fight their way through hordes of zombies and other beasts. The game differs in gameplay and story compared to other Resident Evil titles, but die hard fans of the series will be sure to find a lot to like with this game.

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Full Review

Resident Evil 5 Review

Resident Evil 5 continues the amazing series after the events of Resident Evil 4, and the black market is spreading the viruses. You are Chris Redfield on an assignment in Africa with your partner Sheva Alomar. You go through a village and see the locals. You head towards the butcher shop to get your gear and meet up with a contact. As you head deeper into the town, the residents don’t seem to like you very much and begin to attack you.

If you have played Resident Evil 4, then you should be used to the camera and the aiming. The only difference is the controls. At first, I had trouble learning the controls through the demo because they were opposite from RE4’s. I was used to them by the time I played through a few levels.

For those of you who haven’t played RE4, the camera is over-the-shoulder. This can be difficult for some people for a couple of reasons. Motion sickness can be a huge problem, but I’m not saying that you shouldn’t get it. You also can’t see everything on the screen, bringing up the difficulty level. Don’t worry about seeing everything, though, because RE5 makes up for that in sound and aiming.

The sound is absolutely amazing. You can hear everything going on around you, making up for the loss of vision, and creating a more horrifying experience for new players. Everything sounds just right and, depending on where you are facing, the volume is louder or softer. The aiming also has its perks. At first, it will take a while to get used to, but it’s not that bad. Once you aim your gun, a red sight laser will appear, showing which direction you will be firing and where it will end up.

If you are aiming at an enemy, the sight laser will become a dot on the person showing that you will hit that person. Sometimes you may be aiming at an item on a wall or in something. The sight laser also becomes a dot on that item. Items on walls shine, making it easier to see them. So just aim at it and shoot it down to get it.

RE5 has many enemies to fight and they hit hard. The difficulties range from amateur to professional. In amateur mode, you take the least damage from the enemy, and in professional you take the most. I loved these difficulties because it doesn’t take a long time to finish the game, especially with infinite ammo. I must say one thing, though, about professional – instant death.

During multiplayer, you will notice that there is a limited number of ammunition, depending on which mode you decided to play. It boosts the difficulty level a bit, but having two human players is a blessing. Strategy is one of the best things about RE5 for multiplayer. In other words, work together or die trying. The limited ammo and healing items make an even greater reason to do multiplayer. There are two inventories with a small amount of space, but unlike RE4, RE5’s weapons, ammo, and healing items take up only one box.

There is a great thing about Resident Evil 5 that has never been in any other Resident Evilgame to date – Multiplayer, both offline and online Co-op. I was hyperventilating at this when I first got it and began to play it with my brother. It was the best thing I think to ever happen toResident Evil, ever. During multiplayer you can be Chris or Sheva, Sheva if you already beat the game once.

Between the two inventories, you can trade out items and weapons. There are many weapons that you can find and buy. Weapons can only be unlocked once you find them, but certain powerful weapons can only be unlocked in the shop for sale once you do a certain thing. Once you upgrade a weapon fully, you can also get infinite ammo for that weapon in the bonus features menu.

There are so many bonus features including different costumes for Chris and Sheva, filters for a different look, many figurines, infinite ammo and more. To get points to buy these things from the bonus features menu you need to complete levels to the best of your ability. S rank gives you the most points so try and get them. Infinite ammo is very exciting once you unlock it for your weapons of choice. The costumes can be fun at times, but don’t do much else besides choose the look.

A great thing is that when you have completed a level you can select that level again and go through to find things you may not have done yet. Once you have selected that chapter you can continue it where at the last checkpoint when you exited. I loved it because I was able to take a break and go rest for a while and not worry about the progress lost.

After the game has been completed there is another option that you can play called The Mercenaries. All you do is kill as many enemies in the area as you can without dieing. There is a time limit though, but you can get something that will increase your time limit. There is a combo system where if you kill enemies in a row than a number will pop up showing the number of enemies killed before getting hit or waiting for the time on it to run out. With combos will get a higher score and some extra points to use in the bonus features menu.

Resident Evil 5 is a great game, and along with the multiplayer, anyone can get this game and love it. I give Resident Evil 5 a 95.

Final Grade: 95%



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