Product Type: Capcom Xbox 360 games
Newest Review: ... was a little disappointed that it wasn't more like the earlier games. The game is by Capcom and can be bought online for from £4 new or ... more
A less puzzling resident evil
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: masterpj
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: good story and graphics
Disadvantages: less puzzles
I used to be a big fan of the early Resident Evil games on the playstation 1 and 2 which now seem so old and the graphics so poor, but the games are still very enjoyable.
When I saw this one for the XBox 360 I just had to have it but couldn't bring myself to part with over £40, so I waited and waited and eventually got a used copy for £10.
The game is for over 18's, I think this is a bit high and younger gamers could play it. There rating is due to bloody gore and violence but a lot of games have the same and are only 12 or 15+.
You play agent Chris Redfield, who is also in the previous games, and your partner is a new character, a woman named Sheva.
You can play this game alone, or with another player being Sheva. You can also play 2 player online.
You start the game in a village in Africa where the residents have turned into zombies and you and Sheva are to clear the way by shooting enemies and make your way out of the village. You have various weapons and can collect more along the way. You can collect herbs and first aid spray to use when you health is low, you can also use this to heal your partner when she is dying.
If your inventory is full you can order your partner to pick up items. Other items to collect include coins which can be used to buy first aid sprays, weapons and ammo, you can also collect ammo and weapons and information.
As you progress through the levels the game saves regularly and there are regular checkpoints which means you don't have to start the entire level again if you die.
There are lots of locations and environments in the game, the graphics are excellent but some scenes are a bit dark.
There is a good range of enemy types, some are easy enough to kill and some much harder ones which may require a certain method to kill them.
The game lasted a long time in story mod so kept me going for quite a while, although it kpt me interested and I kept playing to the end, the one thing I thought was missing was the puzzle aspect that was in the earlier games, it is much more of a shooting game now than it used to be. I used to really enjoy the puzzles. There are a couple but I don't think there's nearly enough. In other games you would really have to think about things, investigate lots of areas and move objects to find items and this game just didn't have enough of it.
One puzzle they do have is to unlock a door and you have to rotate pillars so the light reflects onto the door, I have to admit I had to look online for the solution to this one as I was baffled by it for ages.
The game makes you jump in places which is quite funny. Enemies jump out when you least expect it and no matter how many times you've jumped you won't learn!
This is a game that I have played more than once, it is one that I enjoy although I was a little disappointed that it wasn't more like the earlier games.
The game is by Capcom and can be bought online for from £4 new or £17 new. I would recommend this game as it has good longevity and graphics as well as an interesting storyline.
Summary: A good game