Posted: May 23
It says I played this game for three hours, but it feels like many many more as it is one of the most tedious games I played recently. Imagine narrow corridors disguised as alleys, narrow corridors disguised as hallways, narrow corridors disguised as sewers, narrow corridors disguised as pathways between containers and you get the idea. Eventually we will get to narrow corridors disguised as narrow corridors.
At heart most games are basically linear in concept, but this one is so obviously confined to just one narrow path that it's sucks the fun out of the game and what is more, there is virtual no story, no atmosphere , no interesting characters and no interesting dialogue to keep you going.
The gameplay itself contributes to this monotonous tedium. You spent half the time scavenging for ammo which you find in small portions but need in large amounts because all the adversaries take multiple hits in the head alone.. shooting other area's of the body just make them blink or fall down for a moment, if you are lucky. And the game throws lots of them at you.
Combat itself is an awkward affair. Nothing seems to work quite right. It is almost comical how the ai works.. with enemies lumbering towards you and staring past you while making threatening movements away from you. Combat is sluggish.
Personally I couldn't fathom why you would want to play this game when there are some many better ones out there.
If you like a game with a good story, captivating atmosphere and interesting characters, try Resident Evil Revelations 2.
If, on the other hand, you like shooters, look elsewhere as well. Give Spec Ops: The Line a try. The combat is a lot better.
If you like a tedious monotonous linear game that you only play because you are a RE fan and you are charmed by the hot side kick Sheva then buy RE 5. But only when it's on sale.. for paying more than a few bucks for being bored is a waste of your money and your life.
Anyway.. if you still want to give RE 5 a try I hope you have fun.