I didn’t like the Resident Evil 5 Demo. I’m sure this will go over very well with you readers. Half of you don’t play games, half of you hate me, and the other half don’t speak English. Yes, I know that equals 150%. Think of it this way: I don’t like eating sushi. I’m not a fan of sushi. If I had a choice between sushi and a hamburger, I would and have choosen the hamburger. Same thing with Resident Evil. Its gross. Here are some of my thoughts on the demo.
-The over-the-shoulder feel is classic. Resident Evil perfected this, and games like Gears of War and Dead Space have actively stolen it. You hold “A” to run faster, you hold the left trigger to pull up the aim and fire, you shoot with the right trigger, you pull up the menu with the “Y”, all that good stuff. It works, and it feels tight. There is even a “Quick-Turn” option that lets you turn around and scream and run like a little girl. The controls are a little weird. It feels like there is either a delay, or it could be that I’m not use to it yet. I talked to some people about how it felt like a Playstation game, and that the Xbox controller was set up in the wrong way. Whatever it was, it made the combat stressful and tense. I guess that’s the point.
-Speaking of combat, be careful. This isn’t a combat game. This is a horror game. I liked Dead Space because it scared you, and it stressed you out. But you still had the tools you needed to beat the crap out of everyone. Resident Evil 5 seems to want to make you afraid, stressed, suspensed in absolute terror. In one scene, I was fighting a ton of dudes. I was shooting them, and then I heard the “click-click-click” of an empty gun. The ammo is extremely limited, making you conserve. I would rather have more people to shoot and more ammo to shoot them with. I was tense, and I guess that was the point. But was I having a good time? No.
-Graphics looked good. Sound was great. The Co-op action is fun and it is nice to have a guy to yell at. The bad guys are bad guys. The bosses are bosses. This game will sell a million and some copies and I probably will either buy it or not. Regardless, this game set-up feels dated, especially after all the new games that stole the Resident Evil 4 formula. Just because it is the sequel to a great game, doesn’t make it a great game. I’m curious what you guys think. Let the hate begin….NOW!